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Merlin11
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Re: Wireless 3G Internet & Cell phone Access

Unread post by Merlin11 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:06 pm

Hi Papop, we used B4igo to order our sim from Vodacom. The international calling plus option will give you slightly cheaper international calls, the straight SIM card will allow international calls but slightly more expensive.

So I guess it depends how many international calls to France you will need to make and then decide which is the Best Buy for you :thumbs_up:

Enjoy Kruger :D

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Re: Wireless 3G Internet & Cell phone Access

Unread post by papop » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:43 pm

Many thanks to you for helping.
Looking forward to being there and hope to bring rain with me...
The great feeling to come back home every time I am in South Africa

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Re: Wireless 3G Internet & Cell phone Access

Unread post by arthas » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:26 pm

Hello!

I bought the B4igo package as well when I went to Kruger park. The SIM actually Vodacom (B4igo is I think a chain of Vodacom stores in SA airports)..

You should be able to make international calls without "international calling plus" option, but I would recommend that as it makes international calls very cheap so you won't have the hassle to worry too much about how many minutes you spend calling.

Vodacom signal in camps is good (even though web surfing via 3G is sometimes sketchy), and you sometimes catch signal even outside camps. The B4Igo store at OR Tambo is good: they are quick, nice and have extended opening times.

Cheers,
Michele.

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Re: Wireless 3G Internet & Cell phone Access

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:38 pm

Good to know, from our KNP guru:
Lesley Nyawo wrote:The Park Shops sell airtime for the service providers as follows:

1. Vodacom
2. MTN
3. Cell C
4. Virgin Mobile
5. 8ta

The machines only produce prepaid airtime vouchers and not data bundle vouchers. The best option is to load the airtime then convert it into data bundles. The respective network operator has call centre agents that are available to assist guests with the process of converting airtime into data bundles, The call centre numbers are on the vouchers.

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