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Portable WiFi Router

Started by: cashewmum
On: 28/01/2019 | 20:32
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by: cashewmum
on: 28/01/2019 | 20:32

Hi 

we are a family with 4 Giff Gaff Sims working in our phones .. very well

we are going to purchase a Portable Wifi Router unlocked as we are travelling to Europe  with no wifi where we are staying but ok 4G coverage

Can we purchase a sim from Giff Gaff to go into the portable router?

I've looked and cant quite find how to do it as we have no 'mobile number' for the  device

Any guidance would be appreciated

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by: figment_uk
on: 28/01/2019 | 20:36

@cashewmum

 

The SIM card will give you a mobile number on activation.

 

The router must be unlocked or locked to O2 for a giffgaff SIM to work

 

The main pitfall you may encounter is that without any UK usage your goodybag usage in Europe will be limited, as you cannot use it whilst roaming more than you use it in the UK, so no UK use = no EU use.

I do not work for giffgaff, so cannot check anything on your account. This is a public community - please do not post any personal info.
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by: natty88
on: 28/01/2019 | 20:52 edited: 28/01/2019 | 20:54

' @cashewmum as long as the Mifi/dongle is fully unlocked or on the. 02 network it will work 

 

You will need to enter the settings as shown here dongle settings 

 

 

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Settings-for-your-device/Dongle-Settings/ta-p/4273141 

 

The username and password for device are usually found below battery cover. 

 

Try likes of cex 

Or eBay for unlocked cheap ones 

 

Also check this guide to using giffgaff overseas https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Announcements/Take-your-goodybag-on-holiday-with-inclusive-EU-roam...

 

 

Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: cashewmum
on: 28/01/2019 | 20:54
Thanks figment uk - Really helpful!
Would you suggest therefore - I need to buy a French O2 SIM / 'Le Bourger' or other for my duration and then get a Gift Gaff Sim for normal UK use on return?
Kind Regards
Cashewmum
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by: unftlaty
on: 28/01/2019 | 21:07

@cashewmum wrote:

Thanks figment uk - Really helpful!
Would you suggest therefore - I need to buy a French O2 SIM / 'Le Bourger' or other for my duration and then get a Gift Gaff Sim for normal UK use on return?
Kind Regards
Cashewmum

Can you not just enable the Hotspot setting on your phones and use your data that way instead of buying a router ?

If you put your phone make and search on YouTube there will be videos showing you how to enable the Hotspot on your phone

Order a SIM to join Giffgaff and you'll get £5 extra credit when you activate with £10 or more.

https://www.giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/unftlaty?ggSMS=app
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by: unftlaty
on: 28/01/2019 | 21:13

@cashewmum wrote:

Hi 

we are a family with 4 Giff Gaff Sims working in our phones .. very well

we are going to purchase a Portable Wifi Router unlocked as we are travelling to Europe  with no wifi where we are staying but ok 4G coverage

Can we purchase a sim from Giff Gaff to go into the portable router?

I've looked and cant quite find how to do it as we have no 'mobile number' for the  device

Any guidance would be appreciated

Some information here o. Tethering and Hotspots.

 

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Blog/How-to-use-Tethering-amp-Portable-Wi-Fi-Hotspot/ba-p/8348498

Order a SIM to join Giffgaff and you'll get £5 extra credit when you activate with £10 or more.

https://www.giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/unftlaty?ggSMS=app
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