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All About Internet Cafes

How to find them while traveling and tips for using them

Internet cafes, also known as internet cafes or internet cafes, are establishments that provide computers with Internet access to the public, usually for a small fee. Internet cafes are not as popular in the United States as they used to be, probably due to the abundance of free Internet services offered in restaurants and hotels. However, they remain popular with travelers, especially when traveling outside of the United States.

Internet cafes range from flat spaces filled with computer workstations to real cafes that offer food and drink that can be purchased.

Public Internet access is no longer limited to cafe-style establishments. You will find computers with public Internet access in copy centers, hotels, airports, cruise ships, etc. Many places also offer printing and scanning services.

Who uses Internet cafes?

Internet cafes are particularly useful for travelers who do not want to take a laptop on their trip. They are widely available in many countries and their services are often inexpensive to use, especially if you check email, share digital photos or use VoIP for short periods of time.

In many countries where computers and Internet access are not widely available or affordable, Internet cafes also provide an important service to the local population. These can be high traffic locations with strict usage limits.

Internet cafe usage fees

Internet cafes often charge customers based on the amount of time a computer is used. They can charge by the hour or even by the minute, and prices vary widely by location. For example, internet access on a cruise ship can be expensive and connections are not always available. Make sure you understand the costs before you start.

Some locations offer plans for frequent users or those who require longer sessions. Again, ask ahead to see what’s available and what will work best for your needs.

Tips for finding and using an internet cafe

Before you travel, do your research at home and bring a list of well-rated internet cafes. Travel guides often provide internet cafe locations for travellers.

Google internet cafes in the areas you plan to visit. A Google Maps search of your targeted destination will identify the locations.

Check in advance if an internet cafe is still open. They often have unusual opening hours and close with little or no notice.

Safety Tips for Internet Cafes

Internet cafe computers are public systems, so they are less secure than those you use at home or in the office. Take extra care when handling them, especially when dealing with sensitive information.

Bring a USB key

Bring a USB key containing your portable programs, settings and documents. All of your data will be with you, but when you remove the flash drive, none of your information will remain on the internet cafe’s computer. Make sure anti-spyware and anti-virus programs are installed on the USB drive.

Some locations may not allow you to use a personal USB drive on their system for security reasons.

Remember login credentials

Remember login credentials for any systems you might need to access, such as your email account. Look for a message from a system asking if you are accessing from a public or private computer and be sure to select “public”. This selection ensures that personal information is not left on the computer after you are done.

Don’t neglect common sense safety procedures

Your computer screen is visible to passersby or sitting behind you. When you end a logged-in session like email, log out so the next user doesn’t accidentally access your account.

Clear web browser history, temporary files, and cookies when you’re done. If possible, it’s best to avoid logging into websites where you have sensitive data, such as your bank account.

General internet cafe advice

Make your internet cafe experience smoother and more efficient with some handy tips.

Know the rules

If you have technical problems with the computer, talk to an administrator and change the computer (this will be faster than waiting for technical support). Also, always be aware of usage time limits or else you might get disconnected in the middle of something important.

Remember where you are

If the passwords you use for the systems you hope to access in an international internet cafe use special characters, such as ampersands, consider replacing them, as these characters may not be available on foreign keyboards.

Internet cafes around the world are seeing dwindling numbers of customers as smartphones make the mobile web ubiquitous.


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All About Internet Cafes

How to find them while traveling and tips for using them

Internet cafes, also called cybercafes or net cafes, are establishments that offer computers with internet access for public use, usually for a small fee. Internet cafes aren’t as popular in the U.S. as they once were, probably because of the abundance of free internet services available at restaurants and hotels. However, they remain popular with travelers, particularly when they travel outside the U.S.

Cybercafes vary in appearance, ranging from plain spaces filled with computer workstations to actual cafes offering food and drinks for purchase.

Public internet access isn’t limited to cafe-style establishments anymore. You’ll find computers with public internet access in copy centers, hotels, airports, on cruise ships, and more. Many places offer printing and scanning services, as well.
Who Uses Internet Cafes?

Internet cafes are particularly useful for travelers who don’t want to carry laptops along on their trip. They are common in many countries, and using their services is often inexpensive, especially if you’re checking email, sharing digital photos, or using VoIP for short periods.

In many countries where computers and internet access are not widely available or affordable, cybercafes also provide an important service to the local population. These may be busy locations with strict usage limits.

Fees for Using Internet Cafes

Internet cafes usually charge customers based on the amount of time they use a computer. They may charge by the hour or even by the minute, and rates vary widely depending on the location. For example, internet access on a cruise ship may be expensive, and connections may not always be available. Be sure you understand the costs before you begin.

Some locations offer packages for frequent users or those who require longer sessions. Again, ask ahead of time to see what’s available and what would work best for your needs.

Tips for Finding and Using an Internet Cafe

Do your research at home before traveling and bring along a list of well-rated cybercafes. Travel guides often provide locations of internet cafes for travelers.

Do a Google search for cybercafes in the areas you plan to visit. A Google Maps search of your intended destination will pinpoint locations.

Check in advance to find out if an internet cafe is still open. They often have unusual hours and close down with little or no notification.

