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Topic # 22790 8-Jun-2008 16:11
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Hi.

I am going to France and Portugal to visit family and I have a laptop and have set up Skype to contact friends and family but, have no idea how I am mean't to access the internet.
The family members that I am staying with don't have a phone line so, I'm lost. I understand that I can access internet from 'hot spots', but I have 2 kids and we'd like to talk to family and friends in the comfort of our families homes. We are only overseas for 2 months so, a contract is out of the picture.
Is there some form of wireless pre=paid internet that I can buy to use in both those countries?

-Really hope you can help

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  Reply # 136964 10-Jun-2008 11:44
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For Portugal Vodafone seems to have the cheapest data tariff: http://prepaid-wireless-internet-access.wetpaint.com/page/Portugal+-+Vodafone

France seems to be more expensive, as I couldn't find anything cheaper than this: http://prepaid-wireless-internet-access.wetpaint.com/page/France+-+Auchan

However the wiki linked above seems incomplete, so go to http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/europe-f22.html and ask the folks there for the cheapest data tariffs in Portugal and France. prepaidgsm.net is the best board for this topic, I know.

Also let me point out, that with a prepaid SIM of Vodafone Germany you can use "WebSessions"  - for € 14.95 you will get 50 MB of traffic to be used within 24 hours in most European countries, including France and Portugal. That equals to a price of € 0,30/MB, which is at least cheaper than the French Auchan tariff, mentioned above.
Please note, that "WebSessions" is only available through German Vodafone SIM cards, so a Portugese one won't help.
See http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/vodafone-des-web-sessions-offer-t3838.html for more information.




router: AVM Fritz!Box Fon 7390 with Huawei K3765 USB modem attached as GSM voice gateway
VoIP-providers: intervoip.com | sipgate.de (German DID) | sipgate.co.uk (British DID) | sipcall.ch (Swiss DID)
connection: 100/5 MBit/s (DOCSIS 3.0)
mobile devices: Huawei P6 | Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM | Huawei: E5832, E1762, K3715, K3765 | Qualcomm Gobi 2000 in Sony VAIO VPC-Z12X9E/X



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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 137221 11-Jun-2008 06:55
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Cheers for that great information. You have no idea how much of a help you have been.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!


Keep up the great work!


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