Heavy Data Users Visiting Portugal.

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  1. JJ

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    Those of you who use a lot of data and are visiting Portugal might like to know that...

    NOS now supply a pay as you go data sim for €10 for 10 days.

    This is for completely unlimited use (no throttling what so ever).

    Sadly the days cannot be split up.

    Coverage is pretty good and in 4G areas I get up to 30/40/50 mbs.

    JJ :xcool:
     
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    That's good JJ, even better if they split the days up but good anyway. Happy New Year Bud and to you Frankie if you're reading this my dear......... Griff
     
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    Can you top up at the same rate?
    Where can you buy them ?

    Thank you !
     
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    That's a great find (where can it be found ?)
    At a monthly rate of €30 it's about the same as 3 Feel at home ,which often has a very poor throttled,strangled signal.
    Anyone know of anything similar for Spain ?
     
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    I assume you can top them up either online, at a Multi Bank machine or at a NOS shop, where you would buy the card from.

    I suppose a Google search will find the closest outlet to you.

    Obviously you will need a mi-fi thingy to put the card into.

    JJ :xcool:
     
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    If you buy the necessary kit from the NOS
    Shop in the Continente Shopping Centre in Portimao my people are waiting to help you...

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    JJ :cool:
     
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    The NOS shop in the Grand Plaza in Tavira has closed now so I have had to take out a rolling contract with Vodafone again, the speed here in Cabanas is again rubbish.

    Speed tests on the site wifi show 16 mps and the Vodafone around 8 which would be OK for my needs except it keeps slowing right down and dropping out altogether.

    The site wifi was unreliable last Winter and as the site fills up after Christmas I expect the speeds to reduce significantly.

    This thread has wakened me from my passive state to seek out the nearest NOS outlet which turns out to be in V.R. Sto Antonio and not Faro as I was informed by the Vodafone staff.

    @JJ have you used the NOS connection in Cabanas and was it any good?
     
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    I am really, really sorry but I can't remember! This means it must have ok(ish) or I would have moaned...

    I actually got my original NOS contract from the Phone House in Tavira Shopping... I am sad if it is now shut down. I got my Note 4 from them too.

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    Yes sadly gone now, I was hoping to try the NOS out this Winter but did not fancy a trip to Faro but will probably try and find the one in V.R.
     
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    Please note...

    Funster RayV8 tells us that you cannot top up this data sim at the same price.

    In order to keep the unlimited data for 10 days for €10 deal you have to buy a new SIM...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Do you need ID to buy these SIM cards (like in Getmany) of just a fist full of Euros ?
     
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    No just your 10 euros & if you ask they will activate your sim if you have a unlocked device, I use a unlocked HUAWEI wifi dongle, its all good to go.
     
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    I have the latest info re these SIMs.

    They are €10 for 10 (consecutive) days.

    You are allowed 15 gigs.

    You cannot top them up at the same rate.

    You can buy as many sims @ €10 as you want... no passport or ID needed.

    No activation needed. Just plug 'em in and off you go.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    An update if anyone is wanting to get the NOS 10 day for €10 it is still running.
    I today bought one from their shop in Lagos which is close to Lidl Lagos and can be found here
    • 37.10551, -8.6806
    • Park in Lidl and it's only a short walk.
     
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    Hi Keith. If you buy more then one sim, is the 10 days start from the day you starting using it or from the purchase day?
    Thanks
     
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    Dose somebody know where to buy them near the south border with Spain (Spain A49 v Portugal A22)?
     
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    There is a dealer locator on their website
    Or Google NOS plus the name of the town and they will show up on Google maps
     
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    First one is in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, easy enough to find on main into centre near market.
     
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    It is from the time you start using it...

    and shussssh, keep it secret but... research has shown, you sometimes get more than ten days use out of a card.

    JJ :cool:
     
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