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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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Similar to one of your last questions regarding China, asking for concrete non-chinese documentation on Chinese regulations is in most cases not answerable. Why? Chinese officials are not known for transparency, rather the opposite. A lot of things, while visible at the surface through actions like stickers, blocked websites etc are extremely hard to find ...


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Living in China 10+ years I can tell you with confidence that you will not get into trouble for using a VPN. Chinese people themselves also don't get into trouble for using one. (Promoting or sharing a VPN is a different matter obviously.) I wouldn't waste my time finding actual laws, for two reasons: Laws in China are interpreted differently than in the ...


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According to the Netindex list, where Colombia is on number 105, the average download speed is 5.45Mbps. The list doesn't distinguish between internet cafes, hostels or flats.


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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 would recommend you to get someone to write down for you how to say the proper question in Chinese, print it out and show it to people. That would bridge the language gap. From my perspective your real issue is that you do not only need a power outlet, but a chair next to it and a permission to sit there for a while and work. If you would have a working ...


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Cafés with Wi-Fi and power in central Valencia Being out of Wi-Fi for a few days, I was forced to go on a hunt for Wi-Fi enabled cafés to work from in central Valencia. You'll have no trouble finding cafés with Wi-Fi, but finding one with power outlets, and where they welcome laptops, is not as easy. I always ask up front if I can work with a laptop, so the ...


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In Valencia there are a few coworking spaces, where you can rent a working space for a few days, weeks or months. Workether is the only one I've been to. Their space is nice and they have a big room for events. InnovaEspai is near the city center, but I've never been there. And then you have Coworking Valencia. I think there are more, but I haven't heard ...


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Even though I still believe that using WiFi at the airport might be a better solution for your data needs you can a MiFi device from places like: Global WiFi Rental, which is available for pick up and return at the airport. And similar discussion on TripAdvisor. There is also Cell Hire in UK that also offers the MiFi Rental service.


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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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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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Here is a good detailed article regarding Mobile Internet in Argentina. http://www.robhyndman.com/2011/01/04/mobile-internet-access-in-argentina/ Note the author mostly stayed to urban areas. He also added an update at the bottom you might miss Quick update: I’ve been dazzled by how popular open wifi is in Argentina, even in small towns. Bars, ...


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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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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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Lebara's website is available completely in English, as it's marketed to immigrants and offers cheap international calls. The national and data plans are more expensive than those offered by other discount providers like Simyo, Blau and Fonic, but still reasonable. However, they will deliver the SIM card only to German residential addresses. I doubt whether ...


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If I understand the question, the needs are: Wi-Fi in relatively urban places where language and/or no Wi-Fi are the barrier Electricity in relatively urban places where language and/or no electricity is the barrier Also, I'm assuming two things here: You are going to be in China a while You have a smart phone or netbook with you and it functions ...


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Finland, as with most European nations, is all-GSM as per http://www.gsmarena.com/network-bands.php3?sCountry=FINLAND but your iPhone, if acquired in North America, may not support the frequencies used there, especially for 4G LTE. I'd check the model number of the iPhone offered to confirm that, if you want to tether the MacBook to the iPhone for bandwidth ...


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That´s correct, you can find free wifi nearly everywhere in Iceland. If you leave the capital city for the countryside, I would advice you to get a hotspot device. This is really convenient to be able to search for some places, highlights or find the phone number of a guesthouse or campsite. This is quite cheap and the coverage is good (a bit less in the ...


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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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Chinese Yelp is called Dianping -- the Hohhot section is here: http://www.dianping.com/huhehaote Search for 咖啡 ("coffee") Click the button that says 总体评价 ("overall rating") to sort the highest rated shops to the top Click the first location, a cafe called 艾乐咖啡屋 ("Ai Le Coffee") on 赛罕区万达广场东区底商26-67号(近万达东巷) ("26-27 East Dishang Rd (cross road: East Wanda ...


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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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When I was last at T3 in Dubai, the terminal did have free wi-fi but it was excruciatingly slow. Boingo hotspots are present in all terminals in Dubai International Airport. As per this article, it is the exclusive data provider. Here is the Boingo coverage map: Here are the specific details for the airport: For a more long term option, and if you ...


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You might want to check opensignal.com, they have a map showing coverage - from that it would seem coverage on Sicily is below average for Italy; and I can tell you Italy in general is below average compared to other european countries. That said, it seem I TIM (Telecom Italia) is the only provider actually covering the whole of Sicily, with Vodafone and 3 ...


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I am from Europe/Austria and just 5 months back I was using a T-Mobile prepaid SIM card on my iPad mini, which I am then using as a wifi hotspot for my other devices. It was just about 50USD for some gigs and I was very happy traveling from San Francisco up until Seattle. There are of course some spots along highways for example, where coverage was very ...


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If you are looking for a map of free wifi locations around the world, I recommend you try this map at WeFi. You can search all across your route. Also, since you mentioned you are going to Miami. If you take the Florida Turnpike, all of the Welcome Centers on the Turnpike have Free Wifi. The Florida Department of Transportation is currently offering ...



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