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Started by: robink
On: 22/10/2011 | 11:03
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by: robink
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:03

I have just bought an Asus Eee Pad Transformer ( Android)  and would like to be truly mobile. It has no 3 G but if I buy a MIFI device I could use the WIFI connectivity.  I would not anticipate using more than 1GB a month and this mainly  in the summer when sailing.

What is the most suitable package for me?

Will it work?.

Can I use it abroad?

Any suggestions on a good, well priced device. 

 Many thanks Rob.

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by: antraf1982
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:04 edited: 22/10/2011 | 11:05

Unfortunately anything like that would be considered tethering so you would have to use a limited gigabag with any giffgaff sim.

 

500MB £5

1GB £7.50

3GB £12.50

 

An O2 device is best as you won't need to unlock it, anything else might require an unlock.  You will need a way to get into the devices settings to change the APN to giffgaff.

 

You can use it abroad but you will be international roaming data rates which are very expensive.

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by: thesaint
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:06
The igb at £7-50
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by: robink
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:10
Thanks for that, am I right that the gigabag would last 1 month?
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by: mazzzza1962
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:14

Yes indeed! 1 month.

 

Will not work abroad though.

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by: rihaz
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:15

thats called tethering and ur unable to do that on giffgaff

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by: antraf1982
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:19

rihaz wrote:

thats called tethering and ur unable to do that on giffgaff


WRONG.  Read this:

 

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/DATA-Tethering-Tablet-Dongle-Current-policy...

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by: majorzombie
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:20
You can tether with a gigabag! That's what they are for. You Will need a New Sim as goodybags and gigabags need to be on different Sims. Anyone that says you can't tether is wrong.
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by: skmidlands
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:21
rihaz stop giving wrong information out.....
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by: greenman
on: 22/10/2011 | 11:23

You need to get yourself a USB dongle, but if wanting to use it abroad then it needs to be unlocked. You can then buy a data card in the country you're in.

I have an O2 dongle that was unlocked, but dongles, like phones, can be unlocked and usually free.

 

Have you sen this article on preparing your Transformer for using a USB dongle?

http://techwalls.com/gadget/3g-usb-asus-transformer/

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