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Three PAYG Mobile Broadband Dongle was £19.97 now £9.97 @ Tesco Direct

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Easter Deal - Tesco Direct Catalogue number: 206-9404 This 3 E156 Mobile Broadband dongle is an easy way to achieve up to 3.6Mbps download speed. With no wires, no hassle, no line installation - just… Read More
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Easter Deal - Tesco Direct Catalogue number: 206-9404

This 3 E156 Mobile Broadband dongle is an easy way to achieve up to 3.6Mbps download speed. With no wires, no hassle, no line installation - just plug the USB modem into your PC or laptop for easy web access. You can swap your modem between different computers allowing you to get online wherever you are.

500MB internet allowance is available from Three for just £2 per day.
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#1
You can get it for free at currys.

You buy it from them for around £18 then once you activate it you go to a website, enter your details and then they send you a cheque out to cover the cost of the dongle.
#2
I can't see any mention of £2 per day on their website, only £16 a month which aint the same thing :-/
#3
If you go through Quidco for a month one, you get 1 month's free internet and potentially ALL your money back!

Vodafone is 2 months free (or atleast was when I got mine!).
#4
skgwho
If you go through Quidco for a month one, you get 1 month's free internet and potentially ALL your money back!

Vodafone is 2 months free (or atleast was when I got mine!).



Quidco with who? Tesco or Three?
I could do with one of these so any help finding the best deal would be appreciated ;)
#5
David18
You can get it for free at currys.

You buy it from them for around £18 then once you activate it you go to a website, enter your details and then they send you a cheque out to cover the cost of the dongle.


whats the website?
#6
belovedmonster
I can't see any mention of £2 per day on their website, only £16 a month which aint the same thing :-/


It is £2 a day, however the website is useless! When you get the dongle and choose to top up it comes up £2 a day, £10 a month (1gb) or £15 for 3gb.

Paul
#7
Brilliant deal, stick one of these in it and you're good to go http://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Broadband-Preloaded-Mobile-Devices/dp/B0047GJI9W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1303320533&sr=8-2

Edited By: Marmite32 on Apr 20, 2011 18:31
#8
Could I put one of those 3 sims into my o2 dongle?

Marmite32
Brilliant deal, stick one of these in it and you're good to go[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FOriginal-Broadband-Preloaded-Mobile-Devices%2Fdp%2FB0047GJI9W%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1303320533%26sr%3D8-2] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Broadband-Preloaded-Mobile-Devices/dp/B0047GJI9W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1303320533&sr=8-2[/url]
#9
Thanks, that'll do nicely to take to Greece with me and buy a local SIM.

It would appear you can unlock for free using this tool too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbhrZKwHHa8
#10
Ash2811
David18
You can get it for free at currys.

You buy it from them for around £18 then once you activate it you go to a website, enter your details and then they send you a cheque out to cover the cost of the dongle.


whats the website?

I've tried but cant find it.

I know it exists because I did it for my mam just last week. If you ring up currys or ask them in store they should be able to tell you.
#11
joedredd
It would appear you can unlock for free using this tool too:[url=%0Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbhrZKwHHa8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbhrZKwHHa8[/url]


So you would need to unlock an 02 dongle in order to use a three sim in it?
#12
WARNING:
If you go beyond your monthly internet usage Three will charge you £100 per GB ! Yes that is 10p/MB as they will put it (clever they ll never talk in GB suddenly) and of course Tesco is part of the plot.
#13
a 4.7GB movie wil cost you? £470 what a joke
#14
I was looking for this deal - send them to my loved ones back home
#15
£9.97+delivery (£5), no thanks
1 Like #16
siki
£9.97+delivery (£5), no thanks

Collect from store - it's free.

You can't go over your allowance on a PAYG dongle.

You can get 3 month prepaid 3GB sims for £7-8.

The deal is a steal.
#17
Marmite32
[quote=siki].You can get 3 month prepaid 3GB sims for £7-8.


Do you have a link to that?
#18
So, can you definitely, definitely just bung a pre-loaded 3 sim card into this and you're ready to go? No need to unlock this dongle?
#19
asdasdas3
So, can you definitely, definitely just bung a pre-loaded 3 sim card into this and you're ready to go? No need to unlock this dongle?

Yes you can. I've done it.
#20
david1274
Marmite32
[quote=siki].You can get 3 month prepaid 3GB sims for £7-8.

Do you have a link to that?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mobile-Broadband-Preloaded-Dongles-Unlocked/dp/B004O73WXM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1303332357&sr=8-3

Data valid for 3 months once you activate the card.

Edited By: Marmite32 on Apr 20, 2011 21:48
#21
great deal just ordered but can i take my sim t-mobile from my phone and use the unlimited data package i get??
#22
David18
Ash2811
David18
You can get it for free at currys.

You buy it from them for around £18 then once you activate it you go to a website, enter your details and then they send you a cheque out to cover the cost of the dongle.


whats the website?

