Internet service

What internet service works best for you where you are located?

I was looking at my Internet service bill, right now. I am here in Mahajanga and I pay for WIFI 129,000ar a month.or 650,000FMG    about $40 a month.   We can run 3 or 4 computers off of this Wifi connection when we are all busy and still get to watch You Tube without starts and stops---usually. Yes I have a router and a extra antenna.

I used to have Telma but I had to put in a key and if I adjusted my computer for a couple of feet I was disconnected. With Blueline I can walk all throughout the house and yard and still talk on Skype with a good connection.   

I know nothing about Orange so I would like to hear other peoples experiences.
Also how are internet connections as you travel with your smart phones outside of major and minor towns,   

I traveled with cotisse recently that has wifi and was surprised how I was able to maintain WIFI even outside of minor towns. Even in the USA when I drive to remote places WIFI also stops and a real bummer when I was looking for roads with google maps and I was on secondary and third roads and even dirt roads.

Anyone who has experience with getting sim cards at the airport and Internet service I would enjoy learning about as well as prices.

I use Orange via a USB drive purchased from them, and it does a good job, but only for my computer. If I want a connection on my phone, I have to pay for data service.

Does Orange have WIFI service.  Reason being that I have family come over and they have computers and smart phones and they can hook up to my Blueline WIFI which is unlimited service/volume. Last weekend I had 5 people hooked up to the internet by WIFI.  I believe when I bought into blue line the speed was 512 Kps- ( that's right a K --not M or G) being that they get a Sat.  connection.    Works good for me as I have a couple of computers side by side in the early morning hours.   

I have yet to look into data for smartphones, though I am curious about it since my wife has a couple of smartphones and my 12 yo kid has a i-phone ( which I think is over the top) and as for me- I still have a Motorola that I have had for 13 years and still works just fine for me and my needs at this point. 

Bet you remember some 8 years ago- dial up was still the way to go.   

Thanks for the info

Hi Alex,
No, I haven't heard of a WiFi for Orange, only Telma and Blueline.

Orange has announced a roll out of 4G. Does anyone see a big difference between
4G and 3G.
I understand you have to have a 4G phone to get 4G and there is a backwards compatibility as in a 4G gets 3G ( even 2G) but a 3 G cannot get 4G.

To be advertised as 3G, a network is required to meet a set of technical standards for speed and reliability, and must offer peak data transfer rates of at least 200 kilobits per second.

To be advertised as 4G, a network must offer peak data rates of at least 100 megabits per second for high mobility communication (users in cars, buses, etc.), and at least 1 Gigabit per second for low mobility communication (pedestrians and stationary users).

Is anyone familiar with the standards on the Big Red Island?

What is a good phone to buy and the cost?

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