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    Mobile WiFi instead of broadband

    I need to get mobile broadband for a while and was wondering if anyone has any experience of using a sim only data allowance to get a WiFi hotspot running reliably enough for catch up TV and Netflix, also any pointers on the speed needed for the mifi device?

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    I teacher through my iPhone via 3 mobile when Iím out and about, i get 30gig of tethering per month

    Recently caned it on a weeks holiday, and it let me stream 2 iPads simultaneously, only got 2gig left to last 8 days now though......


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    Thanks Both, I swear I searched but for some reason my results donít show in date order

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    Quote Originally Posted by de30m View Post
    I need to get mobile broadband for a while and was wondering if anyone has any experience of using a sim only data allowance to get a WiFi hotspot running reliably enough for catch up TV and Netflix, also any pointers on the speed needed for the mifi device?

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    Is it just for personal usage on a computer or something more?

    One of our customers provide a full solution for this, which can mix together a combination of 3/4g sims and adsl too. It's used for all kinds of setups like boats, remote broadcasts, offices with slow speeds etc.

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    Pretty sure you only need around 2Mbps to stream films. It all depends on how much and how long you need to use it for - could be an expensive way to watch the telly though! I have a '3' mifi unit and I use a PAYG data sim. I only use it when we go abroad for general surfing on the iPads. We have a few foreign trips booked this year to places with no WiFi in the accomodation - Spain, France, Italy plus a Med Cruise to Croatia from Malta (will use it when in port/near land) and I’ve just bough a new PAYG data sim. 24Gb and it will last for 2 years. £45. My previous 12Gb/12 month sim expired a few weeks ago. Still had 5Gb left on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyb28 View Post
    Is it just for personal usage on a computer or something more?

    One of our customers provide a full solution for this, which can mix together a combination of 3/4g sims and adsl too. It's used for all kinds of setups like boats, remote broadcasts, offices with slow speeds etc.
    Nothing too exotic, going to be streaming Netflix to a smart TV and catch up apps, and as a WiFi for a few connections while I have no phone line in the house

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    A 3 or 4G SIM card will work just fine for that. We use a combination of Three and Virgin Mobile (EE).

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    Quote Originally Posted by de30m View Post
    Nothing too exotic, going to be streaming Netflix to a smart TV and catch up apps, and as a WiFi for a few connections while I have no phone line in the house
    Iíve got a Three mifi thatís on PAYG. Youíre welcome to borrow it whilst youíre waiting for your phone line - youíd just need to buy a preloaded SIM from Amazon or eBay.

    I lent it to someone else on here last year who was looking to buy, but wanted to try one first.

    Let me know if of interest.

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