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laptop internet access in mauritius

Beitragvon vivsam » Fr Okt 10, 2008 13:02

Hi
I am coming to Mauritius as a tourist for 10 days in early November 2008
will be staying in Casuarina Hotel, i travel will my laptop and will need Internet connectivity
I have read in forums, that Internet access at hotels can be quite costly
whats the best way of concecting my laptop to internet - i hate using internet cafes
Is it OK if i purchase Emtel SIM card when i arrive in Mauritius, install it in my Nokia GSM mobile, and enabled GPRS on it
how much kbps internet speed can i expect on my laptop using such a setup
and how much it will cost totally?
emtel SIM card (or any other company) + GPRS activation for Internet , and internet access cost per minute/hour?
and where is the nearest spot near Casuariana Hotel where i can buy that
thanks in advance
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Beitragvon wickus » Mo Okt 13, 2008 8:07

Emtel also offers an wireless usb stick access, but I have no idea if they do that also to foreigners. That stick itself cost about 5400 Rupees and I have no idea if this is an deposit or if you have to buy it.
Maybe you check this here:
http://www.emtel-ltd.com/data.php?category=12

Or check with orange.mu if they can give you some infos about some hotspots.

Have you asked in your hotel if they have access and for which prize? I know Sugar Beach Resort should be around 8 Euro an hour (but am not sure)
Touessrok is free.
I can share what you said about Internet Cafes. I know two, one in Flic en Flac which is a bloody oven the other one in Rose Hill is a darn fridge (but pretty cheap), and they offer to connect the laptop.
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Beitragvon MmeTortue » Mo Okt 13, 2008 11:16

Hello vivsam,

Some of the orange offices (formerly called telecom) also offer access to the web, at least in Mahebourg. Disadvantage: they are only open during shopping hours.

And surprise, surprise: Mahebourg also proudly presents two internet cafes!

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Beitragvon vivsam » Mo Okt 13, 2008 16:52

thank you for your replies
but will Emtel GPRS activated sim card enable me to browse internet on my laptop?
i know speed will be slow, buts it enough to check my emails

i am putup at casuariana hotel, dont know about their internet facilities
and how far away is the nearest internet cafe from casuriana hotel?
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Beitragvon moreley Inc » Di Okt 28, 2008 15:11

the hotel has wifi spots so internet is free there
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Beitragvon nypy » Mi Okt 29, 2008 3:33

2 years ago there in casuarina was only their own computer and connection (slow) without windows, it cost little , but didn't work properly .

i think nearest is in grand baie, but where there, i don't know
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Beitragvon wickus » Do Okt 30, 2008 17:16

beside this...making holiday and surfing on the net? shouldn't you surf somewhere else? or do you like to play some online poker? if so, there shall be a tourney in Trianon on the 7th of November. :-)
but I know its hard for me too to travel w/out the laptop. :O)
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Beitragvon nypy » Fr Okt 31, 2008 1:32

well, poker hmm, is there any poker in february? :roll:
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Beitragvon wickus » Fr Okt 31, 2008 10:03

There was a poker night last Friday and one is next Friday, will ask my colleague if it now is every 2 weeks. I personally don't like it on Friday evenings, can end late night even with only 100 people there. Wish they would do something on Sunday afternoon.
You know this already: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/uVR3NJ ?
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Beitragvon nypy » Fr Okt 31, 2008 15:46

ty

yes i know it.

do you play texas hold'em?
and what is buy in?

what/where is trianon?
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