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Mobile broadband (for apple mac)



 
 
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Old September 24th 08, 06:18 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jack
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Default Mobile broadband (for apple mac)

A guy i know spends about 10 a month on a dialup

I suggested one of those USB dongles at 15 a month and he likes the
idea - but hes worried about going over the monthly GB allowance

I've did the usual google search and had a quick look at o2/three/etc

From what i've read so far none of them give the option of just stopping
the connection once you reach the monthly limit

Thats what he wants as he would go back to using a dialup until the next
month started

So keeping in mind the usb stick must be suitable for use in a apple mac
whats the best options available

While he would like a no contract PAYG if possible - he would probably
accept a 12 month contract for the right deal
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Old September 24th 08, 06:28 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gonz
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"Jack" wrote in message
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A guy i know spends about 10 a month on a dialup


I suggested one of those USB dongles at 15 a month and he likes the
idea - but hes worried about going over the monthly GB allowance


I've did the usual google search and had a quick look at o2/three/etc


From what i've read so far none of them give the option of just
stopping
the connection once you reach the monthly limit


Thats what he wants as he would go back to using a dialup until the
next
month started


So keeping in mind the usb stick must be suitable for use in a apple
mac
whats the best options available


While he would like a no contract PAYG if possible - he would probably
accept a 12 month contract for the right deal


18mth contract.
1Gb per month, 5
5Gb per month, 7.50
15Gb per month, 15

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/24725...d.php?t=247251

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Old September 24th 08, 07:26 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jack
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Default Mobile broadband (for apple mac)

18mth contract.
1Gb per month, 5
5Gb per month, 7.50
15Gb per month, 15

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/24725...d.php?t=247251


Thanks for that

I've now looked at orange/vodaphone and unless somebody on here says
different the one and only usb stick provider that doesnt have any
(run on) charges after the monthly allowance is used up is T-MOBILE

So T-Mobile on the 24 month contract is what i'm going to recommened

While normally i/him wouldnt be interested in a 24 month contract i
figure the worst that can happen is T-Mobile goes bust and if that
happens then they wont be in business anymore so they wont be taking the
15 a month unless another mob buys them out and continues the contract

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Old September 24th 08, 07:47 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Theo Markettos
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Default Mobile broadband (for apple mac)

Jack wrote:
A guy i know spends about 10 a month on a dialup

I suggested one of those USB dongles at 15 a month and he likes the
idea - but hes worried about going over the monthly GB allowance


He'll have to use it a lot more than dialup to breach any kind of monthly
allowance (1GB=3120 mins at 56Kbps, or about an hour and a half a day
downloading constantly)

I've did the usual google search and had a quick look at o2/three/etc

From what i've read so far none of them give the option of just stopping
the connection once you reach the monthly limit


How about Three PAYG? Have a phone with no balance on it. Buy a topup,
convert it into a data bundle. Then your remaining balance is 0.00. Once
you've used up your data allowance it'll stop working.

Thats what he wants as he would go back to using a dialup until the next
month started


Is that because he doesn't want to pay any more per month, or because he's
afraid of astronomical per-MB charges? If you do the Three thing above he
can always start the next month early (minimal 10 pounds/month, which gets
him 1GB)

So keeping in mind the usb stick must be suitable for use in a apple mac
whats the best options available


If you can get a specific dongle (usually made by Huawei or ZTE) you can
check Mac compatibility. The Three dongle on play.com at the moment is
(according to the customer comments) an E220 which has Mac drivers.

While he would like a no contract PAYG if possible - he would probably
accept a 12 month contract for the right deal


Three are doing a contract deal, 18 month contract, this week only. Includes
dongle, 5 pound/month for 1GB, 7.50 for 5GB. In other words minimum is 90
quid for 18 months. See the 'mobile broadband' entry he
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/tips/24-09-2008/

Theo
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Old September 25th 08, 12:23 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Charani
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Default Mobile broadband (for apple mac)

On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:26:42 +0100, Jack wrote:

So T-Mobile on the 24 month contract is what i'm going to recommened


Watch the coverage. It's no good recommending any of the options if
your mate isn't in an area that has coverage.

I can't use my 3 mobile broadband dongle at home because there's no
network coverage. If I go 6 miles down the road I can connect, no
problem. There's also good coverage where I'd usually need/want to
get a mobile connection.
 




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