HALF PRICE o2 PAY & GO 3g DONGLE £10 THIS WEEKEND
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HALF PRICE o2 PAY & GO 3g DONGLE £10 THIS WEEKEND

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Found 21st Jan 2010
O2 Mobile Broadband Pay and Go PINK OR WHITE PAY & GO E160

£10.00 DELIVERED

Bought one of these 2 weeks ago, cost £20.00 toped up with £2.00, then put my virgin sim in it instead works well enough, + its free next day delivery

now half price, GOOD DEAL

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Dont forget QUIDCO!

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i have no idea how these dongles work, I have free internet on my mobile phone, can a sim card be inserted in the dongle?, if i insert my sim out of my mobile and insert the dongle into my laptop, do i get free internet access whilst on the move?

"Bought one of these 2 weeks ago, cost £20.00 toped up with £2.00, then put my virgin sim in it instead works well enough,"


Are these unlocked then ? as need one for use in germany

are these unlocked ?
or just ok with virgin - is virgin the one with a PAYG top up that rolls over (for about 6 months) ?

Roccostan;7617569

i have no idea how these dongles work, I have free internet on my mobile … i have no idea how these dongles work, I have free internet on my mobile phone, can a sim card be inserted in the dongle?, if i insert my sim out of my mobile and insert the dongle into my laptop, do i get free internet access whilst on the move?



Easier to just use your phone as a modem.

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wolvesinwales;7617662

Easier to just use your phone as a modem.



i have the iphone, how do i use it as a modem? didnt know it was possible

Original Poster

hellojupiter;7617567

Dont forget QUIDCO!




Thanks I did it thourgh quidco, but i was not sure what the discount or cash back will give , as I am fairly new to this........

I think maybe I have to topup with £15 to get anything back from quidco???

was just planning to put an ordinary virgin sim in it & give it to my daugter, I use one in my netbook & it use VIRGIN GPRS DATA 5 = 1 GIG data FOR £5.00, shelf life one month or excess data is rolled over if you by another 1 gig the following month.


the stick self installs just pop it in the a free usb slot & it seems to work fairly quickly with sending & recieving , but i guess it can depend on where you are connecting

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Stensgaard)Fan;7617628

are these unlocked ?or just ok with virgin - is virgin the one with a … are these unlocked ?or just ok with virgin - is virgin the one with a PAYG top up that rolls over (for about 6 months) ?



they dont seem to be locked i have used virgin sim & also ordinary o2 contract mobile sim, both connected to the appropriate network without any probs


virgin sims will connect to T-MOBILE NETWORK., with virgin if you dont choose to opt for 1gig of data per month for £5.00, you will automatally be charged 30pence per day for up to 25mega byites of data, which for occassional use seems fair enough

i have unlimited internet on my sim can i use it in this?

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Roccostan;7617569

i have no idea how these dongles work, I have free internet on my mobile … i have no idea how these dongles work, I have free internet on my mobile phone, can a sim card be inserted in the dongle?, if i insert my sim out of my mobile and insert the dongle into my laptop, do i get free internet access whilst on the move?



yes ..... thats about it ...................... its not QUITE FREE ALWAYS

You have to pay gor the 3g data, but the wifi is free............... in some cafes & public places .....................

They are £10 instore all the time now. Bought one in the Clapham Junction O2 shop last Friday. The guys just said 'Ignore the catalogue. They are only a tenner now'.

BhamGal;7617851

yes ..... thats about it ...................... its not QUITE FREE … yes ..... thats about it ...................... its not QUITE FREE ALWAYSYou have to pay gor the 3g data, but the wifi is free............... in some cafes & public places .....................



These aren't wifi though - thought I had better point that out. You are downloading/viewing the internet via a mobile phone network.

Valhalla1;7618009

These aren't wifi though - thought I had better point that out. You are … These aren't wifi though - thought I had better point that out. You are downloading/viewing the internet via a mobile phone network.



Errrrm yes they are. I used mine for both 3g and wifi last week. :thumbsup:

Thanks

Original Poster

they seem to be better than my netbooks own wifi at alerting you to wifi HOT SPOTS.................... I love the txt message feature on this...................... + the option to add a micro sd card in the side for storing extra stuff..............

DO WATCH OUT....................... THEY ARE VERY NICKABLE ................... & LOOSABLE................... I have taken chaining mine to the my netbook with an old necklace!

Uncle Monkey;7618040

Errrrm yes they are. I used mine for both 3g and wifi last week. … Errrrm yes they are. I used mine for both 3g and wifi last week. :thumbsup:

No they aren't. They'll allow you to access the internet via Wi-Fi hotspots through your laptops own built in Wi-Fi. These dongles on their own do not work as wireless network cards.

So if I buy one of these for my mum for when she visits family, and she say tops up £10 each time..
How long would the £10 last?

