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Before You Go: Scope out Hot Spots

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...so you can surf the Web, get e-mails, and use apps (for free!) via Wi-Fi whenever possible. JiWire (jiwire.com) has a directory of free and paid hot spots around the world, while Boingo Mobile (boingo.com) will give you unlimited access to more than 200,000 hot spots around the world for $7.95 per month.

Tips for Using Your Smartphone Abroad

Before You Go: Scope out Hot Spots

...so you can surf the Web, get e-mails, and use apps (for free!) via Wi-Fi whenever possible. JiWire (jiwire.com) has a directory of free and paid hot spots around the world, while Boingo Mobile (boingo.com) will give you unlimited access to more than 200,000 hot spots around the world for $7.95 per month.

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Tips for Using Your Smartphone Abroad

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