[ALUG] 4G data

Phil Thane phil at pthane.co.uk
Fri Nov 17 19:25:53 GMT 2017

Looks like a good deal, when they are in stock! Maybe santa will bring me a 4G 
modem/router to put it in. Thanks.

Phil Thane

phil at pthane.co.uk
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On Friday, 17 November 2017 12:12:03 GMT Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:47:32PM +0000, Phil Thane wrote:
> > A few years ago when 4G was being tested in pilot areas, but not on
> > the Llangollen canal, I wrote a piece for a canal/river boat magazine
> > about using the internet afloat. At the time I borrowed some demo kit
> > from suppliers and a boat from the Llangollen Wharf for testing and
> > for photos. One option was a 3G USB dongle for a laptop, another was a
> > 3G modem/router to create a WiFi hotspot. Or just use my old 3G
> > smartphone and either a USB or WiFi 'tether'.
> > 
> > Now down south I've got my own (very old and very cheap) boat and 4G
> > is widely available. So should be great eh? Well not so much. As far
> > as I can find out it is impossible to buy data only SIM cards with
> > data contracts that last until the data is used.
> > I can't see there's any technical reason, it's just that phone
> > providers are conniving bastards. Does anyone know of one that has
> > broken ranks with the cartel and will offer me what I want?
> I have a similar issue with my Nexus 7 - in general I used it near wifi,
> but it's really handy to be able to fall back to the 4G when I'm
> travelling. I ended up with a 24G/24 month Three SIM (which has the
> advantage of also working when I'm out of the UK). Exclusive to Amazon,
> and currently out of stock:
> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Trio-Preloaded-Exclusive-Amazon-Black/dp/B01M
> 3VJ2B2/
> J.

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