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    3g payg sim in the UK

    Im back in the UK for a couple of weeks in a few weeks time, and want to get a uk sim with a data package (prepay) to use for the couple of weeks im there.

    Who is the best provider?

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    I have an o2 pay and go sim. It costs 15 pr month for 300 texts and this includes data. Not sure how much though.

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    I actually still have my old o2 payg sim. If i just put that in and top it up will I get data too? Or does it need to be a special 3g Sim ?

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    I've recently discovered orange do a fairly nice Extra now, 5 for 250MB of data which will last for a month.

    Made my use of PAYG justifiable again rather then having to look at moving to contract with data on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Who is the best provider?
    Where in the Uk will you be? Round here the only provider to go for if you want a reliable signal is O2. You need to be asking people who live in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    I actually still have my old o2 payg sim. If i just put that in and top it up will I get data too? Or does it need to be a special 3g Sim ?
    You need a special tariff i think

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    We have done alot of work with mobile providers to make sure our Toughbooks have good connectivity in certain areas, the best we have found for speed are 3 and Vodafone, O2 gets a good signal but it very slow.

    Personally at home I use Vodafone and Orange, both good but Vodafone has slightly better 3G coverage and 3 is excellent, that is whose sim I have in my works laptop at the moment. Can't say I rate O2 speed wise.

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