- Several employers across the globe have asked employees to work from home
- Number of confirmed coronavirus cases are over 100
- Phones can be used as a router if the wifi stops working
The coronavirus pandemic has forced several companies to run their operations remotely all across the globe. There has been a rampant increase in the number of confirmed cases and that has sent several countries into complete lockdown for an indefinite period. In dire situations like this, the governments all across are taking extra measures to reduce human interaction as much as possible by urging people to avoid stepping out from their homes for non-essential work.
In India too the number of confirmed coronavirus cases have gone past 100 and there have been three deaths already in the country due to the pandemic. In the view of this rampantly spreading disease, several companies in India have asked their employees to work from home for at least the next 14 days as that would stop unnecessary social interaction.
So while you work from home, there can be a lot of factors that can hamper your work and productivity. Sometimes there can be a power cut while on some days, your home's wifi connection might act up. However, despite all odds, you have to stay productive and complete your work on time just the way you did when you functioned from your office.
So what exactly can you do when your wifi connection at home conks off? You cannot rush to a store and buy a new router because you are already in the middle of your work. So the best way to deal with a scenario like this is to turn your phone into a router. Yes, you heard that right. Your phone can actually be used as a router.
For prepaid users, you must be a subscriber of one of the three telecom companies like Vodafone, Reliance Jio or Airtel and must be active on a prepaid plan that usually offers 1.5GB data, 2GB data or more. So when your home's connection goes off, you can turn on the personal hotspot. And now if you ask what will happen if you exhaust the 2GB or 1.5GB data? You can always recharge your phone with a top-up.
For instance, if you are a Vodafone data you can recharge your number with Rs 98, the plan will provide you a total of 6GB data and will be valid for 28 days. So the choice is yours, you can either spend the entire 6GB data on a single day or use it slowly till the validity gets over. The top will be an add-on to your existing data pack. Similarly, Airtel too has a top-up plan costing Rs 98 along with 6GB data benefits while the Reliance Jio plan costs Rs 101 for the same 6GB data. Jio has another plan costing Rs 251 that offers 2GB data per day.