Using an Ipod Touch in Asia

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ks-man, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to Asia in a couple of weeks for work. If I bring my ipod touch can it connect to an open wifi the same way it does in the US? Does anybody know if there are a lot of free wi-fi hotspots in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. teddylah macrumors newbie

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    absolutely can i think, at least in Singapore. U can get free wifi connection almost everywhere . But open safari first, u might be asked to login :D
     
  3. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iTouch 1.1.2 (JB'd): Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    Must be nice. Here in Tokyo, free WiFi spots are few and far between. Perhaps even non-existent - I have actually NEVER found a free, open WiFi network, aside from the one or two I've picked up in residential areas (people forgetting to lock their networks) ... Tokyo absolutely SUCKS for WiFi :(
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    This is true.

    There are some places but they are few and far between. I hope this changes in a few years. Right now cell phones rule and cell phone companies do not want to give up the revenue.
     
  5. Richard.John macrumors regular

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    Japanese McDonalds have Softbank BB mobilepoint but it's not free, I admit.
     
  6. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    YES. The catch is that you will need help finding the proper link on the AD page once you connect. Here in Japan, evn some of the railways have free wi-fi, but I can't read the AD page and end up clicking ADs until the train comes :(
     
  7. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't find too many open Hotspots when visiting those Asian countries you mentioned. Be careful, I remember reading that Singapore has a law to prosecute people who surf on another's WiFi, even if left open. That's not a country you want to be caught breaking the law in.
     
  8. ks-man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip. You are definitely right that Singapore is not a country where you want to mess with the law.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, too true. I lived there for a number of years when I was younger and it is definitely a place to stay on the good side of Johnny Law.
     
  10. teddylah macrumors newbie

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    lol Dont worry about that, got 2 free one for public , they're Stahub and Singtel, check it out http://www.icellnetwork.com/corp/index.htm :D
     

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