A mifi question

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  1. Nirvanauk

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    Hi,
    I need to buy a payg mifi. The best deal seems to be with the 3 network, however I'm going to France for a month and want to be able to use it there. I believe that data roaming charges can be huge so do I need to buy an unlocked mifi and then buy a data sim in France or can I still get the one from 3 and just change the sim when I get there?

    Can anyone also recommend an unlocked mifi and data sim if I can't use the one from 3 ?

    Many thanks.
     
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    I did not think you could use them in France?

    I did not think you could use them in France????

    the 3 mifi is great in the UK.... I had a good signal at Malvern when few could get a signal...


    Bob
     
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    Check out Ebay someone posted a link in chat the other night to an unlocked one, (or one that the person selling would unlock if required)
     
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    Why not Bob, its the same as a dongle, but rather than having to be attached via a usb it uses a wifi connection to your lappy/notebook/pad like a home broadband service
     
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    I bought the 3 mifi pay as you go and then unlocked it through EBAY. Since then what ever card ive put in the unit sets its own settings and away you go.

    Ive not tried outside UK but have tryed all the common providers but also some of the strange ones here
     
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    Thanks for that. Just had a quick look at the site it offers three packs.
    For low end use there seems no way of buying extra time. For medium use it does not support mifi and the high end use is limited to 30 days that you have to pay a £100 deposit for the sim and then return it to them after 30 days.
     
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    Roam line.com seems quite useful.
     
  9. Phill D

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    unlocking the 3 Huawei MIFI unit is a piece of cake with a £1.99 spend on ebay. did mine worked a treat took literally minutes to do but must be attached to PC to do it.

    as for cheap Data roaming outside Uk thats the " Holy Grail" , it all seems a bit expensive to me. if you find one please post it.:thumb:
     
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