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HOW TO: Sign Up for Mobile Internet Access in India

by Globetrooper Todd | 4 Responses
Sign Up for Mobile Internet Access in India

I spent half of yesterday signing up for mobile (GSM) Internet access in Mumbai. If you know the process, it’s pretty quick and easy, but it can take a long time if you’re not prepared.

It also helps to remember that technology moves very quickly here. 3G has just arrived, so the difference between carriers, locations and technologies is quite large. If you pick the right service for your area, it can be both reliable and quick. But none of the carriers service all of the areas with 3G, so if you pick the wrong one, you could end up with sub-dial-up speed.
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Posted in Gear & Gadgets, India | February 17th, 2011

One Stop Acommodation Shop at HotelCalculator

HotelCalculator

With so many booking engines on the internet, it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best deal. And then when you think you’ve found the best deal, a quick check of some other websites and your heart sinks. Or you come across some bad … Continue reading →

The All-Seasons Carry-On Packing List

Pack a Carry-On Bag For All-Seasons

With horizontal snow racing past outside, I’m mentally waving goodbye to Toronto for who knows how long. There’s an unusual amount of leg room so I’m reminding my knees to savor these lush moments of space on the Maple Leaf train heading to New York City. … Continue reading →

Dear Mongolia

Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Dear Mongolia, I’m scared. Terrified. Apprehensive. But also excited. Pumped. And Intrigued. I’ve been back-tracking this last month, thinking about why I signed up to this outrageous journey in the first place. Who in their right-mind wants to continuously walk for not only one but … Continue reading →

Top 5 Most/Least Useful Travel Items

Top Travel Items Gear Gadgets

I guess I’m what you’d call an anti-hoarder. I love to get rid of things. Whether I donate them to charity, sell them on eBay, gift them to friends, or send them straight to the bin, I just can’t stand having useless things around me. … Continue reading →

Smart Phones for Travel: HTC Desire HD vs iPhone 4

HTC Desire HD vs iPhone 4

For the past seven months, we’ve travelled without a mobile phone. And we generally haven’t needed one, especially with access to Skype. Our families and friends all use Skype, and even when they’re not online, it only costs us 2 cents per minute to call … Continue reading →

A Globetrooper’s Guide to Great Argentine Steak

Argentine Steak Asado

Most seasoned travelers agree that Argentina is the beef capital of the world. The statistics seem to agree too; the average Argentine eats 70kg+ of beef per year, which is 30kg more than beef-loving Australia. Despite knowing all of this before arriving, I was still … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Travel the World Cheaper, Take Perfect Photos & Write Poetically

We’ve compiled our favorite products & services to help improve your travels out in 2011. All are created by professional travelers specifically for intrepid travelers. What’s more, these guys are Masters of travel. So rather than trawling Google aimlessly, you’ll be learning directly from experts. There’s one … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Survive an Illegal Tour of San Pedro Prison, Bolivia

San Pedro Prison La Paz Bolivia

Once I arrived in La Paz, it became my sole mission to gain entry into San Pedro Prison; a prison that even the guards don’t enter. From a trip to the police station, to being scammed and giving up hope, to finding a second-wind, and … Continue reading →

The Nomading Film Festival – Engage, Explore, Record

Nomading Film Festival

Have you been travelling when something out-of-this-world happened, and you thought, “Wow, no one is going to believe this”? Well, the Nomading Film Festival is here to help. Recently, 4 friends founded the film festival aimed directly at travellers, and they’re asking you to: Engage. … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Make the most of a Visit to Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia’s Famous Salt Flats

Salar de Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats

A visit to Bolivia’s salt flats in Salar de Uyuni is a once-in-a-lifetime event.  It all starts with one of the most painful bus rides on Earth, but gets better very quickly with stunning lunar landscapes and possibly the quirkiest travel photos you’ll ever have the … Continue reading →

An Epic Search for Untouched Civilizations in Peru

When Adventure Turns to Expedition: An Epic Discovery of Peru

It began over pizza and beer, just like many expeditions before it. We all sat there, poring over topographic maps, tracing steps to come, completely mesmerised by the uncertainty of it all. I quickly interrupted to show-off my (exceedingly rudimentary) comprehension of Spanish, ‘Did you say … Continue reading →

Best Places to Eat in Cusco

Best Places to Eat in Cusco

We had just handed over a hefty amount of money to pay for a month’s rent (extortionate for Cusco). We thought it included everything (hot water, electricity, internet…) when, ‘Excuse me, but the stove doesn’t work’. ‘Oh yes, you have to buy gas. You can buy … Continue reading →