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Vodafone portable Wifi device on PAYG with 4Gigabytes data inc - £18 from TESCO direct
Vodafone portable Wifi device on PAYG with 4Gigabytes data inc - £18 from TESCO direct

Vodafone portable Wifi device on PAYG with 4Gigabytes data inc - £18 from TESCO direct

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These excellent little portable WiFi Mobile data devices seem to be available again from Tesco Direct.

These come with a Vodafone data SIM providing 4 Gigabytes of data which lasts 30 days after activation. (Update.. according to allan1954, the SIM only comes with 2Gigabytes of data and not 4 as stated by Tesco. I cannot confirm one way or the other regarding this).

These are 3G (or slower) only. Not 4G enabled, however at this price you can't go wrong with up to 21mbps download speeds.

They are Vodafone branded (not my favourite company at the moment), and come locked to the Vodafone network.

However for 99p they can be unlocked with a code from ebay. (Just search for R207 Vodafone unlock code).

Also, after unlocking, remember to go into the advanced menu and setup the APN for whichever network you are intending to use as the default APN is set to Vodafone.

eg. Using EE data SIM: Set (in Mobile Broadband - Connection menu)

ACCOUNT TYPE to Custom
IP Type to IPv4 + IPv6
IPv4/IPv6 APN to everywhere
IPv4/IPv6 Number to *99#
Security to CHAP

Complete UK APN list here ..... mobilez.org/sup…uk/

For the three network... It is the same as the APN setting for EE, except put " three.co.uk " instead of " everywhere " all other settings are the same. (thanks to Inactive for that info)

info supplied by wildecat follows...
O2's APN is usually either:

mobile.o2.co.uk with a username of mobileweb and a password of password
or
m-bb.o2.co.uk with web as both the username and password

The correct APN for 3 is 3internet not three.co.uk as this is for mobile handsets

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Is there any expire date for the data allowance ??
thanks

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pantaiema

Is there any expire date for the data allowance ??thanks



Mine arrived today.. a sticker on the SIM packet says activate by 23 Sep 2016. So nice long expiry
Hope that helps.

I've got an old t mobile pointer, and wanted another one ( to check if it's my equipment or the signal at fault for poor connection), so by the sound of it this ought to be easy enough to change network?
It's a lot cheaper than Huawei, but presumably does the same job ?

I've got this one two weeks ago
and the data is 2gb only even though it says 4gb. also it expires in a month of activation...
cheap for a mifi.. I did unlock mine and put the EE two month free data sim in there and it doesn't work... so disappointed... even though the unlock was successfull.
thought I'd share...

pileemhigh

Mine arrived today.. a sticker on the SIM packet says activate by 23 Sep … Mine arrived today.. a sticker on the SIM packet says activate by 23 Sep 2016. So nice long expiry :DHope that helps.



Thanks for reply. But expire after 30 days of activation date is a really turn off for me.

polarbaba

I've got this one two weeks agoand the data is 2gb only even though it … I've got this one two weeks agoand the data is 2gb only even though it says 4gb. also it expires in a month of activation...cheap for a mifi.. I did unlock mine and put the EE two month free data sim in there and it doesn't work... so disappointed... even though the unlock was successfull.thought I'd share...


I have an EE sim working in it. You probably need to change the VPN settings. If you search for the last time this deal was posted, the EE settings are in there (about page 100 I think!)

polarbaba

I've got this one two weeks agoand the data is 2gb only even though it … I've got this one two weeks agoand the data is 2gb only even though it says 4gb. also it expires in a month of activation...cheap for a mifi.. I did unlock mine and put the EE two month free data sim in there and it doesn't work... so disappointed... even though the unlock was successfull.thought I'd share...



I got Vodafone R206 unlocked from ebay, APN changed to EE and sim 200GB data works excellent for me

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pantaiema

Thanks for reply. But expire after 30 days of activation date is a really … Thanks for reply. But expire after 30 days of activation date is a really turn off for me.



Understood, no problem.. The old VF data SIMs that did not expire were good in that respect.. Unfortunately VF scrapped them

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kab600

I have an EE sim working in it. You probably need to change the VPN … I have an EE sim working in it. You probably need to change the VPN settings. If you search for the last time this deal was posted, the EE settings are in there (about page 100 I think!)



I have added the EE APN setting in description above for those on the EE network. Thanks for your comment

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kamenitzabrit

I've got an old t mobile pointer, and wanted another one ( to check if … I've got an old t mobile pointer, and wanted another one ( to check if it's my equipment or the signal at fault for poor connection), so by the sound of it this ought to be easy enough to change network?It's a lot cheaper than Huawei, but presumably does the same job ?



These are Huawei E5530 apparently. Supporting up to 5 max wifi connections.

polarbaba

I've got this one two weeks agoand the data is 2gb only even though it … I've got this one two weeks agoand the data is 2gb only even though it says 4gb. also it expires in a month of activation...cheap for a mifi.. I did unlock mine and put the EE two month free data sim in there and it doesn't work... so disappointed... even though the unlock was successfull.thought I'd share...



Vodafone are meant to add the 2gb automatically after the first 2gb is used up.I didnt know this, neither did tescos as they refunded me £10 when i bought one the same price before xmas.

I cant confirn if its true as i sold mine and bought a 4g dongle instead.

Fantastic price given the paltry 99p cost of unlocking them.

kab600

I have an EE sim working in it. You probably need to change the VPN … I have an EE sim working in it. You probably need to change the VPN settings. If you search for the last time this deal was posted, the EE settings are in there (about page 100 I think!)



thanks for that.. thought I was going mad!

