Do not do that. Then, you are stuck with the device (unless you visit Europe or other countries very frequently).I believe there are many ways to hook up the internet, but what is the cheapest way to get wifi in Europe? Most companies provide portable wifi device for 100 bucks for ten days plus shipping. Is there any better deal? Thanks!
Absolutely. That is the best way to go and that is what I do each year, when I spend time in Europe.During our 2012 OSD (21 days, 6 countries), our 2013 Normandy-since-we-didn't-get-there-during-OSD, and our latest UK/Scotland trip (just home), wifi was available pretty much everywhere. Just about every B&B/pension will have them. McD's is a great source too. We'd take the tablet in, buy a coffee or soda, sit at a table, and make our hotel reservations for the night.
On my latest trip, I had wifi available every night; one was so weak to almost be unusable. That day I used my smartphone to make reservations; I was in an area without great coverage so I pulled off the road when I found it. The local Tourist Information was closed so I couldn't use them. Since I was in the UK the entire time, I used a giffgaff SIM. You can get them shipped to the US; I hit the local Tesco for a topup (you pay the cashier, you get a code). 15 GBP for 3 Gb of 4G data for a month (although I was only there 2 weeks).
I verified my phone was GSM worldphone and unlocked before making the trip.
Oh yes, most pubs I visited had wifi too.
That works best if you're staying in the same country (like the UK during my recent trip). I was advised not to bother by a phone store employee in Gothenburg during our OSD trip since the roaming costs would be high.Thank you all for the info! I decided to get a SIM card, put down some money and refill when necessary. My OSD will be in the beginning of Oct.
True. But I figure if I'm going to use their wifi, I should throw a little money their way (even if just for a drink). Feel the same way about bathroom stops at those facilities too.Parking close to "a big Burger-distributor" and use their hot-spot always works, although somewhat less practical.