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Re: Internet Connection

Post by HybridAmbassador » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:01 pm

Whilst in Japan travelling: 7 days full gear up to 5 device connections US$34.00..Is this type of Wi Fi router rented in the airports of Chile?

Mobile Wi-Fi Router 21Mbps (3G) by EMemobile.
This Wifi Router can provide a high speed wireless internet access
for all of your devices in Japan.
The EMOBILE contracts have a fair usage cap of 10GB per month to
some devices, after which the speed will be throttled to 128kbps.
However, this modem can provide an unlimited data usage.

Data usage Unlimited (No restriction per month)
Max Speed 21Mbps(Download)
5.8Mbps (Upload)
Concurrent Connection Up to 5 devices
Battery 4 hours continuous to use
(We will provide an Extra Battery which can extend to 8hours)
Coverage 98% Population Coverage Nationwide
Big Extra battery provided for free!
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:39 pm

HybridAmbassador wrote:Whilst in Japan travelling: 7 days full gear up to 5 device connections US$34.00..Is this type of Wi Fi router rented in the airports of Chile?

Mobile Wi-Fi Router 21Mbps (3G) by EMemobile.
This Wifi Router can provide a high speed wireless internet access
for all of your devices in Japan.
The EMOBILE contracts have a fair usage cap of 10GB per month to
some devices, after which the speed will be throttled to 128kbps.
However, this modem can provide an unlimited data usage.

Data usage Unlimited (No restriction per month)
Max Speed 21Mbps(Download)
5.8Mbps (Upload)
Concurrent Connection Up to 5 devices
Battery 4 hours continuous to use
(We will provide an Extra Battery which can extend to 8hours)
Coverage 98% Population Coverage Nationwide
Big Extra battery provided for free!
Bring your own unlocked mifi (850/1900) device, buy a data only Virgin SIM and you will be good.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:50 pm

I just discovered another advantage of VTR.

Their cable TV/banda ancha box has a built-in UPS so if the power goes out, you can still remain online assuming you have a battery operated ethernet ready device like a laptop.

I am writing this with the power out in our area.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by Rose » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:00 pm

Hello, I just read some article about netflix testing internet users in Santiago and concluding that the best one is VTR if you want to stream. Does this sound true?
Thanks,

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:48 pm

Rose wrote:Hello, I just read some article about netflix testing internet users in Santiago and concluding that the best one is VTR if you want to stream. Does this sound true?
Thanks,
Netflix works pretty good on VTR for me. But I'm in Coquimbo, and it could be different in Santiago. And I don't know how it compares to anything else.
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Re: Internet Connection

Post by ExpatBob » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:03 am

I have a lowly 6 mega DSL connection from Vomistar and it works beautifully for Netflix.

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by Rose » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:07 am

Thankyou ExpatBob & thisisreallycomplicated

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by moving_from_colorado » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:06 pm

I have VTR with a 40 Mbps speed in Santiago. Keep in mind that this is the max speed and if you work a normal job and come home and use internet during normal hours, you will never come close to that speed. They always advertise the max speed which really is theoretical. That said, it is not horrible, we can usually stream video without problem. Overall, given where we are, I am satisfied with the service.

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by Chile-Dog » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:52 pm

I am in the 5th region and no hardwiring is available for home use. I use a 4G pen drive from Movistar which works great. Initially had it on computer but bought a TP-Link router which accepts the pen drive, as opposed to a cable. I stream Netflix movies and do USA work from home here with no problems. I had Entel but they have only 3G here in my area. As for satellite usage, I have no experience other than TV.

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by Dosedmonkey » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:03 am

Rose wrote:Hello, I just read some article about netflix testing internet users in Santiago and concluding that the best one is VTR if you want to stream. Does this sound true?
Thanks,
VTR was goodish.

But MTD Menquehue fibre optic was faster.

Never tried netflix though.

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by Parkside » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:17 am

Dosedmonkey wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:03 am

VTR was goodish.

But MTD Menquehue fibre optic was faster.
Interested in a current update on this. What is the best ISP / internet service provider in your opinion?

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Re: Internet Connection

Post by admin » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:33 am

the one you can contract.

seriously there is rarely more than two options anywhere in chile.
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