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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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    (Great, thanks ppl!)
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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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