Huawei mifi and 3 sim card

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  1. Easyliving

    Easyliving Funster

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    When we are away in the van we are a bit lost if we can't get the internet, its more important to us than being able to watch the tele.

    I bought a basic Huawei mifi unit and a '3' data sim card which gives you 12gb of internet over a 12 month period.

    I put the sim card in the mifi unit and it just - worked :)

    We are currently touring round parts of Norfolk, not generally known for its 3g coverage, and so far we have always had fast, reliable internet.

    Apart from changing the network name and password there has been no technical faffing about.

    Thought I'd recommend it in case other funsters are interested.

    Paul
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Mine arrived today after the recommendation on here a week ago.

    The previous 3G/3 month one worked well over the channel. That has now timed out.

    Makes me wonder, I bought 3 local SIMs in Spain/Portugal, I've several others used up. Just how many phone numbers are there in the world of SIM. The local SIMs were better value and better coverage than 3 but it worked when we needed it, in France mainly.
     
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    To add to this thread.... 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.

    Bargain !
     
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    I have to say we lost 2 hours of our life trying to reset ours as the enable roaming button needs to be pressed when you come abroad with it.
    We arrived in France yesterday and the Mifi stopped working and needed our password. (Doesn't usually ask)
    Partner forgot his password so we had to call three. Took hours and finally a guy in the help office in India talked me through putting it back to factory settings by taking the back off and following loads of instructions.
    Jezzus bejesus got there in the end thank god! Don't forget your password! Or if you never change it it's admin !
     
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    Sounds like the one I got a month or two back but cost me £50 odd..
    If I were to buy one at £30 now and keep it till it was needed you are saying it would be ok regardless of how long that was ie even a year....
    Ta andy.
     
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    Do you have to set 3 sim in hauwei to roam when abroad ? I just thought that as pay as you go sim you just put it in mifi and it works just the same as it does in the UK .Roy
     
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    We've had a 3 midi for a couple of years now and works very well. So well in fact I changed my phone over to 3 in January as they do the "at home" service for when you are in Europe so you don't get and roaming charges dropped on you from a great height.
     
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