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Post by laneside on Mon 21 Oct 2013 - 16:31

If anyone is planning on travelling down Portugal and wondering which PAYG simm card for your dongle I can recommend Voafone, we have had a brilliant connection most of the way down even way out in the sticks.  I am sure someone will report a black spot but we have not found one yet
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Post by tessajoe on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 16:46

can you give me more info please.

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Re: Portuguese Vodafone PAYG

Post by laneside on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 16:55

Best I can tell you is that 15 euros buys you the sim card from any Vadafone shop which gives you about 1500 hrs wifi and then you may, if you are a geek, be able to top up on line or at the nearest Vodafone shop or as I did at the post office
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Post by tessajoe on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:02

how much is the dongle?
 can i put a vodaphone sim into my O2 dongle?

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Post by KSH on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:14

You'll probably need to get it unlocked Frank, when are  you going? I have a Vodafone dongle you can borrow

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Post by laneside on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:19

Sorry should have said I am using the sim in an un-locked 3 mifi
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Post by tessajoe on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:21

hi ken not going to january.now you know i am a nobhead when it comes to tinternet.so if you lend me your dongle and i buy the sim i will get tinternet in portugal in my van?

is a mifi a booster?would i need one?

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Post by KSH on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:27

A mi-fi you put the sim card in it and it creates a wireless network, you can connect 5 devices to it

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Post by KSH on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:29

If you'd rather have one of them I can lend you one

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Post by tessajoe on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:31

ok ken thanks.you can show me what to do.Very Happy 
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Post by KSH on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:33

Yeah, iPad, phones, computers, kindles, remind me next time I see you

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Post by tessajoe on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 17:34

ok happy days.

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Post by tessajoe on Thu 24 Oct 2013 - 16:48

big thanks to laneside and ken for helping me sort my internet out.muchas gracias Very Happy

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Post by laneside on Thu 24 Oct 2013 - 16:54

Now Ken completely confuse him by telling him how he has to put the correct APN in --------Took me three days
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Post by KSH on Thu 24 Oct 2013 - 17:18

Did you have to enter them manually?
I've had 3 sim cards in mine and always auto detected the settings
I'll have to look at setting it up for Portuguese Vodafone before I lend it to Frank than Very Happy 
I'm going to set it up now with a fool proof SSID and password before I forget Very Happy

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Post by Ladybird on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 14:39

Hi Alan sorry to keep bothering you I have an unlocked MIFi so SIM card seems ideal do I get one in this country or over there   Many thanks PaulinePauline

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Post by laneside on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 15:51

Depends on your time scale, there are some good offers on Ebay but most larger towns have a Vodafone shop where I bought mine from and surprising got it topped up a a Portugese Post office
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 16:11

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Re: Portuguese Vodafone PAYG

Post by laneside on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 16:20

Bob I may well be wrong as I often am but is that just for phone calls and not data, as in internet
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 16:23

Doh Embarassed
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Post by laneside on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 16:29

Hey Ladylee I have just looked on Ebay and be careful as so many are just for phones and not data even Bob got confused

Perhaps safer to nip into Portuguese Vodafone shop as they all seem to speak some English
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Post by laneside on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 16:31

Ooooops Ladyleee should that be Ladybird----just like Bob it is an age thing
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 16:37

laneside wrote:Hey Ladylee I have just looked on Ebay and be careful as so many are just for phones and not data even Bob got confused

Perhaps safer to nip into Portuguese Vodafone shop as they all seem to speak some English
Confused yes Alan, so I will wait until we get to Portugal and get one there, will you be staying down at Zahora for the rest of the winter or will you be returning to Portugal at some date.

The reason for asking is we will be calling at your site on the way home and also Belle Vista camping for a recce, thats in Spain north of Algeciras.


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Post by laneside on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 17:18

We will certainly be at Zahora for the next few weeks as our doggy is due in season and there are no stray dogs around here  I am on a mission though as there is a nice cottage for sale up near Laval in France and I would love to see it but having difficulty convincing Lynda to leave the sun as yet
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Tue 19 Nov 2013 - 17:38

Looks like we will miss you and Lynda then as we will not be down your way until end of Feb. 

Hope the mission goes well as the area around Laval is great and Mayenne is not far away Wink Wink I am getting the winter blues real bad now and cannot wait to get away (maybe before Barb thinks we are going but hush for now) my problem is keeping her away from home for longer than a couple of months. Will have to sweet talk her into letting me go south then she can fly out later, Hmmm Rolling Eyes 

Enjoy the sunny  Alan as its getting real cold here with snow around and they say we due a freezing time for a while.
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