Options for staying connected to the Internet while traveling outside the US for extended period of time.
May 11, 2007 8:11 AM Subscribe
I'm going to be traveling outside the US for the next year with my laptop and was wondering what the best options are for internet connectivity. The itinerary isn't set, but it will be a mix of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. I'm a freelance web developer and will be working remotely part time to support my existing clients during my travels.
posted by funkyavocado to technology (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've traveled a decent amount before and know about the prevalence internet cafes overseas, but I would like to be able to get online in apartments/hotels/hostels etc to do work. Has anyone had experience with 3G modems or any other mobile connectivity devices overseas? I have an unlocked SE W810i. Will that work as a 3G modem on overseas networks or do I need to get a separate modem? Cingular has a world traveler data plan for $140/month that covers a lot of countries. Anyone use that? T-mobile also has a plan for global hot spot usage, but they charge Roaming fees outside the US. Finally how bout an AOL account? A previous MEF post mentioned that as a backup option.