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April 20, 2010 at 5:48 am #30536
Its no surprise that Internet access dramatically differs between airports. Some airports provide free access through kiosks and or WiFi and others charge for both. Since I spend quite a bit of time in Asia I’ve listed a few airports below.
Bangkok has some of the worst Internet kiosks we’ve experienced in our travels. The free standing kiosks accept coins but often the metalic keys are stuck or not working. The Airport Internet cafes are a joke – they are high priced and often these computers lock up or have other connectivity problems.
Beijing – has a few Internet kiosks scattered around, all of which require the purchase of a telephone card to use. However both the screen and the keyboard are vertical which makes typing extremely difficult especially when trying to compose an email. WiFi is somewhat of a joke – until you get on and then its rather fast. When you connect to the CMCC network (the network that serves all the paid providers) the page that comes up is all in Chinese. You have to guess what to press and if you are lucky you will be taken to a pull down list of International WiFi providers. During a recent trip to Beijing it took us over an hour just to pay and get to the login page in order to actually get online.
Singapore – it would be nice if all airports were created like Singpoore. Free is the keyword here not only with Internet access but other services as well. Changi Airport has both free Kiosks as well as fast free WiFi.
The best guide I’ve found to Airport Internet services is from Travel Post:
~ DaveAugust 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm #31411
I have come to know that Soon Karachi Airport will also provide free internet services to the passengers via WiFi. Is it true? Can any one tell me?