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# 173719 3-Jun-2015 10:08
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It appears Skinny do not sell their own branded wifi hotspot devices.

Can I buy a Spark MF65+ device and get a Skinny data only sim, install it and it will simply just work straight away?

No locking of devices, no special settings to get Skinny sim to work in the Spark device?

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  # 1317113 4-Jun-2015 06:30
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YES. Your sim will work in that device. However I would highly recommend buying the 4G device which supports Band28 LTE which will provide much higher speed data. The MF910 from spark. I have the MF910 and have used a skinny data sim in it.

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  # 1317166 4-Jun-2015 08:32
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Thanx.  That's handy to know..  I know that the Spark and Skinny APNs seem to be interchangeable at least on cell phones... 




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  # 1317232 4-Jun-2015 09:37
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1eStar: YES. Your sim will work in that device.


Thanks for your help.

For the last 8 years I have used mobile broadband solely for internet use, and it costs me a fortune. I'm not really browsing the net huge amounts more, but I guess websites are getting even more graphic intensive so what I used to be able to get by on, is now not enough. I probably use 1 GB every 4-7 days.

So in an attempt to cut back, I've bought an old school (but new) Spark flip phone - calling and texting only, deleted facebook, and plan to buy the MF65+ for data use on home PC without temptation to use a smartphone hotspot like I have been. The reason for going for slower device really is I don't watch videos or do downloads, and sometimes having "slow" net is helpful if I open a page and while its loading I can tell its going to be a waste of data I can shut it down. Plus of course the large price difference between the 2 not worth it for my needs.

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  # 1317626 4-Jun-2015 23:35
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Geese:
1eStar: YES. Your sim will work in that device.


Thanks for your help.

For the last 8 years I have used mobile broadband solely for internet use, and it costs me a fortune. I'm not really browsing the net huge amounts more, but I guess websites are getting even more graphic intensive so what I used to be able to get by on, is now not enough. I probably use 1 GB every 4-7 days.

So in an attempt to cut back, I've bought an old school (but new) Spark flip phone - calling and texting only, deleted facebook, and plan to buy the MF65+ for data use on home PC without temptation to use a smartphone hotspot like I have been. The reason for going for slower device really is I don't watch videos or do downloads, and sometimes having "slow" net is helpful if I open a page and while its loading I can tell its going to be a waste of data I can shut it down. Plus of course the large price difference between the 2 not worth it for my needs.


Are you using a flashblocker and an Adblocker, like adBlock Plus with the Element Hiding Helper, and blocking all the debris on pages you visit frequently? It can drastically cut down on traffic. I used to have internet only using a 3G 2degrees 3G dongle on a Netcomm NB16WV and with the $99/12GB Zone data pack could get 3-4 months of reasonable usage - even with all my work related emails mostly with attatchments and VOIP calls through it.




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