3 is a strange thing

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  1. chaser

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    Have come all the way down France and the three data sim in a mifi has never failed even though the three phone Sims in our mobiles regularly showed no signal but in Spain even though they all showed full signal they would only get internet for about five minutes then give up even though still showing full signal.
    Back in France now and at the top of a mountain east of millau bridge ,no phone signal buy the mifi working a treat (n)
     
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  2. grasscutter

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    I'm in Menorca on a weeks holiday and my 3 sim in my mifi is working a treat.(y)
     
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    How nice.

    Our 3 sim and MiFi has failed to connect throughout France and now Spain.

    Hope you are both enjoying your holiday.
    Brian & Pam.
     
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    Ah young grasshoppers, there is much to learn about the ancient art of MiFi roaming...
    ...one cannot expect to become a Three master overnight...
    ...there is much training, much practice & many hurdles along the rocky road to complete WiFi zen enlightenment .

    :cool:
     
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  5. chaser

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    We had the same thing last year, all it takes is to get a web page up and change two words on it and bingo it will work, it's all on here somewhere, someone will know where it is.
     
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    I drove up to Calais and back recently and had great Mifi and phone coverage all the way :)
     
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    You may find that it works if you go into the mifi admin page and enable roaming and connect automatically. Different mifis have different systems but if you search online for instructions, it is quite easy.
     
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    If has taken @chaser 5 years to get a French fon to work, I'm still in shock at hearing he has been able to get mobile data to work.:D
     
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    Yes mine worked ok in France Germany, & Spain & worked a few moments ago when I tried it here at home.
     
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    If you have unlocked it from Vodafone you have to change, somewhere a word from Vodafone to threeuk and that all it takes to get WiFi all over France.
     
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    Never failed on mifi...still without doubt the best Mobile Internet I have used for many a year.
    In plain terms.....3 sucks....get it?
     
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    When in France early Sept,3 mifi worked every time for 3 weeks.
    Can't fault it, Only wish I had the latest 4g mifi with usb port.
     
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  13. chaser

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    Now that's another thing both our phones are 4g but havnt found 4 g anywhere
     
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    That must be driving you bonkers Brian. ..obviously you never got any help from 3 when you contacted them .??
     
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    My 3 mifi has worked most of the time in various parts of France and Spain, although it did seem slower in Spain. Recently I was with @ianthebuilder in France and his 3 mifi wouldn't work at all even though it was in the same place mine worked. Ian's worked fine before we met up and it worked again after he left. The only reason I can think of is that his newer mifi is a different model to mine and possibly the internal aerial isn't as sensitive in areas with a less than ideal signal.
     
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    I have found that the phones and the mifi never connect to the same server.
     
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    They were very helpful when I contacted them.
     
  18. Ed Excel

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    Can't fault 3. Used the MiFi in Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal in the last month. Wonderful piece of kit.
     
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  19. Minxy Girl

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    Currently using my '3' 12gb data sim (lasts for 1 year) and its working well, also have been using some free data sims from '3' which gives 200gb of free data a month (no top up required at all) which includes roaming - not sure if it's available now though but they do keep 'releasing' this offer so worth keeping an eye out for it!

    Three are currently doing a 5gb data sim for £23 a month (1 month contract) which gives you 20gb for the same price!

    https://3g.co.uk/data-only-sim/contract
     
  20. Dazzlin

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    No problems with our mifi. Been through Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and now in Germany, all using 3.

    Just think, gone are the days of sourcing a different local sim every country we go to. Remember the aggro of finding a 'phone house' in Spain for Movil or yoigo!

    On the subject of Mifi's Just upgraded to a 'white one' (4g)
    Had a 'black one' for 3 years but now have a spare, just in case!
     
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