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  1. crabman

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    can anyone tell me if a 3 Mobile Dongle is any good for Spain, I want it for my laptop not phone usage, I have a extra antenna?, have not purchased 3 yet and want to know the score for Spain
     
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    Three works in Spain but I'm not sure if a dongle is on a different tarif to a typical sim card. I wouldn't have thought so.
     
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    There is a thread on this subject.
    Me... I know nufink about it..
    Mitch.
     
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    Get it unlocked, then use any Spanish SIM card if 3 gets throttled (slow) If in Benidorm try the indoor market for a Spanish SIM.
     
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    I have a Three mifi and worked all through France and Spain. Am using right now here in Lanzarote
     
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    Spot on. English guy. I think we paid €15 for 3GB and it was FAST.
     
  7. crabman

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    Yorick, are you on contract or PAYG also did you pay for the wifi in the UK or in Spain, I plann to spend 5 mouths in Europe, so need to get it right,

    thanks your reply

    crabs
     
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    Hi, it's a rolling monthly contract. Got 2 phones on it. Also a mifi :)

    I bought in UK but changed it while over here no probs. Superb staff.
     
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    I got a 12GB sim for £25 from 3 which lasts a year. It worked well in France and Spain but we managed to use most of the allowance in 3 weeks between the 4 of us. We should have turned off auto updates for apps on our phones / tablets and turned off cloud backups.
     
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    We are just back from 3 shop (been customers for years) we have changed our tarriffs and guy in shop was telling us that from 1st Sept 3 will be monitoring roaming more closely. Dont expect to get more than 2 months in a ROLLING YEAR FROM 1ST LOG IN IN EUROPE. Last year we had no problems over the 7 months we were away. Good while it lasts. He explained that in Sept when the rest of europe (virtually) becomes available they have no idea what to expect
     
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  13. crabman

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    ok members thanks for the latest updates on 3, problem is when in a shop or over the phone here in the UK the sales people will tell you the sun never sets just to get a contract or sale, they get commission, the girl I was talking to said she was Blonde 24 years old with extra large boobs, man was I tempted to buy I might of got lucky :D
     
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    Lol quick sign up :)
     
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    Hi,
    Does that mean that 3 "Feel at Home" is going to more countries in Sept.
    Can you explain please.
     
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    Graham,
    Did your friend say if it would be retrospective.
    Like you, we got 6 months on our 3 contract earlier this year.
    I don't know whether to take out a new contract so at least be sure of the 2 months or stick with my present contract, which could theoretically be switched off on Day 1 as we are already over the limit.
    Of course I would cancel the contract immediately so there might be some leeway if a human is involved.................or is it fully automatic.
     
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    Please check 3 website. My understanding is from sept. Most of Europe will be included.. Yes you are only guaranteed 2months in a rolling year from 1st log in in Europe. We have never been cut but as chap said they are clamping down now as more and more use it for prolonged periods. They have updated the 3 website to show all countries from September.
     
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    If you have a contract with '3' then within one year of the first use abroad you can have up to 2 months of usage in a 365 day period, so if you say activated it in the UK in January 2016, used it for 2 months abroad, say all of May and June, then wanted to use it abroad again in December you officially couldn't; if you kept the contract going you wouldn't be able to use it abroad again until the following May.
     
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