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Old 11th December 2011, 15:47
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Dongles for laptops

Does anyone know the most economical "pay as you go" dongle for a laptop?.
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Old 11th December 2011, 21:58
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Does anyone know the most economical "pay as you go" dongle for a laptop?.
I use 3 but its only for light use 10/month
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Old 11th December 2011, 22:09
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I use 3 but its only for light use 10/month
Thanks, I will give 3 a try.
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Old 11th December 2011, 23:34
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Whoever you try make sure that they have good mobile broadband coverage in your area otherwise you will waste your money.

In my area "3" are the only one with mobile broadband coverage although all of the others have mobile phone coverage.

If you go with "3" then try this outfit. 3GB of data valid for 3 months for 12.50p. This is sim only but you should be able to pick up a dongle on fleebay. A contract will get you a free dongle but then you are tied in for a period.

http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/mobilep...-3gb-data.html

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Old 17th December 2011, 20:27
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If you have a mobile phone with internet capability, you can use that instead of a dongle, just change the sim card for one that will work wherever you are. My a/c with O2 gives 500 Mb /month, so if in a UK port, I just connect up my phone with the supplied lead to my laptop & surf the web & pick up my emails using the phone instead of a dongle. I know I could just surf using the phone, but alas, time has meant that the eyesight isn't what it used to be, & my arms are too short to hold the phone in a convenient place to read the screen.
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Old 17th December 2011, 21:11
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Whoever you try make sure that they have good mobile broadband coverage in your area otherwise you will waste your money.

In my area "3" are the only one with mobile broadband coverage although all of the others have mobile phone coverage.

If you go with "3" then try this outfit. 3GB of data valid for 3 months for 12.50p. This is sim only but you should be able to pick up a dongle on fleebay. A contract will get you a free dongle but then you are tied in for a period.

http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/mobilep...-3gb-data.html
Thanks for the tip. I live in HULL UK, we are the only city in England that has it's own telephone exchange, that means they have the monopoly on the broadband in this area, we have to be on their land lines to receive it, that means we have to have a telephone whether we like it or not. Mine is being cancelled on the 23rd, so after that i will be using a "Pay as you Go" dongle, it looks like i will have to settle for the 3gb until i find a deal that i am happy with.
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Old 17th December 2011, 22:27
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Hello cueball and welcome back.There are a couple more isp,s Hull but don,t know what they are like so here are the links if you havn,t seen them;
http://www.surebroadband.net/?page_id=14

http://www.hullbroadband.com/a-new-a...ovider-in-hull
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Hello cueball and welcome back.There are a couple more isp,s Hull but don,t know what they are like so here are the links if you havn,t seen them;
http://www.surebroadband.net/?page_id=14

http://www.hullbroadband.com/a-new-a...ovider-in-hull
Thanks John, i will have a look at them.
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I am paying 15 per month for unlimited with T Mobile. I have used it in many parts of Uk without problems.
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With due respect forthbridge that is not possible for 15 a month in China!
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I am paying 15 per month for unlimited with T Mobile. I have used it in many parts of Uk without problems.
That's the one i have been trying to find!.
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I am paying 15 per month for unlimited with T Mobile. I have used it in many parts of Uk without problems.
Can you tell me the the T mobile plan that you are on ie how many GBs a month that you are allowed?.
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Old 18th December 2011, 16:07
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This outfit use the T Mobile/Orange network. Might suit you.

http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/pay-a.../internet.aspx
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This outfit use the T Mobile/Orange network. Might suit you.

http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/pay-a.../internet.aspx
Thanks but after checking it out i think i will pass on that one.
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With due respect forthbridge that is not possible for 15 a month in China!
Who mentioned China. i am talking about UK
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I think i will try 3 Mobile 15 a month for 3 GB and see if it is adequate for my needs.
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Can you tell me the the T mobile plan that you are on ie how many GBs a month that you are allowed?.
I am using the T mobile pointerand am on the 24 month plan. You can use more than one computer at a time using this. Their fair use policy allos for 1 GB over each 30 day period but they don't cut you off after thst though they limit your speed. Clickon the small i beside always browse and e mail.

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http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobil...eless-pointer/

There are various other plans
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Old 18th December 2011, 20:13
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I am using the T mobile pointerand am on the 24 month plan. You can use more than one computer at a time using this. Their fair use policy allos for 1 GB over each 30 day period but they don't cut you off after thst though they limit your speed. Clickon the small i beside always browse and e mail.

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http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobil...eless-pointer/

There are various other plans
1GB is only 10 hours!.
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I think i will try 3 Mobile 15 a month for 3 GB and see if it is adequate for my needs.
If its any help I was in Alex dry dock in summer and got excellent reception with Orange (cheaper for me as I have orange broadband at home). Most of the lads used 3 bought from St Stephens in Hull, and said it was cheapest and also no problems with reception.
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Old 19th December 2011, 10:38
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I had a T-mobile dongle first and it was terrible[ maybe my area ], but cut short my contract because it was so useless, renewed contract with 3 mobile dongle and it has been as good as a dongle gets, 15 a month, and just waiting to get the new 3 wi-fi , it can be placed in the best signal area and works like a router, been told its faster than a dongle too......... we will see.......
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If its any help I was in Alex dry dock in summer and got excellent reception with Orange (cheaper for me as I have orange broadband at home). Most of the lads used 3 bought from St Stephens in Hull, and said it was cheapest and also no problems with reception.
Neil
Thanks, well it looks like it's 3 mobile for me, i will be sticking to a 15 pay as you go voucher once a month, i use my computer every day but has soon as the 3gbt's run out i will not use it until the following month, i do not want to be tied to a contract plan as i had had enough of Karroo charging me for a phone connection that i did not use.
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