Data only sim

#41
Three is very popular but I have noticed that when roaming I usually only get 3G from roaming on Three, even though I know 4G is available, because I have router software that shows all networks locally. However I have also discovered that 3G is 90% of the time about half the speed of 4G, and I hardly ever get buffering while streaming on 3G. It's fast enough for anything really. I find that no matter where I am, 3G is about 4 to 10Mbs, and 4G is between 10 and 30Mbs, occasionally less. These speeds are below the advertised and theoretical maximums, but good enough. I have been EU data roaming for over 20 years and it has gone from an incredibly expensive and frustrating experience to the point where it just works with hardly any problems, almost anywhere, at an average prepaid cost of between 50c (cheap) and €1 (expensive) per Gig, depending on country. Unlike the UK which still has quite a few "notspots", I find that even the remotest areas in Europe are usually well covered.

Tethering - using a Mifi or router or hotspot - is nowadays usually always allowed. There are occasional exceptions, but far fewer than a few years ago. The EU recently made it illegal to restrict data to a phone only which resulted, amongst other things, that in the UK, Three had to de-restrict their unlimited deal and make it work for tethering, which is brilliant in the UK. But when roaming in the EU Three restrict you to 19Gb, which is not bad.

Another thing worth considering is Three's £5 EU data pass, which has been around for years. It gives unlimited data access, tetherable, from midnight to midnight UK time. At £5 a day it's expensive, but if you have a specific requirement, like Wimbledon, or long Snooker sessions, or very long and large and very naughty downloading sessions, then it represents great value for occasional use.
 
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#42
I’m going to need a new sim for my wifi. Touring France, Spain and Portugal. Spending the bulk of my time in Spain.
Can anyone recommend a data only SIM card supplier. My Brit one . reduces data from 24 gb to 12 when used abroad , cheers
 
#43
We installed a Huwawei aerial and router in the Dethleffs and acquired a Vodaphone sim on a limited contract. We were 5 weeks around France and we’re never without WiFi
 
#44
I use 3D watchdog pro on my android to tell me how much data I use, I recommend getting this or its iphone equivalent if that’s what you have.

Also check your options on the three app. On Vodafone I can stop any charges to the bill so if the data is used up it just stops. I would have thought they all do this.
I use 3D watchdog pro on my android to tell me how much data I use, I recommend getting this or its iphone equivalent if that’s what you have.

Also check your options on the three app. On Vodafone I can stop any charges to the bill so if the data is used up it just stops. I would have thought they all do this.
 
#45
I negotiated a 60Gb data sim contract with 3 and pay £17 a month. I watch films and rarely get close to running out. It is worth noting that 3 are the only provider who have stated that there will be no roaming charge even if a no deal Brexit. All the others are sitting on the fence at the moment.
 

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