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What is a practical way to get a cell connection for lap top

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What is a practical way to get a cell connection for lap top

I would like to use my laptop in Peru by getting a cell connection via what is variously called a “data stick” or “dongle” or “laptop stick.” It could even be via a “personal hotspot” established on a cell phone, which I could buy. I seek any comments on whether this is doable and any suggestions on the best company to use. I will have a day in Lima and can presumably find any store.

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1. Re: What is a practical way to get a cell connection for lap top

At the airport, close to the departure lounge you will find the different cellular phone companies offering their various services.

Visit them and take your best option

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2. Re: What is a practical way to get a cell connection for lap top

The other obvious suggestion is do you need to use it while roaming? If you can limit your use to when you are in your hotel, you'll be on wifi and won't need anything.

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3. Re: What is a practical way to get a cell connection for lap top

Thanks for that. I will be far from any hotels.

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4. Re: What is a practical way to get a cell connection for lap top

Will you be far from any phone signal, too?

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5. Re: What is a practical way to get a cell connection for lap top

This is the catalogue for Claro, one of the mobile carriers in Peru:

…claro.com.pe/contenidos/equipos/revista/

On page 26, you will find the description for their prepaid data sticks. It's in Spanish.

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6. Re: What is a practical way to get a cell connection for lap top

Thanks for that. The kind of response I needed. I do not have Spanish but my partner does.

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