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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6 Comments

1. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

2. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

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

3. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

seems like iphonetrip and xcom are good bargains..

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I want android trip...

5. Jennylouis25

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 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!

6. raisaasiar

Posts: 1; Member since: May 19, 2017

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

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