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Good and stable internet in Mexico

I do some work/research online for which I need fast and stable internet. I need to make video calls, download and upload data frequently, access remote servers etc. I am currently located in Tulum, ...
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Can I use a personal satellite phone/Internet connection as a passenger in a plane?

I am reading some contradictory statements regarding the use of a personal satellite phone/Internet connection in a plane. E.g.: https://www.bluecosmo.com/satellite-phones Hardened structures, ...
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Portable Internet for Hiking? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a solution to live-stream my hikes. As far as I'm aware, the best solution is to do cellular bonding, but I will be in areas with little to no cell-signal. (I'm based in the mountains ...
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How can I know whether some parts of a path are not covered by cellular network?

Given a path on some navigation program such as Google Maps or Waze in the United States, how can I know ahead of time (= before driving) whether some parts of the path are not covered by cellular ...
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Is there an "internet anywhere" device I can bring with me to visit the developing world?

I'm a software engineer, and my company has announced that even after COVID-19 is no longer an issue, we're free to work remotely indefinitely. My boss has given me permission to travel the world ...
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Are Starlink antennas portable for use across the globe during travel?

Starlink is slowly starting to spread their wings globally, with a recent beta launched in Canada after their initial launch in the US. Let's assume I buy the antenna/dish and their service in Canada. ...
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Who is a good provider for mobile internet in Switzerland?

Background: I plan to travel to Lötschental in Switzerland for a few weeks and would like to have mobile internet for my laptop (and optimally also for the phone - but this has lower priority). I ...
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Is mobile internet actively suppressed in or near supermarkets? [closed]

I’ve lived in Germany for some time, and noticed that in almost all supermarkets (rewe, müller, ikea, etc) i have bad or absent mobile internet. Also, I live near Rewe, and when walking nearby, my ...
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German SIM card for a two-week visit?

I'm visiting Germany for a couple of weeks (Dresden mostly) very soon. I'm coming from outside Europe and leaving Europe after this visit. I want to get a local SIM for my stay - mostly for Internet ...
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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when in international flight. ...
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Is the wifi at TPE airport in Terminal 1 or 2 fast and robust enough to video call for 2 hours?

Is the wifi network at TPE airport in Terminal 1 or 2 fast and robust enough to use a videoconference program (e.g. Skype) for two hours during a layover? Abbreviations: TPE = Taiwan Taoyuan ...
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Room for a month in Vienna

The usual sites are for longer term rents in Austria - I need a room for a month. Obviusly, a hotel would be too expensive. What site or social media group could help me finding a room for a month, ...
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Use of European Netgear Nighthawk M1 in the US

I'm planning on buying a Netgear Nighthawk M1 for use in the EU but also on holiday in the US. Now I know there are different frequencies and bands in the US that make it so EU devices cannot work ...
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Are there commercial airplanes on which I can access the Internet from my mobile phone?

I'm wondering if there are airlines that provide Internet access to passengers when flying longer than 2 hours, and if it's technically possible at all.
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SIM cards in South America, which are the most reliable ones? [closed]

I know that this sounds very subjective but I don't know how to put it different: I will be travel in South America for few months, with an average timespan of 2 weeks in each of this countries: ...
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Getting around Google reliance while in China

It did not occur to me before leaving for China how much of my getting around relies on Google. I am looking for solutions that can be implemented from within China (since I didn't prepare ...
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How fast is the Internet on board Iceland Air flights?

Iceland Air offers wireless internet connectivity on all flights. How fast is it in practice?
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What is Indian SIM for south to west coast (Kochi to Goa) that would not have roaming charges, work in Mifi and for 6 months?

I am planning on going to India in a few months time and will need a mobile internet connection, I have SIM internet router and will need a sim card that can be used in such a device. I will be ...
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Is it currently possible for a foreign traveler to buy and use a prepaid SIM card in Argentina?

Take, for example Nextel (which I currently find most attractive for my needs, but the question is not limited to this particular operator). According to this one must register the new "line" and here ...
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Where to get SIM cards in Tokyo, Japan? [closed]

I am traveling to Tokyo next month and will either need a SIM card or a pocket wifi for when i am in Tokyo. I thought about just using the free wifi but i've been told that it is hard to find in Tokyo....
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Travel SIM card for Europe

I'm not sure if what I'm about to ask for even exists, but is there a SIM card that I could get, that allows me to use 3G/4G data anywhere within the EU for a decent price? I live in Australia and ...
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Are there pre-paid SIM cards in Canada with big data offerings? [duplicate]

What is the best offer for a pre-paid SIM card with big data? I don't need to make a voice calls or send SMS. I'll need it for two weeks only. I'm going to Toronto and then I want to visit PEI (via ...
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russian women asking for $2000.00 to show athorities she has enough money for her trip [duplicate]

i have met a girl online from rusia. we have been sending massages through my email address.it has now been six weeks since her first message.she uses the internet cafe. she was short $516 american ...
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Do U.S. RV parks have high-speed internet facilities?

Do people who RV in the U.S. have to make do with 4G cellular data services, or are there high-speed internet services generally available in motor-home parks? ETA: In the U.S., "high-speed internet" ...
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Internet access using my notebook in Argentina

I'm Brazilian and I was talking to my girlfriend in Argentina and she uses Movistar, but I did not like the quality of the signal, but it's already something. I would like to know how to get out of ...
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If I go to Singapore, where can I get internet for my cellphone?

