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Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

Christopher Collins
 

Which means absolutely nothing as I have 2 clients here in Australia that use yahoo.co.uk email addresses.

Christopher


On 11 Aug 2018, at 12:40 am, peter walker camperpete2003@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

Look on my memory. Co.UK

Pete


On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 at 2:52 pm, Adrian Harman adrianharman@... [motorhome-list]


Hi Mervyn

Where do we buy preloaded sims, Three don’t seem to do that.

Kind Regards

Adrian Harman
On 10 Aug 2018, 14:09 +0100, Mervyn Pickard mervyn@... [motorhome-list] co.uk>, wrote:
 

The way round the 12GB rule is to buy several 12GB preloaded SIMs.  You can use as many of those as you wish each month abroad.  Not any good for long termers of course!!

 

Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

David Scholes
 

And my first dongle cost me £40 from 3.
My second dongle is a 5573 (I think). It is really good and it has aerial sockets and it cost me around £100 from Amazon.
Meanwhile I started with 17gb then dropped to 7gb then increased to 40gb. They have never mentioned a new dongle nor even told me that there is that mains one that you have.
Last time I went to the shop to upgrade and I then had to ring up the upgrade dept to cancel the old sim which was out of contract and I got a lot of grief for not upgrading via them instead of the shop. And all in an Indian accent that I struggle to understand (I’m deafish).
Meanwhile they seem now to have got the 4g working in our area and the speed has gone from  4 (8 on a good day) megs to 12 (24 on a good day).

David 


On 10 Aug 2018, at 20:55, Reg lists.reg@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

On 9 August 2018 at 20:55, David Scholes scholesd@...
[motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

> Hi Reg

> Yes the PAYG with 3 is very reasonable but it doesn’t work the same abroad where you need to buy an add on before you go and even then it never seems to work quite right, hence the monthly contracts that I have.

Having been reading this thread, today I was near to my local 3 store,
went in and asked a few questions.

I have 100GB for £30 per month. For use in Europe the monthly limit
is 12GB or 13GB each month as long as that is within my 100GB. The
time limitation is 60 days abroad.

> I still don’t know how you manage all your free dongles. I’ve never got anything free from any telecom operation.

Generally they are newer replacements. #2 replaced #1. #3 replaced
#2 #2 is battery powered E5573.

I got #4, B310, a mains with external 12 v PSU, to increase my monthly to 40GB.

I got #5, B310 a mains with external 12 v PSU, to increase my monthly
to 100GB. #5 has never been used and is kept as a spare.

At home I use #4 and #3 when travelling, both using the #5's SIM.

Reg.

Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

Reg <lists.reg@...>
 

On 9 August 2018 at 20:55, David Scholes scholesd@...
[motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

Hi Reg
Yes the PAYG with 3 is very reasonable but it doesn’t work the same abroad where you need to buy an add on before you go and even then it never seems to work quite right, hence the monthly contracts that I have.
Having been reading this thread, today I was near to my local 3 store,
went in and asked a few questions.

I have 100GB for £30 per month. For use in Europe the monthly limit
is 12GB or 13GB each month as long as that is within my 100GB. The
time limitation is 60 days abroad.

I still don’t know how you manage all your free dongles. I’ve never got anything free from any telecom operation.
Generally they are newer replacements. #2 replaced #1. #3 replaced
#2 #2 is battery powered E5573.

I got #4, B310, a mains with external 12 v PSU, to increase my monthly to 40GB.

I got #5, B310 a mains with external 12 v PSU, to increase my monthly
to 100GB. #5 has never been used and is kept as a spare.

At home I use #4 and #3 when travelling, both using the #5's SIM.

Reg.

Re: [MH-list] Re:: 'Comfort" Insurance & trackers

Reg <lists.reg@...>
 

On 8 August 2018 at 14:35, brent.c@... [motorhome-list]
<motorhome-list@...> wrote:

BUT even at that price we were informed the tracker was not automatic - we have to inform the tracker company when we notice the M/H is missing!!!!! WT?
You bought the wrong tracker.

