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Forum: Mobile Phones 06-04-2011, 08:01
Replies: 0
Views: 2,624
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up 3G router experience - Option GlobeSurfer III

Here's a bit about the GlobeSurfer III - a UNIX based 3G router (UMTS/GSM/HSPA) made by Option sharing a 3G connection over WIFI. Includes disk and printer sharing.

3G internet sharing on the...
Forum: Germany 08-09-2010, 11:18
Replies: 0
Views: 3,064
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up 3G in Germany - T-mobile prepaid Xtra Card Web'n'Walk

Here's an impression of T-mobile prepaid Xtra Card Web'n'Walk in september 2010.

3G prepaid internet in Germany (http://www.laptop-junction.com/toast/content/3g-prepaid-internet-germany)

Though...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 08-09-2010, 10:56
Replies: 2
Views: 2,483
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up In 2009 and in 2010 I only found Optimus willing...

In 2009 and in 2010 I only found Optimus willing to sell a prepaid internet simcard without 3G modem. (sim-only)

Here's the story :

3G prepaid internet in Portugal...
Forum: Europe 30-08-2010, 15:47
Replies: 0
Views: 3,855
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up 3G router with external antenna + internal simcard

Here's an impression of two 3G UMTS routers with external antenna and internal simcard.

3G router for fixed internet access...
Forum: BeNeLux 27-08-2010, 00:10
Replies: 7
Views: 11,947
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up 3G prepaid internet access in Holland

Here's a bit about my experience with exploring prepaid / prepay / PAYG 3G internet in Holland - The Netherlands.

3G prepaid internet access in Holland...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 08-08-2010, 15:42
Replies: 7
Views: 25,513
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up MicroSIM card is no different from the normal...

MicroSIM card is no different from the normal simcard, only size differs. I saw a few offers for ipad arrangements with The PhoneHouse, though it was all contract based.

Why not use a normal...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 08-08-2010, 15:19
Replies: 1
Views: 2,386
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up Weak mobile phone signal in Spain

Spain is a big country with quite a bit of the rural area's with weak GSM / UMTS signal coverage or none at all.

For those living in rural area's it's not easy to deal with - specially when...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 16-07-2010, 12:05
Replies: 5
Views: 7,408
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up After nearly 3 months in Morocco, I can recommend...

After nearly 3 months in Morocco, I can recommend Maroc Telecom's 3G prepaid Menara card.

€ 18,- / month for unlimited 3G access with reasonable performance and coverage. The network is a bit...
Forum: France 16-07-2010, 11:54
Replies: 26
Views: 13,760
Posted By laptopnomad
Exclamation Here's my experience with 3G PAYG prepaid data in...

Here's my experience with 3G PAYG prepaid data in France:

3G prepaid internet access in France with Orange (http://www.laptop-junction.com/toast/content/micro-wifi-hotspot-nokia-n95-iphone)
...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 16-07-2010, 11:43
Replies: 113
Views: 83,623
Posted By laptopnomad
Here's the deal with Yoigo in summer 2010: ...

Here's the deal with Yoigo in summer 2010:

Yoigo 3G PAYG prepaid internet in Spain (http://www.laptop-junction.com/toast/content/prepaid-high-speed-3g-internet-spain)

IData with their MoviData...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 31-05-2010, 09:34
Replies: 2
Views: 5,332
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up Simple 3G indoor signal improvement

Traveling in countries with emerging 3G networks or poor 3G coverage makes catching a 3G signal a new sport.

Here’s a simple solution how to improve 3G signal reception over large distances using...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 30-05-2010, 21:38
Replies: 5
Views: 7,408
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up A bit about the competition of Maroc Telecom,...

A bit about the competition of Maroc Telecom, INWI and Meditel:

3g prepaid evdo and hspa internet in morocco (http://www.laptop-junction.com/toast/content/3g-prepaid-evdo-and-hspa-internet-morocco)
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 21-05-2010, 15:00
Replies: 5
Views: 7,408
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up Now updated how to recharge with Maroc Telecom 3G...

Now updated how to recharge with Maroc Telecom 3G menara data simcard.

Meditel as well as INWI do not sell 3G simcards, only 3G USB dongles / sticks locked to their network.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 09-05-2010, 10:05
Replies: 12
Views: 14,649
Posted By laptopnomad
Received them automagically on a Nokia 3110...

Received them automagically on a Nokia 3110 Classic - which is a somehwat odd Nokia model.

In all I found the UAE - compared to Oman, Iran horrendously expensive with their data.

Need to be...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 08-05-2010, 11:22
Replies: 12
Views: 14,649
Posted By laptopnomad
Please note that (Etisalat) Internet in the UAE...

Please note that (Etisalat) Internet in the UAE is heavily filtered with serious filtering equipment (they can afford it) - i was there in 2007/2008 and found it the most erratic internet access...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 08-05-2010, 11:15
Replies: 5
Views: 7,408
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up 3G prepaid PAYG internet experience in Morocco

Hi

Here's a bit about 3G prepaid PAYG internet access in Morocco in 2010 with Maroc Telecom

3G PAYG prepay internet in Morocco...
Forum: Europe 02-03-2010, 11:27
Replies: 5
Views: 2,819
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up The rule is now in effect - with new details: ...

The rule is now in effect - with new details:

Quote:

"Customers can now require their phone firm to cut them off when their bill reaches a certain level after accessing the internet in other...
Forum: Europe 18-02-2010, 10:00
Replies: 5
Views: 2,819
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up March 2010 - EU bill shock deadline for cellular networks in Europe

March 2010 is the deadline for European cellular networks to implement a EU bill shock measure.

Quote:

"The new rules will also protect consumers from "bill shocks" by introducing
a cut-off...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 31-12-2009, 19:23
Replies: 5
Views: 8,601
Posted By laptopnomad
Thanks for sharing the TMN experience. Read how...

Thanks for sharing the TMN experience. Read how well Optimus does with 3G prepaid internet in Portugal (http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/europe/5552-prepaid-3g-internet-portugal.html).
Forum: Spain & Portugal 31-12-2009, 19:16
Replies: 0
Views: 2,863
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up Prepaid 3G Internet in Portugal

Got connected with Optimus 3G prepaid internet through a Nokia N95 8Gb using a data only simcard. Took a bit to get the sim only in Viana do Costelo - all but 1 shop tried to sell the 3G USB stick. ...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 28-12-2009, 14:09
Replies: 61
Views: 35,948
Posted By laptopnomad
Thanks so much for sharing! I can relate to...

Thanks so much for sharing!

I can relate to the experience - not getting to what's being promised and then trying to work a local helpdesk to get the truth out. As i experienced so many times,...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 23-12-2009, 13:06
Replies: 113
Views: 83,623
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up Connected to 3G Yoigo internet - bought it at the...

Connected to 3G Yoigo internet - bought it at the PhoneHouse. So far it works pretty well although it's not the cheapest.

Read about my experiences with 3G high speed internet in Spain here...
Forum: France 30-11-2009, 10:48
Replies: 1
Views: 3,491
Posted By laptopnomad
Thumbs up France : Orange G3 with VPN through Nokia N95 WIFI hotspot

Browsing the internet using Orange 3G with a prepaid Orange Mobicarte for € 3,- per day works ok when used with a VPN connection.

Orange 3G internet is shared using a Nokia N95 converted into a...
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