Internet access in Malta

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  1. Rog301

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    a little help appreciated, I have purchased a IpadAir and would like to know when I go to Malta is it best to buy a local data sim whilst there. And am I correct in thinking I don't need a dongle ? ( I don't want be conned into buying something I don't need) As the device will connect through the sim.
    Please help if you can,
    Thanks in anticipation!
     
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    Wi-fi is wi-fi the world over; so that should work in Malta fine. Provided you can find a wi-fi network to use. How common they are in Malta, I have no idea.

    If you wan to use the cellular connection, then yes, a local SIM would be the best option. Your current provider might give you roaming data there, but it's usually expensive beyond reason.

    There are several services that will let you buy a SIM for your destination country before leaving, but it's generally cheaper to buy the SIM locally.

    There is no dongle for the iPad that will give you an internet connection. The closest thing to a dongle would be a mobile hotspot device. Since your iPad has it's own SIM slot there is no reason to go this more expensive route.

    And that's about the extent of my knowledge, never having done this myself.
     
  3. Rog301

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    Many thanks, you have confirmed that I need to buy the wifi hotspot device ( nearly got talked to buying from a provider)
    In the past I used Vodaphone with my laptop in Malta and had no problem. So I will trot off to the Vodaphone shop in Valletta when I get there.
    Your knowledge is appreciated helped an old dog trying to keep up with things
     
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    There is a free ipad app called Wi-Fi Finder. It shows several paid for wifi locations in Malta, but only 3 free ones. As the app is free, it may be worth a look. (The app is nothing to do eith me!)
     

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