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Here's how to get internet access on the cheap while traveling abroad

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Here's how to get internet access on the cheap while traveling abroad
Staying connected to the internet while traveling abroad is not always easy. Sure, you can hunt for Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, but those aren't always reliable and you're usually obliged to buy an overpriced cup of coffee in order to get hooked up. Having a portable, global-ready Wi-Fi hotspot or a data-enabled SIM card that works with local carriers, on the other hand, is far more convenient when visiting a new country. The data connection should be reliable enough for every-day use, and the fees are usually far more reasonable than what carriers charge for international data roaming.

So, where do you get these portable Wi-Fi hotspots that work in foreign countries? Well, we found several service providers that would gladly rent or sell you one. Read along to learn more about them!

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:10

1. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 852; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


In Europe most of the coffee shops and bars I have been to have their own free wifi. Might not be as convenient but a hell of a lot cheaper.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:27

2. steelicon (Posts: 309; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


This is very good information! Any news of similar services in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau and Malaysia? Much appreciated! :-)

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 12:19

3. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


seems like iphonetrip and xcom are good bargains..

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 22:02

4. shuaibhere (Posts: 1359; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I want android trip...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:37

5. Jennylouis25 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


I used iphonetrip services and they and they have great service and fair prices.
They sent me an additional sim to use on my next trip. Sure I will!

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