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Is there a 3G/4G wireless router that takes multiple SIM cards/dongles?

I'm based in the UK and will be spending a week somewhere that has no broadband. The reception on most networks seems to be changeable though it's strongest on Vodafone. Is there a 3G/4G wireless router that can take multiple SIM cards or dongles so that I can connect together more than one network and thus maximise my chances of getting connectivity?
posted by skylar on Jul 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Mobile Wifi hotspots, options and experience?

I am plotting a trip to a part of the US with poor internet and bad cell coverage. One location where I will be staying shows as within AT&T's 4G LTE data service area. A recent trip to SF demonstrated some limitations of my current cell data plan, which is Straight Talk month-to-month (sublease on AT&T network, shows signs of being stepped on by AT&T in terms of speed and responsiveness for data). Straight Talk excludes tethering altogether and has a non-4G data puck available. Given my negative experience with ST data in SF, I am looking askance at the ST puck. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Apr 25, 2014 - 4 answers

Getting a US data plan for my foreign cell phone

I am travelling to Chicago in two weeks and want to use my smartphone whilst I am there (and away from WiFi). Importantly though I am not actually bothered about making phone calls. DATA is what I crave. What are my best sim card options? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 29, 2014 - 6 answers

Where to get a russian SIM card

Where to get a prepaid SIM in Moscow with a good data plan? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Sep 25, 2013 - 6 answers

What's the best short term/least hassle cell phone data plan?

A friend is visiting from Brazil and is bringing his iphone 4s with him. He wants to use it while he's here. What's the least painful way to make that happen? [more inside]
posted by msali on Sep 10, 2013 - 12 answers

How bitterly should I cling to my unlimited data plan?

How strongly should I feel about hanging on to my grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Because lemons are for drinks, not for data.

I'd like your thoughts on the Wolverine PicPac II or alternatives, please. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Data and calls in Paris without breaking the bank?

My wife and I are visiting Paris over the week of US Thanksgiving - can you help us figure out the best way to get cell phone service and data while we're there? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Useful data-conserving apps for Android?

I live in a country where mobile data is expensive. I have a shiny Android phone and wireless broadband at home. Can you recommend some useful Android apps which operate in a way that minimises mobile data usage? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Dec 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Prepaid mobile internet in Australia

Can anyone recommend a good prepaid SIM card for Australia for mobile data? [more inside]
posted by acb on Jul 11, 2010 - 5 answers

How to minimize mobile data usage.

I just got a mobile internet stick for my laptop: how do I minimize data usage? I don't want some huge software update downloading in the background without my permission, etc. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Jul 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Gold plated mp3s :(

Help me negotiate with my phone company when I feel that I've been unfairly billed for data useage. [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Jun 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Travelling with an iPhone in the Canadian mobile dinosaur age.

Is mobile prepaid data available in Canada? My friend is looking for options to use with his unlocked iPhone while visiting Montreal. [more inside]
posted by exquisite_deluxe on May 12, 2010 - 5 answers

I just want to read small interesting things

I'm looking for good mobile websites that are mainly text and update often, with individual content brief enough that I can finish reading by the time the bus comes. Despite what it might imply, texts from last night perfectly encapsulates what I want. I just want more of it. And maybe for it to be informative on top of entertaining. Just something internet-y that I can browse for 3-5 minutes at a time.
posted by ictow on Apr 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Prepaid phones with data in Malaysia/Borneo

Prepaid phones with data in Malaysia/Borneo [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Mar 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Mobile Me in Melbourne?

I'm a Kiwi who travels to Australia (usually Melbourne twice a year for a week or so). I'm currently using a Telecom NZ Nokia e71 phone. If I use data roaming it will cost me $8 NZ per megabyte. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Nov 6, 2009 - 1 answer

How can I be certain my iPhone doesn't send or receive data except phone, text and Wi-Fi?

How can I make sure my iPhone 3G doesn't transfer *any* internet data while retaining phone, texting and Wi-Fi capability? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 19, 2009 - 12 answers

iPhone-class RAZR replacement for Verizon service?

What's the best current Verizon phone for me? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Mar 6, 2009 - 20 answers

Embedded J2ME database on N95

How to get a relational database on a mobile device, and query it using J2ME? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Mar 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Best PAYG SIM for short-term visit to UK?

How can I be as wireless for two weeks in the UK as I am year round in the US? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Dec 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Yet another cellular-data phone recommendation question.

Can anyone recommend a phone for tethered EDGE data use with a PC, and basic voice calls? GSM, T-Mobile, Motorola preferred but not absolutely required. I've done some research but I'm a bit confused. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 8, 2007 - 4 answers

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