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  1. DJP

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    Can you tether a laptop/tablet on the Vodafone deal out of the UK?
     
  2. PhilandMena

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    Not sure! This is a data sim card, so most if not all users tend to put them directly in a MiFi so they can connect multiple devices to the internet at the same time. If you go onto the Vodafone website you can ask any question via their live chat .
     
  3. Minxy Girl

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    Reading the info in the link then yes:

    Want to use 4G data on the go with your tablet plan, data dongle or Mobile Wi-Fi router? A data-only SIM lets you stay connected on the move – just pop it into your device and you're ready to go.

    https://www.vodafone.co.uk/shop/bun...7_1515849301_ae4ff27b30968b6d802eedb1ae5b35ed

    If you scroll down you'll find that the 30-day sims are cheaper than the 12 month ones for the same amount of data!
     
  4. Minxy Girl

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    Vodafone fair usage policy for abrod:

    Is there a fair usage policy?
    Yes. Roam-free is intended for periodic travel. It isn’t meant for users roaming on a semi-permanent or permanent basis.

    We’ll send you a text requesting you moderate your usage in our Roam-free destinations if you use them for a total of 2 months or more during any 4-month period. If your usage in any of our Roam-free destinations continues to exceed this allowance after a 2-week period from which you first received this text, we may charge you for further use or bar your roaming services. We’ll always let you know before we do this.
     
  5. webby1

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    This is much better than the 3 FAH.......................they only allow 12gb a month whereas I believe Vodafone allow your full allowance.
    Also 3 only allow 2 months abroad in any 12 month period (not 2 out of 4)and then may start charging without the "warnings that Vodafone refer to)

    However, we used 8 months on 3 FAH last year.So their one advantage might be that they are easier on the 2 month period...............Vodafone may send the text rigidly on the 2 month limit.
     
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  6. PhilandMena

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    I would check that fair use policy again as I have it in writing from their web chat agents it's now three months. You could always ask again by using the online chat and saving a copy of the conversation.
     
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    I've just had a shuftie at the '3' pdf with the T&Cs on ref FAH dated 29 December 2017:

    http://www.three.co.uk/termspdf/Legacy_Price_Guide_291217.pdf


    You now have up to 13gb if you are a contract customer (ie 12/24 months) and 12gb for PAYG/30 day contracts, see 1st bullet point below:

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    It also states that the usage is still limited to 2 [full] months in a 12 month period:

    upload_2018-1-13_16-11-57.png
     
  8. PhilandMena

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    You are right! Vodafone have confirmed what you state above. However, this is what they told me the last time I checked
    The following is a record of your online chat.

    General Info

    Chat start time

    November 11, 2017 1:29:35 PM EST

    Chat end time

    November 11, 2017 1:31:36 PM EST

    Duration (actual chatting time)

    00:02:01

    Operator

    Sophia


    Chat Transcript

    Info: Thank you for choosing to chat with us. An agent will be with you shortly.
    Info: You're now chatting with Sophia.
    Info:
    Sophia:

    Hello, you're chatting with Sophia your Vodafone online sales specialist.


    Philip: Hello, Can you tell me how long I can use a data sim in Europe before your fair usage policy kicks in. I was in a shop last week and they said 3 months, is this correct ?
    Sophia:

    Yes upto 3 months you can use allowance


    Philip: Thank you.
     
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    Thanks for all your research @Minxy Girl .................so it's now 13gb for contract customers.

    However, that last but one paragraph is a little worrying.................so 3 monitor your account over a 4 month period and reserve the right to add a small surcharge if you use more data abroad than at home. It works out at about £5 per gb BUT it is not clear what data it applies to..................is it the extra used abroad rather than in UK.....in which case it could be everything if you are abroad for all of the 4 months

    Of course they may do nothing.................but it could be the start of big unexpected bills for usage abroad.

    Until Brexit,of course...................I'm saying no more
     
  10. Reallyretired

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    I have used 3 prepaid sims but have found data very slow on the continent and not 4g. Ok for Web browsing or this forum but no good for streaming.
    I plan to change to a vodaphone contract using a tethered phone as I need a new phone anyway as my current windows phone, which is pretty good, is no longer supported.
     
  11. PhilandMena

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    Well further to my last above, I have now confirmation that I can use the Data Sim Card for the full 3 months in any E.U. Country. So a little later this week I will go and take out a 30 day rolling contract with Vodafone which will give me 50GB a month every month (3 months) for £30.00.
    General Info

    Chat start time

    January 13, 2018 1:54:32 PM EST

    Chat end time

    January 13, 2018 2:05:02 PM EST

    Duration (actual chatting time)

    00:10:30

    Operator

    Katie


    Chat Transcript

    Info: Thank you for choosing to chat with us. An agent will be with you shortly.
    Info: You're now chatting with Katie.
    Info:
    Katie:

    Hello, you're chatting with Katie your Vodafone online sales specialist.