Mine tracks and if I've not done something correctly (not defined for
security) then we get a phone call from their control centre as we are
driving.

On-line I can define an area on a map as on many GPS on-line maps,
with the MH inside that area. If it moves outside of that area, I get
a text message and an e-mail.

I did this when it was serviced by Lowdhams. I was notified that the
MH was ourside of the area and travelling at 69 mph at a given
lat/long.

Reg.

Re: [MH-list] Re: Huawei Wi Fi

David Scholes
 

I think that you may have a point.
Except that 3 had their 3 at home at least a year before the eu said that they had to.

As far as the pre paid sims go, they seem very dear to me. May I suggest that a look at GiffGaff would perhaps find a cheaper way of doing the same type of thing. Although owned by O2 they really do things differently.

David


On 10 Aug 2018, at 16:52, Max atcop.co@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

Hi,

I got two from amazon. They were posted from Switzerland. £25/12gb.

They last 12 months from activation, or until used up.
Expensive to top up, so just use a new one.
Use regular BT 3gb/£8pcm in Europe and 3 sim for US and NZ or where no BT signal. So still have most of data remaining even after 9 months.
Mind you, nothing worked in the Cook Islands.
I bet the mobile companies can't wait till Brexit. They'll ditch the free EU roaming faster than is seemly, given half a chance.

Ciaou
Max

Re: [MH-list] Re: Huawei Wi Fi

M Stevenson
 

Hi,

I got two from amazon. They were posted from Switzerland. £25/12gb.

They last 12 months from activation, or until used up.
Expensive to top up, so just use a new one.
Use regular BT 3gb/£8pcm in Europe and 3 sim for US and NZ or where no BT signal. So still have most of data remaining even after 9 months.
Mind you, nothing worked in the Cook Islands.
I bet the mobile companies can't wait till Brexit. They'll ditch the free EU roaming faster than is seemly, given half a chance.

Ciaou
Max

Re: Huawei Wi Fi

Steve Pyke
 

Hi,
Just reading this thread and may I add my Three pennies worth!

I have the older Huawei E5573 mifi with just a couple of LEDs but it works on the 4G network when available but not abroad. It helps to have the Huawei app to keep track of your setup and usage

I have bought two 12gb/12 month data Sims from Mymemory web shop at a considerable discount around £24.99 to 28.99. The Three add-on packages are a rip off and only last 30 days so if in the UK just buy another sim card.

Recently touring Ireland N and S I took an EE data card which costs £1 then you top up as required. It was £19 for 10 GB for 30 days or the top up I bought was £22 for 10gb for 90 days and I was given and extra 1gb with each top up.

It has worked well and I can easily switch SIM cards with no setting up APNs needed. The EE app works fine for monitoring the data usage.

Originally I had a Three monthly data contract £16.01 for 10gb but when not touring I didn't use any data some months . My son borrowed it for a holiday abroad and went over the monthly limited by a few Gb and it cost £36! 

Three's add-ons are very expensive and only last 30 days. I have a Three Payg SIM in my phone and they want you to buy an add-on for feel at home use abroad but we have rarely needed to use our mobiles when abroad so just pay the normal roaming charges which aren't too bad while we are still in the EU!

Steve

Re: [MH-list] Re: Huawei Wi Fi

peter walker
 

Look on my memory. Co.UK
Pete


On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 at 2:52 pm, Adrian Harman adrianharman@... [motorhome-list]
wrote:


Hi Mervyn

Where do we buy preloaded sims, Three don’t seem to do that.

Kind Regards

Adrian Harman
On 10 Aug 2018, 14:09 +0100, Mervyn Pickard mervyn@... [motorhome-list] , wrote:
 

The way round the 12GB rule is to buy several 12GB preloaded SIMs.  You can use as many of those as you wish each month abroad.  Not any good for long termers of course!!

 



Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

Derek Sims
 

Just a point to watch out there if you adopt that approach: I was told by Three's technical support team that each SIM has to be activated in the UK before it can be used abroad. Thus all the SIMs would be running concurrently, which may waste some of your data allowance if you can't use it all up within 12 months.
 
