3 Data sim offer

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  1. Fragle

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    Hi. Just information for everyone. I've just bought the 3 data sim 12G valid for 12 months for £56 was over £70 last year it's on offer at the moment excellent value and worked great last year for us. Hope this helps (y)
     
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    Where did you buy it?
     
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    I wonder if that can be used as part of their "Feel at Home" package
     
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    Yes it can!
     
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    Yes it can, we used one whilst in the UK last year and travelled back across France and back to Spain and it works fine.
     
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    Thanks @Fragle have just looked and they are available from the 3 store online so assume they are also available from any three store on the high street as well. (y)
     
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    Buy them off ebay much cheaper.
     
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    'Fraid not Don.

    Just been to EBay and the ball park figure is about £80. Looks like the Entrepreneurs, (the french don't have a word for that:LOL:)are having their fingers burnt.
     
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    That's a shame we got 3 last year and worked out at 60 quid each and we have one left for our run back to UK in March, so will be using it sparingly......
     
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    @emmitdb beat me to it I was just going to say checked on e-bay and the cheapest 12gb/12 month preloaded data sim I could see was £79.89 so reckon the one direct from 3 at £56 is a reasonable deal at the moment.
     
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    Hi got it from 3shop. It can be used on feel at home as we did last year. We had 5 separate holidays and used it for browsing and e mails. Works fine
     
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    No problem (y) You have to buy a new sim. We tried to refresh ours on line and the offer is different.
     
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    Sorry for the hijack,

    Would I be right in saying that the 12mths starts on first use or is the clock 'ticking' as soon as it's bought.
    Sorry for the dumb question but we've only had the pebble for three months and we were on a rolling contract before.i
     
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    Not sure mate. As I've just activated mine. Worth asking in shop though :)
     
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    It is usually timed from the activation date, since they could be in stock for months
     
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    I have been in brief discussion with motorhomewifi @Addie, looking to update our mifi before we go next week, they sell data only sims which seem very good value

    http://www.motorhomewifi.com/blog/three-mobile-broadband-payg-sim-abroad/

    I was looking at the 12 month option direct from 3, 12Gb in 12 months for £56, but I reckon 7Gb in 30 days for £25 makes more sense for us

    in answer to question above re start point, it is when activated not when bought, we will probably buy 2 of the 7Gb to cover next trip and maybe the one after if we don't get through it between us in one month, which is possible and I don't mind paying £25 for a months access :)
     
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    We found 12gb was more than enough for browsing and e mail and covered the 5 weeks in France with lots to spare. Only watch you tube or tv when on wifi helps
     
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    Am I right or wrong in saying that I'm going to get a payg sim from three and put it in my iPad and get an all you can eat package for £20 for a month and then when it runs out just top up...? I intend to do this when I'm in Europe.
    Does anyone do this ...?

    Ta...
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    Basically NO ...

    From this link:

    http://www.3g.co.uk/unlimited-data-plans.html

    it says:

    Can you get unlimited mobile broadband?
    No. While all phones and mobile phone SIM cards have all-you-can-eat data plans, tablets, tablet SIMs, dongles and MiFi don’t.

    However, they do still offer generous allowances of up to 15GB of monthly data with a MiFi device, tablet or dongle or 10GB if you just want a tablet SIM card.
    The alternative would be to have a phablet (ie phone tablet combo) in which you could use a phone sim ... that's what we have.
     
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    we actually replace the sim card each time, but that is up to now because we have been buying the sim when we get overseas, not sure if there is an option to top these up when the have a use it or lose it rule

    I am also not sure you will have any luck finding unlimited monthly use abroad, you will be hard pushed to get it for UK use (y)
     
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