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Internet data on Pamir highway

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:25 am
by graceecg
Am I crazy? I always like to have internet data when travelling in case something goes wrong. I've read there are 4 phone companies that service Tajikistan. Tcell being the most prominent in Dushanbe. Has anyone experienced which company is best for internet data on the Pamir highway? Or which companies definitely don't get service there? Thank you

Re: Internet data on Pamir highway

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:16 am
by lissie45
The other question may well be - will you have access to power?

Re: Internet data on Pamir highway

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:08 pm
by graceecg
lissie45 wrote:The other question may well be - will you have access to power?


True that. I've been on the road for a while so have decent battery packs. But the former question still remains. It must be a mystery...

Re: Internet data on Pamir highway

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:04 pm
by man_without_eye

Re: Internet data on Pamir highway

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:47 am
by steven
Apologies to the OP, I was offline (!) so could not administrate the rant that followed. I cleaned it up now, if anyone is interested, the rant topic is here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2210

So, this is still interesting, which company provides the best internet on the Pamir Highway? Locals say: get 4 sim cards. I had Megafon last month, good deal (I believe we paid around 10 euro), used internet for 3 weeks as much as we wanted and had connection at decent speed everywhere. We did not go into Pamir though.

Hope that is of use.

Re: Internet data on Pamir highway

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:29 pm
by sakara
Just used Megafon: has reception in Murgab and Alichur. Internet is very slow and not allways on. Power is a problem. According to locals megafon has the widest coverage in the pamir.

Re: Internet data on Pamir highway

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:32 am
by Pamirski
Yes, especially in eastern Pamirs Megafon is the best. You have an antenna even at Karakul, Rangkul and Shaymak.

best coverage for mobile data

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:03 am
by DenmacNZ
Hi All
I am doing a motorcycle tour out of Kashgar in a coupl eof weeks, travelling the Pamir highway through Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and back to Kashgar.
Is there mobile data available in these areas, if so who is the best supplier

DenmacNZ

Re: best coverage for mobile data

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:20 pm
by bwv812
You could probably ask your tour operator/guide, as they should have a good idea.

Re: best coverage for mobile data

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:41 am
by steven