Derek

 
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:52 AM
From: "Mervyn Pickard mervyn@... [motorhome-list]"
To: motorhome-list@...
Subject: [MH-list] Re: Huawei Wi Fi
 

 

The way round the 12GB rule is to buy several 12GB preloaded SIMs.  You can use as many of those as you wish each month abroad.  Not any good for long termers of course!!

 

 

Re: [MH-list] Re: Huawei Wi Fi

Adrian Harman
 

Re: [MH-list] Re: Huawei Wi Fi & France 2018

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

I’ve been a great fan of Three ever since they introduced ‘feel at home’. Before that I was on a Vodaphone fixed daily rate, pay if you use it that day but no charge if not.

 

I use both a contract SIM and a PAYG SIM and juggle both to get the GBs I need over extended but temporary periods abroad – and I’m a fairly high user (but not ‘mega’). I saw no difference in service between monthly and PAYG.

 

Both are in independently purchased MiFi Dongles.

 

I’ve been very happy with this for some years but this year was a bit of a nightmare with difficulty connecting in many areas. Also some of the ‘approved’ providers refused service, one (Orange F) refused it wherever we went!  If trying to connect manually, as was necessary when the ‘auto’ provider wasn’t there or was refusing, some were showing as ‘forbidden’ even though they were on Three’s approved list. Then again some providers that gave us good connections for a time went on to deny it at least for a time (Free & SFR e.g.). Bytel when available seemed the best of the bunch this year. All in all a less than fun experience.

 

I suspect the French providers were not at all keen on the new ‘EU same as at home’ scheme and were messing about but I have no way of proving that.

 

PS: Being on Three in France and not in the UK all this was 3G not 4G.

 

I’m quite tempted to re-examine Vodaphone’s offering but £28/month doesn’t really seem like a bargain to me that would be £336 for 2/3 months usage max for me, especially when I can buy PAYG add-ons at £15-£20 a go.

 

 

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Re: Huawei Wi Fi

Mervyn Pickard
 

The way round the 12GB rule is to buy several 12GB preloaded SIMs.  You can use as many of those as you wish each month abroad.  Not any good for long termers of course!!

 

Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

Ernest Bull
 


On 9 Aug 2018, at 12:28, Adrian Harman adrianharman@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

I have a mobile wifi made by Huawei which I bought from Three. I bought the unit and then signed for their simcard. I have been very disappointed with Three ….
We want to be able to use it again next year when we go away but I’m not prepared to pay Three’s costs

I do not see why not, Adrian. I have had one with a Three SIM for years and I have kept it on even though I do not travel as much. It comes in handy.
——

ErnB

Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

Carol Weaver
 



On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 at 19:46, David Scholes scholesd@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:
 

Hello Adrian.






Also 3 is still the best abroad with 12Gbs allowed in many foreign countries (inc all EU) per month each device though it can be very slow in some places.
My only problem is with their call centres because I really struggle to tell what they say (I am a good half deaf).
So I am sorry that you hold a grudge against the 3 salesman but be careful not to cut off your nose to spite your face.
OTOH all 3 devices are unlocked and work with anybody’s SIM cards.

David


On 9 Aug 2018, at 18:10, philipmorand@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

Think all 3 phones and wifi adaptors are unlocked, so you should be able to use any data SIM.

Cordialement
Phil Morand




On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:24 PM +0200, "Adrian Harman adrianharman@... [motorhome-list]" <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

Hi all

I have a mobile wifi made by Huawei which I bought from Three. I bought the unit and then signed for their simcard. I have been very disappointed with Three as the salesman lied on 2 very specific queries so I would like to change. My question is, does anyone know if I can use any make of simcard that I want in the Huawei device. 
We want to be able to use it again next year when we go away but I’m not prepared to pay Three’s costs

Kind Regards

Adrian Harman

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Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

David Scholes
 

Hi Reg

Yes the PAYG with 3 is very reasonable but it doesn’t work the same abroad where you need to buy an add on before you go and even then it never seems to work quite right, hence the monthly contracts that I have.
If I didn’t leave England I would be on PAYG.

