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Internet connection through Dongles.

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Dongles are widely used to connect to the internet from Laptops as popularity of the laptop usage in Sri Lanka is increasing rapidly. On its part the Sri Lanka Government too is going to provide loans to buy laptop without interest to all the university students. You can buy dongles as locked ones from your mobile service provider. From mobile phone accessory shops you can buy them as unlocked ones as it will allow you to use any of your desired mobile carrier service to connect to the internet.

You have the option to get connected through the post paid or pre paid account and the SIM must be provided by the carrier.

This service will allow you to connect to the internet while you away from your home or office through the mobile phone service providers with their 3G and 4G network where 4G network provides faster upload and download facility. 4G connectivity charge is little expensive when compared to the 3G network charges.

Most of the dongles are fitted with internal antennas for better connectivity between the device and the network.

Mean while some of these dongles offer additional storage facility too where it can store up to 4GB of data through the SD memory cards of your choice, that will fit in to the dongle.

4G LTE network is available for the mobile broadband users through the Dongle in Sri Lanka. To get this 4G LTE service you must have 4G LTE supporting dongle and the special SIM card to get connected to the internet. There is no need for power supply for the device as these dongles will get it from the laptop or from the hand held device that the dongle has been connected. (Dialog 4G LTE, 4G, Etisalat)

If you brought a dongle from a foreign country, it may not work in Sri Lanka as some of them are set to work with certain carriers only or it has programmed to work on dedicated bandwidth only.

As the device is using antenna find a suitable place to get good connectivity to the internet.

With the carrier's help, you can view your data usage through your dongle and the remaining data bundle.

Keep the dongles away from the water and other liquids as they are not waterproof.

Don't use it when you are experiencing lightening or raining.

A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.