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Internet access and cost in Krakow! Please help.


mpavlo 1 | 4
24 Aug 2010 #1
Hi guys. I have someone who lives in Krakow and is dear to me. I want to send them a web camera and some money so that they can install the internet and use it for Skype.

How much does hooking up cost? And what is the monthly fee for internet (please transfer it to dollar terms)?

Thank you all so much!
Harry
24 Aug 2010 #2
Low end broadband (5Mb/s) will be about $20 a month and about $30 as hook-up fee.
OP mpavlo 1 | 4
24 Aug 2010 #3
Does that include the wireless router? They have a laptop so it'd be nice to have internet in the whole apartment.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
24 Aug 2010 #4
I just signed a contract with orange..got a super wireless modem , paid em 50 zloty..and its 45 zloty a month...
Harry
24 Aug 2010 #5
Does that include the wireless router? They have a laptop so it'd be nice to have internet in the whole apartment.

No. But a basic wireless router is about $50-70. Don't get one from the internet company, they always charge more than if you just buy one in the shops.

I just signed a contract with orange..got a super wireless modem , paid em 50 zloty..and its 45 zloty a month...

I wouldn't have thought that you can run a webcam over that often or for long.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
24 Aug 2010 #6
I wouldn't have thought that you can run a webcam over that often or for long.

Why is that..it worked before with my other modem...and this one is much better....
Bolle 1 | 147
24 Aug 2010 #7
UPC polska: 60PLN/month, 10Mb/s, no limit. Dirt cheap IMO. Fast too.
Harry
24 Aug 2010 #8
Why is that..it worked before with my other modem...and this one is much better....

But what's your monthly limit? Some are as low as 2Gb per month.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
25 Aug 2010 #9
But what's your monthly limit?

didn,t know there was one..i have the puter on all the time...
Harry
25 Aug 2010 #10
Give them a call and check: a mate of mine recently bought a USB 3G modem, stuck his Era SIM card in it and promptly ran up a bill of 4,100zl in three weeks by going over his monthly limit!
wildrover 98 | 4,451
25 Aug 2010 #11
Oh..i could have a huge bill coming then....had this service for three years now....
Spaceman77 3 | 58
25 Aug 2010 #12
3G internet has a limit here in the U.S. (and anywhere for that matter).
2 GB per month for 25$ using AT&T.
But home Internet is virtually unlimited in almost all countries. I would imagine it is the same in Poland. unless you are using the old and pre-historic dial-up connection.
OP mpavlo 1 | 4
26 Aug 2010 #13
so what is the best option? and how much is the cost in US $?

all they will be running is skype and normal internet usage. i wouldnt want them to get the limited internet with a certain max (like 2GB a month or anything like that).

so its about $20 / month for good internet speed? and $50 to install the service for the first time? correct?

if you can recommend a good company, id appreciate that...they dont know much about computers and internet and stuff. so i'd like to know whats good there so that i can tell them who to call and get it all set up ! thanks!
convex 20 | 3,978
26 Aug 2010 #14
Did you read anything posted in this thread?

UPC polska: 60PLN/month, 10Mb/s, no limit. Dirt cheap IMO. Fast too.

3G internet has a limit here in the U.S. (and anywhere for that matter).

There are unlimited 3G plans in most of Europe now. UMTS and HSDPA is all over the place in Poland.
OP mpavlo 1 | 4
26 Aug 2010 #15
i didnt see how much the installation was for UPC polska. 60PLN = 18 bucks. which is cheap!

But ORANGE seems like a good deal too.

I guess my question was, who should they go with, UPC or ORANGE?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
26 Aug 2010 #16
But ORANGE seems like a good deal too.

Orange works fine for me...and its cheap enough...
OP mpavlo 1 | 4
26 Aug 2010 #17
how much was to install it? is it Cable or DSL?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
26 Aug 2010 #18
Its a wireless connection...it runs with a mv 400 modem...i paid 50 zloty to renew my contract with the orange shop..and its 45 zloty a month for unlimited use...
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
26 Aug 2010 #19
they dont know much about computers and internet and stuff

so choose stable connection from cable provider such UPC or (Multimedia.pl 6Mb/s day, 8Mb/s night for 50zł per month, when 1year agreement)

here you have stable and decent router
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delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
12 Jan 2021 #20
Multimedia.pl 6Mb/s day, 8Mb/s night for 50zł per month, when 1year agreement

It's amazing how much has changed. These days, Multimedia Vectra offer a 600mb/s connection in Kraków for 65zł a month, while the cheapest connection is 150mb/s for 45zł a month.

1gb/s is also common in cities and new developments, too.


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