I've tried but cant find it.

I know it exists because I did it for my mam just last week. If you ring up currys or ask them in store they should be able to tell you.



The Currys/PCWorld redemption offer you have mentioned is subject to purchasing a laptop or a netbook.

https://www.dongleredemption.co.uk/

Frequently Asked Questions


Q
Is there an age restriction against the Currys and PC World Free Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away Dongle promotion?

Yes, you must be at least 18 years old.

Q
How long does the Currys and PC World Free Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away Dongle promotion last for?

The promotion starts on 22nd December 2010 and ends at midnight on 1st May 2011, subject to change.

Q
Can I enter the Three Take it Away Mobile Broadband Dongle promotion more than once?

Yes, as long as you have purchased more than one laptop/netbook and more than one Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away dongle. You can claim for each one.

Q
Can I enter the promotion without buying a Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away dongle?

No, in order to participate in the promotion you must purchase a laptop/netbook and Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away dongle (product code 451086 or 969618) from Currys or PC World.

Q
Can I claim cash back against any dongle?

No, you can only claim cash back against a Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away Dongle (product code 451086 or 969618) when bought in conjunction with a laptop/netbook from a Currys or PC World store.

Q
How much cash back will I receive against my Three Mobile Broadband Dongle?

You will receive the price you paid for your dongle in store or online and therefore get it free.
#23
WaftyCranker
David18
Ash2811
David18
You can get it for free at currys.

You buy it from them for around £18 then once you activate it you go to a website, enter your details and then they send you a cheque out to cover the cost of the dongle.


whats the website?

I've tried but cant find it.

I know it exists because I did it for my mam just last week. If you ring up currys or ask them in store they should be able to tell you.



The Currys/PCWorld redemption offer you have mentioned is subject to purchasing a laptop or a netbook.

https://www.dongleredemption.co.uk/


Frequently Asked Questions


Q
Is there an age restriction against the Currys and PC World Free Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away Dongle promotion?

Yes, you must be at least 18 years old.

Q
How long does the Currys and PC World Free Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away Dongle promotion last for?

The promotion starts on 22nd December 2010 and ends at midnight on 1st May 2011, subject to change.

Q
Can I enter the Three Take it Away Mobile Broadband Dongle promotion more than once?

Yes, as long as you have purchased more than one laptop/netbook and more than one Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away dongle. You can claim for each one.

Q
Can I enter the promotion without buying a Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away dongle?

No, in order to participate in the promotion you must purchase a laptop/netbook and Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away dongle (product code 451086 or 969618) from Currys or PC World.

Q
Can I claim cash back against any dongle?

No, you can only claim cash back against a Three Mobile Broadband Take it Away Dongle (product code 451086 or 969618) when bought in conjunction with a laptop/netbook from a Currys or PC World store.

Q
How much cash back will I receive against my Three Mobile Broadband Dongle?

You will receive the price you paid for your dongle in store or online and therefore get it free.

Oh right, I didn't know that sorry.

I filled in the form for my mam anyway without even realising, it isn't clear from the main link really.
#24
If you have a Tesco £10 clubcard voucher, you can currently exchange it for £20 spend on Mobile accessories, so you can buy two of these for £10 I think?
#25
mopomoso
Could I put one of those 3 sims into my o2 dongle?

Marmite32
Brilliant deal, stick one of these in it and you're good to go[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FOriginal-Broadband-Preloaded-Mobile-Devices%2Fdp%2FB0047GJI9W%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1303320533%26sr%3D8-2] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Broadband-Preloaded-Mobile-Devices/dp/B0047GJI9W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1303320533&sr=8-2[/url]

My O2 E160 came unlocked. Using a Vodafone sim.
#26
Excuse my ignorance but do you need a 3G dongle in order to access free wifi in Macdonalds, Starbucks, my local library etc? My laptop has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 card inside it.

If so, will the three 3G sims that were linked to above enable me to use free wifi?

Thanks
#27
jsoap
My O2 E160 came unlocked. Using a Vodafone sim.


My o2 dongle is a E1752Cu. No idea if it's unlocked.
#28
david1274
Excuse my ignorance but do you need a 3G dongle in order to access free wifi in Macdonalds, Starbucks, my local library etc? My laptop has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 card inside it.

If so, will the three 3G sims that were linked to above enable me to use free wifi?

NO! Starbucks etc just use plain old wifi so your laptops wireless card will conenct to it. Just remember when using unsecured (no encryption) wifi networks it's VERY EASY for someone to sniff your data and find usernames and passwords that you type in ....

Thanks
#29
killie99
david1274
Excuse my ignorance but do you need a 3G dongle in order to access free wifi in Macdonalds, Starbucks, my local library etc? My laptop has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 card inside it.

If so, will the three 3G sims that were linked to above enable me to use free wifi?

