Yes hun I thought that was the case but somewhere it does say any unused data cannot be carried over so I cant buy it till the day we fly which is the day my month starts?.. xx
Surely you are mistaken. Hun said it starts immediately and is not connected to your monthly plan dates. So you buy a 10GB thingy on 9th July and it lasts "One month" until 8th September - you can't carry any over beyond 8th September.
I could be wrong because I've never investigated it - I never use up my data allowance. I don't know how I will fare now - my Vodafone contract has 5GB UK data and 2GB roaming data. But now Vodafone (like everybody else) says I can use my UK plan at no extra cost. In any event, I don't expect to pay for data use in Skiathos, either my 2GB roaming, or my UK plan 5GB - I don't care which as I shall not be using that much anyway. Once I've used data a couple of times in Skiathos, I'll fire up my app to see what I've used and that'll tell me whether it's using UK or Roaming allowance.
Well Dennis.... I couldn't cope with either the non existent or very slow wifi we got last year at Villa Maria, so I'm happy to pay for extra data and hopefully get 4G... as Tre stated, I think I'm sorted now, I will buy the extra data on the first day of my monthly contract which is the day we fly out, giving me 11GB to use *within* my month, anything unused does not carry over, according to EE information on my app....
The time of day is not right, I don't know why, but there's no way I'd be doing a speedtest at 4:30am, nor was I capable of doing stuff at 5pm on 13th (I was in the hospital!)! Best results are all 4G, on 7th, 9th and 10th July. Also relevantly, I picked up the 4G connections far more quickly than all the wifi ones, so I pretty much turned off wifi, just occasionally reconnecting to do these tests.
Hey! What's gone wrong with adding photos?
DAMMIT, after going to all the trouble of flickering it, it's working now that I edited the post.
I have no idea, sorry, I made no notes. I thought I had done more tests than this. The 4G I tried to test at differing locations, but I am so good at tech stuff that it never crossed my mind to do documented tests. But I got such satisfaction from 4G that I switched off WI-FI in order to reap the benefit. I linked both my iPad and my MacBook to my iPhone and got impressive performance.
Starting to get worried now. I've just picked up a cheap tablet that I think I will only be able to use via wi-fi. The accommodation does say it has free wifi in public places so I'm hoping I can dash off the occasional report over a morning coffee by the pool.
trebor ~ that sounds very technical! (Must ask one of our sons/tech advisors about it)
kevb ~ I used my ipad quite a lot in the Agustera. While we were in there one lunchtime, a young techie-looking bloke was asking Dino how he managed to get such good wi-fi speeds. Dino said it was because he's always updating his system ~ tho he does put a data-usage block on to stop people from downloading huge amounts (films etc).
In the 2 weeks we were there, used my iPhone continuously & without thinking to upload & send photos at anytime, including Mandraki beach, Tsougria & the like. Sent & received emails, facebook up dates & posts, Whatsap, this forum! etc & used internet whenever for whatever purpose needed. (Including pricing Skiathos next year!) Also, paired iPad with phone to use when out of wifi. Total GB use; less than 2!! Today, I still have 5GB out of 7 left. Checked my bill on line, no extra charges. At times, found 4G better than using wifi & turned wifi off. Ok, I never watched films or catch up TV, I was in Skiathos! Hope this helps
My main problem was that after testing, I wanted to use only 4G, but with WIFI on automatic, my phone kept logging into all the places where last year I had the WIFI password which they hadn't changed. I had to eventually turn WIFI off in order to get decent connections. It really is a different animal from the WIFI out there.