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How to get phone mobile data for a month in Portugal as a Canadian?

I live in Canada and will be visiting Portugal for two weeks. My current plan is with Wind Mobile, I would like to get a phone mobile access (to internet) for travelling in Portugal since I will be ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

So many hotels I stayed at (3~4 stars ratings) provided too slow Wi-Fi. The speed is somewhere around 2~3Mbps, and it frequently falls down to <200Kbps. However, once you find that your hotel ...
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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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Any free WiFi facility in Germany (Munich and Frankfurt Central Stations) or any closed place nearby?

A friend of mine is travelling to Germany next week and looking for internet facility there. Is there any free WiFi access in Germany mainly in Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and Munich (München Hauptbahnhof)?...
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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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How to safely use password-protected websites on internet cafe computers

How can I, if possible, safely use password-protected websites (eg GMail) on internet cafe computers? I've heard people say that it's not really safe to use password-protected websites on internet ...
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Retaining access to email when traveling

We are traveling with our own laptop, and will be using wifi to connect to the internet. Last year, we found that on arriving at our destination, we were locked out of our email accounts for some ...
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How to do a web search in English in China without a VPN

I've just got a humble smartphone with no fancy apps on a hotel wifi network in Canton, China. My search engine of choice seems to be unavailable for some reason. How can I search the web in English ...
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Can I still purchase 4G/unlimited SIM card once I leave the airport in South Korea?

I want to purchase a mobile prepaid SIM card in Seoul but I missed my chance at Incheon Airport as I arrived at the counter just 2 minites before it is closed. So I tried purchasing it once I enter ...
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Need sim card (mobile internet) in Baltic Schengen countries

I will visit Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland for 10 days. Is there any mobile internet package working in all these countries? And most importantly I am looking for cheaper service then ...
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Is there any kind of travel sim card for Europe? [duplicate]

I'm interested especially in having mobile internet in as many countries as possible of the European Union without having to rely on having wifi available
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Mobile internet in Poland not working

I am visiting Poland and want to get mobile internet. I bought 3 SIMs (Orange, Plus, T-Mobile) - all starter kits for 5 PLN. I guess they all should work (at least the T-Mobile starter says "activate ...
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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 is it possible for a hotel to have Wifi but no internet access?

I have been looking at a few hotel aggregators (hotels.com, trivago.com & hostelworld.com) & have noticed that many of them have separate options for "Free Wifi" & "Free internet access". ...
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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 communicate via an encrypted connection in United Arab Emirates?

I use git quite frequently to upload code to a remote server while traveling. This software makes use of a secure shell (ssh) protocol to transmit data. Data transmitted in this manner is encrypted ...
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Wi-fi at airports in Japan and South Korea

I want to know whether there is free Wi-Fi available at the major airports in Japan and Korea. If not then what's the best way to get access to the Internet while waiting for flights to kill some time?...
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Japan pocket wifi that uses NTT Docomo

Are there any pocket wifi options that use NTT Docomo as the cellular provider? We will be travelling to a rural part of the Wakayama Prefecture and, based on our research, NTT Docomo has the best ...
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Canary Islands, Tenerife unlimited data SIM [closed]

I am going on holiday to Tenerife (Canary Islands), I already have two MiFi dongles and only need a SIM. What are cheapest unlimited (or large) data deals in Tenerife for a week?
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How fast is the mobile network (3G) in Myanmar (in February 2016)?

I found out on OpenSignal.com that the 3G coverage is very good coverage in the cities Yangon, Naypyitaw & Mandalay. Outside of these cities, things seem to be rather "different". What I wonder ...
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Internet access in Colombia

Can anyone tell me what would be the easiest and cheapest way to access the internet? How common are HotSpots (biggest cities or towns) ? Can I rely on it or would be easier to buy 'pay and go' SIM ...
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Need wireless internet access on Macbook Pro for travel in USA [duplicate]

I am from Australia and I need to be able to access the internet (4G network) on my macbook pro laptop during a 30-day road trip across the USA. I am a graphic designer and will need to do some work ...
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A prepaid sim card for vacations to use in France & UK? (2015) [duplicate]

I found some posts about this matter but they don't have an updated review for 2015. I wish to purchase a SIM card - something like prepaid card for just one month or two for vacations - for use in ...
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Using mobile internet with a Elephone P7000 in the USA