Thanks
NO! Starbucks etc just use plain old wifi so your laptops wireless card will conenct to it. Just remember when using unsecured (no encryption) wifi networks it's VERY EASY for someone to sniff your data and find usernames and passwords that you type in ....
#30
killie99
killie99
david1274
Excuse my ignorance but do you need a 3G dongle in order to access free wifi in Macdonalds, Starbucks, my local library etc? My laptop has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 card inside it.If so, will the three 3G sims that were linked to above enable me to use free wifi?Thanks
NO! Starbucks etc just use plain old wifi so your laptops wireless card will conenct to it. Just remember when using unsecured (no encryption) wifi networks it's VERY EASY for someone to sniff your data and find usernames and passwords that you type in ....


Thanks for the clarification. In that case, I do not need a 3G dongle at all because I have cable at home.

Is there anyway you can protect your data when at a free wifi spot?
#31
david1274
killie99
killie99
david1274
Excuse my ignorance but do you need a 3G dongle in order to access free wifi in Macdonalds, Starbucks, my local library etc? My laptop has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 card inside it.If so, will the three 3G sims that were linked to above enable me to use free wifi?Thanks
NO! Starbucks etc just use plain old wifi so your laptops wireless card will conenct to it. Just remember when using unsecured (no encryption) wifi networks it's VERY EASY for someone to sniff your data and find usernames and passwords that you type in ....

Thanks for the clarification. In that case, I do not need a 3G dongle at all because I have cable at home.

Is there anyway you can protect your data when at a free wifi spot?

Not all free wifi points are a problem, only ones where there is no encryption. If you have to put in a passphrase to use the free wifi and it's at least WPA encrption then you'll be ok except from the most determined of hackers.
#32
Yes there is a way to protect yourself on public wifi.

You need to make sure you are using HTTPS, which encrypts all your data as it is being sent. If you go into the settings of Facebook and Twitter etc there is will be an option to turn on HTTPS. You will know its working as every time you visit the site you will see the padlock icon in your browser. Similarly if you are on a website that has no padlock it means even just logging into the site could put you at risk if there is a hacker sat near you.

There's no downside to using HTTPS so really its out of sheer laziness that all these websites haven't got it turned on by default. Thankfully thats starting to change, Google has used it as the default setting on their sites for over a year now.
#33
For the majority of users who are not technically minded that means nothing to them and unless it's done automatically they won't bother.
If you must use unsecured public wifi look at these 2 links:

http://gizmodo.com/#!5681451/firesheep-vigilante-warns-exposed-users-by-messaging-them-with-their-own-facebook-accounts

http://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
#34
3.6Mbps download speed is quoted for this modem. Newer modems are quoted to support HSPA data service with transmission speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.

Anyone know what the realistic download speed is?
#35
Blimey, what a response, I was only trying to help steadyeddie who needed a dongle for a few days away.
I would normally use Mcdonalds Cloud or a free local wifi with a coffee if I was travelling.
#36
Anybody got experience of flashing these with firmware to unlock them? In my experience all the Three dongles are network locked, and to get around this you need new firmware. I would prefer it unlocked.
#37
David18
You can get it for free at currys.

You buy it from them for around £18 then once you activate it you go to a website, enter your details and then they send you a cheque out to cover the cost of the dongle.


Alreet, I tek it you're from the SMB, nice avatar, mind I would say that, I designed it ;)X)
#38
NikLP
Anybody got experience of flashing these with firmware to unlock them? In my experience all the Three dongles are network locked, and to get around this you need new firmware. I would prefer it unlocked.

google Huawei Unlocker or Huawei unlock code calculator
#39
belovedmonster
Yes there is a way to protect yourself on public wifi.You need to make sure you are using HTTPS, which encrypts all your data as it is being sent. If you go into the settings of Facebook and Twitter etc there is will be an option to turn on HTTPS. You will know its working as every time you visit the site you will see the padlock icon in your browser. Similarly if you are on a website that has no padlock it means even just logging into the site could put you at risk if there is a hacker sat near you.There's no downside to using HTTPS so really its out of sheer laziness that all these websites haven't got it turned on by default. Thankfully thats starting to change, Google has used it as the default setting on their sites for over a year now.


killie99
For the majority of users who are not technically minded that means nothing to them and unless it's done automatically they won't bother.If you must use unsecured public wifi look at these 2 links:[url=%0Ahttp://gizmodo.com/#%215681451/firesheep-vigilante-warns-exposed-users-by-messaging-them-with-their-own-facebook-accounts]http://gizmodo.com/#!5681451/firesheep-vigilante-warns-exposed-users-by-messaging-them-with-their-own-facebook-accounts[/url][url=%0Ahttp://www.eff.org/https-everywhere]http://www.eff.org/https-everywhere[/url]


Thanks, chaps!
#40
mdinch
3.6Mbps download speed is quoted for this modem. Newer modems are quoted to support HSPA data service with transmission speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.Anyone know what the realistic download speed is?


Yeah, my 02 dongle says my connection is 7.2.Mbps. But I'm in a good area and live in loft.

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