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    Default recommended GSM prepaid plan with/without GPRS for Finland?

    Hi,

    I am moving to Espoo from Mumbai on Monday, for three months on a short project. I was looking for available GSM prepaid plans, but couldn't make much sense out of it.

    Can someone recommend which provider and plan I should go for? How much would GPRS cost on top of the basic talk plans?

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    Default Re: recommended GSM prepaid plan with/without GPRS?

    Hi!
    When you arrive here, go to a R-kioski (you'll find them everywhere) and ask for a prepaid phone card.
    - They have several kinds, however note that there's a difference in the call prices/minute.

    E.g. Saunalahti costs 6,90 e and the starter package contains 6 e worth of air-time. The domestic calls normally cost 6,6 c per minute. Calling to abroad costs extra. You can also use that subscription for data connections - (WAP/Internet) cost max 1,90 € /day regardless how much data is transferred. (If you use less, it will cost less: 1,50 e/Mb - 1,90 is the cap per day.)

    If you need a data mobile connection with a dongle for you computer, there's also a Saunalahti prepaid option for that available from R-kioski. The starter package with the USB dongle costs 39 e.

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    Default Re: recommended GSM prepaid plan with/without GPRS?

    Hi!

    I'm going to Finland in a few days and are staying for two weeks. I was thinking about getting a prepaid phone card for my phone, can i connect the phone to my computer and use it as a modem with that card from Saunalahti you mentioned?

    Also, is it possible to buy just prepaid broadband for my computer with no dongle/modem since i already got one of those?

    I would be very grateful for a quick answer. Thanks!

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    Default Re: recommended GSM prepaid plan with/without GPRS?

    Hi!
    Saunalahti prepaid can also be used for mobile data connection.
    You buy to it Mobiililaajakaistapaketti for 6,90 €/week. That contains unlimited mobile connection for a week.

    Instruction:
    Send SMS DATA7 to number 15020 to order a weekly package 6,90 €. You'll get a confirmation SMS after successful ordering.

    The initial price is 6,70 e per Saunalahti starter package. The package contains 6 e money for air-time. You can then add any sum to it also at R-kioski, just tell them your subscription number.
    - - For the weekly mobile data package you need to add some more money to it, since the starter package only contains 6 e.

    (If you need a SIM card for your phone and for data connection at the same, you might consider buying two separate starter packages.)

    May sound a bit complicated, but hope this helps you.

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    Thanks, that explains a lot! I'll probably post more questions if theres more i wonder about it, if thats ok?

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    Default Re: recommended GSM prepaid plan with/without GPRS?

    I pay 19 e a month using Saunalahti prepaid ( 1mb speed for 30 days), then I connect my mobile to the PC or laptop when I need to ,

    so I have net connection always in my phone and laptop , no need for a modem and pay twice ! just serach for a way to use your phone as modem, called "tethering" as I remember!

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    Default Re: recommended GSM prepaid plan with/without GPRS?

    Hi!
    This works!
    Tried it myself, since I need a temporary mobile connection for a week at the summer cottage. Subscribed the mobile connection to a Saunalahti prepaid SIM (a phone that normally I keep in the car).
    Got a nice 4 Mb connection to my laptop by using the SIM in a dongle! - - Another way would have been to use my phone as a mobile modem, but I like the dongle better. - It's so easy.

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    Default Re: recommended GSM prepaid plan with/without GPRS?

    Thanks for the helpful information! I bought a prepaid card but apparantly my phone was locked to one operator, I thought it was unlocked. Luckily i could borrow a dongle and connection where i was so it worked out ok.
    Next time I am going to Finland i will make sure that i've got either a unlocked phone or dongle. (Mokkula?)

    Again, thanks to you all for your advices! Hope this thread will be helpful to others as well!

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