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Hi my grandad who has not got wi-fi needs a cheap payg dongle deal (and the actual dongle) for his pc. Or would mi-fi be better? Can anyone please help? He will be a light user probably not going on t… Read More
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1m, 3w agoPosted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hi my grandad who has not got wi-fi needs a cheap payg dongle deal (and the actual dongle) for his pc. Or would mi-fi be better? Can anyone please help? He will be a light user probably not going on the computer for a week or more at a time and when he does he will probably not be on it for long which is why i think payg will be best for him. He will only browse not stream/download etc so he wont need a huge amount of data I am completely lost with all the different dongles I have seen and all the deals out there the best I think I have found is this one at PC WORLD http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/phones-broadband-and-sat-nav/broadband/mobile-broadband/three-pay-as-you-go-usb-dongle-10010404-pdt.html but can anyone recommend anything else or find him a better deal? Thanks for any help.
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1m, 3w agoPosted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Assuming 3 signal is OK where needed, consider the free 3 PAYG SIM deal of ongoing free 200MB monthly data subject to one chargeable event every 6months; subsequent minimum topup £2; 1p for 1mb over the monthly 200MB inclusive allowance. Use the SIM in any 3-compatible device, with random new example £6.25 delivered ex-UK http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292002982074
Free SIM: http://www.hotukdeals.com/visit?m=377&q=2430990 (www.three.co.uk/Free_SIM_MBB/Order).
20+ pages of ramble at
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/three-data-reward-sim-now-free-with-200mb-free-every-month-no-topup-required-2430990
Not sure what OS the PC will be using but may be wise to disable data-hungry OS updates and obtain the updates elsewhere and take to PC on USB memory stick or similar.

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#1
Possibly a cheap smartphone tethered to PC via USB cable, the advantage being he has a secondary mobile in case of emergencies? And if going that route, turn off all handset system and app auto-updates. You may even have one kicking around a drawer somewhere, or maybe £10 delivered via o2 direct? https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/phones/alcatel/pixi4-4-like-new/#contractType=payasyougo
#2
if it is for infrequent use then something like this would be better imho, then there is no worry about keeping things charged up. https://www.amazon.co.uk/MF730M-Mobile-Broadband-Dongle-Preloaded/dp/B00J5BTS3A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1488397525&sr=8-5&keywords=mobile+dongle
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SusieM
if it is for infrequent use then something like this would be better imho, then there is no worry about keeping things charged up. https://www.amazon.co.uk/MF730M-Mobile-Broadband-Dongle-Preloaded/dp/B00J5BTS3A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1488397525&sr=8-5&keywords=mobile+dongle
Just an observation: there is no issue with "keeping things charged up" when tethering with a smartphone via USB as by default, the USB connection also provides the power. You don't even need a charger (_;)
#4
AndyRoyd
SusieM
if it is for infrequent use then something like this would be better imho, then there is no worry about keeping things charged up. https://www.amazon.co.uk/MF730M-Mobile-Broadband-Dongle-Preloaded/dp/B00J5BTS3A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1488397525&sr=8-5&keywords=mobile+dongle
Just an observation: there is no issue with "keeping things charged up" when tethering with a smartphone via USB as by default, the USB connection also provides the power. You don't even need a charger (_;)

True, just sometimes keeping it simple with something made for the purpose is easier.
#5
Assuming 3 signal is OK where needed, consider the free 3 PAYG SIM deal of ongoing free 200MB monthly data subject to one chargeable event every 6months; subsequent minimum topup £2; 1p for 1mb over the monthly 200MB inclusive allowance. Use the SIM in any 3-compatible device, with random new example £6.25 delivered ex-UK http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292002982074
Free SIM: http://www.hotukdeals.com/visit?m=377&q=2430990 (www.three.co.uk/Free_SIM_MBB/Order).
20+ pages of ramble at
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/three-data-reward-sim-now-free-with-200mb-free-every-month-no-topup-required-2430990
Not sure what OS the PC will be using but may be wise to disable data-hungry OS updates and obtain the updates elsewhere and take to PC on USB memory stick or similar.

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