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Best way to use your old smartphone? There many new flash-ships released by Apple, Samsung, and Sony…every year. You are very excited to update your new phone to travel. You could take nice photographs & videos. Hold on! Keep your used smartphone, we share you a few useful tips to travel Vietnam & upgrade your trip to the next level.
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Best way to use an old smartphone as wifi-hotspot

When you arrive at Hanoi, Hochiminh city: you could buy a 4G sim-card with a 7 – 15-day package that is about 10 -25 USD. You could buy at airports or a smartphone store in the city with your copy passport. You could turn your smartphone become a Wi-Fi-hotspot by sharing your internet data to your other devices such as tablets, laptops and your travel partners, the best way to save your travel budget.
Sagomeko also recommend you internet data from 3 big internet service providers (mobile signals work strongly on mountains & remote villages)

best way to use an old phone
Viettel 4G package
Vinaphone 4G packages
Mobiphone 4G packages

Step by step on your iPhone:
1. Access setting
2. Click on Cellular
3. Click on Personal hotspot
4. The Wi-Fi hotspot will automatically be set up and will have a random default password. Change the password to something that is difficult to guess, so as to avoid others from using your data plan.

Step by step on Android device:
1. Access Setting
2. Click on Network & Internet
3. Click on Hotspot & tethering
4. Turn on Portable hotspot – Portable hotspot setting- configure hotspot: change Name & password, to avoid others from using your data.

Now, you & your group could use internet with the used iphone everywhere you travel along Vietnam, and up-to-date for your friends at home about your trip. Don’t forget to look back“Top ten best travel apps must use in Vietnam”.

Best way to turn your old smartphone as a navigation device

Travel in big cities as Hanoi, Hochiminh where you could get lost easily (wherever you travel could apply this tip). You could use a paper-map to wandering around, but our language is different. Using Google Maps (or Heremap) on your smartphone is the best way to show you location about hotels, shopping malls, restaurants & bars and more … don’t even use local sim-cards.
Download application: Google Maps / Heremap, then download offline map about the whole country or just city, places you are going to visit. Done. Let’s get lost in the city.

Step by step using Google Maps/ Heremap offline

Best way to turn it as a security camera

By downloading the app – Alfred, you could transform your old iPhone (smartphone) into a security camera CCTV far away from home while travelling Vietnam. The best home surveillance camera you can ever find: Free, reliable, versatile and easy to use. No hidden upfront costs or astronomical monitoring fees. Alfred is also an essential component of any home improvement or home automation project if you are interested in building a smart home.
Everyone is taking advantage of their unused smartphones by turning them into video players, GPS navigators, or fitness devices. So why not use yours as a baby cam, nanny cam, pet cam, webcam or IP cam?

Best way to turn an old phone as a secutity camera

There are 3 best ways using your iPhone (android phone), compiled by Sagomeko to help you make your trip through Vietnam better, easier, and less costly. Certainly, there are plenty ways you can download for your devices & in your countries there may be others your friends recommend. But you decide which the best way to travel. If our tips have been helpful please drop us a line to let us know and please, tell us your personal tips using a used-phone and share our tips with your friends.
Wishing you a safe and enjoyable onward journey!

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