Found a great mifi box for Europe and cheap?

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  1. Happycampers1

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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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    Do you know who it is with? Vodafone, 3 etc.
     
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    horses for courses I suppose. I looked at 3 but they told me it wouldn't work in Portugal?
     
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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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    This is them: https://knowhow.globalgig.com/#

    Reason for asking is I have a mifi but always interested in alternative suppliers. These folk say they cover Spain and Portugal.
     
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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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    This one from 3 is a tenner more (including a 1 month package), is 4g and is unlocked so can be used with any SIM.
     
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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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    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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    Why isn't everything easy? So many choices. At least most of us seem to have found something that suits.
     
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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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    never thought of using my phone as hotspot. Could have saved £50 on router. Still I am basically lazy so this option works for me.
     
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    Saves me having to charge 2 items anyway.
     
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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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    2014-11-22 09.22.10.jpg Bets
    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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    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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