I am sorry because this is completely O/T for the Music Forum but I feel sure that I can trust you lovely lot to be able to steer me right on this one. I am going to be staying in a holiday cottage for a fortnight at the end of February - one that unfortunately has no Internet Access.
Now, this would not be the end of the world before now, but being disabled means that I often have to plan days out far more carefully than most people would (wheelchair access is not always available or as useable as you would assume it to be), and being restricted on my ability to just pop out to go shopping, I'd naturally like to be able to use supermarket home delivery as a back-up. To be able to pack my laptop and go online whenever the need arises then is pretty essential these days. Plus I'm sure that you'd really miss me posting my usual daft drivel on here?!!...wouldn't you??? ;o>
What I know about the Internet could be written on the back of a postage stamp - and so I am getting very confused and a little stressed as to what to buy to get myself Mobile Internet Access? A friend told me that I should get the cheapest Android phone possible and then use that with a Pay As You Go sim card to provide my laptop with access. But they aren't all that cheap, are they? - and some reviews suggest that they can be erratic in that they freeze up or lose connection?
I came across this Three Mobile Huawei E3231 Dongle Ready To Go 3GB Preloaded Data and while looking at them, I then found this TP-Link M5350 High Speed 3G Wi-Fi Unlocked Modem (HSPA+, 21.6Mbps, 2000mAh Internal Battery and LED Display)? - and the reviews really make it sound the business? But I would need to find a great deal on a sim card for the TP, wouldn't I? And I think that it has to be at least a 3GB one too for more moderate than light use over the full fortnight - and the one my friend suggested says it is for handset use only and not for 'tethering' to a laptop. Also I thought you could only get one kind of sim card? - but I have just discovered that it seems I need a 'Data' and not a 'Voice' one?...
Can someone please advise me on what sounds to be the best one to go for? Or recommend other and better ways? - I really don't want to waste any money on finding out the hard way on this!
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