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Internet on the Road – Part 2

September 4 2010 | andy

Wireless Anywhere 3G Internet (Dongle or Router)

This is a network you can use away from home via a laptop. It provides a private Internet connection via mobile phone towers and will get you online wherever a mobile signal is available from your chosen mobile carrier. (NextG has the best coverage for travellers).

Advantages:

  • You get a more secure Internet access and it’s available whenever you want
  • You can purchase Prepaid or Post Paid plans and you pay for what you use (up to 300mb per month)
  • If you get a 3G Router you can share the connection with anyone with a wireless device.

Disadvantages:

  • You need your own laptop and you have to buy hardware (that is, the dongle that goes into your laptop’s USB port)
  • It’s expensive for one-off usage so you’ll need to commit to a plan; and
  • The Internet signal can be flaky, unreliable and sometimes slow.

Contact ACC’s Accessories Team for further questions or if you think you may need this option.

To learn more, check out these articles that review the most popular options to get online when traveling.

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