What Sim is best for web Connections

Discussion in 'Web Connections' started by Jim, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Jul 19, 2007
    Sutton on Sea
    I use a Sierra Wireless Aircard and the Orange Sim card that I used in it is now out of contract. The Orange card was very expensive and I know there are some better £1. a day deals etc.

    Can anyone reccomend a sim card that I can use that offers a cheap connection with a decent download quota?

    Thanks in anticipation
  2. moandick


    Jul 28, 2007
    Landrake, Cornwall

    Hi Jim

    I have used a vodaphone datacard (unlimited for about £35 per month), who were alright until they tried to add up the bill. Quite slow connection speeds though. :whistle:

    I then switched to the Orange Business Everywhere at £45 per month for 450Mb. Very expensive but good for a couple of months then their connection started to fail and I ended up spending most of the 450Mb trying to reconnect. :swear:

    A couple of months ago I switched to the '3' card at £15 per month for 3 Gb Turbo connection. www.three.co.uk

    I have never been more pleased and currently I am in cyber heaven :thumb:


  3. ukrv

    ukrv Deleted User

    Hi Jim

    Im with a t-mobile usb modem, paying £29/month for a 12 month contract with 3GB monthly allowance (only use around 1GB).

    As soon as "3" came out with their £15 deal I contacted t-mobile and asked them if they would be prepared to go some way to matching that rate.

    They basically said "tough".

    As such, I will be looking at other providers in March.

    One thing to be very careful about is the coverage area.

    t-mobile have a system on their website to put upto 3 postcodes and it tells you what the signal is like (3G or GPRS), but only use it as a guide as the place we're at now drifts badly between 3G and GPRS and can be a pain.

  4. camcondor


    Jul 27, 2007
    East Midlands

    3 is fine if the coverage is good in that area, but is badly let down by very very poor admin - there are lots of forum posts about 3's notorious "customer service", unless there has been a rapid improvement in it lately. The price is the cheapest available.

    Tmobile offers the £1 a day option or one of the usb modem thingies at £29 a month on a contract with the modem thingie "free" (they cost about £100 without contracts). Tmobile have a reasonable admin dept, esp if you have a business account - no funny call centres in outer mongolia, and technical help is good too - we have MDAs which were intially tricky to set up, and they have in-house tech staff who are quite good with settings etc. The modem jobbie works much better than my old Vodafone Data Card (PCMCIA) ever did - can be a pain though if the 3G signal keeps dropping to GPRS.


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