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    • andyward82
    • By andyward82 10th Aug 18, 3:54 PM
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    Working from Spain for a month. 4G Boxes, etc.
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    • 10th Aug 18, 3:54 PM
    Working from Spain for a month. 4G Boxes, etc. 10th Aug 18 at 3:54 PM
    Hello. Next year I will be living in Spain for a month. I work as a designer and need a pretty constant, decent connection to the internet. I don't know at this point how good the internet will be at my accommodation so I'd like to potentially take care of it myself just to make sure. I was thinking that there are perhaps boxes you can get from UK providers that will give you access to the internet from abroad (kind of like what you do with your phone) but a dedicated box with a much larger data allowance.

    Does anyone know of this kind of thing and have experience in using them?

    Thanks in advance
    Andy
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 10th Aug 18, 6:09 PM
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    get a mifi box and put a spanish data sim in it, buy it there
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 10th Aug 18, 6:21 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 6:21 PM
    Really depends on how much data you need while there.

    Three offer a 100gig SIM data only together with a B310 4G router for 30 a month, 12 month contract I think.

    Or buy a B310 or similar and put a local SIM in it when you get there.

    If you do take a UK SIM with you and use that, be aware of data caps while abroad and consider asking for the bill to be capped at say 25 to avoid extra charges should it be stolen - not a problem if it's PAYG.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 10th Aug 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 6:32 PM
    most of the UK networks have a fair use policy whilst roaming.



    Mostly under 15GB, that's why I recommend a Spanish SIM


    Also a long term use of UK sim can be against the same policy

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    Last edited by ballyblack; 11-08-2018 at 9:34 AM.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 10th Aug 18, 6:49 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 6:49 PM
    get a mifi box and put a spanish data sim in it, buy it there
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    +1

    If it were me, i've a 20GB a month contract with o2 so i'd just tether to my mobile phone. I'm a developer though and dont have requirements to move big files about.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 10th Aug 18, 7:37 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 7:37 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 7:37 PM
    You can pick up a MiFi in the UK for 20 or so and pair it with a Tuenti SIM; https://www.tuenti.es/tarifas-prepago/
    11 GB for 14 euros

    But you'll need to order the SIM to arrive your accommodation beforehand.

    Not sure I would want to depend on a UK SIM on Roaming for a business connection.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 10th Aug 18, 8:01 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:01 PM
    If you were going to do a UK Roaming package, I would choose EE over Three; https://www.carphonewarehouse.com/broadband/mobile-broadband.html

    30 day rolling contract, so give your 30 day notice of cancellation on the same day of activation.

    That's a 4G MiFi.

    It will cost you 20 for a new 3G MiFi or perhaps 40 for a new 4G MiFi if going the Spanish SIM route.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 11th Aug 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 9:38 AM
    From this MSE

    "EE customers with a monthly data allowance of more than 15GB will only be able to use the first 15GB of their allowance in the EU for free, and will then have to pay extra to buy a data add-on"
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