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Vodafone PAYG Topup and Go Mobile Broadband £39 or £29.00 (after £10 quidco)

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Vodafone have changed their quidco cash back for £10 for Vodafone, thus with it currently £39 Inc FREE P&P it works out £29 after quidco for the usb stick and includes £15 of credit (1 gig with NO tim… Read More
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Vodafone have changed their quidco cash back for £10 for Vodafone, thus with it currently £39 Inc FREE P&P it works out £29 after quidco for the usb stick and includes £15 of credit (1 gig with NO time limits apart from you have to connect every 180days).
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#1
seems good: though I think you need to state the price before Quidco in the thread title rather than after :)
#2
Lots of discussion on this earlier post - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/292955/vodafone-mobile-broadband-usb-modem/
:thumbsup:
#3
edit made - i couldn't find above on link as it appears to have been rebranded TOP UP AND GO mobile broadband...
#4
What are the chances that this will work as back-up broadband for us? We live in a small town in the sticks. Looking at the coverage checker it shows our house pretty much in the middle of a three square L-shaped patch with no other coverage for about a mile in any direction. So can the checker be relied upon with any degree of confidence?
#5
I look at it this way in most major towns/cities 3g Vodafone coverage is there, when i went in store and asked they indicated that even without 3g coverage is used GPRS (VERY slow compared to 3g) but If you have to connect (emails etc) it is a good back up.

I will use this ad-hoc but at £29 and about 30 (i did say 300 opps typo) hours of average surfing (based on vodas data) it seems a good deal to me..

TIP: IF you have a phone that is 3g enabled (e.g. Nokia N95) see if it is displaying the 3g symbol which gives an indication of coverage
#6
i bought this about 1 month ago, quidco £10 received. It is good for checking Emails on my netbook, 3G coverage limited to urban areas as people have said, but it will use whichever vodafone service is available. They also give you a 1 GB mico SD card to put in it which use useful for backup and tranferring files. I would recommend, having used it on and off for a month including a trip to London, I have only used about £1 of the £15 you start with.
#7
packard
I look at it this way in most major towns/cities 3g Vodafone coverage is there, when i went in store and asked they indicated that even without 3g coverage is used GPRS (VERY slow compared to 3g) but If you have to connect (emails etc) it is a good back up.

I will use this ad-hoc but at £29 and about 300 hours of average surfing (based on vodas data) it seems a good deal to me..

TIP: IF you have a phone that is 3g enabled (e.g. Nokia N95) see if it is displaying the 3g symbol which gives an indication of coverage


thats 30 hours not 300 .. i checked the link above to the deal ...

tho probably still very useful

anybody know if this works fine with apple osx leapard / tiger ???
#8
ops typo! - re the £15 credit how do you check is it via online or text?
#9
Will think this over as could be useful - but depends on coverage in my rural location!
#10
packard
ops typo! - re the £15 credit how do you check is it via online or text?


I now find you can check online when you log in you have a small sub program that shows you your connection status, credit etc - i've used less than 10pence so far and that included registering, checking emails, facebook!
#11
This looks hot to me, Just wondering would this be fast enough for playing games online like counter stirke or would it be not worth it because of the cost, i work a lot of nights and it gets boring, and my work internet wont allow me to play online!
#12
This may be relevant if someone is mobile and using this for work. I have a Three dongle and have used Vodafone 3G via my phone.

The problem I have with Vodafone is that I can't use my VPN. I believe there is no solution to this. Three coverage is generally fine except the north and west of Scotland and west Wales. I could not get 3g in London, probably because of the high number of users. Big plus for Three was being able to use it in Ireland without additional charge. With Vodafone it was costing me a £1 for checking email abroad.
#13
trouty500
This looks hot to me, Just wondering would this be fast enough for playing games online like counter stirke or would it be not worth it because of the cost, i work a lot of nights and it gets boring, and my work internet wont allow me to play online!


I would think at £15 per GB it would cost you a fair bit to use it for gaming - though I have heard people say they get good speeds from the Vodafone service jfyi.

