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Had quite a bit of trouble setting this up at home before travelling to France and had to contact Three support line to make sure it activated properly. Ensure you do this before you travel! Speed wasn't great, and connection often dropped out. Biggest let down was when I eventually ran out of data. Trying to top this up online was an absolute nightmare and ultimately proved impossible. Trying to log on to Three account was the first issue, and then the attempt to top up was hopeless. My card payment was continually declined and my bank confirmed that no attempt had been made by Three or anyone else for payment... For a telecoms company, their website and top up/payment process is woeful. Overall the card itself served its purpose - just - but I'm not sure if I would use them again. Trying to choose an alternative provider is a bit of a minefield to get the best value, but I did find that Three's marketing of their card and service was very misleading to the point of being deceitful. Beware.
Although this was easy to set up to use with a WiFi receiver at our caravan my main dissatisfaction is based on the amount of pre-loaded internet data. It was supposed to have 3GB, valid for up to 3 months. However, I don't believe there was anything like that on the card. We used it only to look at e-mails on my husband's tablet, he was only on-line for a very short time and only on about a dozen occasions. (Only needed it when at the caravan) We were very surprised then to find no data was available before we'd even had one month of use and not a great deal of use. Very disappointed, not good value at all.
Initially this product appears good value and certainly the time span in which you can use the data is a very definite plus..... however even when receiving a strong 3g or 4g signal the connection speeds spend 75% of their time at virtually unuseable levels (sub dial up for anyone that remembers) , presumably due to network congestion and possibly some nature of low priority customer (the latter being purely speculative). Easy to set up and I continue to make use of these but purely for desperate standby purposes. Please note there may be some regional variation in user experience so in better facilitated regions you may be get on rather better with it but I would stress it isn't a signal issue as often the bar reading is excellent during virtually unuseable passages.
Sim is very easy to use - insert it and it just works. Connects to local network, downloads settings, no need to interrupt. I live in Israel and bought it for use in Schwarzwald, Germany. My wife used Global Sim from our local provider. My Sim always connected to slowest network possible - if there were 2G and 4G networks, it connected to 2G. If I cancel automatic network selection and choose 4G - it let me use 4G for 1-2 minutes and then goes back to 2G network. 2G allows you hardly use text in whatsapp, no pictures and videos sharing. Facebook refused to download images, and usage overall was awful. My wife's sim, on the other hand, worked fine, used 4G networks and all week I was using her connection also for. So, this 24GB of traffic is actually unlimited on 2G networks :))) don't buy these.
Despite several long telephone conversations with Three and following the various instructions given the SIM still wouldn't activate. The local Three shop was visited who were not interested in solving the issue.
They handed over a piece of paper with some poorly worded instructions and suggested to try that. Needless to say it didn't work.
In the end I visited a local IT Repair Shop and they resolved the issue immediately, the User Name (Three) and the APN code (Three.co.uk) has to be inputted to the PC via Network Settings>>>Mobile>>>Advanced>>>> +APN.
Once this was done the device worked OK. Discussions with Three advised plug the dongle/sim card in and leave for a couple of hours proved to be meaningless.
I bought two of these for my granddaughter to take travelling for work. The first only lasted 16 days and 14.1 gig she is already having to use the second. The packaging says 24 GB she only uses it in an evening and before work in the am. I have a bit of a problem with the description and the actuality. Hopefully it’s just the one and not both.
No idea what’s wrong with this but it won’t work. Bought it as a recommendation from the motorhome router company that supplied my router. Can’t register the sim as the message ‘this number is already registered’ comes up every time. My local Three shop said ‘bring it in with the device’... not sure how to get a 3.5 ton motorhome into a pedestrian precinct and now we're in lockdown. Trying to get through to Three on the phone requires a ouija board and a psychic. Not happy at all!!
Thought I'd give it a try for aiding navigation around Orlando in a spare iPhone as relatively cheap. Complete waste of money. The 3G speed there is so slow it basically is useless to the point of slowing down Google maps to make that useless too. In the end just used my newer iPhone with mobile data off with offline maps and that worked brilliantly including voice directions. So whilst it may work in some places in this instance for my use case it didn't
Bought at awesome primer deals, it was worthful. I use it in my tablet and iPad, so kids can watch channel when outside or traveling, unfortunately, the speed sometime was slow, and kids crying when the network was disconnected.