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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Internet access in Japan [closed]

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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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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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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Can I purchase unlimited data SIM card in China?

I want to use an unlimited SIM card in China (Shanghai if the city is relevant). There are some SIM cards available in China (e.g. China Unicom and China Mobile) but I only know SIM cards that have a ...
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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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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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Free wifi in Reykjavik

Do coffee shops or similar in Reykjavik have free wifi? I'll be traveling there with friends and want to be able to report in that we're alive after the hike. I don't really want to use GSM internet ...
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Valencia: Places to work temporarily [closed]

I'm looking for places like cafés/hacker spaces/co working offices etc in Valencia where you can sit and work with your computer. Wi-Fi and power outlets are a not a requirement but a big plus. I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Data plans in Germany that can also can be used elsewhere in Europe [duplicate]

I am planning to spend around 100 days in Leipzig, Germany, this summer. I want to get a prepaid data plan. 1 GB should be more than enough. My Questions are: Which service providers have suitable ...
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Where in Istanbul airport can I rent a portable 3G/LTE Wifi hotspot?

Since Turkey's mobile phone legislation is a pain in the ass, I'm considering renting a 3G/LTE Wifi hotspot on the two stopovers I will have there in February. Is there a company which could rent me ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mobile and mobile internet provider Turkey

I am going to Turkey for a 10 day trip. Is it possible to buy a 3G chip to have internet access in all Turkey for this period? What are my options and average price?
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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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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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Can I buy a sim card for prepaid internet for the USA from Germany?

I am currently planning a 3 month trip to the USA (Pittsburgh, PA). As I have never been in the US and only rarely abroad and I was never alone abroad before I really want to make sure that I have ...
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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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ATM in Las Condes, Santiago Chile

Where can I find an ATM close to San Damian street, in Santiago, Chile?
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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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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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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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Is complimentary Wi-Fi available on ICE trains outside of Germany?

As this new answer correctly states Since 1 January 2017 there is Wi-Fi in all ICE-Trains. What about the international ICE connections, is Wi-Fi available there as well? E.g. on the ICE from ...
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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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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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What's the cheapest SIM card with Internet for smartphone in Czech Republic? [duplicate]

I want to go to Prague for a few days and do there some geocaching. I need therefore SIM card with internet package or internet flat rate. I don't think the traffic generated while geocaching will be ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...