Such a device could have you run afoul of laws and more. I too am getting ready for a trip to near China but my plan is to be sure I have enough for the time there. That is, I ordered a spare battery for the camera and for the laptop it is an unit that if lost will smart but won't be the end of the world.
I won't spend time during the trip hunting for the internet. I plan on getting out and taking pictures and as some one wrote "be there."
So, I'm heading over to China in about a month. The place where I am going has no reliable internet. That is, there may be wifi, and there may not be.
I don't want to scrounge for hotspots for internet, and rather would prefer to have internet wherever I may go. I also don't have a smartphone, so tethering is out of the question.
Likewise, I have a few queries.
First, do services such as MiFi and Broadband2Go, along with other portable wifi hotspots extend into China? How is the connection, if they do?
Second, is there a way (Ebay, I suppose) to procure a such device cheaply, if the range of service extends into China? Or are there generic versions which work just as well and cost less? Same for the internet data packages; are there providers which give internet for less?
Third, are there alternatives to tethering/portable hotspots which function in China?