Bit of information Please...............

old-mo

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I have a mobile phone that is on PAYG....

£10 top up lasts about a year..... cos it`s never switched on and only used for emergency`s and an occasional text..

Is there such a thing for a lap-top..???

Don`t want to go into monthly fixed amount or contract.... cos it will only get used occasionally when I am away...

Thanks.
 

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A cheap MiFi would do it, loaded with a prepaid data only SIM. Alternatively, a USB dongle but I think a MiFi would give you more flexibility. :)
 
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I have a mifi that I use in the van, I buy a 12G SIM card on the 3 network that lasts a year
Last one I bought cost about £23 I usually buy a couple of there is a deal anywhere.
 
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I have a mobile phone that is on PAYG....

£10 top up lasts about a year..... cos it`s never switched on and only used for emergency`s and an occasional text..

Is there such a thing for a lap-top..???

Don`t want to go into monthly fixed amount or contract.... cos it will only get used occasionally when I am away...

Thanks.
Install WhatsApp or Skype onto your lap top will give you what you want. With Skype you can say put a tenner on it then load it again when that runs out, calls are very cheap.
WhatsApp I think is free but not sure if you can contact anyone without WhatsApp installed like you can with Skype.
 

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@old-mo if your phone has a personal hotspot facility in settings and you have a data allowance then you can access the internet on your laptop by linking it to your phone - no need for anything else - charges come off your phone :)
 

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Install WhatsApp or Skype onto your lap top will give you what you want. With Skype you can say put a tenner on it then load it again when that runs out, calls are very cheap.
WhatsApp I think is free but not sure if you can contact anyone without WhatsApp installed like you can with Skype.
My understanding is that Mo wants some data to be able to use his lap top occasionally so Skype or WhattsApp isn't going to help really,

I will second the MiFi with 12GB three sim suggestion.

Martin
 
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My understanding is that Mo wants some data to be able to use his lap top occasionally so Skype or WhattsApp isn't going to help really,
I will second the MiFi with 12GB three sim suggestion.
Martin
Using his laptop how else is he going to make phone calls...or am I missing something...:)
 

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Using his laptop how else is he going to make phone calls...or am I missing something...:)
OK maybe we should seek confirmation from @old-mo but I thought he was asking for something like PAYG data to make his lap top work, he can make phone calls on his phone.

Martin
 

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Here you go. Buy these and you have 12 months WiFi for your laptop but a max of 12GB of data. 12GB of data lasts us a year in the MH. Then you just buy another SIM.

There may be betters deals, this was just a quick ebay scan.

You just need to keep the MiFi charged up like you would a phone using a 12V cigarette socket or a mains charger.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Huawei-E5330-Mobile-Broadband-3G-WiFi-MiFi-Router-Device-SIM-Free-Unlocked/172654009157?epid=1249293881&hash=item2832fb1b45:g:~9gAAOSwQFNa7DWj

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-3-PAYG-4G-Trio-Data-SIM-Pack-Preloaded-with-12GB-of-Data-Three-Sizes/292311617165?epid=17008808153&hash=item440f214e8d:g:OUUAAOSwAHBZ9vze
 
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OK maybe we should seek confirmation from @old-mo but I thought he was asking for something like PAYG data to make his lap top work, he can make phone calls on his phone.

Martin
Thanks Martin...

Yes I use my phone if I need to make a call...

It was just to use my Lap-Top to check e.mails and pop in Fun site for half hour a day... (Maybe).. and only when I am away..

I will look into @hilldweller `s suggestion..

:thanks3:
 

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I would go into one of the phone shops in town Mo and discuss what you want with one of the geeks.(y)
 
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Thanks Martin...

Yes I use my phone if I need to make a call...

It was just to use my Lap-Top to check e.mails and pop in Fun site for half hour a day... (Maybe).. and only when I am away..

I will look into @hilldweller `s suggestion..

:thanks3:
Ok I admit defeat but my two suggestions are both good reliable ways to make phone calls from your lap top.....and you can send pictures and video's for free......(y)
 
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We still have your Mifi Maurice do you want Bill to put it on charge (y)
Does it still work..... how do we top it up... ?

All this elemtronic stuff is above my little brain.. totally confuses me... :blush:

I will get Judy to give you a bell when she has got back from Telford or where ever she has gone.. :RollEyes:
 
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Can u'r phone act as a hot spot?
If yes then have a look at a payg SIM from Tesco mobile (yes I hate Tesco but the phone deal suits me).
Transfer u'r number over and use the phone as now and then when away buy a data pack add-on to give u a bit of mobile data on the laptop.
 
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