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Re: Short-term (2 weeks) internet access?

Postby eirini_cy » Tue May 22, 2012 2:23 pm

well in the end I didn't find something suitable, but the cafe nearby had a connection which I was able to use. Sometimes you can find free lines as well
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Re: Short-term (2 weeks) internet access?

Postby Sotos » Tue May 22, 2012 3:28 pm

reric wrote:I would like to be familiar with this as well. I would like to know if there are those prepaid internet kits that you plug-in to your USB ports and just start surfing away.

Though internet will not really be the primary concern of my trip, it would really be nice to still get connected whenever I go, or better yet plug the sim card on my mobile just so we could be assisted with the maps and other data hungry applications.

For USB kit with no contract: ... payasyougo For your mobile you can get PayAsYouGo ... payasyougo and then add the PayAsYouSurf service for data: If your mobile is new smartphone with tethering feature then you can use your mobile as basically a WiFi access point that your other WiFi devices (e.g. laptop) can connect to. With older mobiles maybe you could connect them to your laptop with bluetouth or some wire.
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Re: Short-term (2 weeks) internet access?

Postby pcpaphos » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:12 pm

If you buy an mtn sim card (to use with a dongle or ad-hoc with a suitable unlocked phone) you can then put prepay credit on and can choose from a selection of data bundles by sending a text to a specified number. havn't got the details to hand but they are explained in english in a manual that comes with the sim card, basically you text something along the lines of "3g 1 week" to a number they specify and it charges you a fixed price of e.g. 5 euros for 50mb of data that can be used over a week period.

WARNING you dont get a huge amount of data allowance with these packages so you will be limited to checking your emails and browsing (no videos or internet radio!) but this should do for a short trip.

I dont know if there are similar packages with other suppliers as I have never used them but mtn seems to be quite competetive. Good luck!
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