I want to go to Singapore for a few days. How do I access internet there? Is there a wifi? Roaming would be very expensive. I use Indosat currently for internet.
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Mobile Internet in St Petersburg [duplicate]

I am about to travel to St Petersburg for one day and I am concerned about mobile internet. I own both a German and a Romanian SIM card, but none of the providers seem to offer a plan for Russia (only ...
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Does my internet traffic get censored on a China Eastern flight?

I'm going to Japan next summer, and the cheapest flight by far is 15 hours from where I am to Shanghai, a 4 hour layover (which I know will be censored), and a 3 hour flight to Tokyo (which doesn't ...
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Finland - SIM Card provider with data plans

I will be visiting Finland for 1 month near the end of this month, for a business trip. I would like to know how easy it is to get a SIM card with a data plan right after I land at the Helsinki ...
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What to expect about the mobile phone usage during a flight to China and based on the CAAC regulations

I recently booked a flight departing from the US to China from China Southern Airlines and while reading some info on their website related to the inflight entertainment I found this about the Wifi ...
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Are specific internet sites blocked in some countries? [closed]

Last month I was travelling in Croatia. I was unable to access the Aeroplan website (Canadian air miles plan), the only way to change a flight booked on points. To be clear, all computers that I ...
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VPN that works in China as of October 2017 [duplicate]

I’m going to China and want to access my Gmail/Facebook account from time to time. Can somebody recommend a VPN provider or protocol that is not blocked by the Chinese firewall. I have a private VPN ...
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Mobile phone connection in Macedonia for short visit

I will visit Skopje, Macedonia for a week and I would need a mobile phone to call people, but mainly for internet. I have a Three mobile prepaid connection in Ireland. As per the Three website it ...
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Is there somewhere in Addis Ababa a visitor can get online during an internet shutdown?

I'm considering a long business trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One risk is that Ethiopia is one of those countries where the government periodically shuts down internet access, which could cause me ...
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Best mobile and internet options when visiting UK [closed]

I'm in the US and will soon be making my first overseas trip with personal electronics. I'll start by saying that I won't exactly be the tech-iest traveler on the flight. Last time I was airborne, the ...
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Can I buy a SIM card in the USA and keep it to use every time I visit the USA?

During my visit to the USA this time I am hoping to buy a SIM card. Because it it is easier to have an active mobile data connection on my phone every time I visit here to get an Uber or to find a ...
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How is the PureTalk mobile carrier service in USA to use data mainly [closed]

I'm travelling to the USA for a few weeks and I need a SIM which I can use mainly for DATA. I have done a small research and find out that "PureTalk" is the cheapest among all as of today. Is there ...
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Internet latency between Europe and Korea [closed]

I don't really know if this if the right place to ask this question but I can't find a better one. I'm moving to Seoul - South Korea for my studies in August and I was wondering with a friend staying ...
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Best Options for Mobile Data in Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands [closed]

I will be traveling from the US to to Copenhagen, Berlin, and then Amsterdam for a total of 12 days. While there, I would like to connect to mobile data networks. I will be traveling with my Samsung ...
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Prepaid mobile plans with data in New Caledonia

I will soon be visiting New Caledonia for a week and would like to get a local SIM card with mobile data. What are my options?
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Cheap Mobile Data Sim Card for Short Stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands

I'm going to visit Amsterdam end of the June for 5 days. I have managed to find out Libra Mobile and Lyca Mobile has the cheapest Mobile Data offering. What is the best option to have for mobile data?...
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Internet Data Plans in Shanghai [closed]

I am traveling to Baoshan, Shanghai and would be staying there for two months. I need a good Internet plan as I am enrolled in some online platforms and need about 1 GB of data per day and ...
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Tools to find best-value options for public transportation and internet access in Munich

I'm off to Munich in a few days and I'll be staying for 3 days. I'd like to know what are the tools to find my best value options for airport-to-city, in-city and city-to-airport public transportation?...
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Is there a way to check if my Vodafone number is still active?

I am outside of India and got a Vodafone SIM while coming to US from India. I didn't register for International Roaming before leaving India, but I do plan to return for a visit in October this year. ...
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What sim card shall I get to travel in the Cyclades Islands and have data?

I'm traveling to Greece and will spend most of my time in the Cyclades Islands. On arrival at Athens airport or in the city I would like to pick a local SIM card for the travel. Question Could you ...
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Having internet when travelling in Japan [closed]

I'm going on a cycle tour in Japan for three weeks. I'm wondering what is the best solution to have an internet access. The uses would be basic, with not a need for a lot of datas: messaging, ...
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What is the best way to stay connected in Europe? [closed]

What is the best and cheapest way to have data connectivity throughout your euro trip? I have heard about pocket internet devices, European Sim cards, and international roaming cards? which is the ...
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Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Zurich Airport when one cannot receive a text message? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Zurich Airport when one cannot receive a text message?
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Can I book Uber without a SIM card?

I want to use Uber to travel from the Rome, Zurich, and Amsterdam airports to my accommodations. I won't have a SIM, but want to book Uber cars; is that possible? Is there wifi at Rome, Amsterdam, and ...
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Where to rent a portable hotspot in Doha, Qatar?

I'm going to Doha, Qatar, to see the start of the MotoGP championship. Do you know if is it possible to rent a portable hotspot in the Hamad International Airport? Alternatively, where can I find ...
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