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Hammer2006

Vodafone are meant to add the 2gb automatically after the first 2gb is … Vodafone are meant to add the 2gb automatically after the first 2gb is used up.I didnt know this, neither did tescos as they refunded me £10 when i bought one the same price before xmas.I cant confirn if its true as i sold mine and bought a 4g dongle instead.



That was very fair of them (Tesco)!

Thanks OP - ordered and voted hot

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marmalade47

Thanks OP - ordered and voted hot



You're welcome

thanks, offered. Will use this abroad to get data. heated

Savvy1

thanks, ordered. Will use this abroad to get data. heated

Trying to resist buying one. After all, I have no use for it - but damn ... that's a hot price!

EDIT: Just realised it's 3G only. Still a good price though.
Edited by: "Khairul" 7th Jan 2015

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Khairul

Trying to resist buying one. After all, I have no use for it - but damn … Trying to resist buying one. After all, I have no use for it - but damn ... that's a hot price!EDIT: Just realised it's 3G only. Still a good price though.



Going to use mine as an in-car mifi unit.... Is that a good excuse to buy ?(_;)

Thanks for posting. Been looking for one of these at a fair price and this hits the sweet spot for me. Perfect for a backup internet breakout should my internet go off.

I was going to get one but read somewhere that most smart phones can also be used a portable wifi that other devices can connect to??

I bought 2 of this product and it comes with 2gig of data only and it lasts 30 days and adult lock is enabled.good product from fully charged lasts about 6 hours.in the box there was a sticker over the 2g data showing 4g but all i got was 2g.

where you change the apn in custom all i did was use everywhere for ee then add the mobile number of the sim card saved works perfect.as for the person saying use your mobile phone yes this works with the wifi hotspot but find this product better.

If this is being advertised as having 4gb of data then it erm.....should come with 4gb of data!!!!
So for those that have ordered (myself included) who do we contact to ask about the elusive 2gig?

Anyone know of a cheap data sim for Spain the cheapest I have found is 21 euros for 3 GB with hits mobile? Is that the cheapest thanks op for this just bought one.

Original Poster

doggboy10

If this is being advertised as having 4gb of data then it erm.....should … If this is being advertised as having 4gb of data then it erm.....should come with 4gb of data!!!!So for those that have ordered (myself included) who do we contact to ask about the elusive 2gig?



From description of device on Tesco website... quote...

This Mobile Wi-Fi device comes with 4GB data. Once activated you will receive 2GB of data to start and a further 2GB once the initial allocation is used up. Please be aware that your account will only show the initial 2GB allocation until this is used up. The total 4GB of data will expire after 30 days from activation at which point you will need to top up.

Edited by: "pileemhigh" 7th Jan 2015

doggboy10

If this is being advertised as having 4gb of data then it erm.....should … If this is being advertised as having 4gb of data then it erm.....should come with 4gb of data!!!!So for those that have ordered (myself included) who do we contact to ask about the elusive 2gig?

i contacted Tesco email and phone it fell on deaf ears I even put replies on the Tesco product page joe1954 nobody from Tesco interested.

Whats the cheapest sim for portugal please help

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allan1954

i contacted Tesco email and phone it fell on deaf ears I even put replies … i contacted Tesco email and phone it fell on deaf ears I even put replies on the Tesco product page joe1954 nobody from Tesco interested.



As mentioned in my post above, it looks like Tesco have responded with the comment in bold regarding the extra 2gigabytes kicking in when the initial 2 has been used up. I cannot comment on this as I would struggle to get to 2GB let alone 4GB. Maybe someone that uses a lot of data can comment?

mmickk

Anyone know of a cheap data sim for Spain the cheapest I have found is 21 … Anyone know of a cheap data sim for Spain the cheapest I have found is 21 euros for 3 GB with hits mobile? Is that the cheapest thanks op for this just bought one.


Depends when you are going three have just added Spain to there feel at home countries

that reply from tesco load of rubbish after the 2gig runs out a box pops up asking for more money for the data.

Original Poster

allan1954

that reply from tesco load of rubbish after the 2gig runs out a box pops … that reply from tesco load of rubbish after the 2gig runs out a box pops up asking for more money for the data.



Sounds more like a VF mess up to me.. wouldn't surprise me after the hassle me and hundreds of other HUKD'ers have experienced with the LG G2 VBlack Friday deal... Having said that, Tesco should sort it, as they are the seller here. oO

Personally, I'm not worried about the VF data, as a barely get a 2G Vodafone signal here. Using EE SIM myself, with very good speeds

Edited by: "pileemhigh" 7th Jan 2015

When people say they've used an EE sim do they mean a phone sim or a data sim?

Was thinking of using a Three phone sim in one of these which I have unlimited internet on, so does anyone know if that would work?

malky39

Depends when you are going three have just added Spain to there feel at … Depends when you are going three have just added Spain to there feel at home countries

Thanks but I think that is for phone only it would not cover for dongle or tethering.

Does anybody know what the APN Settings are for the 3 Network please?

mmickk

Thanks but I think that is for phone only it would not cover for dongle … Thanks but I think that is for phone only it would not cover for dongle or tethering.

if you buy a mobile data sim it is included

Inactive

Does anybody know what the APN Settings are for the 3 Network please?


OK, I have found it now;

It is the same as the APN setting for EE, except put " three.co.uk " instead of " everywhere " all other settings are the same.

been using this for a few months for work, car, even camping hols for ipad Netflix for kids great.

Mebster

When people say they've used an EE sim do they mean a phone sim or a data … When people say they've used an EE sim do they mean a phone sim or a data sim?Was thinking of using a Three phone sim in one of these which I have unlimited internet on, so does anyone know if that would work?

No - three will block internet on a phone sim used outside a phone (if they realise, which from what I read they are good at).
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