Drawing mainly on Diminescu's (2008) concept of connected migrant, the main aim of thesis is to imply a role, smartphones play in recent migration processes. Current processes are characterized by accessibility of information-communication technology, wherefore a new perception of time-space relation is possible. Smartphones, with their accessibility and capability to maintain transnational connections, and a sense of being present in more than one place at a time, can be means of empowerment for migrants on their way. With smartphones, migrants in digital societies act as active co-creators of digital content and agents of culture of bonds, which is established and maintained beyond national borders. The aim is to demonstrate migrant’s diverse ways to contend with different threats and obstacles on their way to target country. Main finding is that in three out of four cases, possessing a smartphone importantly eased migrant’s road to Europe. Because of the potential smartphones represent for people on the move, migrants were subjected to threats of taking their phones away.