Travelling in Europe

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    Hello,

    I've joined this forum because I am considering purchasing an iPad, probably iPad 2, because I will be travelling in Europe shortly and I'm not very tech savvy. I have a couple of questions. Most accommodation I'll be staying at has free Wi-Fi and I would like to avoid international roaming costs. What do I need to be aware of then?

    Secondly, when I go to Norway, I will be staying with family friends in the north so will need some other access to internet. Would this be best achieved by purchasing a local SIM card?

    Thanks.
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    If you get a 3G model make sure to turn off Data Roaming if you keep your own SIM in there.

    I'm not familiar with Norway, but if it's anything like northern Canada, cell service could be hit and miss to the point where a local SIM could be useless. Best bet is to hope your friends have wifi that you could hook into while you are staying with them.

    I'm told that Europe is very well served with wifi, so you could be lucky even in the far north.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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    Thank you for your response KevinJS.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!!

    Have a great trip!!

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