Mobile Internet Portugal: 4 Solutions for connected holidays
The portable wifi for Portugal is the ideal solution to have internet when travelling in Portugal. Indeed the wifi hotspot is very efficient, reliable, and it is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse.
The handheld wifi sends a WIFI network up to 15 meters around you. It also allows you to connect up to 10 devices (smartphone, computers and tablets)
The rental of our portable wifi in Portugal will allow you to enjoy a 4G high speed internet because the average download speed with this device is 100Mbps with unlimited internet.
In Portugal, major metropolitan areas such as Lisbon, Porto or Huelva have a very wide 4G coverage.
But when you leave these large cities, it is also interesting to note that handheld wifi can connect to other mobile network providers in Portugal for optimal coverage.
Mobile Internet Portugal: 4 Solutions To Get Internet In Portugal
Renting a pocket wifi for Portugal with My Webspot is always a very good solution for travellers. It offers unlimited internet access and optimal speed with 4G LTE from 6.40 Euros per day.
Free Wifi In Portugal
Free WIFI in Portugal is a possible solution to stay connected. Lisbon buses offer free wifi on two lines, while Porto buses offer free wifi on one of their lines.
Rede Nacional de Expressos long-distance calls all have a free wifi service. In the Lisbon metro, a free wifi network has been set up at Baixa-Chiado station.
Prepaid SIM Card In Portugal
Very interesting prices in Portugal... To buy and recharge your sim card, you will find many operator shops everywhere. Refills can also be made in pay shops: gas stations, bookshops, tobacco merchants.
Here is a link to the addresses of the country shops: http://www.payshop.pt/. There are them in every small town. You can also top up from ATMs.
It should be noted that for those who go to Portugal for several months, it is more advantageous, during long stays to take a subscription without commitment: for 30 euros/month you can have unlimited access with all operators.
To cancel, simply visit the shop before leaving. But that means having a taxpayer number.
In summer there are often promotional offers from operators with low-cost prepaid hotspots and sim chips.
The main SIM card providers in Portugal generally require you to open a bank account and have a local address in Portugal to obtain a sim card with an Internet package.
The main SIM card suppliers in Portugal are MEO, NOS and VODAFONE. The Sim card will mainly allow you to make more local than international calls and will be of poor quality for mobile Internet.
The speed will generally be 3G instead of 4G LTE (10 times faster) and the data volume will be very low compared to our handheld WIFI offer for Portugal.
The main problems with prepaid SIM cards are the inability to be contacted by text message or voice call on your regular phone number.
In addition, it is essential that your phone is compatible with the frequency bands in Portugal if you want to use a prepaid SIM card.
Data abroad In Portugal
Using your package to get the Internet in Portugal, better known as "Data Roaming" is probably the worst way to get the Internet when travelling in Portugal.
Indeed, suppliers such as Orange or Bouygues charge 1 Euro/MB; knowing that a typical traveller can use up to 800 MB per day. You may be very surprised when you return from your trip!
A group of tourists from France in 2015 received a phone bill of 52,000 € after a 2-month stay in Portugal... Be careful, it could happen to you too!
Don't be fooled by your mobile operator who will try to sell you an international data set for Portugal.
It is far too expensive and when you have used the authorized data quota, you will be charged again at full rate without warning...
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