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3 Mobile Broadband - Advise Please

WackoJackoUK Avatar
6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Hi guys

Mum is wanted to use broadband on laptop at Caravan during the summer. I got one of the E160 O2 Modems from on here :) but connection is a bit flaky so looking at getting a Three/3 sim to go in here - I have flashed the modem with the Mobile Partner software already and I believe that the E160's from o2 were already unlocked?

Have seen a few people on ebay selling the Sims etc but am a bit confused as according to 3 the Broadband is £10/1gb (30 days) yet some people are offering Unlimited (2gb fair allowance) for £5 per month.

If I am correct I'm guessing that's a internet allowance for a mobile phone and you can just slap the sim in the dongle.

Can anyone confirm this is the case? and if so I also believe you need a 3 mobile phone to set this up (my missus has one) - again if so is this easy to do? and would it be required to use the phone each time they wanted to top up?

Thanks

WJUK
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
I would think the £5 per month 2gb is intended for phone use only. It will probably work in the dongle but 3 will more than likely block it for using it in a dongle and not just mobile use. You might just be better to go for the £7.50 p/month 1gb allowance for mobile broadband. Plus you could get £23 cash back if ordered via Quidco.

Steve

Edited By: freebiehunter on Jul 29, 2010 21:36: text error
#2
The £5 a month phone sim works fine in a dongle ive been doing it for months :D make sure you get a phone sim, the mobile broadband sims yo cant add the £5 unlimited internet package.
http://www.three.co.uk/Pay_As_You_Go/Free_SIM/Order_a_free_SIM/Fill_in_your_details
You dont need a 3 phone to set it up, just go to three.co.uk/my3 and you can add the £5 package there, aslong as its a mobile sim.
#3
Oh and you can also topup at my3 or activate vouchers there

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