Communications

FLIGHT CHECKING

A very useful website that you may want to utilize is Flight Stats.

Flight Stats is a free real-time flight status and airport tracking application that is airline independent. Quickly access worldwide flight status by flight number, airport or route.

Android/Google

Apple iOS Flight Stats


TEAM COMMUNICATIONS

While abroad, please ensure to stay in the loop with team communications.

Although you will be provided in advance with an itinerary, time changes to activities and bus schedules do occur.

You can rely on your team representative, manager or coach for communications. That person is most likely travelling with you on a daily basis.

Beyond that, included in your itinerary will be a list of additional personnel, their telephone numbers and email addresses. So keep that list handy. You may need to use it.

You may also want to exchange email and phone numbers with teammate families at your discretion.

In 2019, what has evolved into the de facto standard communications tool for Pro Hockey staff, team families, and coaches is the mobile app WhatsApp.While abroad, please ensure to stay in the loop with team communications.

Although you will be provided in advance with an itinerary, time changes to activities and bus schedules do occur.

You can rely on your team representative, manager or coach for communications. That person is most likely travelling with you on a daily basis.

Beyond that, included in your itinerary will be a list of additional personnel, their telephone numbers and email addresses. So keep that list handy. You may need to use it.

You may also want to exchange email and phone numbers with teammate families at your discretion.

In 2019, what has evolved into the de facto standard communications tool for Pro Hockey staff, team families, and coaches is the mobile app WhatsApp.


WIFI & MOBILE APPS

There are many WIFI based apps out there now that you can use while out-of-country or overseas to keep your budget in check and they are usually quite good.

Pro Hockey Development Group recommends that you become familiar with a number of these apps as certain apps may work better, or may be more applicable for specific people that you plan to communication with such as your Euro team, family and friends at home, and work associates at home.

These apps may be Apple iOS, Google Android, or Platform Independent.

By no means is this a complete list below, however, these apps tend to be very popular. Investigate what works best for you, your family, your friends, or your work associates...


MOBILE/SMART PHONES

Consult with your service provider. To use your mobile/smart phone in Out-Of-Country for Voice/Text (SMS) and/or Data Communications consult with your service provider in advance for a cost effective plan.

Beware of roaming charges. If using a smart phone, there are also data roaming charges that may apply. Again, consult with your provider in advance. A help desk person can assist to change your phone settings to protect you from incurring exorbitant roaming charges overseas.

We strongly consider utilizing money saving communications APPS that you can use with your mobile device in a WIFI zone.

Communications

PHONE RENTAL

Another alternative is to rent a phone while in Europe by contracting either after arrival at your location, or before you leave to have ready upon landing. Minutes can be purchased for a prepaid sim card.

For US travellers to Europe, our partner World Selects Hockey recommends Cello Mobile  for cost effective and reliable mobile phone service.  Rent or purchase a mobile phone with minutes from Cello Mobile, and they will deliver everything you need right to your home before you depart. Enter the promo code SELECTS at checkout, and receive a 10% discount on your total order.

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