Personally, I just got a Samsung nc10 netbook and have decided to go for this Vodafone option as a back-up and for when I'm out of the house. Though it's expensive for just 1GB of data use - that should last a good while if you aren't using data intensive services. The credit also lasts you indefinately aswell as long as you log in inside of 180 days - which is great if your mobile broadband use is sporadic.

Voted hot.
#14
Was using this in south london at relatives, worked a treat and today I see this link for £29.99 with Quidco...shame they purchased theirs without Quidco last month...

Voted Hot and I have now placed my order...

I use my virgin media at home and this is def worth it for the odd trip out and about with my lappy
#15
trouty500
This looks hot to me, Just wondering would this be fast enough for playing games online like counter stirke or would it be not worth it because of the cost, i work a lot of nights and it gets boring, and my work internet wont allow me to play online!


I don't think your ping will be very good using this.
CS probably takes approx 30MB of bandwidth per hour. So as long as you don't play it for much more than an hour or so every night you should be ok.
#16
tiffinescu
i bought this about 1 month ago, quidco £10 received. It is good for checking Emails on my netbook, 3G coverage limited to urban areas as people have said, but it will use whichever vodafone service is available. They also give you a 1 GB mico SD card to put in it which use useful for backup and tranferring files. I would recommend, having used it on and off for a month including a trip to London, I have only used about £1 of the £15 you start with.


Got mine today, Quidco came in within 24 hours, bu ti didnt get a micro card with mine,

Did it come in seperate pack,or was it already in the phone.
Be interested to see if anyone else has bought one in past 7 days, if they had a 1gb micro card included, before i e mail Vodafone :roll:
#17
Got mine today, no micro SD card either. Can't fault the speed of delivery though. (O2 take note!)

Nice to get a USB extender cable; was going to buy one anyway, so that's another couple of quid saved.
#18
Can't get a connection despite being in 3G coverage according to Vodafone broadband coverage checked. Keep getting "Mobile connection not possible. Ensure that no other programs are using your selected device, and try again in a short while." despite rebooting and trying several times throughout today.

EDIT: If anyone's having the same problem, I found a workaround here - http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=19925&hl=mobile+connection

Basically, close the Vodafone software and go to Start>Connect To>Mobile Vodafone Connect.

My dongle light is now glowing green (GRPS) and I can access the net, but it's like the bad old days of 28.8 dial-up. As a backup net connection for email etc, it's fine.
#19
mumbojumbo
The free 1GB microSD card was a special offer, but that's ended. When they were running this, you could see that the card was added to your basket - not there now.


Cheers for the info,
Least no ones nicked it at Vodafone then ;-)
#20
Just ordered one, will be great for mobile internet on my lappy.

Hot!!
#21
I got one from Vodaphone shop last month- if you live near a Vodaphone outlet shop like Lakeside Doncaster they were doing it for £27 with the £15 credit, not sure if still are as I say was last month.
It is slow connection and according them them I was in one of there best coverage areas but is good for a temp/back up connection. We used it for 3 weeks or so and only spent about £7, did e-mails FB and other sites
#22
take it this is for use in the uk only ??
#23
got my dad one of these for xmas ... he still has ~7 quid left.
#24
leemole101
take it this is for use in the uk only ??


Yep - UK use only
#25
I've used one of these for a few months now - no problems at all.
Use it when I stop in hotels - saves having to connect to SwissCON for net connection.

1GB lasts ages if you just use it for checking emails and general clicking round the t'internet
#26
Good price for those that need the top-up aswell.
#27
Have ordered one:thumbsup: Thank for that. Heat added..
#28
What are the maximum speed of the dongle, 3.6MB or 7.2MB can it support on Vodafone PAYG Topup and Go Mobile Broadband?
#29
jeff3g
This may be relevant if someone is mobile and using this for work.....

The problem I have with Vodafone is that I can't use my VPN. .


Can anyone tell me whether any of the mobile broadband providers allow you to use VPN?
#30
ordered one and voted hot

HOWEVER, do you think existing vodafone customers could get a better deal on this if spoke to them ? I pay £35 a month to vodafone so am a good customer.

