Internet

It maintains a blog, twitter to be used every day to give our position - one needs Internet a little bit all the time, with a budget of € 10-15 per month.

"But how did you do to not to put half of the budget of the trip in telephony?". Here, country by country, the different ways that we used to have Internet everywhere, via our phone.

Before you begin, let me tell you...

BUY THE COUNTRY SIM CARDS! It is the first option to pay much less your nomadic Internet access (be sure to) unlocked phone before starting).

"The second option was for us to use the"Pass destination"for Free. Son blows, SMS and data (1) unlimited in plenty of countries for... € 0! (Valid in Europe mainly).

The third is to squat in all Wifi (free)McDonald's(, hostels, guesthouses, wifi in the city), but there I no learn you nothing.

A small thank you to Going slowly that gave me the idea to make this page ()go to hisIt gives other ideas!)

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France

  • September 2014
  • Free Mobile / €20
  • Our package has been used Free"because we wanted to keep it to take advantage of"Pass destination"for the following countries. Attention however if you just pass on a package to €19,90, it takes 2 months before you can take advantage of this famous Pass... What worth to pay a new SIM in Italy.

Italy

  • October 2014
  • I WIND / 14€ + €6 (SIM card + activation)
  • €20 in total, but when even 6 GB of Data! The network overall is good quality (it's that uses Free to its clients abroad).

Croatia

  • October 2014
  • Tele2
  • 50 Kuna (about € 6.50) for 1 GB valid 30 days + card SIM €1

Albania

  • October 2014
  • Vodafone
  • 30 days: 1 GB = 550 Leke (about€ 4) or 2 GB: 750 Leke (less than € 5.50)
  • SIM €1

in Greece

"November 2014: use of"Pass destination"of our Free package!

Turkey

We remember more if we bought a SIM card or not...
But it does not leave you without anything: for some info, go see there ! (it looked about to update in general)

Thailand

  • December 2014
  • Prepaid SIM cards purchased in the supermarket 7/11.
    Attention to rates that seem attractive: the first time we bought a map at AIS, kind equivalent to 1 or €2; in fact there was only very little Data, but unlimited Facebook. It is nice, but a bit limited as use.
  • Second test at AIS : 299 baht (€7.60) - 1 GB for 1 month. On the other hand, offers at AIS did us we pluck hair initially... We suggest you rather True Move : offers looked simpler!

Some other info...

  • True move: free wifi available in quite a lot of places in this operator (and especially in Bangkok), you just create an account to access. But it has often struggled to make it work.
  • Some codes which will be useful (English translation, check balance, etc.):
    -AIS
    -TrueMove

Cambodia

And there,. Caution: it must be enable refills, otherwise it goes faster than your shadow! You can try to go into the cities phone shops, sometimes they speak a little English... But if, at the bottom end of Cambodia, you need a day to recharge, you'll be happy to have more info, because this is not always the seller who will explain it (in small stalls in edge of road, sometimes itself cannot tell... Then between it and the barrier of the language...).

So: you buy the charging process, a piece of paper with a long number on it; you enable this credit. This is where do not stop! Still need to send a code SMS ("MI3" for example, for $ 3) that is well validated charging Data.

Laos

  • February 2015
  • Unitel
  • 30 days: 5 GB for 50 000 kips (€11)
  • You can sometimes find sim ($1) cards in the small roadside vendors, but they occupy just to recover the Sub, without telling you how much Data you have. Once in Cambodia (see above), it was lapped. A page that has well served despite everything: a small table very useful.
    In major cities you will find large agencies that can help you a little more.

Viet Nam

This network has the best coverage of the country because it was developed initially for the military.

Note: impossible to know its package remaining when one buys only from the data: it requires the cost of an SMS, that has not, since we bought to the Data... No. how.

China

March 2015: In China do not be surprised if sellers do not even know their offerings: this is normal (regardless of the operator), count not speak you English... Galleys in perspective.
Go, it helps you!

China Unicom / 100 Yuan (€15) to the SIM card + 1 GB of data - until the end of the month!

