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Skyroam Solis Review: Mobile LTE Router with Internet at the Touch of a Button


However, the inclined user is less likely to lose himself in pondering the effect of the colouring. He is particularly interested in how the device is operated and what it can offer. At this point it should be mentioned that the subject of operation is again a source of irritation: will two perfectly ordinary buttons be enough to control this device? However, the inevitable frown quickly gives way to an expression of joyful relaxation – Skyroam could hardly have made the controls of its device simpler and more self-explanatory.

One of the buttons is used to switch the unit on and off. With the other, a day pass for the mobile Internet can be purchased at the push of a button – so “Internet at the push of a button” is the motto.

Before the device can be used, however, a little time must be invested. Since Internet access is required for the installation, Skyroam offers new users free access to the mobile Internet for twenty minutes. When installing the device, a laptop should be available so that these precious minutes are not wasted.

On the underside of the round device you will find the network name and the password required to use the hotspot. Now search for this network on the device used for the configuration – ideally this works without problems and after a click on the network name and the input of the password a connection exists.

In addition to the name of the network and the password required for access, there is also an Internet address on the underside of the Solis. This must be called in the browser after the device used for configuration is connected to the hotspot. On this page the device will be registered. In addition, day passes can be purchased via this page.

In principle it can be said that when using Skyroam it is noticeable that simplicity and intuitive comprehensibility are very important. In practice, this is clearly positive overall.

Application Possibilities and Practical Benefits

First, it should be noted that assessments of practical benefits are always subjective. For people who are rarely dependent on mobile Internet outside their home country, this orange box has at most a decorative character. Frequent travellers, who for various reasons depend on fast, reliably available Internet anywhere in the world, will see their personal saviour and rescuer in need in this very box.

Ultimately, the use of the Internet makes sense above all when other ways of using the Internet are hardly possible for economic or practical reasons. If, for example, you are staying in the United States for a longer period of time and use the mobile Internet there, you can also fall back on cheaper alternatives such as local prepaid cards. But roaming is not particularly expensive in the USA either. The situation is often different in Asian countries. Here you can quickly pay 20 cents per megabyte. In such a case, Skyroam’s Solis with its flexible day passes can be the perfect solution. With this device, the user remains permanently flexible, as no mobile phone contract has to be concluded. The mobile SIM card is available at the touch of a button when you need it.

The service can be used in more than 120 countries. Skyroam has signed contracts with more than 200 local mobile operators for this purpose. On the website you can find out in which countries an Internet connection can be established. In any case, it is advisable to check this before purchasing the device. Anyone planning a trip to the former German colony of Namibia, for example, and weighing themselves on the safe side with Solis in their pocket, will be in for a nasty surprise, as there is no Solis partner in this country yet, which means that no Internet connection can be established there. In addition, mobile Internet must exist in principle in the country or region – not only in theory, but also in practice, which means that transmission masts must be available in the immediate vicinity of the Solis site. This may not always be the case, especially in less developed countries.

The practical benefit thus ultimately depends on the person of the user as well as on the demands of that person. Anyone who needs a fast, reliable Internet connection abroad will find Solis a useful device. If you go on holiday for two weeks once a year, you can confidently do without this pretty hotspot generator. The difference between a faulty purchase and a useful purchase is gradual and does not necessarily lie in the nature of the purchased device.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.
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