using surface wi-fi in europe

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    britinsask New Member

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    I will be travelling to England at the end of next month. In the past when I have taken a netbook or a lap top I have purchased a 'dongle' from a number of outlets and the initial price gives me X amount of time which can be topped up by buying more minutes. This allows me internet access from anywhere, especially useful when no wi fi is available. Can I use this with my Surface 2 ? If not what other options are available? Thanks
     
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    Just spotted this. I understand you can't plus in a dongle on a USB point but you can get an external unit, like those by Alcatel. Although depending on where you are, in the cities, most coffee shops have WiFi anyway
     
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    Thanks for the info Rickie. I am more concerned about having internet access at homes of people we will be staying with. My Mom has just got a cellphone LOL so no chance of Wi-Fi at her house !! Can you suggest where I can get one of those Alcatel units and what sort of cost. Thanks for your help, britinsask.
     
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    As I recall it, most phone shops sold inexpensive Mi-Fi units that came with data plans.
     
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    Hi there, I got mine from EE shop - I'm a customer so had a deal, otherwise I think they maybe around £50-70 but haven't checked! Then you just add PAYG sim card in your case. I'm sure there are others though!
     
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    Most phone shops will offer some sort of mobile internet USB dongle that should work with the surface. Most will be pay as you go. some will be contract but I presume you won't want that.
     

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