getting wifi in motorhome

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  1. gingerpink

    gingerpink Read Only Funster

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    I don't know if this is the right forum - if not please tell me where to go.
    We have recently returned from 4 weeks in germany, belgium and austria and on my return i have received a big bill from o2 for data usage on my iphone 4 while away .

    I thought i'd got it all sorted before i went away - i'd got a payg dongle from o2 to use on my apple macbook only to find i couldn't use it to access the internet!! as only business users can do this when abroad - said the small print in the handbook that came with my dongle.... they didn't tell me this when i bought it. So, i went onto the internet every now and then via my iphone whenever i could get 3g or wifi ---and hence the big bill...

    Is there a way of accessing the internet on my laptop without incurring the big bills thru resorting to using my iphone?? I think i read something on this site but i can't find it.

    Also, while i'm here does anybody know what the best mobile provider is for reception for my iphone - i am fed up being on a site in lovely setting and find i am out of contact because of poor reception (i'm with o2). I need to be contactable because my mum is disabled and has alzheimers. I set up the support for her as far as i can before i go away but i still need to be contactable in an emergency.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

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    Ring O2 before you set off and buy a data package at a reduced rate. Oh yes and dump the iphone when abroad they use HUGE amount of very expensive data without bothering to tell you about it :Doh:

    Its an expensive lesson most folks learn the hard way im afraid :Wink:
     
  3. niggle

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    :cry::cry: android phones will down load up dates for the country you are in ie,, france in french ect for your phone even though you dont want them :cry::cry: next time turn off the pic/update on the phone,,it will stop the bills,, :thumb:
     
  4. scotjimland

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    Yes, don't use a ANY dongle abroad .. use FREE Wifi spots .. there are literally thousands ..

    Invest in Wifi booster aerial .. this will pick up FREE Wifi from a far greater distance.
     
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