Communication from Egypt

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May 15th, 2005, 09:13 AM
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Communication from Egypt

Would someone who has been recently tell me the best (and most economical) way to keep in touch with home (U.S.)? Are Internet cafes plentiful and within easy reach of hotels like the Mena Oberoi? We will not be taking our laptop because of trying to pack light.
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May 15th, 2005, 09:20 AM
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Internet café abound, if you have tri-band phone that will also work.
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May 15th, 2005, 06:16 PM
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Thank you. I was hoping you were going to say that Internet cafes were plentiful. That is the way I am going to try to go, then.
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May 16th, 2005, 03:46 AM
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We stayed at the Ramses Hilton in Cairo and the hotel had internet. Sorry, I can't remember the charge. There were internet cafes as well.
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May 20th, 2005, 12:03 AM
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There are loads of Internet Cafe's in Egypt, but none very close to the Mena House. There is nothing very close to the Mena House, except the pyramids, and overpriced shops for papayrus, carpents and perfumes....but the hotel probably has a business center with internet connections in it.

Have a nice trip.
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May 20th, 2005, 04:31 AM
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Four years ago made phone call Cairo (big hotel) to Boston. It was the worst overseas phone call reception I have ever had. Call had to placed through hotel "call center" - you actually had to go there. Connection was rotten, with lots of delay and feedback on the line.

Hard to believe all connections are this bad, but I would still go with the internet.
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May 20th, 2005, 07:09 AM
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Try emailing Mena House re: internet access. The larger hotels. There's an internet center at the Ramses Hilton, the Sheraton Heliopolis & the Marriott Al-Gizirain and also at the mall at the Nile Hilton.
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May 21st, 2005, 04:22 AM
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Thank you all. I never thought about e-mailing the hotel. Duh.
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Jun 6th, 2005, 05:27 AM
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We went to the internet cafes in Luxor and Aswan and paid 10 egyptian pounds (less than $2) for an hour.
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Jun 20th, 2005, 11:16 AM
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Every hotel I've been in has internet stations for guests and internet cafes are everywhere.
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Jun 20th, 2005, 12:04 PM
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Mena House (Cairo) does have a business center with internet. It's more expensive than an internet cafe but I don't recall the charge.
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Jun 20th, 2005, 12:43 PM
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Wonderful news. I would prefer to do it by e-mail, so that works out great.
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