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

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: 904; 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: 318; 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: 1986; 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!

posted on 19 May 2017, 03:45

6. raisaasiar (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 May 2017)

If you want to travel to Poland check out mobile device called Polish Wifi - it has unlimited LTE connection.

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