Courtesy of JiWire

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Get unlimited
Wi-Fi access

Sign up with Boingo
Mobile Wi-Fi
, and you’ll have unlimited access to thousands of partnering Wi-Fi
hot spots in more than 70 countries around the globe.

Cost: Free, plus $7.95 per month service charge.

Runs On: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPod Touch, Nokia, Symbian, Windows
Mobile.

Find nearby hot
spots

JiWire’s Wi-Fi
Finder
online database gives you mapped listings of the nearest free and paid
Wi-Fi areas in your vicinity. Click on an icon to find out how much the network
costs and how to get there.

Cost: Free.

Runs On: Android, iPhone/iPod Touch.

Call home

Want to save money
on your calls? Traveler standby Skype sends phone calls over Wi-Fi, so you
don’t have to turn on your data roaming service. The service offers free calls
to other Skype users and reduced-rate calls (along the lines of 2.1 cents a
minute from Europe, or less) to regular phones.

Cost: Free.

Runs On: Android, BlackBerry (Verizon), iPhone/iPod Touch.

Runner-up: Line2, a similar app for Android and iPhone that lets you make
unlimited international calls for $14.95 a month.

T+L's Top Travel Apps 2010

Staying Connected

Get unlimited
Wi-Fi access

Sign up with Boingo
Mobile Wi-Fi
, and you’ll have unlimited access to thousands of partnering Wi-Fi
hot spots in more than 70 countries around the globe.

Cost: Free, plus $7.95 per month service charge.

Runs On: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPod Touch, Nokia, Symbian, Windows
Mobile.

Find nearby hot
spots

JiWire’s Wi-Fi
Finder
online database gives you mapped listings of the nearest free and paid
Wi-Fi areas in your vicinity. Click on an icon to find out how much the network
costs and how to get there.

Cost: Free.

Runs On: Android, iPhone/iPod Touch.

Call home

Want to save money
on your calls? Traveler standby Skype sends phone calls over Wi-Fi, so you
don’t have to turn on your data roaming service. The service offers free calls
to other Skype users and reduced-rate calls (along the lines of 2.1 cents a
minute from Europe, or less) to regular phones.

Cost: Free.

Runs On: Android, BlackBerry (Verizon), iPhone/iPod Touch.

Runner-up: Line2, a similar app for Android and iPhone that lets you make
unlimited international calls for $14.95 a month.

Courtesy of JiWire

T+L's Top Travel Apps 2010

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