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I think that the websites are confusing terms. I have also seen this on AirBnb where places have separate checks for WiFi and Internet. I think that what they actually mean is: WiFi - non-wired internet access Internet - Wired internet access As someone who deals with computers on a daily basis for work, these types of bad definitions annoy the hell ...


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I actually know of a hotel, which has free WiFi but charges for Internet access. Through the free WiFi, you can access the hotel's internal entertainment system, order room service, check out, "call" the front desk, etc. But if you want to connect to the Internet, you have to pay an extra fee (which you can also book through the free WiFi). As soon as you ...


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I can only speak for hostelworld.com which I use a lot, the difference there is pretty clear to me: Free WiFi This means Wireless LAN is available in the facility, but not necessarily everywhere. Often it's just in the lobby but not in the/all rooms. The WLAN is connected to the public internet, so if the guest has a device supporting WiFi, she can use it ...


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A bit of advice to choose and use a good VPN in China: Don't pick the most famous VPN services, since they get blocked more often Choose one that offers different protocols to switch between. Register to the VPN before going to China. If it is free, the bandwidth probably won't be very good and might be unstable. So yes, it is worth paying for it. ...


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Because this question appears as one of the first suggestions on Google, I thought I would give an updated answer as of October 2015. You cannot access any Google services in China without a VPN or a proxy service. The only site that works is www.google.cn which I do not think many foreigners would want to use considering even the domain itself is not ...


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Yes, all three major airports (Haneda, Narita, and Kansai) in Japan provide free Wi-Fi. And in South Korea, Incheon International Airport also provides free Wi-Fi. You can learn how to connect to it by the following links: Japan South Korea


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Replying myself after getting some feedback on a facebook post, here are the testimonies: Sorry for the quick and dirty post, doing this my phone. Will edit this later.


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So, here I gather a few names mentioned in the web pages listed in the resources below: kismetbali.com: a cafe/restaurant/shop providing fast internet, see on the website `Finding fast internet in Ubud has been quite a challenge. We pay top dollar to provide our customers with fastest Fiber Optic available in the region. Uploads or Downloads its Ultra-Fast....


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There are mainly 3 mobile network operators in Vietnam. Viettel is currently the biggest one and also the only one that invests in other countries (Cambodia, Laos, Haiti, Peru...). It has very good coverage in rural areas. In remote islands or highland areas the only operator is Viettel. Reason for those? It's operated by the Ministry of Defence so they must ...


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(...)talk about a tax of 3 CUC per day(...) Actually it's not a tax, it's a regular service fee. The information you are requesting can be found on the company website (in Spanish): Etecsa - Mobile Phone Services- Contract and Activation The service charge is 3 CUC (+- 3 USD) per day The minimal duration of a contract is 3 days You need to pay all the ...


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My wife and I were in Istanbul last January. At the Istanbul Ataturk Airport there were 3 stores who sells simcard. The prices are almost same 80 Turkish Lira for just simcard. But they are overcrowded. We finally rent a mobile hotspot from "iugo gadgets for rent" at the arrival terminal. We paid total of 40 Euros for 7 days. The mobile hotspot had ...


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Most Wifi Upload Speeds Are Probably Less Than 5Mbps It looks like most terrestrial ISPs in Bali are using legacy copper (ie. repurposed telephone and coaxial TV cables). The highest upload speed you'll achieve at any single site served by legacy copper is most likely limited to 5Mbps. The 5 Mbps upload speed limitation is inherent to most legacy copper ...


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eConnect is one company that I used when I was in Japan that I know has that, and they use NTT Docomo network. (it's specified under network if you go to the prepaid SIM page). I went to very isolated areas in Hokkaidō and it worked fine


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In the big cities, there is a sufficient number of trendy cafes and restaurants, not just aimed at tourists, that offer free wifi. But, most 'regular' joints, targeting Colombians, won't have wifi. So, if you only occasionally need to be online, you're probably good to go. If you need to be able to go online when you want to, you should look into a local ...


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Check with your ISP, as they may have a VPN service you can use. Also, some smaller providers such as Boingo offer VPN services worldwide for use with any access network. By the way, in general, it's best to not bring any of one's regular devices into China. It's better to bring loaner/burner devices that are wiped before and after the trip.