Internet Cafe Security Tips

Computers at internet cafes are public systems, so they’re less secure than those you use at your home or office. Take extra precautions when using them, especially if sensitive information is involved.

Bring a USB Flash Drive

Bring along a USB flash drive with your portable programs, settings, and documents on it. You’ll have all your data with you, but none of your information remains on the cybercafe computer when you unplug the flash drive. Make sure the USB flash drive has antispyware and antivirus programs installed on it.

Some locations may not allow you to use a personal USB drive on their systems for security reasons.
Memorize Login Credentials

Memorize login credentials for any systems you may need to access, such as your email account. Look for the message from a system that asks if you are accessing from a public or private computer, and be sure to select “public.” This choice helps ensure that personal information is not kept on the computer after you’re finished.

Don’t Slack on Common-Sense Security Procedures

Your computer screen may be visible to others passing by or sitting behind you. When you finish with a logged-in session, such as email, log out so that the next user doesn’t accidentally gain access to your account.

Clear the web browser history, temporary files, and cookies when you are finished. It’s best to avoid logging on to websites where you have sensitive data, such as your bank account, if possible.

Internet Cafe General Tips

Make your cybercafe experience smoother and more efficient with some practical advice.

Know the Rules

If you have technical difficulties on the computer, talk to a manager and switch workstations (it’ll be faster than waiting for tech support). Also, always be aware of any time limits on usage, or you may find yourself logged out of the system in the middle of something important.

Remember Where You Are

If the passwords you use for systems you hope to access at an international cybercafe utilize special characters, such as ampersands, consider changing them, as those characters may not be available on foreign keyboards.

As smartphones make the mobile web ubiquitous, internet cafes around the world are seeing dwindling numbers of customers.

#Internet #Cafes

All About Internet Cafes

How to find them while traveling and tips for using them

Internet cafes, also called cybercafes or net cafes, are establishments that offer computers with internet access for public use, usually for a small fee. Internet cafes aren’t as popular in the U.S. as they once were, probably because of the abundance of free internet services available at restaurants and hotels. However, they remain popular with travelers, particularly when they travel outside the U.S.

Cybercafes vary in appearance, ranging from plain spaces filled with computer workstations to actual cafes offering food and drinks for purchase.

Public internet access isn’t limited to cafe-style establishments anymore. You’ll find computers with public internet access in copy centers, hotels, airports, on cruise ships, and more. Many places offer printing and scanning services, as well.
Who Uses Internet Cafes?

Internet cafes are particularly useful for travelers who don’t want to carry laptops along on their trip. They are common in many countries, and using their services is often inexpensive, especially if you’re checking email, sharing digital photos, or using VoIP for short periods.

In many countries where computers and internet access are not widely available or affordable, cybercafes also provide an important service to the local population. These may be busy locations with strict usage limits.

Fees for Using Internet Cafes

Internet cafes usually charge customers based on the amount of time they use a computer. They may charge by the hour or even by the minute, and rates vary widely depending on the location. For example, internet access on a cruise ship may be expensive, and connections may not always be available. Be sure you understand the costs before you begin.

Some locations offer packages for frequent users or those who require longer sessions. Again, ask ahead of time to see what’s available and what would work best for your needs.

Tips for Finding and Using an Internet Cafe

Do your research at home before traveling and bring along a list of well-rated cybercafes. Travel guides often provide locations of internet cafes for travelers.

Do a Google search for cybercafes in the areas you plan to visit. A Google Maps search of your intended destination will pinpoint locations.

Check in advance to find out if an internet cafe is still open. They often have unusual hours and close down with little or no notification.

Internet Cafe Security Tips

Computers at internet cafes are public systems, so they’re less secure than those you use at your home or office. Take extra precautions when using them, especially if sensitive information is involved.

Bring a USB Flash Drive

Bring along a USB flash drive with your portable programs, settings, and documents on it. You’ll have all your data with you, but none of your information remains on the cybercafe computer when you unplug the flash drive. Make sure the USB flash drive has antispyware and antivirus programs installed on it.

Some locations may not allow you to use a personal USB drive on their systems for security reasons.
Memorize Login Credentials

Memorize login credentials for any systems you may need to access, such as your email account. Look for the message from a system that asks if you are accessing from a public or private computer, and be sure to select “public.” This choice helps ensure that personal information is not kept on the computer after you’re finished.

Don’t Slack on Common-Sense Security Procedures

Your computer screen may be visible to others passing by or sitting behind you. When you finish with a logged-in session, such as email, log out so that the next user doesn’t accidentally gain access to your account.

Clear the web browser history, temporary files, and cookies when you are finished. It’s best to avoid logging on to websites where you have sensitive data, such as your bank account, if possible.

Internet Cafe General Tips

Make your cybercafe experience smoother and more efficient with some practical advice.

Know the Rules

If you have technical difficulties on the computer, talk to a manager and switch workstations (it’ll be faster than waiting for tech support). Also, always be aware of any time limits on usage, or you may find yourself logged out of the system in the middle of something important.

Remember Where You Are

If the passwords you use for systems you hope to access at an international cybercafe utilize special characters, such as ampersands, consider changing them, as those characters may not be available on foreign keyboards.

As smartphones make the mobile web ubiquitous, internet cafes around the world are seeing dwindling numbers of customers.

#Internet #Cafes


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