It’s said that the biggest fear one has it that of public peaking. For me, my biggest fear is not having cellular service, and not being able to connect while on the go.

So, how does one connect while in Latvia

Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:
Telephone & Internet Any GSM phone that works in Europe will work in Latvia. For local communication, it is much cheaper to buy a local prepaid SIM card, which can include data as well as voice and text. These cards and separate renewal vouchers can be easily bought in gas stations, kiosks, or supermarkets. All brands are more or less equal in price and service.

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Popular brands include LMT , Tele2 , Bite . All prepaid SIM cards come with a manual in English, Russian, and Latvian. Free wifi is available in many cafes, libraries, and the Riga Airport. Most hotels will provide free wireless access spots for laptops. To call from a public phone, you need a phone card (telekarte) which cost as little as €2. International calls are possible from every public phone.

Other tips on staying connected while in Latvia? Please add your comments and tips.