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    PAYG mobile internet that doesn't expire???
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    • 2nd May 13, 5:15 PM
    PAYG mobile internet that doesn't expire??? 2nd May 13 at 5:15 PM
    I can have a PAYG mobile 'phone, on which I can load say 10 of credit, and keep it (e. g. in car glovebox) for emergencies, and it doesn't expire. (OK, maybe I have to make a call every few months.)

    Is there ANY mobile internet equivalent? One where I can buy some credit, and then use it as and when I want? Maybe using it (send the odd email, or just look at a web page) once a month, if necessary, to keep it "alive".

    I'd be happy to buy a "dongle", and wouldn't consider the price of the dongle part of the price of the service; I want this just for, say, when visiting friends who don't have the internet, to use with my netbook (which doesn't have a mobile module [though does have wifi of course]). (Yes, I know I could "tether" it via wifi to a fancy mobile 'phone - but only if that was on some contract, not PAYG.)

    But all the offerings I've looked at seem to either expire once you've started using them, or be pay-per-day/week/month rather than true PAYG (i. e. pay per gigabyte). And the websites - and staff in shops - are very coy about admitting these facts: I have to spell it out in words of few syllables ("If I send one email, will the rest of what I've bought still be there a month later").

    Does anyone know otherwise? If (as I believe) there is no such offering, why not, if they can do it with 'phones?
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