PAYG Mobile Broadband

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  1. quicksilver

    quicksilver Read Only Funster

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    Hi All,
    What is the best PAYG mobile broadband? Do they all expire after 30 days like vodafone or are there others that don't. Can any be used abroad?

    Many thanks,

    Quicksilver
     
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    A few months ago I bought an old tariff Vodafone SIM off ebay, new, for £7 with £15 credit and no expiring. You might get lucky if you have a look.
     
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    Three.co have a rolling monthly contract that can be terminated with 1 months notice. I costs £15 for 5 Gig.

    I am coming to the end of my first month and I struggling to use up all my data.

    It runs fine with Skype with double video with an occasional hesitation, but I think that that is due to heavy use at the local cell.

    I think that left over data is deleted at the end of the month but I will see in 6 days when the month ends.

    Doug...
     
  4. GJH

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    That's fine if you already have a Vodafone or unlocked dongle.

    I have a dongle which was on a T-Mobile contract which I had unlocked as the contract ended in February (search previous posts for full details). I obtained two free SIMs from "3" - see Here - as there are Add-on deals which are a lot cheaper than the "normal" dongle contracts if your total data demands are not too high (but no Skype).

    I also obtained a Vodafone SIM as mentioned by Brian, working on the basis that between the two networks I should always get a signal. Do an eBay search for <Vodafone SIM hsdpa> as there are still some on offer.

    Graham
     
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    If you are on BT broadband they will sell you a dongle for 39.99 and you get 1gig free every month, just ordered one. Also have a 3 , O2 and vodafone dongle. Vodafone and 3 ok , O2 is expensive.
     
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    and you cant really use them abroad because of the cost :Eeek: mega bills, but if you have an unlocked dongle and can get the payg data sim card for the country you are in you can use them no problem.
     
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    I did exactly the same:thumb:
     
  8. quicksilver

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    Hi Brian, How does the sim work with a laptop?

    quicksilver
     
  9. Lenny HB

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    Be quick Amazon are showning 1 left of the Vodafone K3565 dongle this one comes with 1GB that does not expire you just have to log once in 6 month to keep the same contract.

    It's the best deal for occasional users, cost £15 top top up with 1GB running costs for 50p you get 3-4 hours browsing and loads of emails a just don't download videos. I've had mine since last April topped it up for the first time in January and been using quite a lot.
     
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    You need a dongle to put it in - either Vodafone or unlocked from another provider.

    Graham
     
  11. Pugboxter

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    Careful though, have you read this review?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R8ZJQ6WUCQ8DW/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R8ZJQ6WUCQ8DW
     
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    Well that explains why ours won't work then.
     
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    mobile broadband

    Thanks a ton everyone. Know where I am going now.

    QS
     
  15. Lenny HB

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    The K3565 is the one that does not expire it is the K3565R that only lasts 30 days just make sure you get the right one.
     
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    Non-Expiry Vodafone SIM

    The Vodafone non-expiry SIM cards are still available from these two ebay sellers.

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ETERNAL-COMMUNICATIONS

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/A1techStore

    I bought one for my Wife from the first seller - works fine.

    Most dongles can be unlocked simply for £2-3 by return of e-mail. Search ebay and there are many - look for good feedback. I used this chap last year and he was most helpful and efficient - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Grumpy-Greyhound-Products (satisfied customer only :Smile:).

    Steve
     
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    Vodafone Dongle in Europe

    Can anybody tell me if this Vodafone dongle works in Europe, or is it just for the UK
     
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    If you are a BT Broadband customer you may not need a dongle at all. I am sitting here with my laptop at the C&CC site at Llanystumdwy. I always take my vodafone dongle (the early version that does not expire) but at the last three sites I have not needed it as I log on to BT Openzone which picks up a local wi-fi broadband connection. I don't know whose I am on as there are no houses very near but it costs nothing. You have to be a BT Broadband customer. Have a look at their website, it explains it all.
     
  19. nomadic

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    My understanding is that it will work....at a cost. Much more economic to use the local library, or, site wifi, free on some sites, or, purchase a local data card, but that is becoming difficult now, requires a resident address, etc.

    Hope this helps.


    Nomadic
     
  20. mikebeaches

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    My understanding is different - the non-expiring Vodafone pay-as-you-go dongle, unfortunately, only works in the UK - certainly, that's what the instructions with mine said. And I have tried to use it abroad (Portugal and Spain) just to check, but was unable to get a connection to the web.
     
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