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Old 15-05-16, 14:57
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Hi folks,

My family and I are taking our T5 down to Greece this summer. We have friends who have a house in Naxos, so are taking it nice and slow there and back and staying in the house for week in the middle of the trip. The only thing is, I work as a freelance writer, and know that I need to be available during that time via email and, more than that, reliably available. So there may be things I need to work on and send to people I'm working for.

Has anyone looked into having in-vehicle Wi-Fi that I can connect to? I know there are 4G dongles on the market - does anyone have experience of using them?

I realise that most campsites have Wi-Fi, but I'm looking to avoid always camping in campsites (we have a van, so let's use it!) and also the stress of sometimes unreliable coverage from other people's networks.

And before anyone says 'You're on holiday - forget about work!", yes, I'd love to, but it's only because I do what I do that I can afford to take a month to drive down to Greece and back!

All comments gratefully received.

Tim
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Old 15-05-16, 16:15
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Hey Tim

We holiday in the new forest every year with the hounds and being a Sado I have to have internet , I started with 3g dongles on th 3 network and proved to be very reliable then went onto a MiFi , a glorified dongle the means you can use more than one device , like a mini network and found these to be reliable as well.

As for the coverage in Greece ( you would need to speak to the service provider ) I wouldn't have a clue but the one thing I have found it is better to buy more data to start off with as the top ups can be expensive , not sure if it has changed because the place we rent now has sky internet but I think the data lasted for a month.

Oh the option I use now when out and can't get wifi on iPad I tether to mobile , this might be another option depending on who you are with how much data you get and whether they allow tethering and of course roaming charges would apply.

Hope this helps

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Old 15-05-16, 16:25
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Have a look at this site
http://www.motorhomewifi.com/catalog...t-wifi-system/

The iboost definitely works in the uk for us.
My son has had the MiFi devices and yes they work but costly to run, he was so impressed with my Iboost he bought one too.
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Old 15-05-16, 16:26
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Whilst on holiday a couple of years ago in Holland we got sick to death of the pathetic campsite wi fi. Our neighbours pointed us to a little back street mobile phone repair shop who were Lebara retailers. I took my phone in there, he fitted a new sim and changed a couple of minor settings and then for the next week we had 1GB of data for €10. You can get Lebara direct here...

http://www.lebara.co.uk/flexi#europe

I'll ask my Greek pal what he uses when he goes home...
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Old 15-05-16, 16:38
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Hi I have a Huawei wireless WiFi you can add multiple devices, I use it at home (on it now) & take it away, plugs into computer or any USB but has internal battery too. Costs me 10 a Month 10GB the only Broadband I have.
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Old 15-05-16, 17:09
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Have they got internet in the house? are you connected to the house via hook up?

something like these will give you full speed access.

https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer...mains-1000mbps
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Old 15-05-16, 17:12
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Hi I have a Huawei wireless WiFi you can add multiple devices, I use it at home (on it now) & take it away, plugs into computer or any USB but has internal battery too. Costs me 10 a Month 10GB the only Broadband I have.
Forgot to say has its own sim card so can use it anywhere...
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Old 15-05-16, 18:37
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Have a look at this site
http://www.motorhomewifi.com/catalog...t-wifi-system/

The iboost definitely works in the uk for us.
My son has had the MiFi devices and yes they work but costly to run, he was so impressed with my Iboost he bought one too.
I have an iBoost for sale ... I ended up with two, don't ask.

Great units though.
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Old 15-05-16, 18:41
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Is is the omni directional or directional version? How much are you looking for?
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Old 16-05-16, 10:03
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Many thanks to everyone who responded. All really useful comments and much appreciated!
Tim
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