I still don’t know how you manage all your free dongles. I’ve never got anything free from any telecom operation.

David


On 9 Aug 2018, at 18:21, Reg lists.reg@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

On 9 August 2018 at 11:28, Adrian Harman adrianharman@...
[motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

> I have a mobile wifi made by Huawei which I bought from Three. I bought the unit and then signed for their simcard. I have been very disappointed with Three as the salesman lied on 2 very specific queries so I would like to change. My question is, does anyone know if I can use any make of simcard that I want in the Huawei device.

I guess that the 3 store you used was typical of most mobile phone
stores. They employ dim-whits who know very little. I only have
experience of two 3 stores and both have given me correct excellent
advice. I am now on 5th Mi-Fi from 3, all bought from those two 3
stores. I have no land-line nor cable comms at home.

So what are your problems? Maybe list members can help you, if you
provide details. I get excellent coverage from 3, although I have
bought an external antenna for the occasional campsite that has a weak
signal. Try placing the Mi-Fi in a water proof plastic bag, opening
a roof window and placing it on the roof.

My memory, suggests that all Huawei current Mi-Fi devices work on any network.

> We want to be able to use it again next year when we go away but I’m not prepared to pay Three’s costs

I've found that the cost of 3 data (monthly a/c) and voice PAYG (3
pence/min.) very reasonable. See my previous postings on the list's
website.

Reg.

Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

Carol Weaver
 

David unlimited down to 1/GB abroad is not good 

40GB all usable abroad is far better

I was offered my sim only contract as a business client. Business - retired!!  £28 a month

I didn’t know about it - was offered it in Truro so took it

Carol

On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 at 19:46, David Scholes scholesd@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:
 

Hello Adrian.


I am sorry that you have been disappointed by 3 because, for data, they are the best by far.
There is an advert running now on the tv for O2 where they ask for £20 for 17Gbs. I presume this is per month. My 3 contract gives me 40Gbs for £17.
My phone contract costs me £18 and gives me unlimited texts and calls and 30Gbs data.
I checked Vodaphone and they were dearer than O2. EE were about the same as O2. All the rest ride on one of these so are basically the same.
My wife runs on GiffGaff (O2) for a basic £5 per month phone but only to get a different network in case there is no reasonable 3 network where we are.
Also 3 is still the best abroad with 12Gbs allowed in many foreign countries (inc all EU) per month each device though it can be very slow in some places.
My only problem is with their call centres because I really struggle to tell what they say (I am a good half deaf).
So I am sorry that you hold a grudge against the 3 salesman but be careful not to cut off your nose to spite your face.
OTOH all 3 devices are unlocked and work with anybody’s SIM cards.

David


On 9 Aug 2018, at 18:10, philipmorand@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

Think all 3 phones and wifi adaptors are unlocked, so you should be able to use any data SIM.

Cordialement
Phil Morand




On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:24 PM +0200, "Adrian Harman adrianharman@... [motorhome-list]" <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

Hi all

I have a mobile wifi made by Huawei which I bought from Three. I bought the unit and then signed for their simcard. I have been very disappointed with Three as the salesman lied on 2 very specific queries so I would like to change. My question is, does anyone know if I can use any make of simcard that I want in the Huawei device. 
We want to be able to use it again next year when we go away but I’m not prepared to pay Three’s costs

Kind Regards

Adrian Harman

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Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

David Scholes
 

Hello Adrian.

