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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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I can't tell you about Heathrow airport arrivals, however in pretty much all towns and cities (and in several "out of town" sites as well), you will find the general purpose mobile shop Carphone Warehouse, and shops for the four major mobile networks: EE, Vodaphone, O2 and Three. Any of these will happily sell you a dongle and a pay as you go/one month ...


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PS: I am a Hongkonger which often goes to Mainland China and I am living with two friends which are Chinese and Hongkongers who often live in Mainland China First of all, plan on no access to Google services, not just Google search but also Gmail, and other service, even for Google Play store. Other western social media like Facebook and Twitter are not ...


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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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According to the Verizon Trip Planer they don't offer LTE roaming to Germany for all devices I checked. You can use that tool to look up coverage and plans based on your devices. Even if this were working, the plans seem more expensive than what you can get in Germany. All networks now provide LTE coverage but you need an unlocked device which works with ...


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I'm a Chinese student who just came back to China from US a month ago. As most VPN protocols have their own characteristics, GFW is able to detect VPN connections and reset/block VPN connections. Although VPNs can be blocked, if you use your own server and don't have a very heavy traffic, you might still be able to use it. One of the most popular methods ...


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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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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 ...


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To answer your first question, yes they do random checks on laptops and disks, but this is rare. In my last 15 years I only had it once. They suspected some CDs on me and checked them, they also opened my laptop and searched for photos! That's it. They are usually targeting porn content. Regarding the internet access, no, there is nothing that will surprise ...


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I am not aware of short term rental of either USB 3G/4G dongles in the United Kingdom, and have not seen these advertised either in domestic mobile phone shops or when passing through British airports - it should be noted though that this travel has not often been for business purposes, and I already have unlimited data and wireless tethering available ...


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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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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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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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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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I have used a mobile dongle in the UK before while waiting for a phone line to be connected in my new house - it was alright, but signal can be variable depending on what area you're in - most cities are OK but can still have some blind spots on certain networks. I bought a dongle for around £15 - the main cost will be the bandwidth. Based on my experience, ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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You have full world band GSM support on your phone, which means that you can use the T-Mobile and AT&T 2G networks in the US, as they are GSM based. Note that while cell phone coverage where you are going is fine (it's a suburb of Raleigh/Durham), there are places in the continental US where coverage (GSM and CDMA -- it used to be that CDMA coverage was ...


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The answer is yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, or iPhone 6, or other unlocked LTE phones, in South Korea. This is better than the old days when Korea's adherence to the CDMA standard made it unlikely for outsiders to show up with a usable phone. I bought a SIM card from one of the several shops at Incheon International Airport (ICN) near Seoul. ...


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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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Each country has 3 mobile operators and all of them offer mobile internet (though not all offer 4G). They also all operate on the same frequency meaning you can use the same phone everywhere (make sure your phone is operator unlocked though !) According to their respective Wikipedia pages, coverage seems to be quite good: 98% of populated territory (2010) ...


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Nowadays there are also providers that use coax and fibre optics. In Ubud you can get a cable internet (coax) connection through Biznet. They have packages up to 100mbps. Please see this article for more information; http://balipedia.com/articles/how-to-get-a-good-internet-connection-in-bali



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