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I traveled all the way through the USA from the east coast to the west coast, by car and RV. I thought about getting a UMTS / LTE stick for my Notebook, too. But there really wasn't any need for this. You can get FREE WIFI almost everywhere: Coffee Shops (Starbucks, etc.) Fast food Restaurants (Pizza Hut, McDonalds, KFC, etc.) Camp grounds Hotels Shops / ...


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You can walk into any large carrier store - AT/T or T-Mobile in your case (since you probably have a GSM phone), and ask for a prepaid SIM card. No address proof, I don't even think they check your ID. T-Mobile usually has the best deals (value for money) and their 3G/4G network is pretty fast. Of course, I am assuming you have an unlocked GSM phone. ...


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Internet is everywhere in the UK. You can buy a wifi dongle with prepaid sim card in any mobile phone store on any network. The price is reasonable - about £15 for the dongle itself, which include 1 GB of data. Then you just pay for data packs (£7-10 per GB of data depending on the network). Most hotels offer WiFi these days. Most small hotels include ...


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German ICEs have some coaches that are considered to be "quiet zones" and some coaches are "talking zone". There are symbols on the walls that tell you what zone you are in. The symbols can be seen here: http://www.bahn.de/p/view/service/zug/handy_u_ruhebereiche.shtml So technically having a telecon is allowed in the "talking zones". For fairness, it is ...


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Fret not, travel.stackexchange.com works just fine :D For other services, however, currently there are over 2700 sites blocked in Mainland China. Wikipedia maintains a list of popular sites or services blocked in mainland China. Pretty much all Google services, Yahoo, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and more - see the list for details. I can confirm ...


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While it won't show ports or limits or tell you much more about the cafe (for now), you can see locations and speeds using Instabridge. It shows a map around you with available wifi, the location (eg name of cafe) and the tested speed of the connection. I've found it a handy quick resource for finding a cafe nearby.


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I recently traveled from Belgium to San Francisco. I'm not sure whether it's the same as over there, but we had free WiFi in our hotel and in about every café, restaurant or tourist location we visited. Some Belgian providers have certain deals for mobile usage in the US. At Mobistar, there's a monthly plan with lower prices for texting, calling (in & ...


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Pre-paid phone service is a minority in the US, but it does exist. Most of the major carriers provide pre-paid access, and there are also some discount carriers (with limited coverage areas) such as the one I have used, SimpleMobile. The easiest (and possibly only) way to purchase one of their SIMs without a US address will be to go to one of their retail ...


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I know an excellent service that has a highly informal interaction and is able to make suggestions based on vague requirements. It can ask questions to refine your requirements, and is even able to suggest modifications to those requirements if it thinks you can find a good deal. It has access to all the other websites that offer cheap travel, and can pick ...


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In addition to the info provided by DCTLib, do note that there is a bar (called “Bordbistro”) and in most cases a “restaurant” area where you can seat. If you do manage to set up a connection (and like others have already commented, I doubt that you could get a really good one), you could also look for a compartment (unlike Thalys or TGV, ICE trains also ...


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There are two logical answers - one a lot cheaper than the other: office hire. If this is an important call, you could look at hiring office space for a half a day. There are various companies that offer this service. A very quick search showed me companies like instantoffices.com - http://www.instantoffices.com/en/fr/office-space/paris?for=0-3&size=1 ...


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Depending on how long you're going to stay in the US, consider getting a postpaid plan. I went traveling in the US for 6 months around 2 years ago, and easily got myself a postpaid plan with ATT on the first day ($30/mo for 3GB, I think, pricey). I gave the address of my hotel at the time, and since they couldn't run a credit check on me as a foreigner, ...


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This is pretty easy in the US. Just go into a best buy or something similar and purchase a SIM-Card (no proof of anything needed) My suggestions for a card are either MetroPCS (40$ unlimited Data, Text, Talk) or h2owireless (40$ unlimited Talk, Text, Data + 1000 Intl. SMS + 5$ intl. Credit - ~2hrs talktime). Their SIM-Cards are working in almost any Mobile ...


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This is very much related to your phone and to a certain extent your provider. It is especially important for Verizon customers because their network is different to most of the world (CDMA vs. GSM) and hence the phones they sold often only worked on their network, unless they were marketed as 'world phones'. You should also consider the frequencies ...


