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Old 09-17-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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Travelling with an iPad

My wife and I are going on a trip to Europe from Australia next month to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and her 70th birthday, and I am thinking of taking my iPad2 which has wi-fi but not 3G.

Has anyone else done something like this? I'm particularly interested to know whether I will be able to use the internet in any hotels or other places which offer free wi-fi.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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Yes most definitely. I live in Spain and have travelled all over Europe doing exactly that.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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I think there are apps and websites that help you locate free wifi access close to where you are. I haven't tried them though so I don't know how reliable they are. Many hotels everywhere have free wifi access. I try to check that when booking, although it's never foolproof, sometimes your room is too far from the hotspot or it just doesn't work. But in big cities many cafes and restaurants have free wifi. In Paris you can get wifi at McDonald's and many other places.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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You won't have any problems, Alex. I've used my iPad all over Europe. It's generally pretty easy to find WiFi.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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I agree with everyone else. It won't be a problem at all. Here in the Netherlands there's also lots of free wifi-spots. Have a great trip
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:01 AM   #6
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Thanks to you all, that's most helpful.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:13 AM   #7
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I've used Free Wifi Finder in the past, with some success. IIRC it lists known free spots where you happen to be, as well as paid ones. There's a paid version as well. Always good to have an app on board.
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McDonald's has free WiFi virtually everywhere in Europe. I certainly wouldn't recommend them for any other reason, but the WiFi can be useful there.
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McDonald's has free WiFi virtually everywhere in Europe. I certainly wouldn't recommend them for any other reason, but the WiFi can be useful there.
I enjoy their Caramel Frappe while browsing in Mikky D's in the USA.

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Old 09-19-2012, 02:35 AM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions, though I'm afraid I agree with Harry - so far as the food is concerned
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I think all mcdonald resto got free wifi..
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I think all mcdonald resto got free wifi..
Not all. There's at least one of the ones around me that doesn't have it.
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Not all. There's at least one of the ones around me that doesn't have it.

too bad! in my place, all mcdonalds got wifi though i can't always connect
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Yup, you can definitely use the ipad on places with free wifi usually fast food chains, starbucks and restaurants offers free wifi spot these days. Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary and advance happy birthday to your wife.
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Yup, you can definitely use the ipad on places with free wifi usually fast food chains, starbucks and restaurants offers free wifi spot these days. Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary and advance happy birthday to your wife.
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