3 contract in France

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  1. s20hymer

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    Have just arrived in France enroute to Spain, have just learned from 3 techies that I can't tether abroad, can get internet on phone but not my cup of tea to use on such a small screen. Fortunately have got a data sim with Knowhow to use in my mifi which covers Spain & Portugal.
     
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    A number of folk have been caught out with that one - me too. It's not very clear on the 3 website, although it IS there.
     
  3. Chockswahay

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    I have 3 phone sim card and when in France a couple of weeks ago tethered every day! Only on one day was there an issue and that was when my laptop started to update its software :eek::eek: and I received a warning from 3 telling me to stop, so I turned of all auto updates and continued without any problems at all :)

    I think the real issue is if you stream or download a lot of data. For basic email, weather, site info, this forum etc it worked fine. My 3 sim is PAYG, I dunno if that makes any difference.

    Just try it and see (y)
     
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    I think I read somewhere that if it is Payg then it is ok to tether, but not if it is a contract, I am talking here about phone & data contract, I know that if I use a Payg data sim it will tether abroad but didn't know about the other so been caught out.
     
  5. mickyc

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    You need a data only sim to tether.

    We have a data only sim in our mifi which allows tethering and a normal sim in our phone that does not allow tethering.

    The phone sim allows calls/texts and data (through the phone) at no extra cost (in feel at home destinations) but not tethering.
     
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    Err.......... my sim card is standard phone sim and it tethers (see my previous post)
     
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    Er ............... you got a warning telling you to stop
     
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  8. Chockswahay

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    Yes I did, but that was only when my 'puter was trying to download massive updates........... after that I tethered everyday and got through another 1 gig or so over a 2 week period.

    On a separate note, we have just spent 2 weeks back in UK with the phone tethered to our laptops and not had any issues at all :eek:

    I checked the data transfer and we used over 3 gigs in that time (but no streaming or big file downloads). Having said that, on the last day before my 'all you can eat for £20 add on' expired I did stream Spotify for 4 hours and a 30 minute video.......... still no problems :D

    I am just saying to those that have asked............ try it........ you have nothing to lose (y)
     
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    You can teather phone here not in Europe
     
  10. Welsh girl

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    I tried to tether with my payg sim card in my phone and received a message on the pc saying is not allowed,(france) you must have slipped through the net somehow.
     
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    Possibly, but every day for a fortnight?
     
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    Very lucky then, I haven't tried again.
     
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