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There are 4 major network operators in Vietnam. The three largest - Viettel, Mobifone and Vinaphone are all government owned, and right now all have very similar prices. You're looking at about 120,000VND (about $6) for 1.5GB of data which will expire after 30 days. Vietnamobile is a smaller operator, part owned by Hutchison (who own the various 3 networks ...


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Short answer: It depends. Long answer: If you are traveling to important cities (Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla, Cali). The norm is a 5mbps minimum. In towns far away from main cities, could range from nightmare to 10mb. 3G coverage in most parts of the country is generally good.


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The answer by Dirty-flow is by now (September 2015) a bit out of date. Right now the easiest way to get a throwaway SIM is to go to a kiosk or very small store and look for Lebara and/or Lycamobile stickers on the door or windows. Especially in larger cities it's very easy to find those stores. In Berlin every Spätkauf has those SIMs. The SIMs are usually ...


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This answer is some potentially useful information from the OP about my experience. When I arrived in Heathrow I found there was an EE shop, which had a special deal on exactly this, a 3G/4G-to-WiFi pocket device. To use it you have to buy both the device and a top-upable one month SIM card - I think this was about £60 in total. However, they were out of ...


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Doing extensive research before leaving the United States, I decided to purchase 2 "all you can eat" 30 day prepaid SIM cards for our iPhone 5s from Three (3) IE 3, all you can eat 4G Data Plan.. After 6 days usage in Dublin and Belfast I am very pleased. A nice overview is available at end of answer, thanks to Ken's Tech Tips. Take a look at all the ...


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The PDF you provided is both in Slovenian and English language. The English part starts roughly in the middle, so there is no need to translate. Be aware that Tušmobil's cell coverage is not very good outside major cities and other populated areas. To cover the grey area, they have an agreement with the national cell provider Telekom Slovenije, formerly ...


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Depending on the number of days you will want to be connected to the internet and on the data you will need, you have 3 options: buy a sim card from Turkcell, Vodafone, Turk Telekom (find more here). The advantage is that you can find them all around the city and you pay one time, no additional or hidden fees. The not so good part is that they are not as ...


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There's really great wifi at Outpost coworking in Ubud another one of my favorite spots is Bali Bohemia. Really chilled out environment although sometimes there wifi cuts out and they have aggressive monkeys all around that will potentially try to steal your food. For coworking, Outpost, best place for productivity in my opinion. Coffee shops, Bali Bohemia ...


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The express train from the airport KLIA Ekspres has free on-board WiFi - which is actually quite reasonable (in terms of speed), but so is the train so by the time you settle in the train is already at the station. Most of the major shopping complexes near Bukit Bintang (like Berjaya Times Square and Low Yat) offer free wifi (some, only if you are a ...


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Just buy a colombian prepaid simcard. Major carriers (Claro, Movistar or Tigo). I have used Movistar and Tigo, and I could recommend movistar. It has LTE, and the coverage and signal strength are good. Movistar offers 7 (US $4.50) and 30 days plans (US $ 13), so is the cheaper and most convenient option here.


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The UAE is somewhat famous for banning VPNs -- but it's unclear whether that's only if you use them to commit illegal activities or whether even a company VPN is illegal which would be strange to say the least -- nonetheless, there is no ban on using encrypted communications to the best of my knowledge.


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I would consider both statements insufficient for what I usually want, which is generally connecting a personal laptop to the internet. Some hotels advertise «Free WiFi internet access», yet getting to the internet from the room requires an extra charge (usually disproportionate and daily). You need to look at the fine print which says that restricts that ...


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Best I have found so far is Foto Royale in Centro Commercial Fanabe. 2 x 1.5 GB Vodaphone sims for 30 euros valid for 30 days after first use. Overall expiry date October 2016 even if not used.


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I can now share my experience... There was no need to buy any local sim cards as WiFi is almost everywhere: hotels, hostels, B&Bs, restaurants and busses (long distance ones). Just to remind you, be sure your mobile is fully charged and definitely have power bank handy (especially on the bus).


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I can say you can use Verizon, they have mifi which you can use it anywhere. You can get a prepaid one at the store. Here is a link of the options http://www.verizonwireless.com/internet-devices/ Also , I know you stated that you will be driving, depending on where you are you have to be sure you will have service as there are many dead zones. There is ...



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