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using a uk mobile broadband dongle on an aussie network?

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just as the title suggests really

 

i want mobile broadband for first month or so on pay as you go when we arrive until we are ready to get a contract.

 

I have a 3 pay as you dongle i'm currently using and it is quite new being hspa+ enabled, getting downloads of over 5Mbs. Can i take it over with me and just get a new sim on whatever network is needed or would it need unlocking like mobile phones, or would it just not be compatible full stop???:wacko:

 

thanks Sarah


Sarah 33, Dewi 32, Libby 8, Zack 6, Roxy 20 months, Blake 3 months VISA GRANTED 07/03/2011 FLYING OUT 13TH SEPTEMBER 2011:jiggy:LIVING HERVEY BAY LOVING IT!!!!!

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It would probably need unlocking, but should work on the Optus and Vodafone networks, probably not on Telstra.


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so how would I go about unlocking it????? can I do it myself online? Or would I need to find someone to do it? I wonder if it's worth the hassle of trying to sort it out, but from what I have found to buy a dongle for a PAYG plan over there can be around $99, thats before you pay for any data allowances.


Sarah 33, Dewi 32, Libby 8, Zack 6, Roxy 20 months, Blake 3 months VISA GRANTED 07/03/2011 FLYING OUT 13TH SEPTEMBER 2011:jiggy:LIVING HERVEY BAY LOVING IT!!!!!

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I did mine for free online, depends on which dongle you have, have a see if you can find any info via google on your particular model.

 

you should be able to get one over here for less than 99 bucks

 

http://dicksmith.com.au/dsau/search/dsau_search_results.jsp


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