Mobile Internet for Travelers in Central America, Guatemala, Antigua, Lake Atitlan

Claro logoImage via Wikipedia

If you are planning a vacation in Guatemala and in Particular Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Coban or the ruins in Tikal you might want Internet access for your Apple or PC Laptop. Yes Internet cafes and most Hotels offer WiFi internet connections Hotels mostly for free in Guatemala. Internet Cafes charge a small amount per hour of usage.

Now if you want freedom and less hassle most of the Cell Phones companies offer Mobile Internet services. We have found that Claro offers one of the easiest to use Mobile Internet tools. A USB modem for simple terms. This is a USB stick just like a memory stick that we all have used.

To purchase, you can go to any larger cell phone store in Guatemala. In Antigua for example many exist. The cost is around 200Q or $16. This will give the average to heavy user a months worth of Internet connection pretty well all over Guatemala. If a cell phones works your Internet connection will work. Guatemala has excellent coverage even in remote areas such a Lake Atitlan.

I have used one of these USB Modems from Claro called Turbonett Movil or Mobile in english on both a PC running Windows and an Apple Macbook Pro. Just click and connect no complicated software is involved to be loaded on your computer.

If you pass the first month of usage which is 3 Gigabytes, like most Cell Phones in Guatemala you need to have the device recharged with credit. You have a choice of amounts you can purchase. The only hitch is you must go to a Claro center. The are called Telgua offices. These are official stores for Claro.

That is it and they work like a champ and are fast. I have included translated information about Claro and this product for additional information.

Claro is the largest mobile phone network in the Americas. It is part of the Mexican telecom group América Móvil which is one of the four largest mobile phone network operators in the world, with more than 200 million customers. It serves clients in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Claro may mean bright, clear or of course, in both Portuguese and Spanish.

Claro (formerly Telgua) is the biggest telecommunications provider in Guatemala, provides Internet, Telephony, and Cable TV services.

Mobile Turbonett

Mobile Turbonett course offers experience of mobile internet with speeds up to 1.5 Mbps Just connect a USB wireless modem to your PC or Laptop.

What do you allow? ?Just like having fixed Internet, mobile Turbonett allows you to:

Download music ?Play Online ?Chat ?Do chores in a fun way ?And enjoy other benefits of navigation!

How It Works ?Modem with USB input, for its size and comfort, the ability to ship and install anywhere on a laptop or PC to connect to the Internet in a simple and immediate, anytime, anywhere. It connects via the USB port of any laptop or PC and installed through a self-installable software.

Prepaid Mobile Turbonett

It allows you to prepay for your Internet package prepaid subscriptions by the time you want to use it anywhere. The 3G modem can connect to a desktop or laptop.

Prepaid Mobile Turbonett

It allows you to prepay for your Internet package prepaid subscriptions by the time you want to use it anywhere. The 3G modem can connect to a desktop or laptop.

Benefits ?Just like having fixed Internet, mobile Turbonett allows you to:

You have wireless Internet service anywhere!

No strings attached contracts.

You can connect on 3G and EDGE network.

Prepaid cards are the same as currently used for voice refills.

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