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I always try to stay near somewhere where I can get a wifi signal but for the times I can't I found PC World sell a mifi unit at £49.99 with coverage across 40 countries at around £15 per month for 5gb. Tried it and the signal is brilliant!
 

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my three mifi is about the same price and a 3gb 90 day sim around £21. Depends how much data you use I suppose
 

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I always try to stay near somewhere where I can get a wifi signal but for the times I can't I found PC World sell a mifi unit at £49.99 with coverage across 40 countries at around £15 per month for 5gb. Tried it and the signal is brilliant!
Do you know who it is with? Vodafone, 3 etc.
 
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It's done through KnowHow/ globalgig. When I bought it they tried to say it was around £90 for 10gb but if you follow the instructions in the box it takes you to the rates quoted on the PC World website. Not everyones cup of tea but works for me.

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Sounds like the same one. Mine works flawlessly in Portugal. Will be travelling up through France, Spain and Germany (not neccessarily in that order) later so hopefully it will work as well there. It does say on the box that it covers 40 countries.
 
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I looked at this one first but the guy in the 3 shop told me it didn't cover Portugal which is why I went with this one from PC World. It comes with its own sim so not sure if it is unlocked for others but for me it was what I needed.
 

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I looked at this one first but the guy in the 3 shop told me it didn't cover Portugal which is why I went with this one from PC World. It comes with its own sim so not sure if it is unlocked for others but for me it was what I needed.
As it is SIM free it should be able to be used with a local SIM anywhere. He probably meant that the 3 roaming deal doesn't cover Portugal.

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If you are looking for a good data card try mobi data they do coverage across Europe cheapest is £4.85 pm and do double data allowance. We used ours on the iPad last winter it was much cheaper than other cards
Telephone: +44 (0) 33 33 01 01 10Email: help@mobi-data.co.uk:cheers:
 

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I am so dim !! Do you send for the SIM card first and it comes loaded with the first month ?
 

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iyts the sim that gets the rates and the connection the mifi is just a router so if this guy said the mifi wont work in portugal imho thats rubbish
 

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I also use knowhow sim bought for a fiver in pc world, I use my phone as a hotspot. 10gb for £25.99 month. Works here in Portugal and Spain on the way down.
It uses optimus here in Portugal.

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Reading the knowhow website again it looks as if you only get the full data allowance in 12 countries, a list which does not include France. In another 28 countries you get a much smaller data allowance.
If this is true then this is a good card for Spain and Portugal but not for France, unless you are only passing through it.
 

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Reading the knowhow website again it looks as if you only get the full data allowance in 12 countries, a list which does not include France. In another 28 countries you get a much smaller data allowance.
If this is true then this is a good card for Spain and Portugal but not for France, unless you are only passing through it.
Mm mm. I'll have to read up on that. Not sure. Didn't want France this time as we used the Santander ferry to get to Portugal and drove through Spain.
I'll have a look and get back to you.
I had '3' which didn't give me Portugal so had to bin it.

Here's a picture of the pack the sim came in. Hope you can read it. France is not included in the core data,I think.
 
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Mm mm. I'll have to read up on that. Not sure. Didn't want France this time as we used the Santander ferry to get to Portugal and drove through Spain.
I'll have a look and get back to you.
I had '3' which didn't give me Portugal so had to bin it.
You probably need to ring the number on the website to try and get an answer. The website
did at least teach me a new word "overage" which I thought was "coverage" misspelt but I think it is the charge for going over your data allowance.

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it really also depends what u need data for when abroad maybe its best to check your phone tarrif 02 does a 1.99 a day payable only when you use it they say its unlimited but i would imagine there is a fair user policy they do say you cant use it in a mifi but they also cant say if it wouldnt work
 

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My pay monthly O2 sim works in a mifi but I couldn't say this will be the same for all O2 sims.
 
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my understanding is that it works in all the countries mentioned but you get the bonus allowance in the other countries than the core countries. I did speak to the guy at globalgig and he seemed to indicate this was the case. But dont take my word for it. What do I know about stuff?
 

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We covered this tariff in our roaming guide here:
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It's based on the UK Three network and basically omits Finland and Norway from the Three deal and instead includes Spain and Portugal on a rolling 30 day contract.

It is in fact the cheapest SIM for Spain/Portugal at the moment.

Mobi Data is OK if you don't need more than 100MB/month when abroad for £4.94 - after this data is charged at 15p/MB which is fairly expensive and nothing special.

I would be interested to hear feedback from anyone using the KnowHow SIM in Spain/Portugal this winter :)
 

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my understanding is that it works in all the countries mentioned but you get the bonus allowance in the other countries than the core countries. I did speak to the guy at globalgig and he seemed to indicate this was the case. But dont take my word for it. What do I know about stuff?
That's probably the case, but it is poorly worded on the website in my view. It should say "you get your core allowance and the bonus in these 28 countries." It looks like a good deal if this is correct.
 

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I'm pretty sure the 'bonus data' is only valid in a 'bonus data' country:

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I phoned KnowHow about this core/bonus issue a few weeks ago. If on the 5GB plan you get 5GB in Spain, Portugal etc, but only 500MB total in France, not 500MB extra.

If you don't believe me, phone them yourself - the number is one the KnowHow website.

For France I used Joe Mobile (SFR). Worked very well.
 
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We covered this tariff in our roaming guide here:
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It's based on the UK Three network and basically omits Finland and Norway from the Three deal and instead includes Spain and Portugal on a rolling 30 day contract.

It is in fact the cheapest SIM for Spain/Portugal at the moment.

Mobi Data is OK if you don't need more than 100MB/month when abroad for £4.94 - after this data is charged at 15p/MB which is fairly expensive and nothing special.

I would be interested to hear feedback from anyone using the KnowHow SIM in Spain/Portugal this winter :)


We have been using this sim in Spain, very good in the mifi, I buy 10 gbs monthly but if you want to change tariffs you need to email them, there is no functions to do so on their website, very inconvenient
 

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