in town 28-30 nov - emergency meetup?
london.pm at bang.meep.org
Fri Nov 21 16:02:12 GMT 2014
On Fri, 21 Nov 2014, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>> "David" == David Cantrell <david at cantrell.org.uk> writes:
> David> Because people don't go to pubs to mess about on laptops, and in any
> David> case 3G and 4G are ubiquitous and cheap.
> Not for us furriners.
For anyone who's here for more than a day or two, it's invariably worth
picking up a free PAYG sim, either for their main unlocked mobile (if you
don't mind missing your main number while using it), or for their unlocked
mifi-type gadget, or for a spare cheapie gsm mobile. Many small outlets
can also be found to network-unlock phones for Â£5-1, it's legal and
common over here.
After that, there's no need to rely on either hotel or public wifi, just
tether or connect over wifi to your phone/mifi, and stick a tenner or so
on each visit. There's no residency, contract or proof of ID requirements
to buy a contractless SIM or phone in the UK. SIMs can be bought from
from shiny telco shops, news agents, ebay, supermarkets, etc. Credit will
expire after a short while (1-3 months generally) but they don't tend to
disable the SIM even if it's not used for a couple of years.
Or you may even find a friendly local who can lend you a sim or mifi for
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