Dongle for Italy.

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  1. johnp10

    johnp10 Funster

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    Would I need a different internet dongle to the standard 3 one I have with a payg sim card for a trip France / Swiss / Italy, or would I need a local one?
    Which ones?
    Where do I get them?
    Would the same dongle take another card?
    MiFi isnt needed as only 1 laptop will be in use.
     
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    if you are on a 3 contract check with them as italy is one of the countries where i think no extra charges are applied on voice and maybe internet is the same
     
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    You should be able to use your standard dongle, but like a mobile phone it needs to be unlocked first (about £10 at most markets etc) you will also need to change a few settings for each different supplier. I uploaded a file of these settings to the download section of this site, listing most countries and suppliers. You may also need to download the latest version of mobile partner that isnt vendor locked too
     
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    That was the case but I think they started charging for roaming a couple of years ago.
     
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    As has been said your dongle would need to be unlocked to take a different SIM card. One of these could be the way forward and would also help in weak signal areas the the UK https://www.roadpro.co.uk/retail/product_list.aspx?prod=Mobile+phone+reception+booster+products but I would check the cost and availability of SIM cards in other counties first, whenever I have looked they are difficult to get without a local address & bank account also they are expensive. Wifi is available on many camps and is usualy a cheaper option (sometimes free).
     
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