Vodafone mifi

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  1. xsparks

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    Bought a Vodafone mifi gadget to use in Europe .Will I need to get it opened and buy a local SIM or will the Vodafone SIM card work abroad? Any ideas please?
     
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    You can use the Vodafone sim abroad but it won't be cheap! Better to get it unlocked (codes for 99p on Ebay) then you can use whatever suits for abroad.
     
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    Some Vodaphone mifis have been tricky to unlock. Best of luck! :)

    Depends where you are going but Three might be the best deal for going to Europe, you pay UK rates, but local sims can certainly be used.
     
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    I was thinking of Spain sometime in the New year you guys can't have it all to yourselves, and I still want to be able to read my favourite website + other things
     
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    You have a couple of choices, 1) unlock the MiFi and use local cards in each country. That can be a pain as others have said. 2) get a second unit that is unlocked and use that.
    If you are OK with 3G only, I have got an old unlocked 3G mifi unit going spare, PM me if you are interested.
     
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    Thanks that's so kind but since I bought this specifically after reading previous posts. Perhaps you can find someone more deserving. Not sure what PM means bit slow on the uptake when it comes to texting etc .
     
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    PM = personal message, click on the name and then click start a conversation.
    Daniel, I may be interested, does your 3G mifi have an external ariel socket ?
    Chris
     
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    I think that what most people are saying is.. Vodafone would be fine in the UK but in Europe it's at least £3 per day extra for your regular tarrif. With three it's free in Europe.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this information.I'll see about getting a 3 SIM.
     
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    Very surprised anyone still bothers with Vodafone. I was with them for 34 years until I tried 3. After spending 5 months touring France and Spain this year it was refreshing not to be ripped off with extortionate charge. My bill from 3 was exactly the same as if I were touring the UK. It's a very long time since I dealt with such an upfront company, especially in the telecoms industry.
     
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    No, it is a TP Link M5350. Due to the nature of my work I upgraded the system in the van to have a wired 4G network and NAS onboard, and the new router has high gain aerials.
    Consequently this little router is now in a cupboard gathering dust, it did proud service, I used it with Belgian, French, Italian and German cards, and it was excellent.
     
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    I bought a Voda sim in Germany for my mifi , I would use p.a.y.g then you know what your using. Ask over here before you go about unlocking.
     
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    Just to let everyone know, someone has claimed my spare router and I no longer have one :D
     
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