Staying Connected No Matter Where I am with a Sprint Mobile Hotspot

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint.

I received product samples to facilitate my review.

Staying Connected with a Sprint Mobile Hotspot #SprintMom

Blogging and staying up-to-date isn’t easy these days.

Now that school has started again for the kids (at home) and with David’s frequent hospital visits for blood and platelet transfusions, I have to be creative and find new ways and pockets of time to blog, return emails, and connect with others online.

I don’t have a choice really.

Blogging is my job, and I love it. I want to continue to blog even through the craziness of homeschooling three kids and the gut-wrenching pain we’re experiencing as we walk through the reality that my son has a rare disease and unless the Lord miraculously heals him (and I believe He can) will require a bone marrow transplant.

davidCatching up & Staying Connected with a Hotspot
Life is hectic and unpredictable, but one thing that’s helping me stay afloat with when it comes to working online and connecting with others via email and social media is a little device I’ve long wanted — a mobile hotspot.

Actually, it’s a Sprint NETGEAR Zing Mobile Hotspot with a color touchscreen.

Sprint Mobile Hotspot #SprintMom

How I Use a Mobile Hotspot
My absolute favorite way to use this hotspot is in the car. In the past, I’ve taken my computer with me on long car rides, and I’ve been able to power up Photoshop and edit blog post images as we drove to wherever we were headed.

hotspot

If I wanted to actually write a blog post, I had to write it in a text editor and later transfer the content to my actual WordPress editor area. For several reasons, I tried to avoid this completely and only wrote blog posts in the car when I was up against a deadline.

Now…with my NETGEAR Zing mobile hotspot, I can:

    • Write blog posts in the car
    • Connect with others on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets
    • Return emails
    • Do any other online tasks I was previously unable to do before I had a mobile hotspot

Sprint Mobile Hotspot - blogging in the car

I’m excited to finally have a mobile hotspot of my own. I know I had a huge smile on my face when it was out of the package, and I first laid eyes on it. :)

It’s helping me to be more productive (my word for 2013), and it’s proving to be very useful for the hour long car rides to the Children’s hospital in Chicago.

Yes, I’ll be using this hotspot for a long time to come.

Do you have a mobile hotspot? Have you ever considered getting one for work, school, or just because?

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5 Responses to “Staying Connected No Matter Where I am with a Sprint Mobile Hotspot”

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  1. Shelly says:

    I would like to have a mobile hotspot. It would have come in handy last year when my son was in the hospital. While it would be so nice to be able to blog while I’m out and about I probably don’t really need it. But it would be cool to have. I hope yours helps you get more accomplished in your times away from home.

    • Sandra says:

      Thank you, Shelly. It is nice to have for when I’m away from home. I love that my kids can hop on and use the hotspot, too.

  2. Karen Howell says:

    Utilizing a hotspot seems very helpful especially if your traveling a lot. I personally would need this only when I needed to create a project on a short notice.

  3. This sounds like a very helpful thing to have! I should look into getting one. Thanks for the information!

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