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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It's available on some ICE routes, but not all. Cost wise there it's 4,95€ a day, though there's a small number of roaming partners with whom you can get online in standard class too (mostly T-Mobile Germany though) DB has a page that lists the current routes it's available on, and have a pdf map. I believe it's being slowly rolled out to more trains over ...


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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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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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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 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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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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You might be able to try asking questions each time here with a shortlist of the places you have in mind. I assume you are already reading the reviews on HostelWorld, HostelBookers, and TripAdvisor? They won't necessarily cover the net connections in the places but they might.


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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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Ok, first of all there is a list of restaurants apart from the big chains which offer free Wifi as long as you consume something. Obviously you will have to make sure that these places are open and according to your taste. A cafe or pub might be more suitable than a sushi restaurant for long-term surfing. Second of all there is a HUGE list of places with ...


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There is no single source to check if there is Wi-Fi in a certain flight or not. The best thing you can do right now is to check the airline's website to see if the flight supports Wi-Fi or not. Remember, if the airline advertises Wi-Fi that does not mean all its fleet/flights has it. Sometimes certain types of airplanes in an airline have it while others ...


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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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According the official site: The passengers and visitors of the airport have an opportunity of wireless internet access. “AERONET” and service on Wi-Fi internet access are on the 2nd floor in the waiting hall.


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I have called the bus companies and checked some testimonies on web and of my friends regarding the WiFi on this buses. I'm glad to tell you that the 3 of them have the service, however it is not available for all the routes. Cruz del Sur: It has WiFi available for 80% of the routes. It is not a fast connection but you can check email, and look at ...


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I don't know the current situation about Wifi in those countries but I am a developer and I've travelled in all of them. I did not have a laptop nor did I do any work but once in a while I did some coding just to keep my brain in shape and learn new things. I general expect the Wifi to be better in Chile and Costa Rica than in the other countries and again ...


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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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Are you only talking about hotels in your own country, or do you also visit other countries frequently on your trip? In New Zealand the WiFi/Broadband connections in hotels are either non-existent, not included (some charge you an extra $25/day for wifi!) or terrible slow; that's why i carry my own 3G modem stick whenever i leave my house. Faster and ...


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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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Definitely! Although frustratingly for me, the only flight I've been on with it, they informed us it wasn't available over the ocean (and I was flying from Hawaii...). However, if you look at Wikipedia you can see a bit of information about it. In the US alone, there are 16 airlines with wifi onboard, and Delta alone has over 500 aircraft with inflight ...



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