Ups and downs of international broadband card rentals?
June 22, 2009 9:35 AM Subscribe
How good are international broadband rental places like wifirents.com
posted by middleclasstool to computers & internet (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Friend is going to Mexico to do some missionary work, doesn't have a broadband card for his laptop, and doesn't want to get locked into a contract, as he's planning to switch carriers when his current cell plan runs out and get a new smartphone. Meantime, he'd like to have broadband access while he's out of the country.
I'm trying to find him a decent solution, and unfortunately so far can't find anyone in the US that sells mobile broadband cards with international access on a month to month or pre-paid basis. I found wifirents, which sounds like it could work, but have never heard of it and don't want to accidentally rope this friend into a bunch of hidden charges or dodgy service. He's a minister and doing this out of pocket, so he's very much on a budget here.
Has anyone here had experiences with services like this that they'd recommend, or another solution?