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Internet on the Road – Part 6

September 20 2010 | andy

Internet Cafes provide low cost access when you’re near populations

For casual use when security is not an issue, Internet Cafes provide a cost-effective option and more.
What are the pros and cons?

In cities and towns these will be fully equipped modern telecentres. In remote areas an Internet cafe will often be operated by a mixed business, perhaps the general store/post office. Public libraries, backpacker accommodation and increasingly caravan parks will almost always have a few computers hooked up to the Internet.

The main advantage of Internet cafes is you don’t have to own your own laptop or other Internet- enabled device. Prices for access vary – in some places it’s cheap, at others it’s expensive. These centers are nearly always a good place to meet locals and other travelers and find out what’s worth seeing and doing in the area.

On the downside; Internet cafes are only available in populated areas and your access is restricted to retail trading hours. Also, because you’ll be using a shared computer, there is a real security risk.

Here’s a tip – Google Search for ‘Internet Cafes Australia’ to find your closest web connection.

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 travelling.

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