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    I'm working away from home for the next 8 weeks and am staying in hotels Mon-Fri. I want to skype the nippers every night, but the hotel charges for broadband are £5 for 1 hour or £15 for 24 hours.

    If i remember rightly, you can buy a usb key thing that you plug into your laptop that enables you to connect to the internet no matter where you are.

    Can anybody point me in the direction of a good deal please?

    Ta muchly in advance!!!!

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    i have a t mobile dongle and it is really good x

    cant you sit in macdonalds and use their free wifi ? failing that most mobile phone companys have a usb dongle and the people i know who have them say they are great

    Original Poster

    are these any good for skyping? i see the "3" one has limits of 1, 3 or 7Gb, but don't know how much skype uses. any ideas?

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    ding;3089718

    cant you sit in macdonalds and use their free wifi ?



    don't really want to be skyping my kids in a public place, i'd feel uncomfortable with the fact that people could hear me.

    Change your hotel to one that doesn't have such rip off charges! or one next door to a mcD

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    maddogb;3089936

    Change your hotel to one that doesn't have such rip off charges! or one … Change your hotel to one that doesn't have such rip off charges! or one next door to a mcD



    all hotels in milton keynes charge for internet access, except for wifi in the bar in ramada - but that's a rubbish hotel. anybody else got any useful suggestions?

    PapaSmurf;3090092

    all hotels in milton keynes charge for internet access, except for wifi … all hotels in milton keynes charge for internet access, except for wifi in the bar in ramada - but that's a rubbish hotel. anybody else got any useful suggestions?



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    PapaSmurf;3089724

    are these any good for skyping? i see the "3" one has limits of 1, 3 or … are these any good for skyping? i see the "3" one has limits of 1, 3 or 7Gb, but don't know how much skype uses. any ideas?



    Skype uses up to 16KB/s: support.skype.com/ind…151

    So if you were to spend an hour a night talking that's 60 minutes of 60 seconds each at 16KB/s maximum or 60x60x16 = 57600KB, or 56.25MB. A month's worth (31x56.25) is 1743.75MB or 1.7GB. That is the absolute maximum, I wouldn't be surprised if it used half that in practice.

    That is just for audio presumably, video is likely to use up a lot more.
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