3 Network Data SIM bargain...

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  1. Charlie

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    Spotted the offer below on another forum.

    It is for a mobile Data SIM card on the very popular to us motor homers 3 network

    The 3 Data SIM card is in store just now for £30. You get 12 Gb of data which lasts for 12 months from when you start using it.

    You can use the SIM in the UK and most of Europe.

    This SIM cost £79 last year but is on offer right now for £30.

    Note. The staff in 3 stores have no idea of the current offer. When they scan the barcode on the package though it will come up as costing £30.

    These SIM cards are on offer but worth knowing is each store has an allotment of them and when they are gone they are gone.

    My belief and what I was told in store is that you can start using the SIM at any time. Could be now or in a year or twos time. Once activated which involves simply putting the SIM into your device the 12 month period starts ticking.

    If you use all the data you can top up the card.
     
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    They ran that offer late last year but when I went to get one in December was told the deal was finished
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    Has it restarted or was the info a bit out of date ?
     
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    Deals on their website right now - just checked it!
     
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    On their website @£30.
     

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    Bit confusing it says 12 gb then says what 12 a month will give you and it says broadband not data, and goes on to say what it will work on but no mention of mobiles just computers, maybe me(n)
     
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    Despite entering correct card details couldn't complete order and says go to one of their stores???
     
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    The best deal at the moment is to buy a MiFi from CarPhone Warehouse

    http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/br...69-fcon4?intcmp=mbbLP_EE_paym_20pm_23.02.2016

    then use your 3 sim with it

    there is a long thread about it here.
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum...n-at-carphone-warehouse-for-£20-quick.126123/

    SO be sure to cancel asap after you have the number and it will cost you £20 or buy it from amazon for £87.



    A mifi allows you to connect 10 or so wifi enabled devices to it.

    then manage the MiFi with the Huawei app from your app store.
     
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    Is it unlocked or EE only?
     
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    Not sure my friend... I heard about the deal last week and went into the 3 store and picked up a SIM...

    I tried to buy one last September before we went to France when they were 79 quid but our local store didnt have any so I paid through the nose to ensure we had enough data. I know we can top up from abroad but not being very clever on computers I wanted is sorted before we left..

    The operatives in stores quite simply have little or no idea about the current deal. It is not actually an "offer" as such.

    What it is is that they have a certain amount of these cards at the advantageous price. Well thats what I was told and it turned out to be bang on when I went into store. Wee girl said she hadnt a clue so went and fetched the SIM in its packaging scanned it and up it came at 30 nicker.
     
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    My interpretation of a data SIM is that we buy data that allows us to access that tinterweb fingy..

    We use the SIM in a Heuwie internet dongle fingy. I can connect to the fingy with my Ipad my lap top or mobile phone. So a few devices the fingy allows us to use.

    Please bear in mind im a bit fik when it comes to fingys so may misunderstand what they all do.

    All I know is the current 3 SIM at 30 quid and lasts 12 months is a bargain so I wanted all you lot to know..

    Now where did I leave me fingy .........................:D
     
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    We bought one of those last year for £79 - worked great from Norway to Italy. Would recommend
     
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    Not knocking it mate, just a bit confused, that's me not you(y)
     
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    I SHOULD HAVE SAID ABOVE.................

    This is a Pay As Yo Go SIM. So no contracts No tie ins . You get what you pay for and time to use it.

    Up till now we have bought data and never used it all. After 30 days whatever data was left was taken away. Dont have a problem paying for anything but it used to hack me off when the Product I had paid for was confiscated because I had not used it. Standard data life on most networks is just 30 days. After that you loose any remaining.

    With this SIM you get 12 months to use that 12gb of data.

    For us that is enough for 12 months internet while we are away. Need more ? Buy two !

    The second card if you buy one will not start its 12 month life till we start to use it. (y)
     
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    I know your not ! Honestly I'm hopeless when it comes to anything computer. So if I do get it wrong please anyone feel free to correct me !! :)
     
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    So that download is wrong then , if you get 12 g year, why does it tell you what you can get 12g a month
     
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    This is what is on the offer page and when you click on the Plan Details it opens the previous screen.
     

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    12gb is 12gb whether is available for a day or a year, you still get the same useage.

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    If you buy a second 3 PAYG £30x12gbx365 then you have to initialise it in the UK before you can use it abroad. Similarly if you buy a 3 pay monthly sim you are constrained by how much you can use it abroad. Do your research.
     
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    Thank you for your most valuable information..... Don't expect thanks but don't expect to get told to do research either...

    Next time I find a bargain that may benefit others I will say sod all.
     
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    I pointed out that a plan of using 2 sims over a year will not work unless the sims are initialised in the UK before using them. I have been buying and ditching payg 3 sims since 2012 so gave that warning. I also pointed out that pay monthly sims are constrained in their use abroad. I have not used a pay monthly sim abroad so do not know the terms and conditions therefore was advising anyone planning to do so to look at the small print because you cannot use them continuously abroad. I am sorry if this has offended you in some way but did not feel the need to look up the monthly information having not used the option or planned to use the option.
     
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