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    I am after a handset which allows me to tether my tablet with it, i don't need a fancy phone so if anyone knows of one which will do the job at a low price then it will be appreciated.

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    Any cheap android phone

    Unless you really need a phone, have you considered a MiFi device?

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    IamMT

    Any cheap android phone


    i was thinking that, but i bet its gonna lag like no mans business.

    Original Poster

    how are the lumbers anybody know?

    Original Poster

    krazykizza

    Unless you really need a phone, have you considered a MiFi device?



    how do they work?

    TheMo123

    i was thinking that, but i bet its gonna lag like no mans business.



    If you are only transferring data through, were's it going to lag?

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    Argoj

    If you are only transferring data through, were's it going to lag?


    Fair point.
    hows this?........argos.co.uk/sta…htm

    TheMo123

    how do they work?


    Not sure as never used one. But basically, you put in a SIM, and it broadcasts a wifi network for you to connect to.

    TheMo123

    Fair point. hows … Fair point. hows this?........http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2876892.htm



    As that is running Android 4.2 should be fine.

    TheMo123

    how do they work?


    You buy the Mifi unit, remove the back cover and insert a preloaded sim card (3 and EE have great deals from time to time) and turn it on.
    They produce a Wifi signal which you can connect to with anything wireless compatible, the code/password is generally under the cover and on a piece of paper in the box.
    They can either run from battery or be plugged in via usb (mains, laptop, car etc).
    Most of them can be unlocked for 99p so carrier doesn't matter too much.

    I think I paid £25 for mine with a 1gb sim from virgin then switched to 3 at ~£5/1gb sim cards when they go on offer.
    Edited by: "joedastudd" 23rd Dec 2014

    joedastudd

    You buy the Mifi unit, remove the back cover and insert a preloaded sim … You buy the Mifi unit, remove the back cover and insert a preloaded sim card (3 and EE have great deals from time to time) and turn it on. They produce a Wifi signal which you can connect to with anything wireless compatible, the code/password is generally under the cover and on a piece of paper in the box.They can either run from battery or be plugged in via usb (mains, laptop, car etc).Most of them can be unlocked for 99p so carrier doesn't matter too much.I think I paid £25 for mine with a 1gb sim from virgin then switched to 3 at ~£5/1gb sim cards when they go on offer.


    Basically what I said.

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    joedastudd

    You buy the Mifi unit, remove the back cover and insert a preloaded sim … You buy the Mifi unit, remove the back cover and insert a preloaded sim card (3 and EE have great deals from time to time) and turn it on. They produce a Wifi signal which you can connect to with anything wireless compatible, the code/password is generally under the cover and on a piece of paper in the box.They can either run from battery or be plugged in via usb (mains, laptop, car etc).Most of them can be unlocked for 99p so carrier doesn't matter too much.I think I paid £25 for mine with a 1gb sim from virgin then switched to 3 at ~£5/1gb sim cards when they go on offer.


    krazykizza

    Basically what I said.



    Can i just use the sim i would otherwise have in my phone?

    TheMo123

    Can i just use the sim i would otherwise have in my phone?


    Yes. It's what I did in my 3G iPad
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