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How is it possible for a hotel to have Wifi but no internet access?

I have been looking at a few hotel aggregators (hotels.com, trivago.com & hostelworld.com) & have noticed that many of them have separate options for "Free Wifi" & "Free internet access". ...
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Prepaid SIM card for US and Canada

I'm travelling to Canada and the US for three weeks. Is there a prepaid sim card that can work in both countries? I would mainly need it for data. No calls.
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Can I communicate via an encrypted connection in United Arab Emirates?

I use git quite frequently to upload code to a remote server while traveling. This software makes use of a secure shell (ssh) protocol to transmit data. Data transmitted in this manner is encrypted ...
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Wi-fi at airports in Japan and Korea

Just want to know whether there is free wi-fi available at the major airports in Japan and Korea, and if not then what's the best way to get access to the Internet while waiting for flights to kill ...
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Japan pocket wifi that uses NTT Docomo

Are there any pocket wifi options that use NTT Docomo as the cellular provider? We will be travelling to a rural part of the Wakayama Prefecture and, based on our research, NTT Docomo has the best ...
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Canary Islands, Tenerife unlimited data SIM

I am going on holiday to Tenerife (Canary Islands), I already have two mifi dongles and only need a SIM. What are cheapest unlimited (or large) data deals in Tenerife for a week?
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How fast is the mobile network (3G) in Myanmar (in February 2016)?

I found out on OpenSignal.com that the 3G coverage is very good coverage in the cities Yangon, Naypyitaw & Mandalay. Outside of these cities, things seem to be rather "different". What I wonder ...
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Internet access in Colombia

Can anyone tell me what would be the easiest and cheapest way to access the internet? How common are HotSpots (biggest cities or towns) ? Can I rely on it or would be easier to buy 'pay and go' SIM ...
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Need wireless internet access on Macbook Pro for travel in USA [duplicate]

I am from Australia and I need to be able to access the internet (4G network) on my macbook pro laptop during a 30-day road trip across the USA. I am a graphic designer and will need to do some work ...
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A prepaid sim card for vacations to use in France & UK? (2015) [duplicate]

I found some posts about this matter but they don't have an updated review for 2015. I wish to purchase a SIM card - something like prepaid card for just one month or two for vacations - for use in ...
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Using mobile internet with a Elephone P7000 in the USA

I'd like to fly to the USA at the end of January and I was wondering if my phone (Elephone P7000) supports any of the frequency bands in the USA. I am flying to Cary, North Carolina and my phone ...
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Using a data mobile wi-fi device abroad (UK to Spain) [closed]

I have a Huawei E5330 (branded Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R207) modem (Mobile Wi-Fi, not to be confused with dongles which connect directly to the USB). I have had it unlocked by Vodafone UK so that I can ...
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Recommended VPN in China

I was directed here from lifehacks SE. Basically I am a student who would need access to gmail, Google in China (mainland). From my past experience, Gmail is not blocked sometimes, blocked sometimes, ...
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Mobile Internet Carriers in Eastern Europe [closed]

So, I will travel to a bunch of countries in Eastern Europe soon and I would like to have internet access in my cellphone. I've already bought in other trips pre-paid SIMs, but as far as I'm concerned ...
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3G prepaid SIM in San Diego [duplicate]

I am going to San Diego next week, traveling from Italy. I would like to know if there is any possibility of buying a low-cost prepaid SIM that allows me to navigate in 3G/4G via my phone (either ...
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Can Samsung Galaxy S5 be used in South Korea?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, model SM-G900F. This is a 4G/LTE phone which I purchased from a carrier in Singapore. It is unlocked. I would like to confirm that this phone can be used in South Korea ...
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What are my options to access the Internet in Kuala Lumpur as a tourist?

I am traveling to kuaka lumpur for a couple of days, what ways are there to connect to the Internet? Do metro stations have open wifi?
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What mobile network in Vietnam has the best 3G coverage?

I will be traveling all over Vietnam and I would like to be as often connected as possible. So having a sim card with the mobile network having the best 3G coverage is key to this aim.
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Disposable Cellphone SIM Card for Germany [duplicate]

I am coming to Germany for holidays, and I would life to use my cell phone, however I guess a German provider may be able to offer a much better service of Internet connections. But since this is ...
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Prepaid SIM card with data-only plan in Slovenia?

I'm going to stay in Slovenia for a week. I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card with a data-only plan. I only found this offer [PDF]. It's from Tusmobil and charges 1€ for 24h of usage. It's ideal ...
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Best option for short-term mobile internet in Germany? [duplicate]

Family will come to visit me from abroad soon and they're interested in having mobile internet for the duration of their stay available. Maybe they're able to bring an unlocked smartphone with them, ...
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What is the daily fee for using a local SIM card in Cuba?

I've reading about SIM card in Cuba. In some websites talk about a tax of 3 CUC per day to have a Cuban SIM card. In other websites don't. What's the current situation? If I want to make local calls (...
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Unlimited Data Plan Netherlands [duplicate]

Im now here in Netherlands for 3 months work. What is the best pay as you go simcard that offers unlimited data? Badly needed. Hope you can help me.
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Mobile internet in the Caucasus

I'm going to be traveling through the Caucasus for a couple of weeks, visiting Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. I'm assuming there's no cellular provider that will work across countries, but are ...
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Any fast internet (good wifi) in Ubud (Bali)?

