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What are you guys using Dongle wise, PAYG or contract & what are the best networks?
Mobile phone coverage in some parts of Scotland is shocking and 3G does not exist in areas here.

Is there anything that could be plugged directly into a landline for example, that would that would give instant broadband in a customers home?? I'm thinking of our service guys going online for manuals etc.

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I replied to this earlier, but it's gone?

Tethering.......could be an answer, depending on your phone and contract/tariff. Most current phones (iPhones and Android and RIM, I reckon) have the ability to act as a portable wifi hotspot for other devices to connect too. You already have the phones, I guess so it seems a shame to carry additional hardware around.

A USB dongle will only connect to certain tablets, with much faffing, which means you need a Mifi (portable wifi enabled dongle) - more expense and another contract. On my phone, it's literally 3 presses.

No landline based stuff, yet. There are broadband based stuff for 'repeating' mobile signals - but nothing you can make use of in a portable enviroment.

As for coverage.....most networks offer a coverage map, try putting in a few postcodes on the major players sites.

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The only other thing I can think of is if your broadband provider gives you roaming wifi. I'm with BT and they have BT Wi-fi (the new name for BT Openzone and BT FON) which is free if you have broadband with them. I've never used it but if your in range of anyone’s BT signal you can use it for free (I think!). The only downside is that if your working in the middle of nowhere then the chances of picking up someones wifi on the same provider as you are very slim

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Thanks chaps, the Tethering sounds good, I'll look at that BG. A lot of times you can park up in an urban area & get onto someones unsecured WiFi, download all your porn & yer offski............... :lol: :lol:

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Mmmm porn.

I know you have iPhone, but here is the Andoid method (slightly different depending on phone)....

1. Select Settings

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3. Select Tethering and portable hotspot

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4. Change the name the hotspot will be broadcast as (you only need to do this once), then change the password if required . To enable each time, you simply tick the box marked 3.

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On your devices, it'll show up as a wireless network. Connect to it and enter the password. Done.

When you have finished, remember to turn it back off again - it can hammer the battery of your phone. Next time you turn it on, all devices that have connected in the past will automatically connect.

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Thanks again BG, the Tethering on the iPhone is via; Settings, General, Network & Internet Tethering, then you can connect via Bluetooth or USB. If I can get a good 3G signal I'll give it a go & get back to you. Also, if I get my iPhone 5 soon I'll have a bash with that also............... :thumbright:

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No worries - check your contract before you do it though! If it's not got tethering included OR it's specifically excluded, then you'll incur a charge each time you use it, regardless of how much data you have free.

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