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Standard User gameking
(newbie) Thu 09-Jan-14 15:17:11
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Mobile Broardband Huawei E160G


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Hi

Been using a 3 mobile BB for about 5 year with a Huawei E160G dongle. It is used every working day of the week for 6 to 7 hours a day. It connects my laptop to the net which is my mobile office running business social network, a few email pages, ebay, and a few forum pages that are open all the time. On average I use 3 gig a month occasionally it only lasts 3 week.

I always get full signal strength (100% of the time). 30% of the time I have no problems with the service. 30% is very slow and 40% I can be rebooting my mobile BB every 10 mins to surf due to ‘you’re not connected to a network’ messages . Sometime I even seem to use large amount of data (today 99mb in just 3 hours) while just signed in to site but doing nothing.

So my questions:
1) Do I need to update my dongle?
2) Are there any buttons to push with 3 (metaphorically) to improve my speed and connectivity?
3) Is 3 still the cheapest and best?
4) Why does my data consumption change from day to day even when doing the same?

May thanks for any help – happy new year Paul
Standard User brandscill
(member) Fri 10-Jan-14 14:11:00
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Re: Mobile Broardband Huawei E160G


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Their new dongle is HSDPA+ compatible which means in areas where it's available (most) you'll be able to get better speeds.

They do some good deals like £15 for 15GB a month. I still think they're the best to go with for speeds and cost.
Standard User gameking
(newbie) Mon 13-Jan-14 10:40:27
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Re: Mobile Broardband Huawei E160G


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Thanks for the info..

I do buy the 3gb for £15 a month. Used to get free texts with that too but they stopped that and now I have t pay £5 for just 80 texts.

The new HSDPA+ dongle you mention - do 3 supply that to exiting users free or do you have to buy it? Also does it take the old sims or the newer small ones?

Cheers


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Standard User brandscill
(member) Wed 15-Jan-14 22:10:01
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Re: Mobile Broardband Huawei E160G


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Your best bet would be to go in store and explain the problems your having. Say you saw the new dongle online uses HSDPA+ and would allow you to achieve better speeds. They would be best placed to help you find the best solution and give you a new dongle.

How did the texts work exactly? Is it through an app on the laptop you can send texts (just curious)

Edited by brandscill (Wed 15-Jan-14 22:10:39)

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