Temporary Internet Access in the UK?

#1
Shortly heading back to Blighty for a couple of weeks and will need to access t'interweb via the laptop for work.

Staying at the Dowager Duchess of Civvy's place and she isn't connected (doesn't even have a PC) and using my Hong Kong contract is a no-no as the roaming cost will be a lot.

Is there anywhere I can buy something which will give me temporary UK mobile wireless internet access?

Thanks.
 
B

BlueDZ

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#2
Get to Tescos and buy a broadband USB dongle, about £20 and you can top it up with pay as you go credit. T Mobile will give you 30 days unlimited for £15. Getting one instore may come pre loaded with some credit to get you going. You can send txts from it aswell.
 
#3
Get to Tescos and buy a broadband USB dongle, about £20 and you can top it up with pay as you go credit. T Mobile will give you 30 days unlimited for £15. Getting one instore may come pre loaded with some credit to get you going. You can send txts from it aswell.
Not quite unlimited but the usage allowance is usually 1gb, enough for checking emails, surfing the net i.e stay away from file sharing sites ;)
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
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#5
go to mcdonalds or a million pubs and get free access.

3g dongle will work if you have a good signal, O2 ones will give free access to BT openzone wifi hotspots as well as they would rather you worked through landline connections than the towers
 
#7
I am in the same position. Coming back to the UK for a course / PDT before going away for the usual 6 months. I have noticed that most of these deals have a small print "subject to credit check". Is this an issue on Pay as You Go. In a previous life I could not get a phone on return to the UK as I had no proof of residential address / history in the UK for the 1st 6 weeks or so. Thanks in advance.
 
#8
I am in the same position. Coming back to the UK for a course / PDT before going away for the usual 6 months. I have noticed that most of these deals have a small print "subject to credit check". Is this an issue on Pay as You Go. In a previous life I could not get a phone on return to the UK as I had no proof of residential address / history in the UK for the 1st 6 weeks or so. Thanks in advance.
I have an O2 dongle and Pay as you go is by credit card
 
#11
Giff Gaff, free SIM, £5 to activate and get £5 of credit. Then buy a £10 goody bag which includes "unlimited data". Now, tethering is against T&Cs, but if you don't tear the arse out of it...

Calls to other giff gaff users are free, too...
 
#12
Assuming your phone has tethering:

Go with Three pay as you go. Take a £15 top up and immediately use it to buy an all-in-one add-on (for £15) which gives you unlimited data for a month.

msr
 

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