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I'm going abroad and the hotel I've chosen offers broadband in the room, but NOT wireless. I want to keep surfing, accessing email, etc. Is there a way I can connect with my iPhone 4 without roaming? Is there a gadget I can use? Thanks!

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Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of getting charged for anything on Koodo's end.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of gettin...

If there is no Wireless connection, how can you use Wi-Fi connection, Broadband will allow you to connect laptop through an ethernet/usb cable ?
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of gettin...

There's no wifi; that's the problem. I don't want to bring a laptop with me. I'd rather use my iPhone (smaller and lighter). Any options? Can I get a gadget to plug the phone to the hotel room ethernet cable?
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of gettin...

there are broadband routers that allow you to insert a sim card, or a hotspot adapter (http://www.ebay.com/itm/3G-MIFI-Portable-Mini-Router-WIFI-Hotspot-WCDMA-HSPA-SIM-card-slot-AP-Hotspot-/160801002672?pt=COMP_EN_Routers&hash=item25707c94b0) pretty pricy though..
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of gettin...

Wow thank you MOT for this finding, "3G MIFI Portable Mini Router WIFI Hotspot + WCDMA HSPA SIM card slot AP Hotspot" for US $78.99 from Hong kong (2 available) for sale.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of gettin...

Sorry Anne I read the question wrong.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of gettin...

Me too.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of gettin...

Hey Anne-Marie! I personnally use this when travelling and access to only an Ethernet (wired) jack: https://www.asus.com/Networking/WL330N3G/ It's like any router you use at home to share your broadband Internet throughout your home, but in a much smaller package! You can then connect your iPhone wirelessly to your portable router, which itself uses the hotel's wired connection to let you use the Internet! Of course, since it doesn't involve any kind of cellular connection, there is no possibility of roaming charges. Hope it helps!
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Just take out your SIM Card and connect to the wifi in the hotel then there's no chance of gettin...

Oh well! Marcel's device is even better as it combines 3G router + WiFi router! I thought it was a 3G hotspot only! Kudos to Marcel for this gem! 🙂

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