This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. As a busy mom on the go, I couldn’t wait to try the Trio Tablet with FREE T Mobile 4G service. Is it the best tablet for life on-the-go? #TabletTrio #CollectiveBias
I am ALWAYS on the go. A long commute to my day job, kids to shuffle around and living an active life leaves me with a HUGE need to be able to work on the go. And, it’s only gotten worse now that the kids are back in school. I have had a tablet for several years that works great when I have Wi-Fi available, but sometimes that just won’t do. It’s really just not the best tablet for the job. As our lives have become busier and busier, I find myself in more and more places where there just isn’t Wi-Fi and I need to be able to work. Sure, I could use my phone, but the screen is so small. Enter the T Mobile Trio AXS Tablet.
The different in the Trio AXS Tablet and most other tablets is that the Trio is “connected”, meaning it has T Mobile 4G service and you don’t have to rely on a Wi-Fi connection to connected to the internet. You can pick the Trio AXS Tablet at Walmart for $179.99. For the $179.99 price tag, you get 200 MB of data per month for the life of the tablet! I can blog on the go, do banking, home work with the kids, take video and pictures of our adventures… all without worrying about finding a Wi-Fi connection. What does my Life On the Go look like and how does the Trio fit in?
We’re up and moving before the sun rises, as I am sure most families are these days. We have to start our days with morning snuggles from Fenway. Snuggles are a mandatory start to the day. We get dressed, one last check of homework and bookbags and we’re out the door before the sun has topped the trees.
My 45 minute + commute (today was 55 minutes) is my time to organize my thoughts and get ready for the day. Most days I’ve got my normal morning reporting to handle, banking to tackle for both the office and myself and a trip to the post office, all before lunch. I’m big on multitasking, and the Trio was definitely a big help. If I had a driver to get me too and from work, imagine what I could get done in that hour and a half every day! The Trio may be the best tablet for life on-the-go, but we’ve got to keep safety first!
The Trio responds just as quickly as any other tablet I’ve used, which makes it great for quick “I only have a few minutes” tasks. While I was running reports in Quickbooks (and if you know Quickbooks, it’s anything but quick), I did some quick video edits from a trip out to the park with the kids last night. They needed some play time after a long day at school and I needed some work time. With 4G and not having to worry about a Wi-Fi connection, the park was a no-brainer! Not only was I able to work, but I was able to quickly switch to my camera and grab shots and video of the kids too. And, the data is free!
Sitting in the drive thru line at the bank can be a huge time suck. Not so much this time though. I was able to upload the video I edited earlier to Google Drive, then hop over to my Bank of America app and handle my personal banking too. Add the fact that I also got banking for work done, and I knocked out three tasks when I normally would have only finished one.
One of my amazing blogger friends noticed a typo in my last post… Oops! I can work from my phone when I have to, but dang that screen is tiny! The screen on the Trio is about 3 times the size of my phone, so it’s definitely the best choice here. I was able quickly hop online in the afterschool pickup line using the WordPress App and make the needed edit. Whew!
The real rush in our house starts about 6:30 PM. There are now two kids who have homework (my baby started Kindergarten!), dinner to be made and still only one of me. My daughter has reading homework every night. Using the Kindle app for reading makes it easy to keep up with where she is in her book, and always give us constant access to which ever book she’s reading. I can quickly get her started on reading, get the boy started on his worksheets and get dinner going too. Pretty soon, the boy will be reading too. I hope we won’t have a fight over this tablet on our hands!
For us, being connected is HUGE! We can do homework at a doctor’s appointment, sitting in traffic, at the park or really anywhere. I can get my work done without sequestering the kids to the house, use previously wasted time to mark things off my to-do list and still be present for my kids. Those are all reasons that for us, this is the best tablet for our life on-the-go, especially now that the kids are back in school and our schedules are crazier than ever.
What makes a tablet the best tablet for your life on-the-go? What could being connected with free data for life make easier for you?