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Topic # 85068 13-Jun-2011 09:43
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So i'm off to the UK/Europe for 2 - 3 months in Europe and i'm going to need some mobile broadband.

Have used T-Mobile in the UK before and found the service to be far slower than NZ's mobile broadband, but after some research i found they were known to be slower than other carriers and O2 was the best for speed.

I'm going to be using 5-10GB.

Is their a carrier who is across all/most of Europe as i certainly don't want to be paying for those amounts while roaming.

If their isn't i have no problem with buying a local sim in each country but i don't want to buy a new dongle in each country - can you just swap sims in a dongle and everything will work or are they locked down to the carrier?

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  Reply # 480560 13-Jun-2011 10:49
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I used t-mobile while I was living in the UK but now T-mobile customers can roam on Orange as they are all one now so check out the broadband speed on that side of things as well.

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  Reply # 480576 13-Jun-2011 11:50
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I got a dongle from 3 when I was in Scotland and it's locked to 3. I believe that locking is common there and you'll probably find that the majority of devices are locked :(

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 480579 13-Jun-2011 11:53
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Yeah when i bought a phone over their they were all locked, but i was able to get it unlocked for ?10 which was fine, not sure if i could do this with a dongle though.

What about buying a 2 degrees dongle here and taking that with me?

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  Reply # 480704 13-Jun-2011 18:33
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Yes all phones are locked over there that is why you can get them for cheapo.
They might sell you an unlocked one for a price. 

Defently worth buying your phone here if you want to jump between networks over there. 

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