Using E-mails while abroad

  MatElstead 16:53 10 May 2005

I travel around the continent regularly and want to keep in touch via e-mails and accessing the Web. I have a Notebook but don't want to have to search for a telephone socket to access my messages. I understand that connecting via my mobile will be very expensive and not always successful. Can anyone advise me about using a Vodafone or Orange 'card', or other similar method, slotted into my Notebook as an easy/inexpensive way of getting my e-mails while I'm abroad ??

  pauldonovan 16:59 10 May 2005

..but in theory as long as you have coverage and have been enabled for going abroad you shouldn't have too many problems.

These days you could also just use internet cafes although that is obviously not as convenient. Phone socket might not be too difficult but you'll need to adjust dialling settings each place you go. We use pipex when people go abroad as they have a roaming option just for that where you dial a local number.

  Yoda Knight 16:59 10 May 2005

Youd probably be better off calling at a Vodafone shop for details

  pauldonovan 17:00 10 May 2005

..just thinking about this mention 'inexpensive' ... I doubt mobile data abroad will be too inexpensive.

Blackberry would be good for this too!

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