Help with dongle in France

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  1. jennymaywright

    jennymaywright Read Only Funster

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    Hi, we're off to France next month and hope to use the netbook while we're there. We were thinking of buying a dongle in France to make it cheaper to use. Can anyone suggest which would be the best to buy and the best place to get it from?

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  2. Phill D

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    hi, im no expert on this :Doh:( as i am sure will be confirmed by the next few posts ) but, i believe to get / use a French sim card in a dongle you need everything including your dogs inside leg measurement and a permanant address in France.... but thats only my belief:Eeek:
     
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    Wrong.. that is Spain

    Wrong... that is Spain


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    You are not far off Phill:Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Best way is to go to CITE EUROPE to the large shopping center just off the A16 at Calais...
    In there look for the SFR shop, Ask them to set you up with a pay as you go dongle and enter your first pay as you go payment (they will enter an address for you to set it in motion) take your laptop/net book with you!.......
    Then as you run out go to any SFR shop for a top up......DO NOT EXPECT UK PRICES,.... DO NO EXPECT LARGE AMOUNTS OF Gbs.... for a few euros!!!!!! it is not going to happen.

    Or you can do what a friend did, tried to do it himself, walked into a supermarket before he reached us......he told us it was easy just walk in purchased it...no problem.....BUT after entering the payment code to activate the sim card it would not work until he entered his address, his bank details, his EDF account number and other questions .....which he could not and would not..so that was around 25 euros + the dongle down the PAN and never got used:Doh:

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    Current costs on pay as you go SFR are 500Mb - €25, 1Gb - €35 valid for 2 months plus other smaller options and some time based options.I don't know the cost of the dongle at the moment, last year mine cost around €39 and has just been recharged in an SFR shop, it is not possible to recharge on line with a UK credit/debit card.
     
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    Last yearwe boughta prepaidcard + Stick at Orange,Strasbourg.
    The service in theshopwas bad. But the stick worked well.
     
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    sorry can't help you as i have a North trouble when i get my dongle out in this country:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Kindle 3G

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    Thanks everyone. Looks like it'll be expensive. Think I'll leave the netbook at home!
     
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    Jenny, don't forget you can use Mc Donalds ..which I have used many times....and there are plenty of them all over France.....also they tell me a lot of the supermarkets are starting to come on board..but mainly the ones with a cafe..(but I have not used any of these as yet)....also look for the mediateque in some towns....:thumb:

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    As previous post use MacDonalds also most public libraries/tourist informations have free internet access, you need to go in and get the access code, but you normally see students sitting outside with their netbooks, phones etc. more and more campsites have wifi (some paid for some free) - especially English/Dutch run ones also there are some bars which publicise free wifi and for frequent travellers it might be worth looking at this site
    http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/home/en
    but generally the French haven't quite got to affordable payg mobile anything yet!
     
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    Kindle 3G

    Hi

    Interested in this. I have a Kindle 3G - how can i utilise this for emails/internet in France? Sorry to be thick, but i wasn't aware this was possible. Is this expensive?

    Caroline
     
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    it could go if you can make some settings on your Kindle 3G.
    I had made the following settings with
    my 4g-Systems_XSBoxMove and a orange sim-card:
    Ethernet-Port-Konfigurationen: LAN3G
    Ausfallsicherung: nothing,
    Internet-Adresse zur Prüfung:
    WAN-Typ 3G
    APN:orange.fr
    PIN-Code:OOOO
    Gewählte Nummer:*99#
    Username: orange
    Passwort: orange
    Authentifizierung: CHAP
    Primärer DNS: nothing
    Sekundärer DNS: nothing
    Verbindungssteuerung: Auto-Reconnect (Immer an)
    Maximale Stillstandszeit: 600 Sekunden
    Aufrechterhalten: deaktiv
    MNC-Mobile Network Code: O1
     
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