Ok mifi

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  1. glenn2926

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    first, I know absolutely nothing about computerisation boxes. I do go on the Internet at home. First question what is mifi? Second question what do I need to get mifi? Third question how much is it. Seen a few threads about 3 SIM cards . Aren't these just mobile phones or does the SIM card go in something other than a phone to get internet. If the SIM card does go in something else what does it go in and what does the thing it goes in look like? Next where can I get one of these things?
    I think that is about all for now but will no doubt think of loads more to ask.
    Thanks in advance Glenn.
     
  2. Judge Mental

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    Good link above.. must have a read right through later..
    You could also have a look at this http://www.motorhomewifi.com/
    they are members on here... you may get similar equipment cheaper off e bay etc , but imho they sell quality gear and you have a good back up and help if you have problems..
    ta andy
     
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    Hi Glenn
    If you know nothing about computers and don't want to browse the Internet when away from home then you probably don't need a mifi
    If you stay on campsites which have wifi then you probably don't need mifi
    MIFI is used to give you internet on the move BUT you have to be comfortable setting one up.
    May not be worth the hassle
     
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    mifi is mobile broadband via the mobile phone service. you need a dongle (small piece of equipment about 3"x2"x 1") a data only sim card. I have a 3 sim card which is great. Have a word with addie member on here, very helpful will be able to advise and help (http://www.motorhomewifi.com/) hope this helps
     
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    well im pretty thick when it comes to all this sort of stuff but unfortunate as it may sound its become just about an essential part of life to be able to get on line now, for things like telephone numbers, ferry and camp site bookings etc etc, so im doing my best to become familiar with it all and there are plenty willing to help....
    that's just my thoughts and some may be able to do without for what they do..
    ta andy
     
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    have you considered a phablet phone (BIG phone) that's what I use most of the time with a 3 SIM. no tech stuff whatsoever:)

    Mifi only for when you want to connect multiple devices to one SIM? ( I fink) say a couple of laptops....
     
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    andy63 is certainly not thick, he was very helpful with his screenshot on the unusual setup for 3 data on the Huawei R207, a lot of people don't know how to do this or that but this forum can certainly come up with some brilliant ways of getting things sorted.
     
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    thought you had done a typo lol.. didn't know what a phablet phone was, but I do now:LOL: thanks..

    to me the mifi device is just another option along with I boost for trying to get on line when away.. both allow multible device connection, and with camp site wi fi the I boost can have you connecting multiple devices but is only seen as one connection on the site ..so im told :)

    you will have to take my word for it.. haha... I was only passing on info others had been good enough to help me with... but thanks for your kind words..
    andy
     
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    I bought the Huawei mifi with a 3 network SIM a few years ago and have since had one with a Samsung tablet, also on 3. Variable signal on the North Norfolk coast a few weeks back but sitting in the van in Yarmouth with the family we had a very good signal. Rainy Sunday so there we were on our phones and tablets but I couldn't get a signal on the tablet and was somewhat puzzled as the others appeared quite contented.

    "You got a signal?", I said, addressing nobody in particular.
    "Yes", said Nick.
    "Yes", said Rachel, and one of the boys, (7 and 4) is on.

    I then had a count up and realised my phone on the shelf was on as was another unused phone making up the 5 connected devices. :doh:

    So it works!
     
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    the point I was trying to make was you dont need fancy kit to get online when away particularly for the circumstances you mentioned?

    we just have 2 x 3 sims. does us most of the time. I have a massive Acer phone and can do most things on it.

    I also have a wifi aerial and router for use on sites where there is wifi. this is where a MIF comes in handy as you can use your own sim to connect multiple devices.

    just make sure you need it that's all...
     
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