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Internet, Telephones & Mobile Phones Anything on telephones, mobiles, cybercafes, internet, post etc.

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Old 17-02-2015, 09:12
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The broadband in my apartment is costing me almost 60 Euros a month through Telefonica. As I'll probably be out for 7 weeks this year it's costing me over 100 Euros a week!

Has anyone found a really effective, genuinely reliable mobile 'switch on/switch off' alternative that guarantees a genuinely fast connection in the apartment?
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Hi Graham, there are some good options on this thread http://www.forum.puertopollensa.com/...apartment.html .
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There is also some good info on the thread if you just need it for phone/ tablet etc http://www.forum.puertopollensa.com/...ta-sim-pp.html

I purchased the device from Amazon and after a little technical hiccup ( i think of my own doing) it worked great 10€ for 1gb of data which expires after 20 days top up with a card as and when required
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I have added some more details to the mifi thread
It looks like 4G and a dongle could be a good alternative to traditional phone line ADSL or IB red internet for occasional use as long as the signal is OK.
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I think if you go into the Movistar shop in the port, Telefonica now do a switch of package.
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Go to Confort and ask for Miguel he will sort you out with IB Red

Costs around 30euros per month and you can switch it off in the winter
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I'll second this , great service and confort has come out to us several times to sort any problems even when we have been in the UK . My husband just emails Miguel gets a quick response and is sorted very quickly with no charge most of the time , they are fantastic .
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Great responses. Thanks everyone.
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Not sure how fast you need but if just for internet browsing and emails etc then the cheapest IB red as already mentioned looks to be about 34 euros a month with tax etc and would be OK.
That is about 402 euros a year so about 57 euros for each of your 7 weeks if worked out that way.

If you bought a 4G mobile phone network dongle or mifi you can easily eat up 50 euros of top up data in a week if a few people are browsing the internet and it is a faffing around topping up etc although you can use that on other holidays as well which can be useful if you travel a lot.

Conectabalear is another provider similar to IB red.
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Even cheaper when you switch it off in winter months ...... You pay a set up premium in order to enable this service but pays for itself in a year

Also not everywhere in the port has good 3G or 4G ...... I know where Graham is and signal can be dodgy

We have cheapest Ibred and copes with 2 or 3 people browsing and emailing simultaneously
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Sounds like a plan. Does anyone have Miguel's e mail address?
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Hi graham

Here is the one we use confort.tenda.xaloc@gmail.com , it's either pedro or Miguel as it's not a personal email address.
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