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got an email to say it will be delievered today,theres a tracking number but it doesnt track as yet,anyhow the email says it will be connected within 24 hours of recieving it,any experience of this? i… Read More
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
got an email to say it will be delievered today,theres a tracking number but it doesnt track as yet,anyhow the email says it will be connected within 24 hours of recieving it,any experience of this? is it 24 hours later or might i be lucky and get it connected before then only i was hoping on using it this evening

Also its a 5mb package,please give me a few hints and tips that might just stop me from going over that limit
Thanks muchly :)
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
I am in exactly the same position actually, supposedly being delivered today but tracking number doesn't track.
#2
pghstochaj
I am in exactly the same position actually, supposedly being delivered today but tracking number doesn't track.
oh:?
#3
i have just ordered one of these and should be delivered today too. don't think it will have a tracking number as its being delivered by royal mail and i don't think they've sent it recorded or special delivery.

i currently use a 3 payg mobile broadband and i've never gone over my limit. initially i had it at 3Gb cap but never reached anywhere near to this so swapped to the 1Gb cap and still haven't used it to its full potential. admittedly, i don't use it everyday as my main broadband connection, more for when i'm out and about.

5Gb should be more than enough as long as you're not downloading films and music constantly.

Try this calculator from 3
#4
connection is instant, as soon as you put the sim in its live, (was with me anyway)
on my xp computer, the software installed itself within seconds of plugging it into the USB port but I took it to my dads and he has a vista computer and on that took about 10 mins to self install.
as for useage - I have the 1GB package and dont use it often but if you were to just browse/email etc for 6 hours a day it would not even nearly use up all the allowance (1GB) - start downloading though and that will soon eat into it, 5GB will take a lot of using up..... You can soon see how much you have used though on "my 3" on the three website - just write down the mobile number of the sim and you can track your useage - I have never used more than 200Mb of my 1GB but as I say, I dont really use it much I have home broadand from Virgin in the home.
#5
the tracking number theyve sent me is a special delivery number
banned#6
When I got mine a couple of months ago, the tracking number didnt show up until after it was delivered - so I dont think there is any need to panic.

I ordered the 3GB package at half price. As soon as you plug in, its fully automatic. There is a counter which shows you your current usage as well as usage per session. Im still only on 400MB even though Ive had it 2 months!

Looking at the intro bumf theu sent - it also says Im on a 5GB package - so if i wanted to download a few bits, I could. Doubt Id bother though.
#7
Mardyass
the tracking number theyve sent me is a special delivery number



i didn't get an tracking number, mine was blank!! isn't the tracking thing with royal mail usually telling you when it was signed for etc rather than "live" tracking or is that just recorded delivery?
#8
They have been sent special delivery according to my email.
#9
jusr rung and spoken to royal mail giving the tracking number which is special delivery,they confirmed its out for delivery today before 1 so it looks like the website isnt working properly to track items
#10
well at least someone is home to sign for it for me!
#11
mines arrived! havent tried it yet tho
#12
Mine hasn't yet.
#13
pghstochaj
Mine hasn't yet.
times running out it should be before 1
#14
i'm not home so hopefully mine has been delivered.
#15
It arrived at 12:57 and included a very out of breath postman?? Up and running now, will be a useful device.
#16
I have vodafone mobile broadband and couldnt recommend (mobile broadband) enough.
#17
pghstochaj
It arrived at 12:57 and included a very out of breath postman?? Up and running now, will be a useful device.


so it's live now then? not that it really matters at the mo as I still have this months payg allocation to use lol
#18
Yep, live and working. I did the following:

Fitted the SIM card.
Plugged it in, ran the software stored on it (it has an area like a USB pendrive)

And that was about it, but it wanted to install an update afterwards and needed to be restarted.
#19
pghstochaj
Yep, live and working. I did the following:

Fitted the SIM card.
Plugged it in, ran the software stored on it (it has an area like a USB pendrive)

And that was about it, but it wanted to install an update afterwards and needed to be restarted.


my payg one has the drivers installed on it so it sounds similar to that. I was going to swap the modems over as I've modded my payg one until i saw this one can achieve faster speeds.
#20
Hm, actually, mine doesn't seem to be opening up websites other than the "3" ones you can access for checking your account etc. - I am not sure if something is wrong or if I need to wait up to 24 hours for it to work properly.
#21
Correction, I am using it to post this, so it is possibly fine now.
#22
pghstochaj
Hm, actually, mine doesn't seem to be opening up websites other than the "3" ones you can access for checking your account etc. - I am not sure if something is wrong or if I need to wait up to 24 hours for it to work properly.


mine was other way round, i could access any site apart from my 3 lol

pghstochaj
Correction, I am using it to post this, so it is possibly fine now.


doh!! ha ha
#23
mines up and running just fine now,took ages to load onto vista but was really quick with xp but both needed a new restart and download,take it the new download it makes you do eats away into your allowance

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