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Old 08-04-2015, 00:25
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Default Feel at Home with Three

Just when you thought you had mastered Spanish sim cards and Mifi, along comes Three. They have this month extended their 'Feel at Home' service to Spain.
Feel at Home allows you to use your Three UK allowance on your phone in Spain at no extra cost.
I have made enquiries at two local Three shops and it seems the plan works for both voice/text messages and data sims. PAYGO sims are also included it seems.
For the moment I'm treating Feel at Home (a wee bit) as 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is'.
I may be a bit slow, but I can't just see the catch other than the Spanish sims +calls/data on pay as you go seem to be cheaper than UK providers for the same amount of data.
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... along comes Three. They have this month extended their 'Feel at Home' service to Spain...
That's great.

Have to get myself a UK SIM card now before August and won't have to worry about data roaming costs
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That's great.

Have to get myself a UK SIM card now before August and won't have to worry about data roaming costs

Just a caution I missed off the end of my earlier message - - do your own research!

As part of my efforts to gather information for fellow forumites, I'm going down the pub every night to see if I can find anyone with a 3 account who has made use of 'Feel at Home'.
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Just a caution I missed off the end of my earlier message - - do your own research!
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As part of my efforts to gather information for fellow forumites, I'm going down the pub every night ...
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Just a caution I missed off the end of my earlier message - - do your own research! ...
Here's a link to the Three UK website about the 'Feel At Home' -
Feel At Home - Phones - Discover - Three

There's differences between 'Pay Monthly' and 'Pay As You Go'.


As far as I know it's not possible to use the phone as a 'Personal Hotspot' (to connect your phone to other devices to use it as a modem so they can access the internet) outside the UK -
Personal Hotspot*on your phone. - Internet on your phone - Internet & apps - Support - Three
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Old 20-04-2015, 16:59
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I too bought a huawei E5330 from amazon in January..went to the internet cafe on main road too for a data sim..they did not have orange but had a Digi sim 10 for 1gb..worked great..the data is vaild for either 21 or 28 days ( it got a bit lost in translation but he is a very helpful guy ) when I returned on Saturday I topped up at the internet shop on La gola..the device was fully charged and set up correctly and although my phone etc was showing connected to wifi i could not access internet etc..I went back to the place where I bought the sim originally and he sorted it for me ( he put the sim into a phone and heaven knows what he did but it worked) ..I explained that there will sometimes be 2 or 3 months before card would be topped up again and was advised no problem and to go there to do it.😃😃
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Thanks for that Cath, very useful. Thinking of buying a Huawei mifi myself. Just explain in a bit more detail please where exactly that Internet cafe is. I popped into what I'd say is a paper shop(?) on the same side and immediately opposite the large chemist on the main road into PP and he seemed helpful. Don't think it's the same place though?
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It is on the main road on the opposite side to the chemist..not far from the children's clothes shop..its a small locaturio.( no papers ) and the phone accessories and various sims etc are as you walk in and there are a few steps up to the computors .
When the mifi device is up and there is a wb managemt page you can access which allows you to use roaming facility etc and also allows you to keep a check on what you are using
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I don't know about anyone else but I have the Huawei app on my phone that should tell me the card balance and usage but it either does not work properly or I cannot understand how to interpret the data.

What do other users find?
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I have saved the Web management page on my iPad..it allows me to check how much data I have used( upload and download) there is also a message section which shows emails confirming when set up/ topped up etc..I am not really technically minded enough to do too much else with it 😛😛
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.............a Digi sim 10 for 1gb..........����
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Thanks for that ..i think if i was using a mobile phone as oppsed to mifi unit or topping up every month it may have been easier for me but so far all going great 😀😀
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Update re three

Feel at home works a treat but don't try to use your phone as a hotspot ( yes I know it's agaist the rules but you gotta give it a try ) - they catch you and send you a polite message saying if you don't stop they will stop access

I would also say that streaming or downloading video content or podcasts is slower than in UK - but they also mention that in small print

so moral of the story - stick to the rules and all will be well !
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I have saved the Web management page on my iPad..it allows me to check how much data I have used( upload and download) there is also a message section which shows emails confirming when set up/ topped up etc..I am not really technically minded enough to do too much else with it 😛😛
A quick update..the 10 top up lasted me just under a week..I was checking my usage on the web management page and it was showing that I had used about 750mb but it went on a go slow yesterday..I checked the message updates and an email ( in Romanian !! ) advised that It would work on slower speed..went back to the locaturio this morning..the guy put the sim in a phone and confirmed credit used..so just a case of topping up....I swear the poor guy sees me coming and thinks oh no that dim wit is back..

So for basic internet/whatsapp usage this is working fine and even If I topped up 30 over 2 weeks then over the year I will find this cheaper
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Thanks for the useful info. Cath.
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