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Old 02.08.2015, 15:14
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Advice for mobile internet (usb stick or else)

Hi people! Need some advice with this. Situation is like this.. We expect that we'll move in other apartment in 2 months, so we need some option for internet on laptop till that moment. Without any contracts ofc.

What is the best solution for it?

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Re: Advice for mobile internet (usb stick or else)

If you have nice neighbours you could ask them if you can use their internet by WLAN. (Although most providers forbid such practice. But they cannot control it.)

Otherwise, you could buy a USB stick UMTS or LTE modem (without SIM-lock), e.g. Huawei E180, E173, E303, or a UMTS or LTE Hotspot, e.g. Huawei E355, E5832. You find them second hand on ricardo.ch or ebay.ch, or new in some online shops.

And then use a prepaid SIM card with some kind of data option, e.g. Lebara -> Saving options

Of course, since the amount of data ("volume") is limited, you must be careful not to use too much data, e.g. avoid video sites and music/video downloads!

Instead of using a specific modem/hotspot, you could use any smartphone that is capable of tethering, thus turning the phone into a hotspot. But if you just want to use ONE computer, a USB stick is IMHO the best solution.

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Re: Advice for mobile internet (usb stick or else)

If you already have a phone that can produce a hotspot (e.g. iPhone or Android) I'd look at that option first, saves buying any extra kit.

If you know where you're moving, check the coverage if you're going to be using it for 3/4G.
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