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12-06-2019, 13:16   #556
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Having a nightmare getting the three sim to work here at the moment. The Apn settings are not working at all for tmobile.

Will have to fork out for another sim now it seems as I've tried all I can think of.
Am in the states at the min roaming on the 3uk sim, its not roaming on tmobile, I'm roaming on at&t. Have attached the Apn settings from my phone for reference
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12-06-2019, 14:50   #557
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Am in the states at the min roaming on the 3uk sim, its not roaming on tmobile, I'm roaming on at&t. Have attached the Apn settings from my phone for reference
Thanks a million. Have it working now so hopefully the coverage remains okay. In Los Angeles currently.
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Thanks a million. Have it working now so hopefully the coverage remains okay. In Los Angeles currently.
No worries at all, glad to get you sorted.
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I bought one of theses sims from my memory.ie, Pay as you go Internet with legs 12 GB Sim for the USA. I tested it in Ireland and it worked in my old I phone as a personal hotspot. I am now in the USA and it does not work as a personal hotspot. I went onto the 3UK app “live chat” and they said personal hotspot will only work in the EU. They said I could connect it to an unlocked dongle or travel hotspot device to use as a personal hotspot. Other people on here seemed to be suggesting that you could use it as a personal hotspot in a mobile phone device in the USA?
Currently in Florida using the 3sim in my old samsung s6 phone.
works grand on phone has 4G and all but like that it wont work as a hotspot to other devices .
it will connect to them it says connected but you may have no internet connection with a exclamation symbol on wifi symbol. tryed on other phones and a tablet.
i also tryed sharing it through bluetooth no luck either.
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You can get them on amazon or mymemory. I think delivery is free with mymemory.

Yeah If they are available in store though it would be much easier for me personally to just do that
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Currently in Florida using the 3sim in my old samsung s6 phone.
works grand on phone has 4G and all but like that it wont work as a hotspot to other devices .
it will connect to them it says connected but you may have no internet connection with a exclamation symbol on wifi symbol. tryed on other phones and a tablet.
i also tryed sharing it through bluetooth no luck either.
I experienced the same. It connects to the other phones by hotspot connection. But the other phones get no internet.

I will let you know how I get on with the Huawei personal hotspot I expect to arrive soon. Unfortunately I bought the wrong one from amazon. I bought the 3g instead of the more expensive 4G one. So it might be slow. But the point is if it works as a hotspot, then I will return it to amazon and buy the 4G one.
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Just to report back an unlocked WiFi mobile hotspot will work with the sim and allow you to tether multiple phones and tablets to the mobile hotspot. As mentioned earlier go for a 4G device as opposed to a 3g. My 3g device was slow but worked. Amazon are selling the 3g Huawei device for £25 and the 4G for £45
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Just to report back an unlocked WiFi mobile hotspot will work with the sim and allow you to tether multiple phones and tablets to the mobile hotspot. As mentioned earlier go for a 4G device as opposed to a 3g. My 3g device was slow but worked. Amazon are selling the 3g Huawei device for £25 and the 4G for £45
Yes and confirmed with 3 UK that no addon required to enable usage in a mifi/mobile hotspot as their GoRoam 12GB sim is a broadband sim as opposed to a phone sim.
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BTW be careful of mymemory, great experience last year but this year sim had not arrived after three weeks and they just fobbed me off when I asked for a refund.

I would suggest going with Amazon, so sorry I didn't.

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Does anybody just buy a plan from TMobile or similar from over there when they land? Wondering what the offers may be.

Tempted, phone is unlocked and takes 2 sims.
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Does anybody just buy a plan from TMobile or similar from over there when they land? Wondering what the offers may be.

Tempted, phone is unlocked and takes 2 sims.
The 3 UK sim works in 71 countries & 12 GB is valid for a year.

A friend just spent 5 weeks in South America & only used 5 GB, with relatively unconstrained usage.

Hard to beat.
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BTW be careful of mymemory, great experience last year but this year sim had not arrived after three weeks and they just fobbed me off when I asked for a refund.

I would suggest going with Amazon, so sorry I didn't.
Same story here ... ordered on 13th July and hasnt arrived... we fly monday so no use now... mymemory are telling me I need to wait 15 working days ... will be getting in to my credit card to get them to refund.
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If I understand it right, if I go to Belfast and buy one of these sims and use it in the States, it will work fine? Going in a couple of months and just want it for data.
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If I understand it right, if I go to Belfast and buy one of these sims and use it in the States, it will work fine? Going in a couple of months and just want it for data.
Yea it will work perfectly. Maybe make sure they activate it and top it up for you in store. Otherwise I would go with the recommendation in this thread to order from Amazon.
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Does anybody just buy a plan from TMobile or similar from over there when they land? Wondering what the offers may be.

Tempted, phone is unlocked and takes 2 sims.
I was in the states last week, TMobile were offering unlimited data for one month for 40 dollars. Don't know if they do deals for shorter periods. I ordered my sim off amazon before I went and had no problems with using it for the two weeks I was there.
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