Join Date: Jul 2009
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3G dongle in France
I brought an unlocked dongle with me from the UK, and bought an Orange France SIM card from an Orange shop in Bordeaux for 10 euros.
It took a while to get it working but it's fine now. The trick was that I had to install the supplier's software (3) before the laptop was able to see the device. After that I used Mobile Partner (downloaded from Huawei's website) with settings I found on this site, and all went smoothly.
The card came with 50MB of credit. I've not had to top up yet but topups are apparently one euro for 15 MB (but larger topups come with some free MB as well).
It's cheaper than going to McDonalds and buying loads of coffee you don't want