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AT&T can't charge you to use WiFi. From the page you linked to, that's talking about a service where you connect to WiFi somewhere (like an airport) that you might normally have to pay for, and the provider of that WiFi has partnered with AT&T to allow AT&T customers to log in and use the WiFi. This does not affect your ability to connect to any ...


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Do not worry, Wifi pass phrases for personal use should only be in printable ASCII characters, in other words English characters. They do not support Unicode or other codepages. For more details check the Wikipedia's Wi-Fi Protected Access page. Except if you are redirected to a webpage for authentication, that's a whole different story and Karlson's ...


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For Android depending on the model of your phone you may have to add Russian Language to the available keyboards. I have Galaxy S5 and under Settings -> Languages and Input you should be able to do this from the Galaxy App Store. You should be able to do the same for the iPad just add a Russian Language, which will allow you to switch to it and make the ...


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I am Russian and I never met a WiFi password in Cyrillic.


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It's generally hard to find free WiFi in Germany; it's pretty much as you said and has something to do with the fact that the hotspot owner would be hold responsible for whatever his users or guests do or download on his network. There was a case about this a few years ago where some kid used his neighbors open wifi and downloaded movies or music - therefore ...


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There are several. Two of the biggest are: http://www.openwifispots.com/ http://www.wififreespot.com/ Hope that helps! Another trick I figured out in Kazakhstan is to search for foursquare.com posts about wifi - for example, I was wondering if Astana airport had free wifi, and indeed, https://foursquare.com/venue/2442553 confirmed that it did, and that ...


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Here is a clear case of the representative being asked a question they don't know the answer to. As others have pointed out, their training is minimal. They are not allowed to admit not knowing except in very extreme cases as that would be bad for the corporate image. If they say "It will be free" and is wrong, the customer (you) will be very very angry ...


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It's available on most ICE routes, but not all. Cost wise there it's 4,95€ a day in standard class, though there's a small number of roaming partners with whom you can get online in standard class too (mostly T-Mobile Germany though). It used to be paid-for in first class as well, but as of late 2014, it's now free for first class customers (matching what ...


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The biggest problem with hotel wi-fi (and conference centre wi-fi) is us. Travelling nerds who need 2 or 3 IP addresses each (and try to do their work each evening while regular people are watching TV) typically bring these systems to their knees. I've had so many hotel people tell me they never get complaints like these the rest of the year, and I actually ...


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Speaking from personal experience: Firstly, I assume I'll be spending some of that time in customs, getting my bag, being searched, probed and whatnot. If you are a US citizen, you'll probably spend about an hour with immigration and customs. If you're not, wait times could be up to four hours during a busy period, and that assumes you're not ...


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One trick is to look up the place on Foursquare - if people have checked in on wifi, it's a sign there's likely free internet, and often if the connection is poor, people comment on that on foursquare as well.


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Numerous airlines worldwide have inflight WiFi. Within the US, Wifi is available on at certain flights from (at least) the following airlines : Air Tran (All planes), Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, SouthWest, United (p.s. flights only), US Airways, Virgin The majority of these airlines use ground-based connections, using technology similar to ...


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There are a few options. Starbucks as you mention already offers free wifi (but you need to confirm via email first, which can be a pain) NTT East offers a free 14-day Wifi access card for foreign tourists that lets you access Flets Wifi spots all over Tokyo. You can get one of these on presentation of your passport at any of these distribution points. ...


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There is indeed very little information about this online. A question asked prior to 2003 on the site 'www.h2.dion.ne.jp' (no longer online): Q: Do shinkansen trains have power outlet sockets for running laptop computers? A: Generally, no, although the latest 700 series trains running on JR West Hikari Rail Star services do have power outlet ...


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FON is a community based on wifi sharing. Once you subscribe, you get free access to all other FON wifi hotspots.


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OK after a couple of days of hunting I've found three places where I get a Wi-Fi signal and can buy a coffee or a beer, but only one had a sign and with the others I'm not sure whether the signal is from the place or a coincidental open one nearby... "Bar Kafe Real Madrid" on Rruga Studenti right near Shesi Demokracia, the central traffic circle of the ...


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FlexiBus and Meinferinbus offer Free Wi-Fi, but no electric socket. As far as I know berlinlinienbus doesn't offer Wi-Fi nor electric socket. Eurolines offers Wi-Fi and electric socket in the Eurolines Business class buses


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I can't answer for the free wifi or power charge points. Usually for electrical plugs, you'll see people sitting on the floor near a wall. All food facilities will take a credit card as long as it's VISA or MasterCard. Discover and American Express are less widely accepted. Update: Here's a link to LAX on wifi access: LAX - Airport Information - Internet ...


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In many of the big cities you will find department stores that are dedicated to selling electronics equipment. This is the place to buy your plan. The reason is that most of the booths are manned by young people and you are more likely to find someone who can speak English. You need to understand that although Chinese people are trying hard to learn English ...


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There are at least three sites online that cover this: Jaunted Wi-fi Free Spot Airport Hotspot Finder When I asked a similar question about Astana airport, my eventual solution was to use Foursquare - if people have checked in there, there's a good chance they had wifi, or may even mention it. I found the relevant page for the airport and voila - lots ...


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I can verify that the N700a trains have power sockets for the seats at the ends of the cars. Look at the bottom of the side wall under the window near your feet. Plugged in right now, actually :-)


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Yes, at T1 (International Terminal) and T2 (Domestic Terminal). I was there in 2011 but can't remember the details (except that I did use internet connection at the airport). Anyway, Foursquare is a good memory aid, and several tips from 2011 and 2012 say there's indeed wifi available. February 10, 2012: Free wifi all over with the "FREE WIFI BY ...


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I can think of a few reasons: Verifying the identity of Wi-fi users, in case a court subpoena comes in requesting information about a certain user. It's not a bullet-proof method (many countries offer anonymous sim-cards), but it's probably good enough in most cases. Some countries may also ban fully anonymous Wi-fi (such as Germany or Turkey). Making sure ...


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I traveled in Russia in 2011 with a tablet, smartphone, Vita etc. Every WiFi network was in Latin characters. As with most nations they try to be somewhat accommodating to tourists and English is a good baseline, even for people on holiday from other parts of Europe.


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I've been living in Russia for 3 years, lived in various hostels and hotels, but I never saw a Wi-Fi with a cyrillic password anywhere. I'm not even sure that it's technically possible.


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Like Jonik said, the WIFI usually only covers hotels, cafes and malls (shopping centres). In Singapore however, the coverage is bigger, you can get WIFI freely across the island using Wireless@SG. The registration and usage are free. However the bandwidth really depends on the location. In Malaysia / Indonesia, it would be better to buy a temporary 3G ...


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Here's what I've found. If anybody has had personal experience with these hotspots, please share your experience. I would be happy to choose your answer instead of this one, especially if you've tried skyping through it using a smartphone. As of now (Jan 2012), several companies rent out mobile hotspots. They all seem to be renting out the same device, ...


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I had a similar question about Wifi in Astana Airport, and my solution in the end was to check Foursquare. It's popular among travellers, and people leave tips, so often they'll comment on the wifi (or lack thereof). In this case, I looked up Guangzhou on foursquare and it appears that several people have reported using free wifi at the Oak Tree Cafe in ...


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Some of the companies tend to advertise wifi connection onboard, but we encountered the first actually working one in Chile. I would try to go through the desks of different bus companies in the bus station. If they say that they offer wifi in the bus then give them little bit hard time with questions about it and finally go with the one who sounds most ...



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