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  1. #1
    Douglas Simmonds
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    Has anyone noticed a problem with Orange PAYG GPRS in the last few days. For
    some reason mine (South Herts) is no longer available.

    Is this a common problem ? Does anyone know which operator has the more
    relaible PAYG GPRS ?

    Cheers, Doug





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  2. #2
    Jon Parker
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Has anyone noticed a problem with Orange PAYG GPRS in the last few days. For
    > some reason mine (South Herts) is no longer available.


    No, it's fine here in Norwich.

    > Is this a common problem ? Does anyone know which operator has the more
    > relaible PAYG GPRS ?


    The fact that you are using a PAYG service is not relevant.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  3. #3
    Steve Terry
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS

    "Jon Parker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >> Has anyone noticed a problem with Orange PAYG GPRS in the last few days.
    >> For
    >> some reason mine (South Herts) is no longer available.

    >
    > No, it's fine here in Norwich.
    >
    >> Is this a common problem ? Does anyone know which operator
    >> has the more relaible PAYG GPRS ?

    >
    > The fact that you are using a PAYG service is not relevant.
    > Regards
    > Jon
    >

    Not entirely true, 3 make a point that their PAYT data charges
    are the same as contract.
    (on contract you also get a free phone / 3g modem)

    Steve Terry





  4. #4
    Chris Hallsworth
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS

    Hi, I've had problems with Orange's GPRS services, i.e. kept disconnecting
    and re-connecting at random intervals, and never really worked at weekends.
    Had no problems with O2, both on Payg and Simplicity Sim Only. Hope that
    helps.

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    "Douglas Simmonds" <[email protected]> wrote in
    message news:[email protected]
    > Has anyone noticed a problem with Orange PAYG GPRS in the last few days.
    > For some reason mine (South Herts) is no longer available.
    >
    > Is this a common problem ? Does anyone know which operator has the more
    > relaible PAYG GPRS ?
    >
    > Cheers, Doug
    >





  5. #5
    Soruk
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS

    On Sun, 18 May 2008 20:19:57 +0100, Steve Terry <[email protected]> wrote:
    >"Jon Parker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> [email protected] says...
    >>> Has anyone noticed a problem with Orange PAYG GPRS in the last few days.
    >>> For
    >>> some reason mine (South Herts) is no longer available.

    >>
    >> No, it's fine here in Norwich.
    >>
    >>> Is this a common problem ? Does anyone know which operator
    >>> has the more relaible PAYG GPRS ?

    >>
    >> The fact that you are using a PAYG service is not relevant.
    >> Regards
    >> Jon
    >>

    >Not entirely true, 3 make a point that their PAYT data charges
    >are the same as contract.


    I've seen adverts by 3 advertising their 3G modem dongles on both contract
    and PAYG. While both offer 1GB/month for 10, the contract version has an
    out-of-bundle rate of 10p/Mbyte, while the PAYG has an out-of-bundle rate
    of 1/Mbyte.

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  6. #6
    Stephen Chadfield
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS

    Chris Hallsworth <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Hi, I've had problems with Orange's GPRS services, i.e. kept disconnecting
    > and re-connecting at random intervals, and never really worked at weekends.
    > Had no problems with O2, both on Payg and Simplicity Sim Only. Hope that
    > helps.


    O2 PAYG is WAP only via a proxy. Not much use if you wish to use email.

    --
    Stephen Chadfield



  7. #7
    Steve Terry
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS


    "Soruk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 18 May 2008 20:19:57 +0100, Steve Terry <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >>"Jon Parker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>> In article <[email protected]>,
    >>> [email protected] says...

    <snip>
    >>Not entirely true, 3 make a point that their PAYT data charges
    >>are the same as contract.

    >
    > I've seen adverts by 3 advertising their 3G modem dongles on both contract
    > and PAYG. While both offer 1GB/month for 10, the contract version has an
    > out-of-bundle rate of 10p/Mbyte, while the PAYG has an out-of-bundle rate
    > of 1/Mbyte.
    > Michael "Soruk" McConnell
    >

    Yes I'm sure it only really applies to inclusive amounts,
    which is still a very good deal for PAYG users.

