The Importance of Wi-Fi in a Cab

t13Once upon a time, taking a taxi was a pretty simple process. You hailed a taxi from the corner, or caught one outside the arrivals terminal at the airport. You told the driver where you were headed, and then you sat back and rode. The time between catching it and arriving at your destination was dead time – downtime where there was nothing that could be done. That’s changing today. Wi-Fi in a cab allows you access to unprecedented benefits.

Checkout the benefits of Wi-Fi while travelling:

Productivity on the Go

Most of us have become accustomed to doing at least some work on the go. You might network with business associates on your smartphone while riding the train to the office. You might use your downtime between appointments and meetings to get some work done on that report. In these instances, you use your device’s data connection. However, that can be problematic in some area. Tall buildings, bridges, tunnels and the like can all make it difficult to get any signal at all, much less one capable of handling heavier data transmissions. With Wi-Fi in a taxi, you don’t have to worry about that at all.

No Data Roaming Charges

For travelers, the prospect of having to pay steep data roaming charges while using their device during travel is a very daunting prospect. Those prices can be very steep. In fact, many travelers opt not to use their phone, laptop or tablet just to avoid them. With in-car Internet, though, you can access anything from restaurant menus to hotel reservation systems while traveling and never have to worry about paying those high fees.

Setting Trip Itineraries

Those traveling to a new city need the chance to find sights of interest and set their itinerary. That can be problematic during the rush of travel – it’s impossible on most flights, and there’s just no time within an airport, during the rush of deplane and struggling to get to baggage claim. With Wi-Fi, though, it’s simpler than ever to check out the destinations that interest you, the sights to see in the area and much more, all from the back of the car while you’re being professionally driven to your accommodations in town.

Wireless Payment

Another benefit of having wireless connection during travel is the ability to pay without opening your wallet. While this is possible using smartphone apps with some companies, it’s not available across the board. There’s also the fact that using an app requires mobile data, and that can come with high costs. Thus wireless connection gets around that problem handily, allowing travelers to easily pay with their choice of mobile payment methods, including in-app payments, and more.