iPad in France .

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

    Vlad The Impaler Funster

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    At the minute I'm using an iPad 4 with a T mobile pay as you go sim.Mrs Vlad is the technical one and last year assured me we'd have internet throughout our travels.Its not often she's right,but,would you believe it she was wrong again:Doh: :Wink:
    Basically it like to know,(in terms an idiot can understand just in case I don't get it and wifey has to set it up) what's needed.




    Vlad
     
  2. Heyupluv

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    Well I can not comment on your set up and there are many ways to get on the internet in France..I am on SFR with my laptop..and my friend is on with his Ipad on the deal below...and it works well

    if you live in France and have a address with a landline you could have, SFR or Orange live box router with wifi....for at home but for mobile the deal below is what you want.

    This is one for the Ipads prepaye sim (pay as you go)
    .....then top up on the internet.....top ups 9 euros for 1 gb for 7 days....
    or 30 euros for 4 gb for 30 days.

    http://www.sfr.fr/mobile/tablette-c...Data&selectedOptions=0028et|0028ax&vue=000mg0

    Les offres SFR Connecté Partout

    Que souhaitez vous ?
    Je veux un forfait
    avec une tablette
    à prix réduit

    Je veux une offre avec
    carte SIM pour connecter ma tablette 3G+ / 4G

    Je veux connecter
    mes appareils WiFi ou
    mon ordinateur portable

    Les forfaits
    pour un usage régulier
    L’offre sans abonnement
    pour un usage occasionnel

    Votre offre prépayée pour votre Carte SIM seule avec kit prêt à surfer
    Kit prêt à surfer SIM standard
    INCLUS : 15 jours de connexion jusqu’à 200Mo
    - Sans abonnement, sans engagement
    - Rechargeable même sans crédit avec les recharges prépayées SFR Connecté Partout

    0€ /mois
    Sélectionnez votre Carte SIM (1)

    Aperçu
    Carte SIM seule avec kit prêt à surfer
    Carte SIM seule avec kit prêt à surfer

    9,90€

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    Les avantages des forfaits tablettes de SFR

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    http://www.sfr.fr/mobile/offres-cle...012huf&option=0028et&option=0028ax&vue=000mg0

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    Carte SIMTrouver un espace SFR
    Carte SIM seule avec kit prêt à surfer
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    9,90€
    À payer aujourd'hui
    9,90€

    Votre forfait
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    À payer aujourd'hui à SFR 9,90€
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    Je reconnais avoir pris connaissance et accepter les Conditions Générales de Vente, les Conditions Générales d'Abonnement ainsi que les Conditions tarifaires relatives à l'offre SFR que je souscris. Passer commande
    Déjà client SFR ?
    En validant votre panier, vous allez souscrire à une nouvelle ligne SFR.
    Si vous souhaitez changer de forfait ou de mobile, cliquez sur l'un des liens suivants :

    Changer votre forfait | Changer votre mobile

    Or you could get a booster and get free wifi....if you are a Fon..or BTopenzone member...or there are many supermarkets, Mc Don, library...

    In Fact our friend who is on the deal above on his Ipad...is far better than the one he has at home on the land line
     
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  3. John Laidler

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    I think most if not all UK PAYG SIM cards won't work for data outside the UK. In case yours does you need to set the 'phone to allow data roaming. No idea how to do this on an iThing but it is what I have to do on my Android. You could try ringing the T Mobile operator and ask them what needs to be done.

    Assuming your PAYG won't work, and it will be cheaper anyway even if it does, I think you need to buy a local SIM card - assuming of course your iThing is not locked. I would look for a 'phone shop and in best sign language and shouting loudly where this does not work get them to sort it out with a SIM card and unlocking, if required.
     
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  4. lorger

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    If your Ipad isn't locked to one company in your case T Mobile then once you come of the train nip in to the supermarket at cite de Europe and buy a French pay as you go sim. Either that or you can buy one from this site

    http://www.motorhomewifi.com/

    I have never used them but they are meme rs on here and get good reviews.
     
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    Ahhhh, our story:Doh:

    OK, here's what we've found having spent weeks in France trying to get our ipad connecting.

    WiFi as we know it Scotty, is random to say the least. Old Macdonalds is as good as it gets on the road.

    3G, (we have an unlocked ipad), well that's really frustrating. We bought an Orange sim in France (Euros...beaucoup) and topped it up several times from the machines in the Orange shops (Plus beaucoup de Euros). However, coverage is patchy and both download and upload speeds are poor.

    We asked several, nay many, wise Netherlanders, who seem to have the handle of such 3G matters and the answer was much the same.....'It's France, better going to Spain where such things work properly'......:thumb:

    So, when we go back in October, we will not bother with 3G, just use whatever camp WiFi we can get, until we get to Spain. :BigGrin:
     
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    I live in France....I used to have a monthly contract on a orange dongle...it was terrible I spent most of mb trying to get onto the internet only to find it was slow if and when I did get onto the internet:Doh:...orange land line fine..so I packed up with them and went onto a SFR sim pre payee and never regretted it:thumb:
     
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  8. Reallyretired

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    The T-mobile pay in advance (not PAYGO)data sim will work abroad, and because it will use any network outside the UK will usually get a signal(though always 3G) you must buy a specific roaming package though. I've forgotten what they call them offhand, and they are not particularly cheap. A local sim will be cheaper but will only use one network so coverage may not be as good.
     
  9. yorkieman

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    You could get one of these SIMS

    http://www.motorhomewifi.com/product/europa-sim-roaming-data-sim-card/

    They work all over Europe on 2g, 3g and 4g.

    It works out £2.50 per day for a whopping 500 meg, but the nice thing is you only pay on the days you use it.

    I used one over in Spain last month and found it to be very fast even on 3g. 500 meg of data is more than enough for pretty heavy usage as long as you're not watching HD movies from Netflix.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  10. longdog

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    Good info :thumb:

    I gather this SIM will work in Mi-Fi devices too?

    Hah! I knew I should have read the website first, it says this is recommended for use in a Mi-Fi device
     
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  11. John Laidler

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    They are really only for Mifi as they are expensive for voice - data only.
     
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