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San Diego, CA

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United States
 
 7 Mar '1812d19 Mar '1819 Mar '18
7 Mar '18

Mexico City

23ยฐC
Mexico
2017
 13 Dec '1711d24 Dec '1724 Dec '17
13 Dec '17

Dublin

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Ireland
 
 29 Oct '171mo4 Dec '174 Dec '17
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St. Thomas

U.S. Virgin Islands
 24 Oct '175d29 Oct '1729 Oct '17
24 Oct '17

Hamilton

27ยฐC
Bermuda
 
 5 Sep '1711d16 Sep '1716 Sep '17
5 Sep '17

Lisbon

26ยฐC
Portugal
 29 Aug '177d5 Sep '175 Sep '17
29 Aug '17

Cork

18ยฐC
Ireland
 25 Aug '174d29 Aug '1729 Aug '17
25 Aug '17

Dublin

19ยฐC
Ireland
 
 9 Apr '177d16 Apr '1716 Apr '17
9 Apr '17

Taipei

26ยฐC
Taiwan
 5 Apr '174d9 Apr '179 Apr '17
5 Apr '17

Hong Kong

25ยฐC
China
 3 Apr '172d5 Apr '175 Apr '17
3 Apr '17

Seoul

19ยฐC
South Korea
 27 Mar '177d3 Apr '173 Apr '17
27 Mar '17

Tokyo

12ยฐC
Japan
 14 Mar '1713d27 Mar '1727 Mar '17
14 Mar '17

Beijing

14ยฐC
China
 1 Mar '1713d14 Mar '1714 Mar '17
1 Mar '17

Taipei

20ยฐC
Taiwan
 
 22 Jan '177d29 Jan '1729 Jan '17
22 Jan '17
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Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe
 
 4 Jan '172d6 Jan '176 Jan '17
4 Jan '17

Malmรถ

3ยฐC
Sweden
2016
 31 Dec '164d4 Jan '174 Jan '17
31 Dec '16

Copenhagen

5ยฐC
Denmark
 
 9 Nov '1621d30 Nov '1630 Nov '16
9 Nov '16

Shanghai

19ยฐC
China
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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • China
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.12 5
    36146 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 33°91°30°85°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI89
    1mo
    $1,312 / mo
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  • United States
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.47 5
    121660 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30°86°27°81°AQI25
    1mo
    $3,197 / mo
    38Mbps
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    1mo
  • Ireland
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.7 5
    1200 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°67°AQI9
    22d
    $3,391 / mo
    18Mbps
  • Taiwan
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.54 5
    1828 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 36°97°30°86°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI59
    20d
    $1,369 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Mexico
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.29 5
    9602 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 39°102°30°86°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI74
    12d
    $1,354 / mo
    9Mbps
  • Portugal
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.39 5
    3036 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30°85°26°78°AQI10
    11d
    $2,121 / mo
    21Mbps
  • Guadeloupe
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.44 5
    340 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    bad
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 31°88°27°81°AQI16
    7d
    $2,472 / mo
    3Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Taipei
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.11 5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Really friendly and social people, laid back, easy to get around, food is good, 4g is great. Heavy clouds for the 4 days I was here in December, which was depressing as hell.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 37°99°31°88°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI55
    2x
    $1,826 / mo
    21Mbps
  • Dublin
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.25 5
    205 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    The price of just about everything in Dublin makes me think that Ireland is a bit deluded about how attractive its capital actually is.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°67°AQI23
    2x
    $3,927 / mo
    22Mbps
  • Shanghai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.86 5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 28°82°28°82°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI76
    1x
    $1,941 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Copenhagen
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.59 5
    200 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°66°AQI35
    1x
    $4,826 / mo
    49Mbps
  • Malmรถ
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.12 5
    187 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°66°AQI16
    1x
    $7,084 / mo
    55Mbps
  • Beijing
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.48 5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    The GFW is a *huge* bother in daily work. VPN is not a perfect mitigation as it is throttled and frequently completely blocked (Have tried shadowsocks, outline, lantern, openvpn and expressvpn to about equal success). The VPN availability seems to fluctuate with the political climate (for example if there is a party conference or such). The air quality is so-so. Worst in winter time. The streets seem very safe and their is little crime (Except maybe in tourist areas, beware the scammers). It is super easy to get by with a little English and a translation app. Metro system is super easy to use. Food is fairly cheap, and it can come as cheap as you want... but sometimes of questionable quality.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34°93°36°96°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI129
    1x
    $2,112 / mo
    9Mbps
  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.71 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year's salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it's not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It's technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don't come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they're somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you're not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it's really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it's not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you're dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 35°95°31°88°AQI1
    1x
    $3,518 / mo
    24Mbps
  • Seoul
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.3 5
    224 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Spend a few hours and learn the Korean alphabet (not that hard) and Google some names of Korean dishes + it's spelling in Korean. It will help a lot as most restaurants only have Korean menu's and often without pictures. As mentioned previously on the reviews, it's a little hard to eat alone, but Gimbab Chonguk (๊น€๋ฐฅ์ฒœ๊ตญ) is everywhere and 24/7 - no one will bat an eye. Also look for places that "specialises" in dumplings, They are usually "alone-eating" friendly. And so are ramen places as well as Korean "chinese" restaurants - Jajangmyeon (์ž์žฅ๋ฉด) is very good and super addictive. Bibimbab restaurant places are fine too. Actually, it's not that hard to eat alone in Korea. The "group" meals are generally quite obvious and will be things like BBQ. You'll figure it out. Do Get used to kimchi and spicy food otherwise you'll end up eating the same thing all the time. Be adventurous. Challenge yourself and eat an octopus alive (์‚ฐ๋‚™์ง€). If you're really brave try ๋ณด์‹ ํƒ• before authorities close them all - I haven't but a lot of Weagukins (foreigners) secret do. Cafe's generally have really good wifi, as you would expect from one of the most connected countries in the world. Expect to pay $4-6 for a latte and maybe even more at Starbucks. Best cafe's are usually around Hipster areas and Universities. Indie owned cafe's are awesome. Nightlife is great, probably amongst the best in Asia. Can get very expensive especially at night clubs in Gangnam where it would could be like $10 for a beer - in that case you can still get drunk for $2 with soju just outside at 7Eleven. Winters are stupidly cold and summers can be brutally hot & humid. Go between April and June or September to October. They have cherry blossoms in spring which is beautiful and so are the autumn leaves. Lived here for many years. It's a cool place and vastly underrated. Seoul is continuously becoming more expensive and cost of living will soon be comparable with places like Tokyo.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30°86°29°84°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI158
    1x
    $2,361 / mo
    20Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • San Diego
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.23 5
    206 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°66°AQI28
    1mo
    $3,890 / mo
    66Mbps
  • Shanghai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.86 5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŒง Feels 28°82°28°82°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI76
    21d
    $1,941 / mo
    1Mbps
  • Taipei
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.11 5
    212 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Really friendly and social people, laid back, easy to get around, food is good, 4g is great. Heavy clouds for the 4 days I was here in December, which was depressing as hell.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 37°99°31°88°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI55
    20d
    $1,826 / mo
    21Mbps
  • Dublin
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.25 5
    205 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    The price of just about everything in Dublin makes me think that Ireland is a bit deluded about how attractive its capital actually is.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 19°66°19°67°AQI23
    15d
    $3,927 / mo
    22Mbps
  • Beijing
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.48 5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    The GFW is a *huge* bother in daily work. VPN is not a perfect mitigation as it is throttled and frequently completely blocked (Have tried shadowsocks, outline, lantern, openvpn and expressvpn to about equal success). The VPN availability seems to fluctuate with the political climate (for example if there is a party conference or such). The air quality is so-so. Worst in winter time. The streets seem very safe and their is little crime (Except maybe in tourist areas, beware the scammers). It is super easy to get by with a little English and a translation app. Metro system is super easy to use. Food is fairly cheap, and it can come as cheap as you want... but sometimes of questionable quality.

