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How available is Internet in Sierra Leone?

I am interested in travelling to Sierra Leone to visit family, but from talking to them they do not have steady access to Internet. As someone visiting from the US, will I be able to pay for ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there restaurants or cafes with Wi-Fi in Shkodër, Albania?

Here in Shkodër Albania my hotel doesn't have Wi-Fi and there aren't many tourists to ask. I can find lots of bar/cafes and lots of internet places with no coffee or food offered. But what I can't ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can tourists or other travellers in China get in trouble for using a VPN or other method to get around the “Great Firewall”?

The People's Republic of China blocks some very popular websites used throughout the rest of the world including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. This is known colloquially as the "Great Firewall of ...
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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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Where can I buy a pre-paid SIM card that will work in Andorra?

I am landing at the airport in Lleida, Spain and travelling to Pas de la Casa, Andorra. I am new to travelling in general. I want two SIM cards that will allow me ~8 GB each of internet access, and ...
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How to use USB decryption from Internet cafes? [closed]

To use on our world trip, we store personal information (phone numbers, credit card information, id-scans, etc) on a small usb stick. To prevent losing this information to some malicious people, I ...
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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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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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Prepaid SIM with data USA and Europe

I'll traveling to Europe and NYC in April/May and I want to know if there is a prepaid SIM that works in all Europe (I don't know which countries I'll visit) and in NYC? I only need LTE connection.
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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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Mobile internet in New York City

I will be staying in New York City for a week, and I am wondering about Internet access. Using my own SIM it will cost me $26 / day for 50 MiB, then $3 for every MiB after that. That quickly becomes ...
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Quality of WiFi and 3G reception in Amed (Bali)?

I am considering going for at least one month to Amed (to get more into free-diving). I need to be able to make Skype calls and other work-related tasks. I need a speed equivalent to one allowing me ...
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Mobile internet (3G) in UK for some days

At the end of June I will be headed to Cambridge (UK) for a conference. The conference lasts three days. However, I'll stay there for four days. Is it possible to have a mobile (and preferably cheap!)...
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Fast and free Wi-Fi spot in Gaborone

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi can we a rare commodity in Botswana. Most hotels, guesthouses and residentials usually have rather slow internet connection (750 kbps- 1.5 Mbps). I am looking for stable ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to buy unlimited 3G/4G internet in Italy?

I'm going to rent house in Italy for several months. I do plan to work there so I need a lot of internet every day. I will probably spent 10 Giga every day or even more. But ~70% of the houses in ...
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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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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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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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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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Internet connections in Taipei

Can you recommend an internet cafe in or near Beitou district, Taipei, Taiwan? Are there any that are convenient for English speakers? What is the cost? I've tried to do some research on this, and am ...
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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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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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Internet access at Dubai airport?

I'll soon be transiting twice through Dubai Airport Terminal 3 and would like to make a quick Skype video call back home while there. What are my options, free or paid? I'm open to wifi, Internet ...
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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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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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What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?

I'm traveling to china for a couple of weeks for work. I don't do anything where information security or intellectual property is a huge concern, but I do want to be in touch with the home office so ...
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Which trains in the Netherlands have Wifi?

I am writing this question in the train from Roosendaal to Leiden. The train provides a decent wireless internet connection. I have seen it before, but then it was an experiment on trains between ...
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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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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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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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Internet speed in Nha Trang Vietnam?

Has anyone been to Nha Trang city in Vietnam? What is the internet speed there? Wi-fi and mobile internet.
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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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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 ...