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Bradypus

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The Portuguese mobile network MEO is currently selling a prepaid SIM card for €10. This comes pre-loaded with €10 of voice/SMS credit and a data allowance of 2Gb. This is valid for one month in Portugal. The SIM users details do not have to be registered.
 
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Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
On crossing into Spain and eventually losing the MEO network I switched to roaming using Spain's Movistar network. MEO then sent a text suggesting I change to their Europa tariff. Charged at €2.99 per day and giving 100mb of data per day. Renewed automatically daily while credit remains. So a further 3 days of mobile internet from the initial €10 purchase price.
 

MaidinBham

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Camino Frances SJPP to Muxia, April (2014)
Camino Portuguese Lisbon>Santiago, April/May (2016)
The Portuguese mobile network MEO is currently selling a prepaid SIM card for €10. This comes pre-loaded with €10 of voice/SMS credit and a data allowance of 2Gb. This is valid for one month in Portugal. The SIM users details do not have to be registered.
Can I buy in Lisbon? It seems there is Vodophone shop there. Have not heard of MEO. Would I buy online, receive in the mail and then activate it myself once I reach Lisbon? It sounds exactly what I want.
Thanks,
Janice
 

MaidinBham

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Camino Frances SJPP to Muxia, April (2014)
Camino Portuguese Lisbon>Santiago, April/May (2016)
I found a couple of links this shows network coverage - seems MEO has best coverage, but it looks a little sketchy on CP:

http://pt.opensignal.com/

I have address of MEO shop in Lisbon, it is a shopping center: Armazéns do Chiado - Rua do Carmo, Loja 4.09, 2, 1200-094 Lisboa, Portugal

Google map link - shows above address and gives additional info/hours of operation, you can zoom in and see the shop:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Loja+MEO+Lisboa+-+Chiado/@38.7097323,-9.1417882,16z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0x943e0925be98b7a1!2sArmazéns+do+Chiado!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xbbb8444fb7fcefd0

Still looking for shop in Lisbon Airport - there must be one surely

Janice
 

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
I walked from Porto so cannot comment on coverage south of there. From Porto north I am not aware of any time when I was out of range of an MEO signal. I did not check constantly but had no problems whenever I wished to use my phone.
 

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