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Eastern Mediterranean: Connecting to the internet

By SY Serenity — last modified Jan 20, 2016 01:58 PM
SY Serenity have found that a Vodaphone modem works best for them in the Eastern Med. Let noonsite know how you are staying connected whilst cruising this region.

Published: 2013-07-24 23:00:00
Countries: Greece , Turkey

Eastern Mediterranean: Connecting to the internet

Vodaphone Modem for multi-devices

We purchased a Turkcell modem in Marmaris (Turkey) which allowed us to use up to eight devices on it -eight devices could connect to the internet at the same time.  It cost us around 300 T-Lire and provided great coverage, even at remote anchorages.

We were told that the device would work in Greece, which it did for a while.  But when we got to Naxos we had to buy another modem and we opted for a Vodaphone modem as the tech guy said that the modem would work in any country that had Vodaphone coverage - we would just need to buy a SIM card for that country.

The Vodaphone modem cost 65 euros which included two weeks and 2 gig of data.  We have found that this modem provides internet service anywhere there is Vodaphone coverage - which is just about everywhere we have been. The only place we have not had coverage was Levitha Island (Greece), but that is a remote and isolated island, so not surprising.

We are currently at Paxos (Paxoi) Island, Greece, and we have five bars of connection.

Our friends bought a USB dongle from Vodaphone because it was cheaper, but only a device with a USB port can use it and only one device at a time.

We are absolutely not computer literate and we have a hate/hate/love relationship with our laptop, iphone, ipad that we have on board.  But, it is very useful to look up Windguru, Windfinders, and Poseidon for weather--and of course, to keep in touch with the kids and gkids.

Gordon and Sherry Cornett
SY Serenity

Feedback on how you are staying connected in the Med is very welcome - email [email protected]

ray fuller
ray fuller says:
Mar 12, 2014 10:36 AM

Have just read your post and would like to add and confirm your points.
We were in the Ionian last season (2013) and purchased a Vodafone dongle in Argastoli on arrival. It worked well most of the time but was obviously dependent on a tel signal.
We were able to get BBC radio etc which we really enjoyed. Especially useful was being able to access numerous weather sites.
Top ups were readily available in most ports.

Ray Fuller
SY Josephine

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