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I bought this to use on an unlocked phone in California when travelling abroad, and had no problems with it at all. You have to activate it at home before you travel, but this only took a few minutes and switched over straight away when I arrived at my destination. I always feel safer knowing I have a way to contact home if I need it, and this certainly helped.
I bought this for my car’s built in nav and comms system. Although there was no problem getting it to work, it seems to be impossible to sign up to the App which would be useful for checking data unease etc.
The problem being that in order to successfully set up the app for that SIM an email is sent by 3 which to confirm everything. As my car can’t receive emails per se, it’s a dead end process with no obvious workaround and at present it seems impossible to speak with anyone at 3 to sort this out. All info leads back to their website with doesn’t cover this scenario. There must be plenty of others using data only SIMs in their vehicles so it won’t be an isolated case. Otherwise all is good.
I bought this data sim to use with my LTE version of Surface Pro 2017. Since I wasn't willing to take on another monthly contract just for my Surface I looked for options without a monthly fee. This was the best option that I found and I believe that it's the best one out there at the moment in the UK.
24GB is plenty of data and will last months when used for normal internet browsing and emails if you avoid videos and large file downloads. So far after a month of almost daily use I still have almost 23GB left.
I also like the fact that the data can be used over a period of 2 years, which is plenty of time. The only downside (and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5) is that once you run out of data, the top ups are a bit pricey and any unused top-up data expires after 30 days. I would really like for top-up data to last for 2 years, just like the data that's initially preloaded on the card. I think that once I run out of the 24GB of initial data I will just buy a new card, since that works out cheaper than having to top-up the existing one, which is a bit of a shame.
In regards to connection quality, I'm getting excellent coverage and speeds in Glasgow. Speeds above 30mbps are nothing unusual and I've measured 60mbps on some occasions.
Overall, if you're looking for a data card for your secondary mobile device (i.e. ipad or laptop) and you don't want to pay any monthly fees then this is the best option out there.
I don't have a smart phone but use Internet with Legs with my TP-Link mobile router to get online with my Tab S. Sometimes when there are problems with internet provider at home it also keeps us online. So much better value buying from Amazon than getting it directly from Three. This was the third one I have bought. It would be almost perfect if Three had greater coverage in the UK and abroad.
Used as my data connection in Audi car, pop the card in the car’s system and accept and it works straight away. This is my second SIM and I have never used the 12Gb up - mainly used for satellite navigation real time data. Card does not need to be activated or registered if using it this way unless you need to know what data you have left. Have never seen the car connect to anything but 3G (even on major motorways in the South East), but not an issue as data connection is fast enough. All in all a nice little plug in and forget card that will last 1 year after first use or until the data runs out.
I bought this for my iPad and so far it’s worked well. The only minor issue I had was signing up for a My3 account as the iPad will not receive the SMS Three sends during the registration process.
Signing up for an account is apparently optional (you can just visit the Three website using the data connection from the SIM) but I wanted to be able to access via Wi-Fi as well.
I ultimately managed to complete the registration by putting the SIM into an old iPhone I have just to get the text. On the My3 web portal I can see the allowance is there: a little bit over 24 GB expiring two years from the date I activated the SIM.
For the people complaining about the roaming being limited, the limit is stated very clearly in the product description and pictures.
What is not so clear is that they say you can "use your phone in 71 destinations" when this SIM is intended for use in tablets, dongles and Mobile Wi-Fi devices only.
This was a good deal and I used the SIM extensively for data when in the US recently. What would have been useful was packaging which could reasonably securely hold the SIM. I, like many others I'm sure, used it to replace a SIM from a less flexible mobile service supplier and so needed to keep my old SIM safe.
The instructions that come with this data only card are next to useless, if you’re planning to use in a data only device (I purchased for my in car hotspot). Instructions give the impression that you have to activate the card online and obtain an authorisation code, via SMS. You don’t need to activate, just plug in and it works, you can’t however then see your usage online. I did insert into an unlocked hone, so I could register to see remaking data available.