Category: Buisness travel tips
The vast majority of Canadian households have Cable TV, Internet, Home phone and Cell phones. Carriers like Rogers, BELL and TELUS offer discounts if you bundle some or all of these services. But is it really worth it? How many of us had said, “I won’t switch cellphone providers because I have my cell phone plan bundled with my other services and I get a discount?” But does the discount really make that much of a difference or is it the perception of the discount?
Whether we travel to the US or our employees do, we need to be connected. However, our wireless bills can get overwhelming, frustrating and downright nasty. The cell phone bill is a matrix of line items and charges that require a scientific calculator to figure out. But which carriers offer the best Travel roaming packages for business that covers Voice, Text and Data? Read the rest of this entry »
The smartphone world has seen an explosion of applications. You name the category and there is probably an app out there for it. For us travelers, how do we maximize the functionality of our smartphone and make life easier when we travel? By finding apps that fit our needs.
Let’s cut through the tens of thousands shall we and take a look at some recommendations:
Google Maps: FREE – a must have for travelers. Simply put, your personal navigation tool that tells you where you are and how to get where you are going.
Kayak: FREE – everything travel rolled into one. Flight, hotel and car rental search capability .The app includes My Trips so you can easily manage your itinerary. (FlyME is another cool all-in-one travel app)
Expensify: FREE – Import expenses and receipts straight from your credit card, submitting PDF expense reports by email and reimbursing up to $10k online. Great way to track and stay organized while on the go.
Fast Food: FREE - Location app shows you restaurant deals, menu, reviews, ratings, maps and info all on one page. This app will save you money, let you find all kinds of restaurants, give you nutritional info, restaurant menu’s, reviews. Available on iPhone and Android smartphones. For Blackberry users, try Poynt. It’s FREE and provides a good experience.The Weather Channel: FREE – Enough said. Plan your wardrobe accordingly. Read the rest of this entry »
Many of us have experienced it first hand. We travel away on business or someone within our organization does, only to hammered with an enormous wireless bill at the end of the month. It is no secret that Canadians pay ridiculously high roaming rates when travelling within the US, but what can we do? How can we reduce what we pay?