If you are someone who travels often, possibly for work, you may already have your data roaming restrictions well-managed.  Now, in the summer months as most of us head off for the annual 2 week get away, how do you avoid the potential post holiday shock of a huge bill?

As most carriers relax their roaming rates and packages, especially in Europe, some might be tempted to risk it, but with modern-day phones and tablets consuming data faster, it might be worth looking at other options!



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TP-Link M7650 LTE Advanced Mobile Wifi

Rather than having each family member burn up data on your travels, the TP Link M7650 not only keeps you all connected but can back up your digital content at the same time!





Purchasing a local SIM card is always a good alternative to using your own when abroad, and where this helps with data consumption, no one will have your new number!  Insert that data only SIM into the M7650 though, and you’ll have Wifi connectivity wherever you go and can still receive calls/text on your normal SIM!

The device can handle 32 connections at any one time, which would use up the data fairly quickly, but the digital display provides real time information on the status of the device and the amount of data being used – or is left on your allowance.




The display will inform you of battery life, the carrier network you are connected to, data usage, 4G/3G connectivity and basic device info.  All of which can be managed and configured from within the purpose-built app.


App Control

The free app (Android | iOS) gives you full control over the device and lets you set limits as to how much each person can use it and even which devices can connect to it.

There is an additional slot where you can install an SD card (up to 32GB) for connected storage.  Each device that has the app installed, can access the micro SD card on the M7650 and upload/download images, videos and music.




The smooth curves and elegant, compact design make the lightweight M7650 perfect for personal travel, business trips, outdoor activities, and everywhere else life takes you. ~ TP-Link




For a device no bigger than the palm of your hand, the TP-Link has enough bandwidth to keep everyone online and stream HD movies, power for 15 hours of usage and small enough to fit in your pocket.


  • Connectivity – 4G 3G 2G (EDGE/GPRS/GSM)
  • Storage – Up to 32GB Micro SD card
  • Power – 3,000mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Dimensions – 112.5 x 66.5 x 16mm
  • Display – 1.44 inch TFT


The TP-Link M7650 is £169 from Amazon and is Prime eligible.