What payg network for mobile broadband would be best?

Tony Harrison;7618626

No they aren't. They'll allow you to access the internet via Wi-Fi … No they aren't. They'll allow you to access the internet via Wi-Fi hotspots through your laptops own built in Wi-Fi. These dongles on their own do not work as wireless network cards.



ermmm, Yes they do. You can connect to wifi hotspots with just one of these. i`ve used this exact one to connect to wifi in heathrow airport whilst I disabled my laptop wifi. Ive also used it to connect my PC to my home wireless router when My usb adapter was faulty..:whistling:

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dmissy13;7617847

i have unlimited internet on my sim can i use it in this?



I have o2 unlimited web bolt on & it worked fine with mine................... beware though as unlimited dont always mean unlimited...............(read the fair use policy)

i used my unlimted internet in my phone & pda works fine never had to think of fair use! but surfing on a laptop will eat more data

you can use the software on the dongle to warn you if you are coming close to a limit...........or just use it to watch your data.

BEWARE if you have VIRUS CHECKER DOWNLOADS & AUTOUPDATES DOWNLOADING......... whilst on the net via your donlge this can also eat into your data.............. i put these downloads on hold if im online using my 3g dongle


hope this helps

thanks

laldude;7618758

ermmm, Yes they do. You can connect to wifi hotspots with just one of … ermmm, Yes they do. You can connect to wifi hotspots with just one of these. i`ve used this exact one to connect to wifi in heathrow airport whilst I disabled my laptop wifi. Ive also used it to connect my PC to my home wireless router when My usb adapter was faulty..:whistling:

Eh, ok then. Strange that the technical spec for this device makes no mention of it being an 802.11 enabled device. Mine certainly doesn't work as a standalone 802.11 wireless network dongle.
filesaveas.com/o2m…tml

# Model: O2 Huawei E160 USB
# Size: 85mm x 21 mm x 12 mm
# Supports 3G and HSDPA (top speed 3.6 Mbps)
# Can be used for data storage (Supports MicroSD card)
# Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)
# Frequencies: HSDPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100MHz), GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)

Tony Harrison - you are correct - this is NOT a Wifi dongle - any posts claiming this are wrong - see link just below

]http//fo…028


Tony Harrison;7619477

Eh, ok then. Strange that the technical spec for this device makes no … Eh, ok then. Strange that the technical spec for this device makes no mention of it being an 802.11 enabled device. Mine certainly doesn't work as a standalone 802.11 wireless network dongle.http://www.filesaveas.com/o2mobilebroadband.html# Model: O2 Huawei E160 USB# Size: 85mm x 21 mm x 12 mm# Supports 3G and HSDPA (top speed 3.6 Mbps)# Can be used for data storage (Supports MicroSD card)# Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)# Frequencies: HSDPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100MHz), GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)

Just ordered through QuidCo (hoping the £20 will track). It states you must put £15 on the dongle for QuidCo to be paid, so I'm guessing that the £15 for 3GB and Unlimited WiFi will only last 30 days and won't roll on?! and I top up in store right?!

dmm1000;7619854

Tony Harrison - you are correct - this is NOT a Wifi dongle - any posts … Tony Harrison - you are correct - this is NOT a Wifi dongle - any posts claiming this are wrong - see link just below]http://forum.huawei.com/jive4/thread.jspa?threadID=329028



Of course it isn't - why would anyone buy a wifi dongle for a laptop when just about every laptop has built in wifi now.

Uncle Monkey;7618040

Errrrm yes they are. I used mine for both 3g and wifi last week. … Errrrm yes they are. I used mine for both 3g and wifi last week. :thumbsup:



Why would you want to do that though if you have wifi built in to your laptop already? Bound to be slower and at what saving?

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I think the software on the dongle uses your netbooks wifi, & helps to find more wifi hotspots using o2 CLOUD

since using the dongle when i am on the road I am sertainly given more hotspots, unfortuanelty many are secure & not for public use


Im not sure why o2 advertise this a a feature with such great money value????

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Scazza;7620457

Just ordered through QuidCo (hoping the £20 will track). It states you … Just ordered through QuidCo (hoping the £20 will track). It states you must put £15 on the dongle for QuidCo to be paid, so I'm guessing that the £15 for 3GB and Unlimited WiFi will only last 30 days and won't roll on?! and I top up in store right?!




yes £15 is for 30 days, however the wifi will last for ever cos its not o2 wifi its your own .......... + the software still alerts you to hotspots with or without an o2 sim


bhamgal

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spikeyjacko;7618742

So if I buy one of these for my mum for when she visits family, and she … So if I buy one of these for my mum for when she visits family, and she say tops up £10 each time..How long would the £10 last?What payg network for mobile broadband would be best?