Thanks OP and all
#31
armthorpian;4669589
Can anyone tell me whether any of the mobile broadband providers allow you to use VPN?


Surely they would ?? I am buying it to use VPN !
#32
may be a daft question but would this work with a mini 9 with ubuntu on ?
#33
Note this unit WILL NOT work with a Mac / OSX. Returned mine because of it.

Windows opens showing 'This Modem will not work with OSX' when used.

No work arounds currentlly.

My 3 dongle works brilliantly with my Cisco VPN.
1 Like #34
I have owned one of these for a couple of months now and I have to say Im quite pleased; mainly because it turned out for me as exactly as I predicted. I knew when I bought this it will end up like my other 'stuff' I have (Wii, PS3 games, etc), i.e. unused or rarely used. Which makes it worth the money. At first, I have to say my friends were using it a lot, you get to see how much tariff you have left which is good, so I saw with every few videos on youtube they watched, a small amount was deducted. Now its become old news, mates hardly use it nor do I as I have broadband at home, internet at uni; basically the interest was lost.

So you may think why am I happy, if I hardly use it? Well, that's the thing; firstly it was a only one time fee (I paid £40, tbh £30 is more reasonable imo) and its been useful on several occasions. I also have about £7-8 left on my MB and I always keep it with my laptop so I have the confidence I wont be without internet if were to need it last minute for something important in which my usual sources were unavailable or inconveniant.

Conclusion:
- If you are a person who has internet available to them then this ok for you, dont expect to use it a lot you wont
- If you dont have internet available a lot and hope to use this often, then stay away and get a contract MB usb stick (With 3G phone contracts I think pay £5 additional or £10 pm otherwise)

This was worth it cause I used it enough for the price I paid for it (Im not too keen on this point as £40 is a lot, £30 would make this a bargain) My Wii was big disappointment. Atm Im considering buying a Wii fit which, again I know I wont use after a short while, making it a complete waste of 70 odd quid, but its my curiosity about these innovations that intrigues me i guess; well enough for me to throw money at them.
#35
I've decided to go for this too. After reading about what the other networks offer, this seems the best one for my needs. I'm away for a few days once or twice a month usually and sometimes have to get hotel internet access which last time was £15 for 24 hours use through the connection in the room, fair enough it was a very fast connection but for the cost it was way more than I really needed. Having this with my laptop should hopefully save me quite a bit of money in the long run. If I don't use it all within the 30 days it doesn't expire, this being the main reason Vodafone got my order.
#36
Voted hot.
#37
I bought the O2 dongle last week, where can you get it unlocked so I can use the iPhone sim?

Thanks.
#38
veedubjai
What are the maximum speed of the dongle, 3.6MB or 7.2MB can it support on Vodafone PAYG Topup and Go Mobile Broadband?


I'm pretty sure it goes up to 7.2MB - mine connects at 3G+ - but it all depends on the quality of signal.

Yes it does support Vodafone PAYG Topup and Go Mobile Broadband - that's the whole point of it?
#39
terriclarkfan
Can't get a connection despite being in 3G coverage according to Vodafone broadband coverage checked. Keep getting "Mobile connection not possible. Ensure that no other programs are using your selected device, and try again in a short while." despite rebooting and trying several times throughout today.

EDIT: If anyone's having the same problem, I found a workaround here - http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=19925&hl=mobile+connection

Basically, close the Vodafone software and go to Start>Connect To>Mobile Vodafone Connect.

My dongle light is now glowing green (GRPS) and I can access the net, but it's like the bad old days of 28.8 dial-up. As a backup net connection for email etc, it's fine.


Try going into the vodafone software/manage devices/click on E160X/edit and change it to 3G only. Mine always connected to GPRS at home because the signal was so much stronger, but works fine on 3G if I change this setting.
#40
spanktowin
may be a daft question but would this work with a mini 9 with ubuntu on ?


Apparently it will : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1061368

Not got around to trying it myself yet though

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