I'd like to fly to the USA at the end of January and I was wondering if my phone (Elephone P7000) supports any of the frequency bands in the USA. I am flying to Cary, North Carolina and my phone ...
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Using a data mobile wi-fi device abroad (UK to Spain) [closed]

I have a Huawei E5330 (branded Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R207) modem (Mobile Wi-Fi, not to be confused with dongles which connect directly to the USB). I have had it unlocked by Vodafone UK so that I can ...
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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 Internet Carriers in Eastern Europe [closed]

So, I will travel to a bunch of countries in Eastern Europe soon and I would like to have internet access in my cellphone. I've already bought in other trips pre-paid SIMs, but as far as I'm concerned ...
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Can Samsung Galaxy S5 be used in South Korea?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, model SM-G900F. This is a 4G/LTE phone which I purchased from a carrier in Singapore. It is unlocked. I would like to confirm that this phone can be used in South Korea ...
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What are my options to access the Internet in Kuala Lumpur as a tourist?

I am traveling to kuaka lumpur for a couple of days, what ways are there to connect to the Internet? Do metro stations have open wifi?
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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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Disposable Cellphone SIM Card for Germany [duplicate]

I am coming to Germany for holidays, and I would life to use my cell phone, however I guess a German provider may be able to offer a much better service of Internet connections. But since this is ...
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Prepaid SIM card with data-only plan in Slovenia?

I'm going to stay in Slovenia for a week. I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card with a data-only plan. I only found this offer [PDF]. It's from Tusmobil and charges 1€ for 24h of usage. It's ideal ...
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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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Mobile internet in the Caucasus

I'm going to be traveling through the Caucasus for a couple of weeks, visiting Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. I'm assuming there's no cellular provider that will work across countries, but are ...
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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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How can I get 4G LTE (or equivalent) for my laptop in Germany?

When I search Google, I'm getting a lot of articles dated around 2012 about LTE not working in Europe. I don't think that's the situation anymore, but I'm not well-versed in phone technology (e.g. ...
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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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Which cellphone provider offers cheap internet in Perú?

Which cellphone provider offers cheapest internet in Perú. Cheap in price, good data volume, flat rate as possible.
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Saudi Arabia - Internet censorship/privacy and data security

I'll be traveling to KSA soon for business (from the US) and am curious about the kind of internet access and restrictions that may be enforced, as well as what kinds of screening my electronics may ...
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Micro SIM 3G for iPad in Vienna?

Next week I am leaving for Vienna and staying there for a week. I'm staying there for work, alone, and since I need to get in contact with my colleagues and family at home (I am Italian) I would ...
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What are some remote places to live with reliable (wired) high-speed broadband internet? [closed]

I'm absolutely fascinated by the small, multi-colored fishing towns along maritime regions in the Northern Atlantic (Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway). Since my work could technically be done ...
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Having a Skype (video/voice) in public in Paris

I will be traveling on a family holiday to Paris. During this trip I need to have some (short) videoconf (Skype/Google hangout) calls. There is no option to do this at the place where I stay. Since I ...
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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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Mobile networks in Poland

I am preparing my trip to Poland and would like to know in advance which mobile operator should I buy. Could you please give me links to mobile operators sites, so I could compare prices? Is there ...
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One prepaid SIM for 4 weeks of travel in both the US and Canada? [duplicate]

I'm planning to visit the US and Canada in summer (4 weeks, road trip along the east coast), and I'd like to have mobile internet while being there. Are there any reasonably priced prepaid SIM ...
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ARP or LBO in Norway with Telenor

I'm a foreigner and can't speak Norwegian. That's why I thought I'd ask you guys. Someone has to have experience with this? This summer I'll fly in from the Netherlands or Germany, depending on where ...
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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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What is the best alternative to work one afternoon in Brussels during a trip?

I have a friend traveling through/visiting Belgium. He needs to work one afternoon in Brussels before his flight. He is looking for something cheap. Preferably free. With Internet. Since it's winter ...
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Cellular internet coverage in Mauritius

I see that there is quite a healthy mobile market in Mauritius, with internet prepaid plans available at all 3 operators: Orange Emtel Chili The price differences are not so big that it would ...
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How reliable is Vodafone mobile data in NZ?

I'm planning on getting a SIM card for my smartphone while visiting NZ for a Contiki trip, with internet access being my only concern. Wikivoyage mentions that Vodafone has a traveller SIM. The price ...