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    Hi were coming over next week for 6 days to activate our visa, we have so much to do in that time. Someone said to get a 3g dongle as we can take our laptop round with us as we have lots of research to do in a small amount of time. Are the dongles prepaid? are they easy to set up? Where can we get a 3g dongle and a pay as you go sim card from we are staying in torresnville? Thanks for all your help... I have done a search but couldnt find the info

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    Telstra

    Vodafone

    Yes Optus

    Virgin

    Telechoice

    Dick Smiths

    JB Hifi

    Harvey Norman

    The Good Guys

    Big W

    Kmart

     

    May be some I missed but there's a start at least.

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    Are these in adelaide cbd? Thanks!

     

    Telstra Vodafone Yes Optus Virgin Telechoice Dick Smiths JB Hifi Harvey Norman The Good Guys Big W Kmart May be some I missed but there's a start at least.

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    We got one from Crazy Johns bought it in Sydney on route to Adelaide. Worked fine in both places. It was essentially a vodaphone one I think but much cheaper than the branded one.

     

    You can check coverage for your chosen one easily on line. Some areas are not brilliant in SA.

     

    I would check it all out on line before going. We did and it saved lots of time, we even got directions to the nearest store sorted.

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    Hi were coming over next week for 6 days to activate our visa, we have so much to do in that time. Someone said to get a 3g dongle as we can take our laptop round with us as we have lots of research to do in a small amount of time. Are the dongles prepaid? are they easy to set up? Where can we get a 3g dongle and a pay as you go sim card from we are staying in torresnville? Thanks for all your help... I have done a search but couldnt find the info

     

    I have a 3G dongle and a mini wifi thingy, that lets you use 5 items off a 3G sim. You would need to charge it but you are more than welcome to borrow one while you are here, it's cheaper than buying a dongle for 6 days.

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    We got one from Crazy Johns bought it in Sydney on route to Adelaide. Worked fine in both places. It was essentially a vodaphone one I think but much cheaper than the branded one. You can check coverage for your chosen one easily on line. Some areas are not brilliant in SA. I would check it all out on line before going. We did and it saved lots of time, we even got directions to the nearest store sorted.

     

    Crazy Johns are now closed unfortunately. Google for rates and decide which one you want before you arrive so you don't waste time looking around. You can pick up a prepaid dongle at any of the places mentioned.

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    That's not completely true, I use Vodafone and Optus, and don't have real issues. If you go in the country service is far superior with Telstra. My advice, us save the money and avoid Telstra, for your needs any provider will be fine.

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    That's not completely true, I use Vodafone and Optus, and don't have real issues. If you go in the country service is far superior with Telstra. My advice, us save the money and avoid Telstra, for your needs any provider will be fine.

     

    I tend to agree - I have used the Vodafone one and there is no trouble with it at all. I've also used the Virgin one and IMO the Vodafone one works better in Adelaide. Telstra is more expensive but has better coverage in the regional areas.

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    We were at the casino last night in the CBD so I thought I'd take the opportunity to compare my Optus network with my gfs Telstra.

    Optus

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    Telstra

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    I get around 40-45mbps download on my mobile on Telstra 4G.

     

    So it's worth getting a 4G dongle.

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    We were at the casino last night in the CBD so I thought I'd take the opportunity to compare my Optus network with my gfs Telstra.

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    Telstra

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    And yet they both worked. This is not about what is better but what is better value for money for a 6 day leisure trip, as in not needed for large work data to be transmitted.

     

    Would you suggest they hire a BMW instead of a Toyota, because it's better but twice the price?

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    Yes the test itself worked but you will notice the upload on Optus is 0 therefore rendering it useless. If you can't send data you can't surf the net.

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    That would be the device (phone, laptop etc), as you have connected to Optus with good coverage :-)

     

    I am not going to argue with you, but if your GF doesn't like Optus as it's no good, she can move away.

     

    I use Optus in my iPad for GPS and haven't had any issues travelling round Adelaide and the suburbs.

     

    Have a good day.

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    Guest NewInOz

    You can research just as easily BEFORE you come to Adelaide.

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    Guest Crushfamily
    If you want it to work reliably id get Telstra and stay well clear of Optus and Vodafone.

     

    Agree tried Vodafone, then optus and ended up with telstra to get any meaningful speed before we had a permanent rental!

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