the average 3g p&g price is £10 for 1 gig or £2 per day/500mb

if you connect with an ordinary sim via gprs its cheaper virgin is good 30per day 25mb or £5.0 per month for 1 gig with a roll over

o2 unlimited web @ 7.50 per month is good too

3g coverage is not that good everywhere so check coverage

BhamGal;7620850

the average 3g p&g price is £10 for 1 gig or £2 per day/500mb if you c … the average 3g p&g price is £10 for 1 gig or £2 per day/500mb if you connect with an ordinary sim via gprs its cheaper virgin is good 30per day 25mb or £5.0 per month for 1 gig with a roll overo2 unlimited web @ 7.50 per month is good too3g coverage is not that good everywhere so check coverage



Right so it's not really worth getting this if my mum's not going to use it much?
Maybe two days a month..

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IT PROBABLY IS.

If you buy the dongle for £10....... dont put any o2 top up on it.

get a virgin p&g sim. free or at most £1....... top it up with £5.00 credit

your mum will then be able to surf for 30per day

note you do not pay for the days that she does not connect

so if she only surfs for 2 days she will only spend 60p per week out of her £5.00 credit

if you choose to opt in to virgins data5 you will given 1gig of data allowance for a month

if you choose to go for data5 next month then any unused data will be rolled over

I have been using my virgin sim with data 5 this month & still have more than approx 750 meg remaining (month end is 31st)

does any oneelse have any tips for a pay&go casual net user??.........

I know orange P&G internet is pretty pricey at 2p perKB so wouldnt go there

BhamGal;7621789

get a virgin p&g sim. free or at most £1....... top it up with £5.00 c … get a virgin p&g sim. free or at most £1....... top it up with £5.00 credit your mum will then be able to surf for 30p per dayNote. you do not pay for the days that she does not connect So if she only surfs for 2 days she will only spend 60p per week out of her £5.00 creditIf you choose to opt in to virgins data5 you will given 1gig of data allowance for a month


Can you use a PAYG Phone SIM in a USB broadband dongle in this way? What about the access software and configuration!

What you suggest looks like a bargain but according to Virgin Media you have to top up £10 a month to get the unlimited web access for 30p per day which is subject to a fair use policy of 25MB per day which is very limiting. Any use above this limit will be charged at £2 per MB.

There is also the option of paying £5 per month:

“For just £5 a month it gives you unlimited Mobile Internet, all day, every day. Add it by texting Buy Data5 to 789789. To cancel text Cancel Data5 to 789789. There is a fair use policy of 1GB per month.”

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yes you can.... it seems to work for me....... but you will use GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, NOT 3G.......... It will connect automatcically...................... via T-MOBILE with out you putting any setting in........

but if you want or have to put the virgin settings in they are:
APN = goto.virginmobile.uk
USER = user
PASSWORD =

3G is not that widley covered so why pay 20-30 per month for something that is not consistently available & is so expensive

bought a sim for £1.00........... topped it £5.00................ bought data 5.............. topped up with antoher £5.00 & got 300 the following month

you could try it by just topping up with a fiver.....buy data5............. if it dont seem what you want then dont ....... dont topup again

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mumbojumbo;7622511

GPRS is slower than dial-up!



not from my experience.
I have used a ordinary gprs enabled sim to connect to the net via , phone, pda & laptop with built in wwan

all have connected and stayed connected all day & deleiver good speeds, even on a laptop

I have not used dialup to connect to net since black & white TVs went out of fashion................. + data connection numbers via ISPs to the net normally start with 0845, 0844 , 0870......................... which would cost a packet as they are not numbers that are in inclusive mins

3G coverage is not as wide spread or as good service providers would like us to believe............. so users will find that a lot of the time they are connected to GPRS anyway

on o2 website i logged into my account to buy this dongle but the little padlock on the right side of the screen shows red it says unathenticated content when you click the padlock it says it is not secure has anybody else had this problem.

So if I get her a virgin sim to go with this.. she could just top up £5 one month for the 1gb..
then even if she didnt use it again, she could just top up £5 say two months later..

BhamGal;7619173

I have o2 unlimited web bolt on & it worked fine with … I have o2 unlimited web bolt on & it worked fine with mine................... beware though as unlimited dont always mean unlimited...............(read the fair use policy)i used my unlimted internet in my phone & pda works fine never had to think of fair use! but surfing on a laptop will eat more datayou can use the software on the dongle to warn you if you are coming close to a limit...........or just use it to watch your data.BEWARE if you have VIRUS CHECKER DOWNLOADS & AUTOUPDATES DOWNLOADING......... whilst on the net via your donlge this can also eat into your data.............. i put these downloads on hold if im online using my 3g donglehope this helps



can you help i have tried with my current sim but wants the number to connect and recognises it as a mobile sim not a broadband sim how do i get round this? thanks
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