    When I get near the end of my 3 PAYG internet monthly
    I allocate another months (or weeks) worth.
    Dropping into high out of bundle rates never applies

    Contract users get the bonus if they ask, 3 will currently let them have
    Broadband at half monthly rate.
    A friend last week got 18 month contract broadband 3GB d/l p/m
    for 7.50 p/m, instead of normal 15p/m.
    That isn't available to PAYG :-(

    Steve Terry





  8. #8
    Dan
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS


    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Yes I'm sure it only really applies to inclusive amounts,
    > which is still a very good deal for PAYG users.
    >
    > When I get near the end of my 3 PAYG internet monthly
    > I allocate another months (or weeks) worth.
    > Dropping into high out of bundle rates never applies
    >
    > Contract users get the bonus if they ask, 3 will currently let them have
    > Broadband at half monthly rate.
    > A friend last week got 18 month contract broadband 3GB d/l p/m
    > for 7.50 p/m, instead of normal 15p/m.
    > That isn't available to PAYG :-(
    >
    > Steve Terry


    So whats the cheapest way of getting a PAYG mobile on 3 with the facility of
    being able to use their PAYG 3G broadband? I see that Skypephone they do is
    40 pounds, can I buy one of those and connect it to my PC and get 3G
    wireless broadband?

    Dan





  9. #9
    Steve Terry
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS

    "Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Yes I'm sure it only really applies to inclusive amounts,
    >> which is still a very good deal for PAYG users.
    >>
    >> When I get near the end of my 3 PAYG internet monthly
    >> I allocate another months (or weeks) worth.
    >> Dropping into high out of bundle rates never applies
    >>
    >> Contract users get the bonus if they ask, 3 will currently let them have
    >> Broadband at half monthly rate.
    >> A friend last week got 18 month contract broadband 3GB d/l p/m
    >> for 7.50 p/m, instead of normal 15p/m.
    >> That isn't available to PAYG :-(
    >> Steve Terry

    >
    > So whats the cheapest way of getting a PAYG mobile on 3 with the facility
    > of being able to use their PAYG 3G broadband? I see that Skypephone
    > they do is 40 pounds, can I buy one of those and connect it to my PC
    > and get 3G wireless broadband?
    > Dan
    >

    I wondering just that, if the 40quid Skypephone could be used for data too?

    I know 3s Nokia 6210 on PAYG for 99quid has Turbo and of course
    can be used with the latest Nokia PC suite software which will give you
    one button connection, and had built in world wide 3g Network settings,
    making setup very easy.

    If the Skypephone can be use with a USB lead for Broadband,
    i doubt if it has anything like as easy set up, my guess network settings
    would have to be entered manually?

    If Turbo isn't a requirement, just look for a used Nokia 6630 on eBay
    and stick a 3 PAYT sim in it, it works with the latest Nokia PC suite

    Steve Terry





  10. #10
    steve
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS

    In article <[email protected]>, private-
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > So whats the cheapest way of getting a PAYG mobile on 3 with the facility of
    > being able to use their PAYG 3G broadband? I see that Skypephone they do is
    > 40 pounds, can I buy one of those and connect it to my PC and get 3G
    > wireless broadband?
    >


    Apparently yes you can using some supplied drivers but not tried it
    myself. No HSPDA though.

    This is mentioned in 3skypephone.com

    Steve.



  11. #11
    Steve Terry
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS


    "steve" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>, private-
    > [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> So whats the cheapest way of getting a PAYG mobile on 3 with the facility
    >> of
    >> being able to use their PAYG 3G broadband? I see that Skypephone they do
    >> is
    >> 40 pounds, can I buy one of those and connect it to my PC and get 3G
    >> wireless broadband?
    >>

    >
    > Apparently yes you can using some supplied drivers but not tried it
    > myself. No HSPDA though.
    > This is mentioned in 3skypephone.com
    > Steve.
    >

    No HSPDA Turbo :-(
    Maybe better off looking for a good used Nokia 6120 then?

    Steve Terry





  12. #12
    Jon Parker
    Guest

    Re: Orange GPRS

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > I wondering just that, if the 40quid Skypephone could be used for data too?


    The skypephone is not really a skypephone. When you make a "skype" call
    it's just a normal call until it's gets to the 3 network where they turn
    it into a skype call for the rest of it's onward journey. Hence when you
    make a skype call you're not actyually using data, you are using voice.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



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