Can I use my USB Modem with a SIM card from another mobile operator?
Most USB Modems are not network locked to Vodafone in the UK but you will need to change the relevant settings to connect to any other network.
Pay as you go USB modems - the original K3565 and the new R version - are locked to the Vodafone network.
Referring to the above help article, can anyone please advise on what would be the best option?
I'm looking for a pay as you go 3G USB dongle that would allow me to use it in the UK with a UK (Vodafone) SIM card AND also allow me to use it in South Africa (visiting once a year) on the Vodacom (Vodafone) network there with a South African (Vodacom) SIM card or possibly with another operators SIM card.
The usage in both the UK and South Africa is not much and I do not want a contract for the USB dongle.
If I purchased a PAYG Vodafone 3G USB dongle today, would it be one of the new UK network locked modems?
Is it possible to buy an unlocked dongle directly from Vodafone?
I too am going to South Africa and I have bought a Vodafone dongle to take with me. Will this be a very expensive way of picking up my emails whilst I'm there? Would it be better to buy a local dongle.....I will be using me UK contract mobile.
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