World Mobile Net 

I’ve just launched a new feature: the World Mobile Net Q&A Forum. If you have any questions about internet access when travelling overseas, ask them here and hopefully other members of the community will be able to give you advice.

We have now added two new countries to World Mobile Net: Western Samoa and Lebanon.

Western Samoa is served by Digicel, and Lebanon has two mobile providers, Alfa and MTC Touch, whose mobile broadband prepaid offers are identical at this point in time.

Serbia is the latest addition to the World Mobile Net database. With three providers covering the entire country, there’s a lot of competition, and as a result, prices are low. Just 7 euro for 1Gb of data for two months? That’s pretty good.

I’ve just uploaded data for Cameroon. There’s only one provider who advertises that they provide mobile internet, and sadly, it’s GPRS/EDGE only – in a limited number of locations, and the prices are aren’t all that great.

World Mobile Net is now listing prepaid internet plans for Russia, so if you’re going there on business, pleasure or even living there, now you can find the cheapest prepaid mobile internet plans.

Be aware that most mobile companies only allow Russian citizens to buy a sim card, so rather than going to a shop, buy a pre-registered sim card from one of the many kiosks that you will see on the street.

Another thing to note is that mobile telephony in Russia is broken up into regions, and your sim card is registered only to the region in which you bought it. If you use it outside that region, you will be paying higher rates – so when travelling, buy a new sim for each region.

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