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free wi fi on iphone in SEA?

  • walkingtrees

    Joined Travelfish
    25th January, 2010
    Posts: 58

    HI

    if i were to turn "data roaming" off and pull the SIM card out of my iphone 3gs, would i be able to pick up wi fi internet when its available? would it operate like an itouch?

    anyone try this? it would be nice to have internet access while aboard without having to rely on cafes. are there many free wi fi spots in larger towns?

    thanks!

    #1 Posted: 22/7/2010 - 02:46

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  • rawjer

    Joined Travelfish
    20th January, 2010
    Posts: 104
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    Yes, you should be able to use it all over the place. I've been traveling with my 3GS for the past 6 months through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, and free Wi-Fi is easy to find in all but the smallest towns. It's also been easy to find cheap hotels that have Wi-Fi in all or most of the rooms, though some only seem to have it in the lobby.

    I've found speeds to be decent in Vietnam, slower in Cambodia, and much faster in Thailand (at least here in Bangkok).

    More good news is that you'll be able to use the GPS in the larger cities, even without a calling plan. You just have to download a free app like OffMaps, or load the Google Maps while on Wi-Fi, but then you can use it to navigate about, and it's a big help.

    #2 Posted: 22/7/2010 - 07:47

  • walkingtrees

    Joined Travelfish
    25th January, 2010
    Posts: 58

    thanks for the tip, downloading offMaps as i type. the thought of have gps over there is exciting, i can go without the net, but i love my maps!

    #3 Posted: 25/7/2010 - 03:02

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