Mobile Internet in Egypt: 4 Solutions to stay connected during holidays
Although there are currently different solutions for accessing the Internet during your holiday in Egypt, their costs are still not adapted and the procedures to be carried out are often a little complicated. The only simple, efficient and economical solution is offered by My Webspot and its Wifi hotspot. You will find here the solutions to have mobile internet in Egypt.
Wifi hotspot can also be called under the following names: portable Wifi, pocket Wifi, mini router or wireless router. For the moment, the mini router is not yet well known to French travellers. But the trend is beginning to reverse and it should become an essential in the near future. It is already available to other European travellers travelling around the world.
Pocket Wifi allows you to access an Internet connection from anywhere in Egypt. Even in the most remote places like in a small village, in the mountains or by the sea.
Mobile Internet in Egypt : Portable Wifi rental
The innovation proposed by My Webspot consists in providing its user with a mobile Wifi modem in which a Sim card is already inserted. It redistributes, within a radius of 15 meters, access to a private, secure and unlimited connection. The download speed is 100 Mb per second, in 4G LTE. You can connect 10 devices (computers, tablets, smartphones or game consoles) simultaneously.
The portable Wifi is also very easy to carry because it is small and light. It can be slipped into a pocket or handbag. It will not interfere with your travel or activities.
In Egypt, large cities such as Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Shubra El-Kheima, Suez, Port Said, Luxor and Mansourah have optimal 4G coverage. But, it is interesting to note that the wireless router can provide you with a connection in the most remote or isolated areas of the country. It connects via the different providers of the local mobile network.
My Webspot's pocket Wifi is available from 6.40 euros per day. You will have private, secure and unlimited 4G access. For any questions or additional information you can visit our website.
Free Wifi in Egypt
For occasional use, the free hotspot solution is of course popular with the public.
But abroad, as in Egypt, it is not always a simple and practical solution.
Free Wi-Fi in Egypt is generally only available in large cities and more precisely in bars, cafes, restaurants or hotels. The disadvantage is the multitude of people connected simultaneously on the same bandwidth; the result: a connection considered too slow and cuts also too frequent.
Concerning the city of Cairo, you can find the sites that offer free Wifi on this link. Please note that you will have to pay a minimum purchase to be able to have the Wifi code in return.
Last but not least, there is a problem. This is the dangerousness of free Wi-Fi in Egypt. That's right! Indeed, the proposed connection is not private and neither secure. So a person, with a sufficiently thorough knowledge of computers, can enter your computer and recover all your data without great difficulty.
Mobile Internet in Egypt : Prepaid SIM cards in Egypt
The possibility of purchasing a prepaid SIM card in Egypt is also known to travellers. It has advantages but also many disadvantages. Some local providers such as MobiNil, Vodafone Egypt or Etisalat offer prepaid SIM cards with included internet subscription. They are interesting for local calls, but very expensive for international calls. Be careful, you will only get 3G. Who we remind you is ten times slower than a 4G LTE connection.
In all cases, there is the constraint of the equipment. Your telephone device will need to be unlocked to recognize and access the frequency bands of the Egyptian mobile network. There are also dual SIM smartphones. But these are rare in France. If Internet connectivity is essential. The solution is to install the local SIM card in your smartphone when you arrive at your destination. Then transfer your French SIM to an entry-level phone, to receive calls or even SMS messages from France. However, it will be necessary to provide, at least the first time, a coupler and smart card adapter for SIM/Micro SIM and Nano SIM...
Foreign data in Egypt
The solution of data abroad is strongly discouraged for French travellers who need Internet access during their stay in Egypt.
The rates offered by the operators of the French mobile network are absolutely indecent as you can see on this link.
The trap can also come from the fact that you have consumed your Internet package and that no alert message will warn you. At that time, you will switch to high rates. Between your Mo used to navigate and the automatic updates of your smartphone, the total amount of your invoice can reach records.
That's it, now you know everything about mobile Internet in Egypt. We wish you a safe journey.
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