Join Date: Mar 2008
My Motorhome: A Caravan of all things !!
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I purchased a 3 data only sim and didn’t activate it until I got to Spain (In March) no issue whatsoever in registering it there.
If you want extra data it’s better to buy a new 3 data only sim rather than top up an “old” one. A new sim is valid for 12 or 24 months depending on whether it’s 12 or 24Gb. A top up only lasts 30 days then you lose any unused allowance.
Keep an eye on the Internet, sometimes you can get a really good deal on 3 data only sims. Amazon and Argos also sometimes have deals as well.
I have also used my mobile as a “hotspot” rather than use up my Mifi allowance on occasions, but you do need to keep a careful eye on your usage to avoid exceeding your monthly allowance. (I’ve only got 1Gb/month with my BT Mobile)
Its not the destination that matters.
It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, it’s in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with