Mobile internet in the UK (for a laptop with a SIM slot)
Thread poster: Estefanía González

Estefanía González  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:09
English to Spanish
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Oct 13, 2011

Hi everyone,

I just moved from Germany to London. I will be getting a telephone and internet provider in the next couple of days but in the meantime, I am looking for an internet provider, which offers pay as you go mobile internet services.

I have a laptop with an integrated SIM slot. Which provider does offer SIM cards for laptops to have mobile internet access?

Thanks again for your help.

Kind regards,


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NR_Stedman  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:09
French to English
They all do Oct 13, 2011

When I'm in the UK I use Vodaphone pay-as-you go internet which costs me about £10 a month. The SIM is free if you get a £10 top up.
PS It may be a good idea to use your mobile phone to check the signal strengths of the different operators in your own home before choosing. Vodaphone has an excellent coverage in the UK.

[Edited at 2011-10-13 15:04 GMT]

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RobinB  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:09
German to English
Try T-Mobile Oct 13, 2011

I used to use a Vodafone UMTS stick when I was in the UK, but switched to a T-Mobile pay-as-you-go UMTS stick last year because of far better coverage and signal strength. So I'd say that T-Mobile may be the better provider for data transmission (I'd also recommend a UMTS stick in preference to an internal SIM slot).


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Camelia Colnic  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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3 (Three) Oct 13, 2011

3 (Three) is good. I used that a lot for my PC.

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