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As @Berwyn says, I always use a commercial VPN when using an unknown network at a coffee shop or other such place for banking or any other activity that involves a password to log on. Your risk is probably as high or higher at your local Starbucks or independent coffee shop than it is at a random AirBnb host's place. Note that this is totally different ...


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[PLEASE IGNORE THE OTHER ACCOUNT, APPARENTLY I WAS NOT ABLE TO LOGIN USING THIS REAL ACCOUNT AND SUBMITTED USING AN ANONYMOUS USER PROFILE] Technically speaking, whenever you connect to any network, you are putting yourself at risk. In any case, I am telling you use, your risk is magnified, especially when the site/s you are visting aren't using encryption ...


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Technically speaking, whenever you connect to any network, you are putting yourself at risk. In any case, I am telling you use, your risk is magnified, especially when the site/s you are visting aren't using encryption (i.e., HTTPS/TLS). Packets sent wirelessly can be easily viewed from another computer within the same network, using tools such as ...


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As for your first question: There's no requirement to have an Austrian number in order to connect to WiFs - at least at all of the places in Austria I've been to recently. I'm connecting without trouble with a UK number. I would expect that any international SIM would work, as there's nothing that ties WiFi with the SIM card. As for your second question, ...


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On most airplanes with cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities, the ability to make mobile phone calls is technically disabled and passengers are prohibited from using the Wi-Fi service to make VoIP calls using services like Skype. Small point - Skype is not VoIP (in the technical sense). It uses its own proprietary protocol. It is not airlines that ...


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To add to the answer and comments above, yes there is wifi in some trains and yes it's free. Sadly also, yes, it's slow. There is no way to determine what train will have wifi when planning your route, it won't even be certain that if you take a train that leaves every day at let's say 10.00 it will have wifi every day because trains get switched up a lot. ...


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Haved used it once, Frankfurt to Tokyo in June 2013 (don't remember what kind of plane it was). My usage is mostly the same as yours, and I had no problem with it. Actually, I had bought 24 hours of wifi access at Frankfurt airport for about 5 euros, and was quite surprised to find that I could also use it on the plane. (If you buy it on the plane, it's 17 ...


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There is a lot of information about this on the Lufthansa website (ie; paid internet on 90% of the long-haul flights) see: http://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/Fly-Net My personal experience with any airline is that you are better off calling them because they are often dealing with older planes that don't have services like that and they tend to 'forget' to ...


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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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