3 Dongle

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  1. champers

    champers Funster Life Member

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    Hi all
    Just received a email alerting me that if i wasnt successful recently in their free give away of Dongle's please try again

    3dongle4free.co.uk
     
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    I got this also. However, I have 2 from the same company which I bought for about a fiver. I have unlocked mine and now use with an 02 iphone sim - unlimited web access for 12 months after topping up a tenner. They are a bit slow here but they do work.
     
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    Hi Dave

    I heard about this from another member , do you have a link for the iPhone O2 sim .. ?

    and what's the easiest/cheapest way to unlock a 3 dongle ?

    cheers

    Jim
     
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    Just tried to re-apply, got the message that the email address already exists, of course it does. They sent the invoice last time but no voucher code for discount.
     
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    You can get a free PAYG USB dongle from 02 with a months usage free.

    (Well - £14.67 + £15 for months access, but then £29.67 cashback via quidco - so in effect free).

    With 1% credit card cashback means I'm 30p up :)

    I already have a contact 3 mobile broadband but will probably cancel due to end of "3 at home"
     
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    just google unlock 3 dongle there is free software out there to unlock. Some systems you need to buy credits but as I read it dongles are free, give it a go, don't have a 3 signal here so never been able to use mine yet.
    Dc-unlocker | Credits
     
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    Jim

    I got mine from Ebay for about 2.99. See other posts re unlocking - unlock software only works with XP not vista
     
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    Thanks everyone

    unlocked the 3 dongle with Dc Unlocker .. cost €15 , (works on Vista)
    tested with a TMobile sim and got it to work :Smile:

    Ordered the O2 iPhone sim from ebay, item 36016515858 £3.99

    + £10 top up = 12 months web and wifi for £13.99


    Cheers

    Jim
     
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    how do i find out which model i have ?
    And is it ok to unlock it while still on contract?

    its a T mobile web n walk stick 111 made by HUAWEI
     
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    Hi John

    The model should be on the back of the stick .. but it don't matter, the D Unlock software auto searches and identifies the dongle.. and if it's not supported nothing lost .. you don't buy credits to unlock until it's positively identified it

    Can't say whether it affects your contract or not but I can't see how it would, mine still works with 3 PAYG .. maybe someone else knows for sure ?

    There is a good support forum on the D Unlock site

    After unlocking I went into the settings of the 3 Dashboard and added TMobile ..

    Jim
     
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    no longer available, never mind another one will be along in a min.
    by the way I read it that a dongle could be unlocked fee unlimited, did I get it wrong or did you not go to the right place.
     
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    my mistake .. ebay item number is 360165158580

    I unlocked using DUnlock don't see how it can be free..

    I tried the free site but my dongle model either wasn't listed or I didn't see it :Doh:
     
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    the free unlocker link works on the free dongle 3 are giving away at the moment its a zte 627 costs just under a fiver for pandp .sorry for the confusion Jim thought the link may be of some use to ppl sending for a free one, i found an iphone 02 card like you have sent for does a 10£ credit really last a year if you just use it on data? seems very cheap way of mobile internet:thumb:
     
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    hi

    it does seem too good to be true, ( no such thing as a free lunch and all that ) ..
    I guess there is only one way to find out but if it gets too popular O2 could pull the plug ..

    at £13.99 worth a punt though .. :thumb:


    jim
     
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    Hi

    Whatever you do get the 3 dongle unlocked - I am touring Scandinavia at the moment and apart from denmark and Sweden I have not been able to use the dongle - it will not roam using any other network other than 3!!!! (despite what it claims on the website - pants!!!:Angry:
     
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    when you try the 02 card let us know how you go on Jim im sure lots of us are interested enough to buy 1 if you get it to work:thumb:
     
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    o2 sim arrived yesterday, put it in the phone, activated and topped up with £10

    Now the fun started, I had trouble getting it to work on my PC lappy, I may have a conflict with other connections so gave up and stuck the dongle in the Mac ..whoopee.. enetered the o2 settings and in two minutes it was connected.. connection speed is fast here , better than 3 ..
    so I used it for about 30mins, downloaded some stuff then decided to check usage by putting the sim in the phone, credit is still £10.22 .. result.. but early days.. only time will tell if it's free for a year ..

    hth

    Jim
     
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    duplicate post:Blush:
     
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