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General Chat Thread, T'internet on train in General; Not travelled on train in years (Possibly > 1 decade!) Do they have wi-fi (Virgin west coast - pleb class ...
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    T'internet on train

    Not travelled on train in years (Possibly > 1 decade!)
    Do they have wi-fi (Virgin west coast - pleb class seat )

    Will my bluetooth 3G tethering setup that I used camping work ?

    Or will I have to get myself a sudoku book?

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    Virgin trains usually do but there is a charge for it.

    http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/trains/wi-fi/

    "You'll find Wi-Fi available on all Virgin trains."

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    Ta
    I'll think I'll try my phone link 1st and then maybe go for the £5 for 60mins

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    fiver for an hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    fiver for an hour?
    Yes, but, the train tickets aren't that expensive so they need to make up costs.

    </sarcasm> </rant>

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    It's only free in 1st class. You have to pay for it elsewhere.

    I bought a PAYG O2 mobile broadband dongle for use when I'm out and about. Costs me £2 for 24 hrs and so far I haven't found anywhere that it won't work.

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    I use my orange mobile broadband via 3G on virgin trains, works very well no problems at all!

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    It's only free in 1st class. You have to pay for it elsewhere.
    Whereas yes this is true, there is a way around it :-)

    This always used to be possible, but the train companies may have wised up a little and put a little extra security in place somehow. Simply sit in "pleb class" as you say, but as close to the first class carriages as possible.

    I used to do this on FCC and could pick up both the chargeable, and the free systems

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    If you have a mobile that supports it, tether it to your laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    If you have a mobile that supports it, tether it to your laptop.
    How would I know if it does and if it does, how do I do it?

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    What mobile do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    What mobile do you have?
    Sony Ericsson C905

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    Sony Ericsson C905 - Using As A Modem With A Laptop & Daily Charges? - Vodafone eForum.

    The link is specific to Vodafone, but it may point you in the right direction.

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    Thanks for that ... I'll give it a go later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    My Virgin mobile account suits me down to the ground....
    you can get our Mobile Internet Add-On for just £5 a month it gives you unlimited Mobile Internet. .... If you exceed the 1GB fair use policy at any point then your excess use will be charged on a daily rate of 30p per day for any additional days. That daily rate is subject to a fair use policy of 25MB per day and any additional use beyond that will be charged at £2 per MB.
    So it's unlimited as long as you don't download more than 1GB. It's like saying I'm a millionaire so long as I don't spend more than my monthly income.

    I have a fair usage policy with T-Mobile that potentially throttles my connection during the daytime if I go over 1GB.

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