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Questions tagged [internet]

How to access the internet when traveling. This is not for content on the internet, use the tag 'online-resources' instead.

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Recommendation for mobile prepaid SIM card for smartphone + home calls in Germany

What SIM card would you recommend for a smartphone user for travel in Germany? It would be probably the only or the most important connection to the Internet, so large amounts of data and relatively ...
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Internet access in Japan

What options are there in terms of prepaid Internet services? Are the charges reasonable? I will be there for no more than two weeks so prepaid seems to be the sensible option.
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What is currently the most reliable VPN for China?

I will soon be spending a few months travelling across China and want to get a VPN service to get around the Golden Firewall. When I was in China in 2014/15 the general consensus was that Astrill ...
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Is there any 3g data package that works across Europe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Choices for prepaid GSM data with laptop tethering in Europe? I will travel to Europe this year. Is there any 3G with data package that will be work on most of this ...
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How to access the internet during a road trip in the USA?

I'm traveling from Europe (Belgium) to USA soon. While on a road trip from New Orleans to Miami, I'd like to access the internet without paying exorbitant amounts of money on roaming fees. I was ...
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What equipment should I travel with to increase the odds of good internet and phone connectivity?

Getting decent internet and telephone coverage while traveling is not a given. I find that outside of urban areas many places I stay when traveling have unreliable internet connectivity, if any. ...
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How to find coworker space in Berlin as a tourist?

I will be traveling to Berlin, where I will meet with some friends. We would like to have a hackathon which means doing computer work for which we would need an Internet connection, a whiteboard and ...
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Is there any way of evaluating the quality of a hotel's internet connection in advance?

I'm on the road a lot for work. I tend to end up staying at a lot of budget chain hotels that offer free wi-fi. So far so good. But sadly, not all wi-fi is created equal. The past few weeks I've been ...
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Going to China - The Great Firewall

A friend of mine is going to China for almost a month until mid August. He want to know what kind of outside communication he will be able to use to communicate with his family/friends. We already ...
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Recommended VPN in China [duplicate]

I was directed here from lifehacks SE. Basically I am a student who would need access to gmail, Google in China (mainland). From my past experience, Gmail is not blocked sometimes, blocked sometimes, ...
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Mobile phones and mobile internet in Italy

Buongiorno! Suppose I step down from the plain in Fiumicino. What is the fastest way to get hold of Italian SIM-card with some talking minutes and some Internet? The latter is more important than the ...
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Are there companies that offer worldwide wifi roaming for a fixed fee?

I am aware of the following related question: Overview of wireless in airports. If it is free it would be nice, but I am willing to pay for my Internet access at airports/hotels. The only problem is ...
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What are prepaid SIM card options for data in the UK? [duplicate]

I need to buy a prepaid SIM card with internet connection in London just for 6 days. Any suggestion and prices?
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Online resource for finding cafes/wifi hotspots for working while traveling

Similar to my question asking about coworking spaces, are there any online resources for finding more temporary work spaces? Specifically, cafés, restaurants, wifi hotspots, etc? Internet ...
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Any fast internet (good wifi) in Ubud (Bali)?

I am looking for a good wifi connection in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia). I need to upload a fair amount of videos and pictures (6+ GB), and give a couple of Skype/Hangout phone calls. I used Wifi.id (in ...
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Recommendation for prepaid SIM card in the Netherlands

I will stay in the Netherlands for three months and I'm looking for a prepaid SIM card with a cheap data plan (like, 200 MB free per month). In Germany, there are lots and lots of offers like this, ...
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What mobile network in Vietnam has the best 3G coverage?

I will be traveling all over Vietnam and I would like to be as often connected as possible. So having a sim card with the mobile network having the best 3G coverage is key to this aim.
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Mobile phone connectivity in Leh (Kashmir)

I'll be travelling to Leh, Ladakh, India this August. Concerned about the mobile connectivity there. Is there mobile networks coverage in Leh and Pangong Lake area? If yes, is it good enough to use ...
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How to find places with Wi-Fi and electricity in China?

I don't travel with a smart phone and I don't want to. My netbook battery died during my trip and I tried and failed to get a new or reconditioned one in China. Because I'm hitchhiking I sometimes ...
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Cheap Internet access in Cuba for tourists?

We just arrived in Havana, and have discovered that Internet is a bit of a rarity here. Most large hotels offer Internet for CUC6-10 per hour. The only mobile Internet I have found is from ETESCA ...
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Prepaid SIM card for US and Canada

I'm travelling to Canada and the US for three weeks. Is there a prepaid sim card that can work in both countries? I would mainly need it for data. No calls.
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Can I read my GMail while traveling in China?

I read in some places that Gmail.com is sometimes blocked. Is there a workaround so that I can access my email while I am in China?
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Where can I find a decent place to do remote work in Addis Ababa?

I will be living in Addis Ababa from the end of February until the end of August. I normally work as a software developer in Sweden and I hope to continue doing that in Ethiopia (albeit remotely). ...
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What is the daily fee for using a local SIM card in Cuba?

I've reading about SIM card in Cuba. In some websites talk about a tax of 3 CUC per day to have a Cuban SIM card. In other websites don't. What's the current situation? If I want to make local calls (...
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Will travellers be able to get full internet access in Turkey during the current (July 2013) protests/riots?

With the current widespread riots in Turkey, the police reaction, the government's intervention and the worldwide observation, there've been reports of threats to have the internet restricted, as has ...
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How can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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Overview of wireless in airports?

This summer I travelled by plane a lot. At some airports there was Internet available, but at many I couldn't find any free Internet access. Is there something like an overview available that lists as ...
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Will my USA iPhone work outside the USA?

We are planning to be in New Zealand for 10 months starting in August and currently are under contract with Verizon here in the USA. I am thinking about suspending my Verizon account and getting ...
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Can I get SIM card at Pudong International Airport?

I want to get a SIM card at arrival at Pudong International Airport, and stay in Shanghai for 14 days. I'm looking for a SIM card that is either from China Unicom or China Telecom, with 4G/LTE ...
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Need fast mobile internet while in Finland for 1 month

I need a data plan while in Finland for a month later this year. I'm going to ask for loaner cell phone and laptop from my work. I was thinking of asking for a GSM iPhone and Mac Book Pro. Then ...
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Cheap cafe or restaurant with Wi-Fi in Jincheng, Yunnan, China?

I'm in a non-tourist city about 40km south of Kunming, Yunnan, China. For the first time in China I have a hotel with good Wi-Fi but I also like to be able to sit in a pleasant public place ...
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Internet access using mobile phone in Argentina

Considering the mobile Internet in Argentina, I have two related questions: Is there a mobile provider that offers a (pre-paid) sim to access the mobile Internet for a reasonable rate? How good is ...
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Online resource for finding co-working space while traveling

We have a number of questions about finding coworking space in a number of cities. I'm interested in a general resource for finding such places. This may make my question too broad and/or a list ...
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Wifi coverage in SE Asia?

So how common is wifi/internet access in SE Asia. And more specifically for: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Malaysia?
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Which carrier has extensive cellular coverage in Sicily?

I'm visiting Sicily for two weeks as a tourist and I need a good and reliable cellular Internet connection to use on my iPhone and iPad. Does anyone have data on what coverage is offered by the ...
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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 ...