Where Can I Buy a MiFi in France or Spain (pref unlocked)?

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  1. Andy in Lossie

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    Hy guys thanks to all who wished me a happy birthday yesterday (y). We are currently on the Isle D'Oleron on our way south for the winter and have managed ok in the UK with our IBoost but so far in France, WiFi has been very difficult to find as we have only used one camp site (all Aires otherwise so far).

    I should have bought a MiFi from Amazon before we left but was hanging on until the 4G models reduced in price a bit but didn't (should still have got a 3G job as minimum though).

    So ..... does anyone know where I can buy a MiFi (preferebly unlocked) in France, Portugal or Spain? We'll be going through Galicia for a few weeks and then down through Portugal to eventually arrive in the south of Spain.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
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    Gosh, one answer might be to buy one in the UK and have it delivered to a relative, then get them to send it by courier to a campsite you are on.
     
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    Thanks DBK, I did think of getting amazon to deliver to us somewhere once we are settled for the winter, but was hoping to have a steady signal for the IBoost by then. It's the travelling stage that seems to be difficult.
     
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    You could buy a sim card or two at the same time. There is a rumour Three will work in Portugal in September.
     
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    Good luck with that ..
    I've been trying with an iBoost for almost 2 years and still had little success .. even on sites with a wifi , the laptop was just as good without the iBoost ..

    and try as I might, I couldn't connect to France Fon and there are few open wifi

    sorry to digress..
     
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    I would think any of the big supermarkets would sell unlocked MiFi units.
    Could be wrong but they seem to sell everything and anything.
     
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    I'm glad you had no luck with fon , not for you but me, iv been trying four years to get any sense out of it, and yet some reckon it's the best thing since sliced bread, can't get to the bottom of it:(
     
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    Try Media Mart store for MiFi...many in Spain and normally sited in big commercial centres.
     
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  9. Andy in Lossie

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    The IBoost has been really good on sites where "they" expect you to spend £5/device and then only give you a strong signal at reception. Using it as a network for all our phones and stuff has been pretty useful.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try the Leclerc and the Carrefore
     
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    Thanks Martin, I'll make a note of Media Markt for when we cross the border.
     
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