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Hot spots for affordable Internet access while traveling
Hot spots for affordable Internet access while traveling

Staying connected on the road can be costly, especially if you're staying in a hotel that charges you on top of what you're already paying for your room. Major wireless companies offer hot spots, but they can set you back quite a bit. Verizon, for instance, has a Verizon JetPack 4G LTE that is $150 without a contract or 99 cents with a two-year contract. You'll pay a monthly line access fee and then, depending on your data use, about $30 a month for 4GB of data. Here are some ways to keep your costs down; if you have other ideas, send them to travel@latimes.com. — Boingo. Gary Arndt, whose website Everything-everywhere.com chronicles his extensive journeys, has...

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