Ah, flaky broadband. The bane of first world existence. But, actually, a real pain in the backside when you’re in the middle of a Skype call and it drops dead. Or you’re streaming Game of Thrones and someone shuts the door (rather than, ahem, holds it) resulting in a limited Wi-Fi connection and an image so low-res it’s like being back in the dark ages.
Which is where Boosty could be a godsend. This mini router – awkwardly named as it is; a quick Google search and you’re likely to find a whole list of other pain-in-the-backside items – is designed to connect to your main homerouter and top-up and/or smooth-out the connection courtesy of SIM-based mobile connection.
So you’ll need a device such as your smartphone with an active SIM and available data to hand, plus the acceptance of bearing the brunt of any potential additional costs. Cleverly, however, it bypasses tethering, so you won’t suffer auto-capping imposed by many networks.
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