Mobile Internet in the Czech Republic: 4 Solutions to stay connected during holidays
Renting a wireless router is the best solution to stay connected to mobile Internet in the Czech Republic during these holidays.
The wireless router is known by many names such as portable wifi, pocket wifi, mini router or hotspot wifi. Pocket wifi is not yet very well known to occasional travellers. But it is very popular with frequent travellers, who quickly realized the many advantages that wifi hotspot offers.
The mini router offers an unlimited and very high speed internet connection throughout the Czech Republic.
Mobile Internet in Czech Republic: Mobile Wifi rental
Renting is the best way to stay connected to the Internet during your trip to the Czech Republic. It has been designed to meet all the needs of tourists when they travel. Indeed, the wireless router is small and lightweight, which allows you to take it with you from wherever you go without any discomfort. In addition, it allows people close to you to enjoy it too, because the portable wifi can support up to 10 devices (computers, tablets or smartphones) connected simultaneously. Finally, the wifi hotspot offers an ultra fast internet connection thanks to the 4G LTE which offers a download speed of more than 100 Mb per second.
In the major cities of the Czech Republic, such as Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzen, Olomouc, Ceské Budejovice or Usti nad Labem, 4G coverage is practically total, but even outside these major cities, it is interesting to note that the wifi hotspot can connect to the various providers of the Czech mobile network, thus guaranteeing optimal coverage throughout the country.
Portable wifi rental for the Czech Republic is available on our website. Unlimited internet access, using the 4G LTE standard, is available from 6.40 Euros per day.
Free Wifi in Czech Republic
Travellers often use free wifi, not always practical and secure, but it has the advantage of being economical. In the Czech Republic, free wifi is generally only available in large cities and, more specifically, in public places run by private entities such as bars, pubs, restaurants or hotels. Note that a minimum of purchases in its premises must be made to obtain the wifi code in exchange.
To find out where free wifi is located in Prague, you can check this link.
Free wifi is less and less used by travellers to the Czech Republic for two reasons:
- the proposed connection is of poor quality, which is detrimental to sharing photos on social networks or starting conversations on Skype for example.
- the connection is not secure (unlike pocket wifi) and therefore allows hackers to hack into you without any problem. In recent years, more and more complaints have been filed.
Prepaid SIM cards in the Czech Republic
Prepaid SIM cards in the Czech Republic are another way to stay connected during your stay. However, providers generally require a bank account and a local address to obtain a card that includes an Internet package.
Mobile network operators in the Czech Republic such as O2, T-Mobile or Vodafone offer traveller-friendly packages. The packages offered include local or international calls and Internet access; unfortunately this access only has 3G and offers poor connection quality.
In case you use a prepaid Sim card in the Czech Republic. You will no longer be able to be reached on your usual number during your holidays.
Don't forget to check before you leave. Because a lot of phones are not compatible with Czech frequency bands.
Mobile Internet in the Czech Republic: Data abroad
The last solution, proposed by our article, to stay connected to the Internet during your holidays is data roaming. It consists in using the phone to receive data on networks that do not belong to your mobile operator. The latter will charge you additional fees. One advice, avoid making this choice! It's very risky, many Bouygues and Orange customers have already paid the price and can attest to that.
So if you don't want to receive invoices of more than 30,000 or 50,000 euros. Do not opt for the solution of data abroad. Now you know everything about mobile internet in the Czech Republic.
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