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Re: Wireless 3G Internet & Cell phone Access

Unread post by nighthawk2 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:32 pm

Merlin11,
The modem is what you need to connect to the internet. Your Iphone really does the same but you would have to purchase a separate data package.
The wireless modem you can get from Vodacom acts like a hotspot that you can connect to the internet with multiple devices - wirelessly.
In essence you will have a private network. Your Ipad should pickup available wireless networks and display the Vodacom network. You then have to enter the pin code & your all set.

If you go to the Vodacom shop at the exit of the customs hall in OR Tambo, they will set it up for you.
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Re: Wireless 3G Internet & Cell phone Access

Unread post by Merlin11 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:53 pm

Thanks Nighthawk for explaining it so we can understand, this looks like the way to go for us, we know the Vodacom shop. As there where we normally pick up our Sim for the phone! :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Wireless 3G Internet & Cell phone Access

Unread post by Barb15584 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:24 pm

Arks and Nighthawk2,
Thanks for all of the advice, we can get set up before we leave the airport. Between a couple of game parks in Natal and then on to KNP we will there of two months, so it will be worthwhile getting organised.
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Does Skyroam work in Kruger?

Unread post by islandgirl54 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:37 am

I purchased a Skyroam plan for internet and am wondering if anyone knows if it will work in Kruger.

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Re: Does Skyroam work in Kruger?

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:03 am

Warm welcome to the forum Islandgirl!

I must admit I can't say for sure but your best best would be to contact someone from the company and make enquiries to make sure.

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Re: Does Skyroam work in Kruger?

Unread post by Klystron » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:28 am

Hi, I am Elsa's spouse. I have just been on the Skyroam website and it appears that it will work in Kruger. It seems that the way it works is to find a local cellular network and log in to it. We have three main networks in SA but not a lot of towers in Kruger itself. The system will connect to one of them but they do not have the latest high speed technology that you will find in larger centers like Johannesburg etc. The net result is that if you are away from the camps it may not have a signal at all. Keeping the device on the dashboard of your car will provide the best coverage but do not leave it in the hot sun for too long.
I hope you enjoy your trip.


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