travel technology

Why Travelers Need a VPN

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When I’m on the road, wi-fi hotspots are essential to my work and they’re relatively easy to find.  However, these hotspots are horrifically insecure unless you use a VPN. Most people know they shouldn’t log into their bank accounts or transmit personal information over public internet connections, but frankly that’s only half the battle.  Simply checking your …

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Foreigners Can Use WeChat Wallet With This Workaround

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As an American, it blows my mind that Chinese businesses accept neither credit card nor cash after a long history of counterfeit money.  They only accept mobile, electronic payment — WeChat Pay or AliPay.  That alone isn’t really an issue, except for the fact that it’s impossible to set up a WeChat Wallet without a …

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It’s True: T Mobile International Roaming Gives Free Data and Texting Abroad

T-MOBILE INTERNATIONAL ROAMING FOR TRAVELERS

There’s never been a better time to sign up for T Mobile international roaming.  Their “ONE” plans include unlimited texting and data in 210+ countries at no extra cost. I travel every month, so I thought I’d put T-Mobile international data to the test.  Since June 2014, I’ve tested it in 18 countries on 4 continents and …

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Project Fi vs T Mobile for Travelers: International Roaming Comparison

When T-Mobile first came out with free international roaming, it was game-changing for travelers.  I made the switch without hesitation and recommended it whole-heartedly to other travelers.  At least, until Project Fi came out.  Then there was another player in this field — and possibly one who did it better.  These days, it’s a battle …

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