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In car (motorhome) wifi

I bought one of the EE Buzzard 2 in car wifi things today. I know a lot of people tether from their mobiles but I can't off my work mobile.
This thing comes with 24gb data sim valid for 12 months for £69.99
It creates a hotspot that up to 10 devices can be connected.
In case it's any use to anyone the link is.

http://www.robertdyas.co.uk/ee-in-car-wifi-24gb
The free delivery code is FREEDEL50
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We just bought one of these on Friday. Took it away with us for the weekend and we are really happy with it and it's really fast connection speed at the location we were at. One problem I have, and it's the reason that I bought it is... my Amazon fire stick refuses to recognise the given password that came with the Buzzard. Any ideas on this anyone??? All phones and my tablet connect no probs whatsoever.

Over all though, really pleased with it. We bought the 6g version from Amazon.

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Does it work over in France?
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Does it work over in France?
Not really - no. I think the PAYG data sim on this offer is UK only although you could sign up for an alternative contract sim from EE - however that would work out pretty expensive. You could always get an unlock code for it and then use a local French sim card but far better using an unlocked mifi and getting a 3 Feel at Home data sim for it.

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It sounds too good to be true, and if you spend time up in the highlands of Scotland wild camping, it probably is, it won't work any better than a normal phone up there I imagine, if it did, I'd get one, but until the infrastructure is there, it's a no go for us, I won't hold my breath on getting better service out in the sticks, they don't get enough payback to do it.

Shame as it is a bit of a bargain if you get about in more populated areas.


Does France have a similar thing going on?
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I would be interested to hear how you get on in the sticks as well. I am a little dubious about the claims of streaming movies on the move. I suspect that isnt the reason you bought it but unless it can use whichever provider is available with the strongest signal i doubt you could do that around here for example. Two G GPRS in most places in the Dales. In Barnard Castle I can make a phone call but cant browse the net. This is whats put me off mifi etc as Im always out in the middle of nowhere and tend to rely on FON with an antenna. When Vodafone did their Data Traveller service abroad a few years back for a tenner a month that was superb as it always picked up the strongest service in any area and I nearly always got a good single but it was limited to smartphone use only at just 25mb a day. I think the Mifi type devices will come into their own once roaming fees are abolished and (or if) cross provider connections are possible.

Problem with streaming movies etc is you will soon bust your allowance. I can do 10GB a day at home watching stuff. Looks a good bit of kit though.


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I was also thinking I'd not wanting to be driving a car full of kids watching a movie, when you lost the signal in the last 5 minutes, I'd not want kids in the car period, but certainly not under that scenario, kids are for other people these days, at a distance and out of earshot
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, kids are for other people these days, at a distance and out of earshot
Sure sign of advancing years Kev


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Does France have a similar thing going on?
Sure do Kev, see here: http://boutique.orange.fr/tablette-et-cle/airbox-auto
if anything I think it has been available here longer than in UK.


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