Staying in touch with folks back home after your relocation to London means getting connected to the internet, as soon as you arrive. If you have not yet found a London apartment it can be difficult to stay connected to the internet without having a fixed address and a landline for your connection.
This is part of the reason that so many people choose to use London relocation companies when they are moving to London. They offer a full solution package that includes getting you connected to all of the utilities that you will need in your new London apartment.
Getting connected to the internet may be easy in London, but the wide variety of service providers can make the choice quite difficult. The best bet is to get your internet service from your telephone provider. That way you only have to deal with one installation and you can be online and chatting to your family and friends back home.
Skype is the most popular international online chat program in the UK, although you may be able to access your Vonage account when you are moving to London if that is your regular provider. Skype is a great program to get familiar with when planning your international relocation.
Ask your service provider about their mobile internet access as well, and you can start using the broadband network on your laptop and mobile phone to access the internet when you are not at home.
A Word on Wi-Fi
Your relocation to London does not mean that you are moving to a Wi-Fi less society. This is one of the most connected cities on the planet and you can find free Wi-Fi hotspots across the city without any difficulty at all. If you’re waiting for your phone line and internet to be installed, and you need a dose of American culture then just head off to your local Starbucks and hook up If you’re right in the heart of ‘The City’ then the entire area is a Wi-Fi zone. Unfortunately it is not free unless you own an iphone or have a broadband contract with O2.
There are so many ways that you can make your relocation easier and simpler. Figure out what is important in your life and plan the details of your move according to that.