KNOWHOW Mobile Broadband 3-in-1 SIM Card

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  1. DocHoliday

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    At Currys.
    "Access the internet in the UK and over 40 countries abroad
    Standard & Micro & Nano SIM card
    1 month rolling contract
    Four data plans available"

    For example, 5GB for £15.99 in UK, Italy, Portugal, Spain and some other countries (but only 500MB in France)

    Looks like a good alternative to Three in those countries where their 'like home' data plan doesn't apply.
     
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    Now this looks like the start of really good deals as firms prepare for abolition of roaming charges next year. Anyone know if they allow tethering..............in fact anyone know whether putting it into a MiFI unit can be detected as tethering........................... there seems to be some debate about this.

    Also it seems to me that in France and other countries it is 500Mb EXTRA
     
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    I can't see that there would be a problem with a MiFi, since it says "The 3-in-1 SIM card is compatible with any unlocked 3G or 4G-enabled product, such as tablets and laptops." Tethering to a phone, I don't know.

    As I read it, it's 500MB in France, not 5500MB. A couple of people here agree.
     
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    You get 10% more in France and other countries listed. To quote Curry's website- "So if you sign up for the 5 GB data plan, you will have 500 MB per month on top of your standard plan to use in these countries."
    The provider is Globalgig (using 3 network in the UK)
    I might give it a try, but will go instore first to see if I can use it in my phone and tether to my Nexus.
     
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    Incorrect. I just confirmed my interpretation with customer support (Phone: 0 3333 010 041). On the 5GB plan you get the full allowance only in the core countries UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal and others, and only 500MB in France, Belgium, Germany etc. I admit it's poorly worded on the Currys site.

    More info here.
     
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    Yes the Curry's site is not clear...........well by all understanding of English it is wrong.

    But beware of coverage.........................recently thought the Giff Gaff offer was really good and signed up for their Gigabite deal but after a few days of very poor reception managed to get my money back. It seems they use the 02 network but are at the tail end of priority so I was getting EDGE and GPRS networks which are not even 3G.

    So just because it is 3 network does not mean you get the same priority as other 3 customers
     
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    3 mobile are expanding their Euro locations in October i am told
     
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    I can't see that the Curry's website can be open to any interpretation at all: ....""So if you sign up for the 5 GB data plan, you will have 500 MB per month on top of your standard plan to use in these countries." and.... "Your chosen data plan gives you an additional (my emphasis) 10% data per month to use in the following countries:...." (includes France & Germany.

    How do Curry's Customer Support explain that there "interpretation" completely disagrees with what the website states.? Just a thought.
     
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    Curry's Customer Support and Curry's Knowhow.

    Two non-sequiturs aren't they? :LOL:
     
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    I also read it originally as having the "base" amount of data plus the extra in France etc. However, if you look carefully the list of countries in which you can use the 5GB (or whatever the plan you choose) does not include France (or Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, etc., etc.).

    In fact, when you look at the country list carefully, it seems to me to be a very expensive option if you travel Europe to any extent!

    Fingers crossed it may soon get better for all of us, so long as the proposed pan-European use of your inclusive minutes & data actually happens!
     
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    Don't know about the above, Three nano sim, 3gb was £19.95 with same cost to use in France as UK. But no idea what the coverage will be like, but thought I would try it, at least can't run up large bills.

    Anyone know how what Three is like in France
     
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    Didn't have any probs when we used it there
     
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    Can I just ask did you use the Sim in a Mi Fi device or a smartphone/tablet.........................they told me yesterday that it was phone only and would not work in our Huawei Mi Fi..................but then that was at Currys
     
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    there is a difference between a data sim and a phone sim, the phone sim cannot be used in a mifi unit you do need a data sim.
     
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    The answer is not as simple as that. The SIMs are identical in every way (other than getting the right size). But it depends what the supplier has set it up for. Some suppliers are very flexible, some are not. For example you can get it a Giffgaff SIM and decide whether to use it for data, phone calls or both. So you can put it in a phone or a mifi unit. Some other suppliers limit a SIM to a particular tarriff "deal", be it for calls or data or both. However these are becoming increasingly less common with the advent of smartphones, and even then you can normally change them to a different tarriff.

    The important thing if you have a mifi is to make sure that you are on a good data tarriff (otherwise it will cost you a fortune) and that you are allowed to use it for "tethering"
     
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    the difference as you say is what the sim is set up to do (y)...i was trying to keep it simple... :doh:
     
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    For us less knowledgable ones, how long does 500mb last ? Can you listen to the radio in France , not interested in tv/films etc just emails and tourist imformation stuff where to go etc. would this 500 be gone in a day or a week ? Cheers Colyn
     
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    I bought a wifi dongle with 1gb of data for 1 month and used only about 250mb surfing, e-mails and google maps.
     
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    Cheers , is radio a heavy use ? Just get a bit fed up sometimes with the french radio stations.
     
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