We had a bad experience with this company, the seller has not put we aware that he had chosen for us a package that resets at the end of the month (you must return to Agency to pay your month). When we limit ourselves to take 6-8 weeks with 1 GB and it emerges at the end of 15 days that the account was being siphoned it is not very pleasant. Take another operator you will say. Impossible! It is the only compatible with non-Chinese phones)see this wiki very well done about it). Awesome.

Utiliser Facebook, Twitter et youtube en Chine :

I struggled for a week to find a solution that works for my PC and the phone. Without further ADO:

  • For Android phones: download Fqrouter2. Il est aussi dispo sur le PlayStore, mais n’attendez pas d’être en Chine pour l’installer : PlayStore est bien évidemment bloqué 🙂
  • For the PC/MAC: Ask one of your buddies featuring a freebox (or a SIN) you create a PPTP VPN (other technologies walk surely, but I have not come to make them work). Namely: it is sometimes necessary to force encryption to 128-bit, 40-bit is not enough all the time (blocked pages).

If you have no friends, you can either try a free VPN, or take a VPN paying.

For d & rsquo; information on constraints in China, allez visiter notre page “11 choses à savoir avant de venir en Chine”

Mongolia

  • May 2015
  • Mobicom
  • We were in Mongolia in may 2015. At the time, the proposed rates were: 14 000 Tugrik (€7) for 1 GB valid 30 days or: 10,000 Tugrik (€5) for 500 MB valid 7 days. (SIM included)
    Now prices appear to have changed and these rates found on their site:
    -> 4 500 GT - 500 MB valid 7 days
    -> 10 000 tg - 1 GB valid 30 days
  • Check balance: * 592 #.

Quality of the network: starting bike across the Mongolian steppes, we knew not at all if we regularly make our tweets. We were surprised! We found the edge in the villages and 3G in the cities (Karkhorin, Tsetserleg...). To get an inkling of at Mobicom network coverage: Coverage.

Russia

  • June 2015
  • MTC (i.e., MTS)
  • Card SIM 50 roubles (€0.70)
  • In June 2015: SMART rate = 400 rubles (€5.80) for 1 GB. But the forms change annually. On their website, I noticed that the shown formulas were not the same in the English version only in la Russian version. Use instead the Russian versionwith the browser Chrome which result you ca automatically!
  • Remember to take your identification document in order to create your account.

Quality of the network: Not bad! In the Trans-Siberian, we didn't have internet streaming, but quite often theEdge in the countryside and H + in the cities. Good network also around Lake Baikal. Small map of the network of the operator: Coverage.

Estonia

Quality of the network: the country is at the forefront of new technologies, it is the country of birth of Skype. In addition, it is all flat! So quite exceptional quality of H + across network, to the bottom end of the campaign.

Latvia

  • July 2015
  • Tele2 Here also exists
  • But upon entering the country, we find in supermarket SIM Internet prepaid card from among LMT.
  • € 3 per week for 1.5 GB

Network quality : as the Estonia, the Latvia is a very flat country. There is the H + everywhere.

Lithuania

  • July 2015
  • PILDYK (depends on tele2)
  • € 2 for 1 GB valid 30 days - activation by calling the 1520: that's it!
  • Bought in supermarket

Poland

  • August 2015
  • Heyah
  • Bought in the press office. At Heyah in August 2015, formula Smart L :
  • 20 zlotych (€5) for 3 GB, valid 30jrs + card SIM 5 Zloty (€1)

For more info:

Germany

  • September 2015
  • Vodafone : €20 for 1 GB (credit of € 15 + SIM €5)
  • Tmobile: €20 for 200Mb...

The most expensive country of travel in Internet! And on the side of the wifi open, it is not better! The system Hadopi German is very severe, bars do more dare to open their Wifi to their customers... At McDonald's, don't worry, it stays open!


(1) data: for those who don't know the term: it is synonymous with a data volume on the Internet. OK this is a beautiful anglicism but it is still much shorter and is the term you will hear in general.