This post was brought to you in partnership with T-Mobile but as usual, all opinions are my own.
You know hubby and I love being outdoors and hiking. Today I’ll share an awesome story via our partnership with T-Mobile and the new T-Mobile Stories podcast Mobile Diaries. A recent episode focuses on how being Wireless In The Wild with the latest advancements in our mobile technology really has helped many connect with nature. Connectivity capabilities with things like T-Mobile’s industry-leading coverage 5G network are changing the digital landscape even in the remotest of regions.
Wireless In The Wild
When we’re hiking, not only do we need to be connected to share some of our favorite beautiful moments when we get back, but to be able to follow a new trail we want to explore through our hiking apps too. And it’s also helpful to have a way to connect with friends or emergency services, if needed.
While we always have the traditional outdoor safety tools on hand, having reliable service when we hike or go kayaking gives us peace of mind, don’t you agree?
I also think it’s great for connecting with family and friends and sometimes even to open an App or Facetime to share my travels with my family in South America.
For example, I love to share the beautiful outdoor places I’ve visited in the US, camping locations we love, the geese on a lake, or that perfect S’mores treat I made…you know, those special moments I have experienced in real life with my family, friends and community.
Having access to technology and the means to use it is priceless and that would not be possible without a wireless network I can trust!
I love how in the Wireless in the Wild edition of the Mobile Diaries podcast they talk about the fact that mobile-minded hikers understand the balance of using their smartphone to be an outback safety essential but also understanding that other preparations are necessary as well.
Check out the Podcast here:
Wireless in the Wild – A look at our ever-evolving digital landscape
In this episode of Mobile Diaries, Shawna and Jason are joined by Jay Christianson, a Search and Rescue member for El Paso County in Colorado, to talk about how mobile technology has helped many connect with nature and also to talk about some of the pitfalls of relying on our smartphones too heavily when in remote areas. A record number of people visited our national parks during the start of the pandemic and since some were trying out new hobbies during lockdowns, not everyone was prepared! Jay shares some frightening stories of having to help people in really frightening situations.
The outdoors safety expert offers tips on how you too — from essential mapping apps to geotagging social media shots — can use your device wisely to heed the call of the wild, and what else he suggests you have with you in case of an emergency.
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I hope you join me in raising awareness of the importance of a mobile-friendly mindset when it comes to hiking and enjoying the outdoors and thanks to T-Mobile Stories for bringing up this important topic! How do you stay safe when enjoying nature?
Can’t wait to hear what you think!
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