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Best mobile internet connection?

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What's the best mobile internet connection available in Mauritius? Should work with iPhone 6 and allow tethering (Personal Hotspot).

Since I am hiring a car, we will be navigating using Google Maps (Is it reliable in Mauritius?). My work requires me to have an internet connection all the time. Reliability and maximum coverage is important.

Could someone also tell me the cost for 5 gigabytes of 3G data?

Thanks :)

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I use an Emtel dongle to connect my laptop.

There are WI fi Hot spots in some areas - ie shopping Malls, MacDonalds and other cafes which are handy for smartphone access.

Where are you staying?

https://www.emtel.com/

I wouldn't rely on Google maps in Mauritus - new roads are coming on stream all the time so dates very quickly.

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I will be staying at apartments in Flic en Flac (7 nights) and Trou aux Biches (6 nights). But I will be travelling to every nook and corner of Mauritius on a hired car..

Apartment owners have promised reliable internet connections at both apartments.. But just for backup and also while on road, I would need a sim card (for making calls + internet).

How is the coverage of Emtel? I see that they have a monthly 5GB prepaid plan for Rs 949, which would be more than sufficient for 14 days..

Can I buy a starter pack.. which gives me Rs. 87 FREE airtime and 100 MB of FREE high speed internet. Then top up with 5GB internet.. Makes sense?

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Not sure - best to ask at Emtel.

The coverage is fairy good but connection can sometimes drop for odd seconds.

https://www.emtel.com/mobile-internet

Your nearest Emtel at Flic en Flac is at Cascavelle Shopping Village just outside F&F village next to the petrol station.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?t=m&ll=-20.2518,57.57797&source=embed&ie=UTF8&msa=0&spn=0.250847,0.445976&mid=zCn3elfdCglU.knK6itq1RGes

You will need your passport to buy a SIM.

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