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    so am thinking about wireless modem broadband... can i buy the sim off 02 that gives unlimited wifi for a year n put it in an unlocked mobile modem?

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    Please clarify what you want, I'm confused by that sentence not enough information. Do you want wireless broadband at home, or do you want it on the move say in the middle of a field? There is WIFI (very fast, need to be near a base station, train station, airport etc) and then there is 3G wireless (painfully slow and dependant on mobile network coverage)

    Original Poster

    sorry its the protable modem for laptops like all the contracts on 3 that give a certain amount of GB a month :P

    Original Poster

    item number 180315418757 if i buy this then a 02 sim, the one that comes with the iphone that has a years free wifi Internet.. if i put that sim in the modem and top it up every so often will that work?

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    DavidEmm;3842630

    item number 180315418757 if i buy this then a 02 sim, the one that comes … item number 180315418757 if i buy this then a 02 sim, the one that comes with the iphone that has a years free wifi Internet.. if i put that sim in the modem and top it up every so often will that work?



    I'm sure that o2 sim is for 3g not wifi . The modem you pointed to is 3g not wifi. I pay £20 per month for unlimited 3G internet on my phone but thats with a load of minutes and texts. If its wifi you want then you'll just need a wifi dongle or PCMCIA card plugged into your laptop and a 5th of the price. If you need to use it at home though you'll need a wireless broadband connection via a wireless router installed by one of the phone companies. 3g internet can be painfully slow if you live in a bad signal area as it drops to 2G which is less than dial up speed.

    Original Poster

    awww yea i see.. na it would be 3g sorry :oops: already got wifi built in n have a wireless router its just for it on the move... so if i wanted 3g would this sim be any good.. Item number: 120344160856 in that modem?

    lumoruk;3842761

    I pay £20 per month for unlimited 3G internet on my phone but thats with … I pay £20 per month for unlimited 3G internet on my phone but thats with a load of minutes and texts.



    Any linkage or is that retention specific?

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    DavidEmm;3847022

    awww yea i see.. na it would be 3g sorry :oops: already got wifi built in … awww yea i see.. na it would be 3g sorry :oops: already got wifi built in n have a wireless router its just for it on the move... so if i wanted 3g would this sim be any good.. Item number: 120344160856 in that modem?



    leefal;3847070

    Any linkage or is that retention specific?



    30 day cancellation

    shop.o2.co.uk/sim…ity

    online 20
    600 mins
    1000 texts

    add the web bolt on for unlimited 3G access, but it excludes laptop use in the terms and conditions

    also point 3 says

    O2 Web & Wi-Fi Bolt On Terms

    3. .....
    You may not use your SIM Card in any other device or use your SIM Card or iPhone to allow the continuous streaming of any audio / video content, enable P2P or file sharing or use them in such a way that adversely impacts the service to other O2 customers. If O2 reasonably suspect you are not acting in accordance with this policy O2 reserves the right to impose further charges or disconnect your tariff at any time, having attempted to contact you first.


    I've only just noticed the P2P bit as i've been using Symtorrent, guess I better stop.

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    so to round everything up, you can't use that SIM card in a 3G modem under O2's terms and conditions sorry.

    Wasn't that tariff £25 not so long ago? It's not to shabby! I'm on a rolling contract with them anyway so it should only take a quick switcheroo.
    Thanks for the info.

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    leefal;3847608

    Wasn't that tariff £25 not so long ago? It's not to shabby! I'm on a … Wasn't that tariff £25 not so long ago? It's not to shabby! I'm on a rolling contract with them anyway so it should only take a quick switcheroo.Thanks for the info.



    Yeah i signed up when it was £25 they reduced it to £20 few months ago.

    Original Poster

    baws lol thanks anyways repped
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