3 data sim

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  1. FIDGET

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    Hi, If you own a 32 mifi or dongle , PC world are doing a nano sim for £4.99 and a free adapter to make it up to full size sim, good value for 1 month 1 gb data at the end of use just throw away, cheaper than topping up your old sim with 3 which costs £ 10. hope this helps !!
    Terry FIDGET
     
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    Thanks for that terry, will it fit in my iPad and be able to use it in France
    Thks mark
     
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    look up pc world data sim and they do the ipad for same price. its only worth it your passing a PC world as postage is £4.95 and they are normally £7.99.
    as i understand it it can be used in France
     
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    Thks for that Phil, one near us so will call in mate
     
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    £4.99 for just 1 Gb of data..... Expensive in my view.....

    I have a 3 sim only monthly contract, 30 days notice if I wish to cancel.
    5000 text, 3000 mins calls and Unlimited data per month. Last week we were in France, now in Italy. No roaming charges, including our calls and text back to UK and we are all online all the time..

    I am typing this on my iPad at Lake Garda.....

    Cost £12.99 per month, for me that's real value....(y)(y)
     
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    3 abroad is cappe at 20 or 25gig on home unlimited i just got told by 3 that is a tarrif for a phone using data but not for a mifi or a dingle for that its 7gig for 25 quid payg i will double check this tomorrow at 3 store chelmesford
     
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    Even if capped at 20 or 25 Gb that is a heck of a lot more than a 1Gb data package for £4.99.

    We have two 3phones with us with iPads tethered. We have been away 12 days so far..... Online all the time. Whilst I'm driving my wife and kids are online all the time. The wife is reading tourist info online from a Google App, so if we see a nice Chateau or castle she has all the info to hand... Cool.. (y)
     
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    I have a 3 mobile broadband dongle with 8 gb per month I pay £8.50 per month for it


    With exception of my mobile phone it's the only Internet I have and recently discovered it works on the continent too
     
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    but the 8g is prolly on a monthly contract
     
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    if your off to France for a month and dont have any other options then £4.99 for basic internet access for the month on a mifi unit is good value.
     
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    Yeah I pay £8.50 a month for it but no contract now it's just month to month I've had it about 5 years lol
     
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    Hi, expensive yep, but I only use the mifi when I am away (at home I use talktalk) and we are usually away for a month at a time , but only 2 hols this year so £4.99 the odd month is better than the £10 top up which is what I used to do. now I take 2 sim's just in case the first run's out. I don't bother if only away for the odd couple of days. Can't justify running a contract.
    Terry
     
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    i think i will stick top my europasim to many different tarrifs on the other networks
     
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    Be careful buying a 3 PAYG sim to go to France or elsewhere as I believe it has to be in use in Britain for 30 days before it works or does not attract roaming charges and there is also something about buying add ons. I am going to the 3 shop tomorrow to try to clarify this and will report back assuming I can speak to an assistant that knows what is what
     
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    Very confused, thought about getting a 3 sim either pay as you go or sim only but their website says you can't tether abroad although it looks like some people are doing it. Will be watching peoples experiences overseas with interest.
     
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    this is 1 of the problems trying to get someone to say the same thing as a assistant in another shop the 30days as far as i know is for contract only the payg works straight away i am also going into another store today or tom orrow lets see what other answers i get
     
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    I am fairly certain that the PAYG sim only needs to be activated in the UK prior to using in France even though it does say 30 days on the packet.

    I bought one in July and used it for a few days in the UK, my daughter has been using it in France since then and I think others have had a similar experience.
     
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