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Default 12-05-2009, 15:19

Best deal for WiFi use in France and Europe is Boingo Global. US$59/month gets you 2000 minutes of use at a whole bunch of WiFi networks.


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Default Thank you all for your help - 12-05-2009, 18:38

I'll be in France for 1 week only, and I plan to use my PDA mostly for browsing/emails, so I need to find the cheapest deal around.

On the other hand, if there's the possibility of paying a couple extra Euro and having a large amount of MB, it might be a good deal for me.

I visit the UK quite often, and the data costs there are pressty expensive.
On the other end of the scale, I visited Thailand last month, and could do heavy browsing for 2-3 days on a $8 refill...
   
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Default Another question, please - 13-05-2009, 11:29

I've been in contact with leclercmobile.fr, and they say their SIM card supports browsing via WAP.
"The offer E.LECLERCMOBILE allows you to connect in sites wap but not directly in web sites."

But I need HTML browsing, and I can't seen to find a SIM card that does this.
And the browsing would be done over GPRS (in case ob absence of WIFI).

My French is rather dusty, so I might be misunderstanding the descriptions.

I'd appreciate any clarifications on this.


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Default 13-05-2009, 16:26

Have a look at this site for an explanation (in English) of one offering from Orange: France - Orange - Prepaid Wireless Internet Access
   
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Default 14-05-2009, 10:33

It seems both offers to be no longer available...


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Default 14-05-2009, 10:37

maccoy, so what are the available options (that enable GPRS/3G-based browsing)?
Again, only PAYG.
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Default 14-05-2009, 10:55

I was just looking at the Orange Internet site...
There is a new "Internet Max" option for 12€ a month (6€ for two month if activated by June 17th).
It is almost the same as the old "Internet Max" and mails are not included.
And the "Découverte Multimedia" option is still available for the Mobicarte (PAYG) customers.


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Default 14-05-2009, 11:14

I"m not quite clear on these options.
Do you mean that the internet max option allows only browsing but not emails?
I apologize for all these questions, but again, my French is very rusty.
   
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Default 14-05-2009, 14:37

For both options, you can browse with your PDA but you can't download your e-mails.


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Default 14-05-2009, 19:01


This is strange indeed!
How then can I retrieve my emails?
I mean, in my case I can access the emails through OWA, but this is VERY cumbersome (I have GMAIL, POP3 and IMAP accounts).
For me the best way is using the built-in email (or any other email tool).
   
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