NokTang
NokTang
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June 12th, 2016 at 12:55:44 AM permalink
Can you simply buy a sim card and/or internet time at the airport? I ask because I don't honestly know and you can here in Asia. Thanks.

Internet time means a prepaid password and user name etc., which means again this signal is all over the valley and you just log on and away you go...

Sim card means a phone number which you can use on just about any working mobile phone.

I'd rather have a separate account for my internet use on my laptop, not link to the phone.

Money isn't a real object of concern for the moment anyhow. Not looking for the "best" plan, just the quickest way preferably at the airport itself.
GWAE
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June 12th, 2016 at 4:54:26 AM permalink
You can definitely buy "burner phones" with internet. Tmobile even has some that come with unlimited Internet. I believe the tmobile ones come with hot spot as well.

The reason I mention tmobile is because they use sim cards. I am not sure if you can just buy a sim card or if you have to buy a phone. They have cheap pay as you go phones for $60. There is a chance thay you can take the sim card out and put it into your phone, but you may be able to go to a tmobile store and just get a sim card.

Here is their number, may be worth a call
(844) 612-7058
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NokTang
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June 12th, 2016 at 4:58:00 PM permalink
Thanks. So as far as you know, their aren't hot spots cards sold?

For those in the modern world who don't know what a "hot spot" is, it's a sort of credit card with a user name and password which gives you internet access for a specified time or "download" limit. The signal usually is in the air all over town, even a city like Bangkok. With this, you don't have to rely on hotel wifi.
GWAE
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June 12th, 2016 at 5:06:54 PM permalink
Hot-spot is a ltitle different in the US. You can have a personal hot spot from your own phone thay only works a short distance from your phone. It allows your conputer to use your phone internet.

Other options would be to use free WiFi from individual businesses but we don't really have open air hot spots like you mentioned. Some cities in the US may have them but I can't name any. Just about every phone on the US has internet.
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TwoFeathersATL
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June 13th, 2016 at 12:13:00 AM permalink
Just for the Feathered One,
I use hotspot on phone to enable me to access the Internet on the larger screen IPad.
I abhor using the mini screen on my iPhone, so I tend to be always,
And forever,
The Hot Spot ;-)
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
NokTang
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June 15th, 2016 at 4:41:02 AM permalink
I found a web site which says all of Freemont/Downtown has "free WIFI".... Is this posted aspect true?

I also just watched an illegally downloaded UFC fight card and there's something on the canvas indicating "4 G for $30.usd" but no details. What is this?

Thanks in advance. FYI, all of the phone carriers here in Thailand offer what I'm calling hot spot access and most of the area seems to be available when you look for WIFI availability. This is really preferred by me anyhow than having to figure out these damn phones.
billryan
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June 15th, 2016 at 5:19:07 AM permalink
Most of downtown has free WiFi, outdoors. In January, I could access it outside, but not from my hotel room or in the casino.
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