    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34°93°36°96°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI129
    13d
    $2,112 / mo
    9Mbps
  • Mexico City
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    4.18 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    bad
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    Amazing, amazing, amazing. I initially arrived there for 2 weeks with an intention for it to be just a transit stop, but stayed there for 3 months. Stay in the right areas (Condesa, Roma, Coyoca, Polanco, Coyocan, etc), take Uber and take basic precautions. It's a lovely town with endless food options and work options. Accomodations are not cheap by Mexican standards, but very affordable comparing to USA. It's just a great place to live, in my opinion. The only thing that is bad is quality of the air (not everywhere, though, but in general). If you are sensible to a bad air - take a trip and see how you adjust to it. It's a big issue, yes, but I feel like the are much more pros than cons. Viva Mexico!

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  • Lisbon
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.94 5
    214 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    good
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    Culture, weather, sea, people, co-working spaces. Haven't found a better combination anywhere else.

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    $1,955 / mo
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  • Tokyo
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.71 5
    225 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety
    great
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    Really fun city. I think the easiest big city in Asia for westerners to feel comfortable in. People are generally pretty friendly on a superficial level, quick to smile, laugh, and help. Unfortunately, becoming real friends with Japanese is much more difficult and most cannot speak English. Store staff are mechanically polite like robots, which is better than rude, but also a bit weird. A bit pricey and gets more expensive after a year of residence (after you get taxed based on previous year's salary, same for health insurance fees). You can drink in public at any time, though it's not really a drinker city like some European cities are known for. Clubs and music events are expensive unfortunately, though quite a few options. Great public transport system, can just be a bit confusing with all of the different names. The street layout is completely chaotic, which can be fun but also disorienting. You will often have no idea which direction you are facing, like you are in a giant maze. You can find most major international food options but not in great numbers. Obviously, Japanese food is everywhere though. It's technically on the water, though odds are you will live more inland. Still, you can reach the bay within an hour or so and an actual beach further south in Kanagawa within 90min. Japan itself has a lot of cool things to check out as well. Best time of year are spring (cherry blossoms) and fall (cooler, leaves changing cooler), though there are a series of summer festivals that start in August that are incredible (people dress in traditional clothes, food vendors all over, tons of fireworks, etc.) and they have a lot of Christmas lights and displays in December. Dating for men is not bad, just don't come expecting every woman wants you. As mentioned before, most cannot speak English and they're somewhat conservative overall, not big on casual sex. You may have an advantage in the dating pool if you're not an English teacher, since most western foreign guys there are and that job is known for not paying that well, and definitely do if you can speak Japanese near fluently. Some negatives besides those already mentioned: it's really humid and mold develops quickly, there are A LOT of crows that creeped me out and cicadas that are VERY noisy in the summer, finding the right specialist doctor that also speaks English can be tricky, the friends you make from other countries come and go constantly, a lot of guys with issues come here (socially awkward, major womanizers, right wing nuts, escaping something from their home country, stereotypical anime fanatics, etc.), Japanese men are not anywhere near as friendly as the women are and are more likely to be xenophobic (pretty much like every other country), living space is really small for the price, vegetable selection is pretty limited and expensive, a lot of food products contain soy, subways get really overcrowded during rush hour, popular areas get really overcrowded on weekends, it's not that English friendly especially dealing with contracts and anything government related (there is a free foreigner help service that can help you via phone and usually whatever government stuff you're dealing with will have at least one person on hand who understands English and can help you).

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    $3,518 / mo
    24Mbps
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