No matter how many times you do it, solo travel can be intimidating. And with fears of getting lost, feeling lonely, or just not knowing what to do alone at the dinner table, it’s easy to turn to your smartphone as a friend, only to be overwhelmed by the number of apps on there. But what if we told you there was a solution to all that worry and hassle? Whether you are concerned about connectivity, entertainment on the go, or even losing your phone, Airtel is the only digital companion you need, to make solo travel easier. Here’s why:
1. Discover where your phone's network will be the strongest with Airtel's open network
No matter where you’re going, it is always good to know beforehand whether you’ll face network connectivity issues there or not. This way you can be prepared, inform your loved ones in advance and take steps to ensure your safety in these areas. With Airtel’s open network platform, this is extremely easy to achieve. You can check the status of their towers and connectivity at your travel destination, right from My Airtel App and be stress-free for the rest of your journey.
2. Stay connected wherever you go
My Airtel App helps you stay connected while on the move by allowing you to change your packs, recharge your phones, or get roaming packs even while you're on the move. You don't have go through the hassle of talking to customer service representatives and waiting in line for your packs or roaming to get activated.
3. Stop worrying about dropping or damaging your phone
Speaking from personal experience, I have come back with broken screens and water-damaged phones so many times that I stopped taking smartphones on my travels. But the new Airtel Secure option in My Airtel App takes care of this too. Up to 60% of the damage expenses on your phone are covered in case such an incidence occurs and the repaired handset will be delivered to your doorstep. You can subscribe to the service right from the app and it’s free for the first year!
4. Manage your entertainment on the go
Travelling alone, no matter how exciting, can definitely get boring at times when you have no one else but yourself for company. And all solo travellers know the worth of having their favourite music and movies handy. My Airtel App is the gateway that helps you manage all your subscriptions in one place. Whether you want to browse through movies, music, or TV shows, My Airtel App gives you the option to do it all under one roof.
5. Transfer money from anywhere and at anytime
Tired of having to carry cash and cards and opening different apps to pay different merchants? My Airtel App offers a dedicated wallet and UPI service that makes it easy for you to be financially independent while on the go. You can pretty much transfer money to anyone right from your phone.
6. Backup your phone data free of cost
My Airtel App gives you the option of subscribing to Airtel Secure – a feature that allows you not only to protect your handset against damage but also to back up your phone's data free of cost with up to 2GB of cloud storage. Losing your data is a big downside of phone damage if it occurs during travelling. Now you can just secure your photos and videos right from the app by subscribing to Airtel Secure.
7. Earn free internet data from time to time
Internet connectivity is perhaps the single most important thing for solo travellers. With Airtel’s new plans, you don’t have to worry about this at all! If you’ve been a My Airtel App user for some time, you would have noticed that they have free data offers sprinkled around the app for you to claim. Only recently did I get 5 GB free data for the month on the app. They also have a 'bundle' offer where connecting several Airtel devices being used in a family under one app, helps you get free data every month!
8. Never run out of calling minutes
The most annoying thing, if you’re a prepaid user, is running out of your minutes while being on a call. There’s a sneaky little hack for Airtel users for this that you might not have figured out yet. The Airtel Dialler is a call-log service in My Airtel App for which you can create a shortcut on the homepage with just one click. If you make calls using this instead of your regular phone app, you get extra calling minutes that keep getting added to your account! Now, that’s what you call a win-win situation.
9. One My Airtel App to rule them all
While Airtel itself has several apps, My Airtel App is the one place from where you can control them all. Whether it is subscriptions, bill payments, adding/subtracting packs, or staying connected with the world, My Airtel App is all you need to put your life in order while travelling.
Have you used My Airtel App? What has the experience been like? Let us know in the comments or write about your experience on Tripoto. And if you haven't already, you can download the app here: Android/iOS