I am looking for a good wifi connection in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia). I need to upload a fair amount of videos and pictures (6+ GB), and give a couple of Skype/Hangout phone calls. I used Wifi.id (in ...
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How can I get 4G LTE (or equivalent) for my laptop in Germany?

When I search Google, I'm getting a lot of articles dated around 2012 about LTE not working in Europe. I don't think that's the situation anymore, but I'm not well-versed in phone technology (e.g. ...
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How can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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Which cellphone provider offers cheap internet in Perú?

Which cellphone provider offers cheapest internet in Perú. Cheap in price, good data volume, flat rate as possible.
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Saudi Arabia - Internet censorship/privacy and data security

I'll be traveling to KSA soon for business (from the US) and am curious about the kind of internet access and restrictions that may be enforced, as well as what kinds of screening my electronics may ...
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Micro SIM 3G for iPad in Vienna?

Next week I am leaving for Vienna and staying there for a week. I'm staying there for work, alone, and since I need to get in contact with my colleagues and family at home (I am Italian) I would ...
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What are some remote places to live with reliable (wired) high-speed broadband internet? [closed]

I'm absolutely fascinated by the small, multi-colored fishing towns along maritime regions in the Northern Atlantic (Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway). Since my work could technically be done ...
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Having a Skype (video/voice) in public in Paris

I will be traveling on a family holiday to Paris. During this trip I need to have some (short) videoconf (Skype/Google hangout) calls. There is no option to do this at the place where I stay. Since I ...
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Cheap Internet access in Cuba for tourists?

We just arrived in Havana, and have discovered that Internet is a bit of a rarity here. Most large hotels offer Internet for CUC6-10 per hour. The only mobile Internet I have found is from ETESCA ...
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Mobile networks in Poland

I am preparing my trip to Poland and would like to know in advance which mobile operator should I buy. Could you please give me links to mobile operators sites, so I could compare prices? Is there ...
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One prepaid SIM for 4 weeks of travel in both the US and Canada? [duplicate]

I'm planning to visit the US and Canada in summer (4 weeks, road trip along the east coast), and I'd like to have mobile internet while being there. Are there any reasonably priced prepaid SIM ...
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ARP or LBO in Norway with Telenor

I'm a foreigner and can't speak Norwegian. That's why I thought I'd ask you guys. Someone has to have experience with this? This summer I'll fly in from the Netherlands or Germany, depending on where ...
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Mobile phones and mobile internet in Italy

Buongiorno! Suppose I step down from the plain in Fiumicino. What is the fastest way to get hold of Italian SIM-card with some talking minutes and some Internet? The latter is more important than the ...
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What is the best alternative to work one afternoon in Brussels during a trip?

I have a friend traveling through/visiting Belgium. He needs to work one afternoon in Brussels before his flight. He is looking for something cheap. Preferably free. With Internet. Since it's winter ...
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Cellular internet coverage in Mauritius

I see that there is quite a healthy mobile market in Mauritius, with internet prepaid plans available at all 3 operators: Orange Emtel Chili The price differences are not so big that it would ...
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How reliable is Vodafone mobile data in NZ?

I'm planning on getting a SIM card for my smartphone while visiting NZ for a Contiki trip, with internet access being my only concern. Wikivoyage mentions that Vodafone has a traveller SIM. The price ...
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Online resource for finding cafes/wifi hotspots for working while traveling

Similar to my question asking about coworking spaces, are there any online resources for finding more temporary work spaces? Specifically, cafés, restaurants, wifi hotspots, etc? Internet ...
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Online resource for finding co-working space while traveling

We have a number of questions about finding coworking space in a number of cities. I'm interested in a general resource for finding such places. This may make my question too broad and/or a list ...
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

I will be traveling on the ICE in Germany. There is Internet available and even if there is none, I can use my 4g dongle to connect to the Internet. I do need to participate in a telconf while I am ...
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How do I mask my location while traveling so I can use geo blocked services? [closed]

I live in Canada and have a Netflix subscription that works fine for me. This week I'm in Poland and today I launched my Netflix client to show someone a show I thought they would like. To my great ...
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How fast is mobile internet in Malaysia?

So on my trip to Malaysia, I'm thinking about getting a prepaid sim when I get there. I don't really need the ability to phone but I would like it to have data. I want to use it to use Google Maps to ...
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Where do I find really fast internet access in Auckland, New Zealand?

I have a ton of data to upload to my dropbox for backup purposes and the wifi at my hotel is just too slow. How would I go about finding access to really fast internet in Auckland? I have been to ...
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What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?

I'm traveling to china for a couple of weeks for work. I don't do anything where information security or intellectual property is a huge concern, but I do want to be in touch with the home office so ...
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Anyone know of any late night co-working spaces in London? [closed]

I'll be working remotely in London for the next few days, but will be on Eastern US time hours. Anyone know of any co-working spaces / internet cafes that are open late night (until 10/11 pm local ...
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Enable Internet access on the go in Ireland

I have an unlocked Sony Xperia ZR which I want to use while travelling in Ireland. My objective is to stay connected to the Internet. Primary reason is to access maps and occasionally use other online ...
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Which carrier has extensive cellular coverage in Sicily?

I'm visiting Sicily for two weeks as a tourist and I need a good and reliable cellular Internet connection to use on my iPhone and iPad. Does anyone have data on what coverage is offered by the ...