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    PAYG mobile advice

    I know this is a really dumb question, but I'm just not mobile-phone minded, and want to avoid a purchase mistake.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Gala...msung+s3+white

    Samsung Galaxy III "Sim Free Unlocked" on Amazon...can someone confirm that means I can sign up for pay-as-you-go with a choice of network...?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJG View Post
    can someone confirm that means I can sign up for pay-as-you-go with a choice of network...?
    Yes.

    Btw, you'll need a PAYG Micro-SIM card, otherwise it won't fit in the Galaxy S3.
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    It's handy if you go on holiday abroad too. You can buy a local PAYG or prepaid SIM and save yourself a fortune!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    It's handy if you go on holiday abroad too. You can buy a local PAYG or prepaid SIM and save yourself a fortune!
    Or buy a Three PAYG SIM, top up with £15 and then get unlimited roaming in 11 countries including Australia and the USA (details below).

    www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-roaming-abroad-11-countries-inc-usa-for-three-uk-mobile-customers-1641943

    It depends upon where you are going through.

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    OK, Samsung phone and Orange PAYG SIM all done and dusted (forthcoming birthday present). Thanks for that.

    Now that I've confessed my ignorance of SIM-related matters, here's a follow-up.

    I bought the phone SIM at Carphone Warehouse, and decided to get my 1st generation iPad wireless at the same time. So they sold me some EE data micro-SIM for that. I was a bit surprised to find it was £15 for 2GB, requires £10 renewal every month, and doesn't even get reception back home in my neck of the woods. So is that normal, or a rip-off...? And if I wanted to use this with a laptop, can I pull it out and use it in some kind of bog-standard wireless dongle...? These seem to vary from £6 to £75 and I'm not sure why...
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    I am assuming that you cannot use your phone to provide wifi to your iPad by tethering.

    I have an unlocked MiFi that I bought from Amazon like this . It can provide mobile wifi for up to 5 devices. I've had my house running off it when the landline connection was down!

    I use it, in the UK, with a 3GB prepaid 3 Mobile data SIM that I also purchase from Amazon. I throw it away and buy another rather than top it up when the period expires as this works out cheaper than topping up the data; I have never succeeded in using up the 3GB of data!

    On holiday overseas, I can stick a local prepaid SIM in it to provide data. Battery life is about 7 hours, so I can have it on in my pocket or handbag and my phone has data without bankrupting me

    @robk has one of these and swears by it too

    EDIT
    I have found prepaid data sims consistently cheaper online and the best deal so far has been 3 mobile
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    You can get a 1gb from 3 for £10. Use the Dropdown box on Amazom

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    You can get a 1gb from 3 for £10. Use the Dropdown box on Amazom
    3GB for 3 months at £20.99 works out cheaper



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