    Philip: Hello Katie, I'm considering taking a 50GB data sim only on a 30 day rolling contract for use in Spain and Portugal when I visit next week. I was told before that I could use the full allowance of 50GB each month for 3 months under you fair play usage. Can you confirm this is still the case before I go ahead and purchase.
    Katie:

    Hi Philip :)


    yes, you can use all your data allowance in EU zone so be rest assured, I will guide you step by step with order so be rest assured.


    Katie:

    Shall I send you quick link to go ahead?


    Philip: and for 3 months ?
    Katie:

    Yes for next couple of months you can use 50 GB data which will be refreshed on billing cycle.


    Philip: so that mewans I can get this for 3 months in a E.U. country then I would be restricted, is that correct.
    Katie:

    Yes


    Philip: Thank you. I shall go to my local Vodafone shop tomorrow and purchase and get them to set up my MiFi at the same time.
    Katie:

    This is online offer so best is to place order now and collect from store tomorrow.


    Katie:

    On same time they will set this up.


    Katie:

    So shall we go ahead?


    Philip: I'm leaving the UK on the 17th and want to get the maximum out of my 3 months usage. I assumer I can get the same deal from my Vodafone shop ?
    Philip: I would be happy to go ahead now with the contract starting on the 17th ?
    Katie:

    Philip, at store the deals are time sensitive. Yes, so you can place order online and select home delivery. You can visit store with SIM card and Mobile WiFi they will set this for you.


    Katie:

    The contract will start on day you get new SIM card.


    Philip: Thank you. I will go to store and get on the 17th. Thank you for your kind help.
     
  12. Smith and Sharp

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    @PhilandMena I took out a Vodafone 50gb£30mth rolling contract on the 27th dec, I did it in the shop and I said is there any better deals then that and he said he could give me the mangers discount of 10% so I now have it, 50gb a month for £27mth for the life of the contract... I started traveling out to Spain on the 6th from Cornwall to the tunnel down through France/Spain and now near Nerja.... have used about 15gb already and have had 4g all the way with no problems at all in my HUAWEI 5577.... Mrs watched an hour of Corrie on the iPad live while I’m on another doing my stuff and it took about 750mb....

    The only thing I had a problem with was using Vodafone’s data app, I’ve deleted it now as it was rubbish and bad reviews so I just use my HUAWEI app to look at what I’ve used and to keeps taps on it all...
    I’m well pleased as last sept/Oct I did four 3 12gb sims at £100 in just a month as they cut every sim at 9gb....

    We’re going over at least 3 times a year at 5-8wks at a time so this is ideal and I’m saving a fortune compared to 3..(y)
     
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    At the moment as we pay £20.52 for 40gb with Three but are now out of contract so it's just rolling on each month as if it was a 30 day one - we can get a new Three 40gb contract for £20 a month with 'binge' (which we're unlikely use) and a new free home Huawei 4G Router (more expensive than the usual MIFIs) but can't see the point in tying ourselves into another 12 month contract for virtually the same thing to save 52p a month!

    However, in our area only Three are offering a 100gb data sim for £30 a month on a 12 month contract including the same new router ... we're mulling it over at the moment as we can't decide what to do! Might have to have a visit to the Three shop and see if we can do a deal with the manager!
     
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    Update! Just popped into my local Vodafone shop this morning and they tell me there is a time limited offer on at the moment.
    50GB for £25.00 per month on a rolling contract. I will be taking that out tomorrow.
     
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    Nice one..........................now if only I hadn't taken out that 24 month contract with 3...................£14 for 20gb so not too bad.
     
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    I used to have a phone on Vodafone but had problems with the signal in a lot of areas in this country where other networks were ok. Do people find the coverage is ok now?
     
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    I thought it was £14 for 40gb that you'd got?
     
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    I see Vodafone are doing 30gb for £20 at the moment, better than the 15gb for £20 that I am getting with EE at the moment.
     
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    Hard to beat NOS card in Portugal. We have the 3 go anywhere but that is limited to 12gb and we have found in France, Italy, Greece and Spain, that even where you get a signal, the speeds are so slow that anything more than looking at your email is virtually impossible.
    Contrast that with the NOS card. €15 for 15 days with unlimited data. We've had Radio 4 on constantly, watched BBCtv whenever we want. Further, when we went to buy the card, we didn't need to bring passports, Portuguese address, grandfather's inside leg measurement etc. Just paid the money and got the card.
    You realise just how much we are ripped off in the U.K. with internet provision.
     
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    Can you show me a service provider outside of the UK who can better the 50GB of data every 30 days for £25.00 without any restrictions (throttling back) in any E.U. country. This is what Vodafone UK are currently offering.
     
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