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You can check all mobile wifi rental companies by yourself and see the list of companies offering the rental service in Turkey. As your travel plan suggests, buying a SIM card is not the best option to solve the connection problem. According to the new law of duties, cell phones from outside Turkey will be blocked between 7-10 days if they are not ...


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From the website of the largest traincompany, NS Draadloos internet in de trein NS en haar partners bieden u gratis draadloos internet in de trein aan. Draadloos internet is nu nog in een beperkt aantal Intercity's beschikbaar, maar dat worden er steeds meer U herkent een Intercity voorzien van draadloos internet aan het Wi-Fi logo aan de ...


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In general, the big social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc) are blocked from within China. This applies to mobile devices too. (I'm not sure about Whatsapp, I didn't try it when I was there last year, and it might have changed since then anyway.) Gmail worked, and most other web-based email provides probably will too. Most foreigners who spend a lot of ...


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The other answers so far have been mostly from a social aspect, I want to add an engineer's aspect as well: most mobile phone technologies have a "speed limit" at which they can reliably work. I am not referring to data transfer speed, but to relative speed between the handset and the base station. Depending on the exact technology (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, ...


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Of course! There's the Coworking Wiki! And if you'd like a simple directory, they have a Coworking Directory indexed by location, and with a map as well. There's an iPhone app to find coworking places. There's also Sharedesk - which lets you search and book any one of thousands of meeting places world-wide as well.


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If you are staying on the North Island in populated areas (which you are, mostly), you should have no trouble with Vodafone coverage. The coverage gets a bit thin in more remote areas on the South Island, but that's not a problem for your planned trip.


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It should be a reply to OPs question in the comments but I don't have 50 reputation yet. If moderators can merge it somehow, please, feel free. Abonament is a long-term contract. Karta is pay-as-you-go. It is pre-paid and you charge it by buying and redeeming codes (e.g. in convenience stores and newsstands). Mix is, well, a mix of two. You pay as you go, ...


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What about adioso It gives you the option to specify a destination city, country, region, continent or even simply 'anywhere', 'international' or 'domestic'. You can also specify a date or a date range for either outbound or inbound flights: It then lists the results in a very neat way as if they were packages: The only thing I wasn't able to find ...


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With the arrival of virtual carriers, the status quo of the Czech mobile market has changed dramatically. Today I would recommend Mobil.cz. Once you activate the $10 SIM, you'll get free 200MB + reasonable FUP and $10 of credit that can be used for calls. The only downside is that if you want more than 200MB without FUP, the only option with Mobil.cz is to ...


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There is a booth at the arrival terminal of Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The company is called IUGO. They are renting WiFi modems, smartphones, tablets and GPS navigators. The service became available in June 2014. WiFi modems and smartphones cost 6EUR/day to rent. Here's a photo of the location (sourced from IUGO's official Twitter page):


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Your best bet is to visit an AT&T Shop or a T-Mobile Shop upon arrival. These are the two providers that actually sell SIM cards, as far as I know. The US cell phone providers focus on selling cell phones with a SIM-card-in-software that they tie to the phone. It is less common for AT&T to sell SIM card, but you might have luck there. T-Mobile shops ...


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Just back from trip to Norway. Used the '3' network pay as you go data card in Norway. Excellent network coverage at UK home country rates - works out to be 1p per MB. Network i was signed on to was 'N Telenor'.


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The Wikipedia article on this subject is often incorrect. For up to date info on which sites are blocked, I suggest you look at https://en.greatfire.org/ who actually test the sites availability. The main ones your will miss are Google (everything including Gmail and Play App store on your phone), YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Blogspot, Wordpress, ...


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The short answer is, you can't. If you're in Poland, you'll be connecting to the Internet through an IP address known to correspond to Poland, and this is what services what Netflix use to geolocate where you are and block accordingly. What you can do, though, is proxy your traffic: you send it all over to another machine in your target country, in this ...


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Here you have links to polish mobile operators: http://www.plus.pl http://www.orange.pl http://www.t-mobile.pl http://www.play.pl As far as I know all of them have offers of 4G mobile Internet (LTE).


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I guess, you are looking for a list of this kind: The Most Popular Online Booking Sites in Travel This summarizes the country wise usage of each site so that you can get an idea depending on the area you want to visit. However, this list mostly shows the names of various international websites in use which may show you discounts and offers in the first ...



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