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davej Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
ok, im looking into purchasing a payg broadband usb stick. the offer ive seen is from vodafone it is; a one off fee of 39.99 for the usb stick and 1gb of access free included in the price. then from what i can work out once youve ran out of credit for your device you pay 15 pound per gb as a top up.

my questions are;
is it as easy as purchasing this and after setting up just plug this in and go on the internet anywhere i want? and no wires as its all included in the little device?

is the signal strength good ie i wont get cut of from internet all the time

and will i lose my credit if i dont use it within a certain amount of time, also is there a certain amount of time before i have to top up again?

only reason ive looked at this package as it was coming up as a good deal on search engines for payg broadband.

thanks for you answers in advance
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
yeh pretty much straight forward, 3 has better coverage and £15 gets you 3gb, jst their starter packs aint as cheap, £69.99 for dongle and 3gb over 3 months, or £99.99 with 12gb over 12 months works out cheaper in the long run with 3, im with 3, cuts off every hour or so, but works fine, depends on area, go to the shop and they should check coverage in your area

oh and credit lasts 30 days
#2
kamy187
yeh pretty much straight forward, 3 has better coverage and £15 gets you 3gb, jst their starter packs aint as cheap, £69.99 for dongle and 3gb over 3 months, or £99.99 with 12gb over 12 months works out cheaper in the long run with 3, im with 3, cuts off every hour or so, but works fine, depends on area, go to the shop and they should check coverage in your area

oh and credit lasts 30 days


thanks for the info!

where you wrote about credit lasting 30 days is that from 3 or on all payg broadband deals?
if you were to use the device for just simple internet surfing and speaking to people via a webcam etc in australia will you up your 1 gb quick? it wont really be getting used to download anything apart from updates etc.
#3
davej
thanks for the info!

where you wrote about credit lasting 30 days is that from 3 or on all payg broadband deals?
if you were to use the device for just simple internet surfing and speaking to people via a webcam etc in australia will you up your 1 gb quick? it wont really be getting used to download anything apart from updates etc.


na it would last a bit, 1gb gives around 30hours of surfing time for a month on average, so averages out to about 1 hour a day, with 3 it last 30 days, just double chek with vodafone. with 3gb for £15 a month youl get around 3 hours of surfing time a day on average
#4
what it is, my grandad lives in a old peoples home, and he asked me to look at these devices and whatever i think best to buy him, he wanted just the dongle so he hasnt got no wires trailing around that he can trip over and also so that when hes round my aunties house he can take his laptop with him and talk via webcam to his son in oz. i just didnt want to get the wrong thing for him and make him mad! lol, and also not purchase somthing which would cost him to much to run.
#5
yeh these things will be perfect for him, from 3, if you buy it, any problems, you have 3 days to return it
#6
The Vodafone deal , I think is better for your Grandad, there will probably days, if not a few weeks between the time that he uses it. The great thing about the Vodafone deal is the Data download limit doesn't expire unlike 3, (30 days) or 12 months in the case of the 12GB option.
You should be able to top it up for him by logging into the Vodafone Portal, so he could just probably give you a quick call, and you could access that for him, or maybe he could do it himself. Regarding cheap long distance calls check out 1899.com, this allows you to make free calls , just pay the connection BT fee (normally 5p), and calls to various locations are far cheaper than VOIP, though understand if you are using it for Video Chat. Google has just recently introduced Video Chat via Gmail too - so that is worth looking at.
I've just done the same for my Mom's friend who doesn't want Monthly Broadband costs, but just needs to order her shopping via Tesco direct.
If you keep things simple the Vodafone deals is really good for these type of situations.

(and no I don't work or have links to Vodafone)

Remember you can get £10 cashback via Quidco, so £39-10 =£29 (which includes £15-1GB) of data - so the modem is only £14. - so worth a try!.

Another good idea is a 3G Mobile Wireless Router , search ebay ' 3G USB Dongle Mobile Wireless Router NAS Printer Server' , this device allows you to plug in the Vodafone USB dongle into it and it then converts this to a wifi connection, so your granddad could then just connect to the wifi connection it transmits, which in turn connects to the internet via Vodafone dongle. £59 +p&p. Haven't tried it myself yet but thinking of ordering one - as this would make it much simple to connect to the internet.

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