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1. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member 155 posts) 2y

I bought a Vodafone dongle in Egypt this year with one months usage and it worked so much cheaper than paying the charges the hotel were asking.
We are staying in Australia for 6 weeks in November this year I had thought of using the Dongle again paying for the usage when we get there.
Does anyone know if this will work out for me and how I can find out the costs. I've not been able to find anything out searching the Internet.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 2y

Hi Jeanie, not sure that you can use the *same* dongle, but you can definitely get the same kinds of plans here as well. And yes, this is a great way to go for internet connectivity. Not only does it work out cheaper than what the hotels normally would charge, but it's also more secure.

Have a look here at the dongle options Vodafone has in Australia.

Another option if you have a smart phone is to get a sim card with some data access. You can then share the connection with your computer over WiFi and use it the same way you would use a dongle.

3. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member 155 posts) 2y

Thank you for your response much appreciated.
I don't have a smart phone, hubby as a worldwide phone but the old type.
I use my net book when traveling and Skype the family to keep in touch and it works out great. The calls are so much cheaper as well via Skype.
I checked out the link and the pay as you go cost was a good price but nothing about dongle cost.

I'll go into our Vodafone shop in town to check this all out.

I had thought that I could use the dongle I have and the shop would just change the sim card when I bought the months use.
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We are traveling in a camper van for 5 weeks so a dongle would be the best choice for us

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 2y

The page mentions the one-off modem cost of $25 which is the dongle. Yes, I'd kind of expect you would be able to use your current one so hopefully you can avoid having to pay for another one :)

Good luck!