I am sorry that you have been disappointed by 3 because, for data, they are the best by far.
There is an advert running now on the tv for O2 where they ask for £20 for 17Gbs. I presume this is per month. My 3 contract gives me 40Gbs for £17.
My phone contract costs me £18 and gives me unlimited texts and calls and 30Gbs data.
I checked Vodaphone and they were dearer than O2. EE were about the same as O2. All the rest ride on one of these so are basically the same.
My wife runs on GiffGaff (O2) for a basic £5 per month phone but only to get a different network in case there is no reasonable 3 network where we are.
Also 3 is still the best abroad with 12Gbs allowed in many foreign countries (inc all EU) per month each device though it can be very slow in some places.
My only problem is with their call centres because I really struggle to tell what they say (I am a good half deaf).
So I am sorry that you hold a grudge against the 3 salesman but be careful not to cut off your nose to spite your face.
OTOH all 3 devices are unlocked and work with anybody’s SIM cards.

David


On 9 Aug 2018, at 18:10, philipmorand@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

Think all 3 phones and wifi adaptors are unlocked, so you should be able to use any data SIM.

Cordialement
Phil Morand




On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:24 PM +0200, "Adrian Harman adrianharman@... [motorhome-list]" <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

Hi all

I have a mobile wifi made by Huawei which I bought from Three. I bought the unit and then signed for their simcard. I have been very disappointed with Three as the salesman lied on 2 very specific queries so I would like to change. My question is, does anyone know if I can use any make of simcard that I want in the Huawei device. 
We want to be able to use it again next year when we go away but I’m not prepared to pay Three’s costs

Kind Regards

Adrian Harman

Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

Reg <lists.reg@...>
 

On 9 August 2018 at 11:28, Adrian Harman adrianharman@...
[motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

I have a mobile wifi made by Huawei which I bought from Three. I bought the unit and then signed for their simcard. I have been very disappointed with Three as the salesman lied on 2 very specific queries so I would like to change. My question is, does anyone know if I can use any make of simcard that I want in the Huawei device.
I guess that the 3 store you used was typical of most mobile phone
stores. They employ dim-whits who know very little. I only have
experience of two 3 stores and both have given me correct excellent
advice. I am now on 5th Mi-Fi from 3, all bought from those two 3
stores. I have no land-line nor cable comms at home.

So what are your problems? Maybe list members can help you, if you
provide details. I get excellent coverage from 3, although I have
bought an external antenna for the occasional campsite that has a weak
signal. Try placing the Mi-Fi in a water proof plastic bag, opening
a roof window and placing it on the roof.

My memory, suggests that all Huawei current Mi-Fi devices work on any network.

We want to be able to use it again next year when we go away but I’m not prepared to pay Three’s costs
I've found that the cost of 3 data (monthly a/c) and voice PAYG (3
pence/min.) very reasonable. See my previous postings on the list's
website.

Reg.

Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

philipmorand@...
 

Think all 3 phones and wifi adaptors are unlocked, so you should be able to use any data SIM.

Cordialement
Phil Morand




On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:24 PM +0200, "Adrian Harman adrianharman@... [motorhome-list]" <motorhome-list@...> wrote:

 

Hi all

I have a mobile wifi made by Huawei which I bought from Three. I bought the unit and then signed for their simcard. I have been very disappointed with Three as the salesman lied on 2 very specific queries so I would like to change. My question is, does anyone know if I can use any make of simcard that I want in the Huawei device. 
We want to be able to use it again next year when we go away but I’m not prepared to pay Three’s costs

Kind Regards

Adrian Harman

Re: [MH-list] Huawei Wi Fi

Carol Weaver
 

All three are normally unlocked so you should be ok

I changed due to having unlimited data only to get 12gb abroad.   

I’m now on a sim only contract with Vodafone and have 40GB and that is ALL usable abroad

Carol

On Thu, 9 Aug 2018 at 17:24, Adrian Harman adrianharman@... [motorhome-list] <motorhome-list@...> wrote:
 

Hi all

I have a mobile wifi made by Huawei which I bought from Three. I bought the unit and then signed for their simcard. I have been very disappointed with Three as the salesman lied on 2 very specific queries so I would like to change. My question is, does anyone know if I can use any make of simcard that I want in the Huawei device. 
We want to be able to use it again next year when we go away but I’m not prepared to pay Three’s costs

Kind Regards

Adrian Harman

--


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