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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Thormier, May 31, 2010.

  1. Thormier

    Thormier Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys im going to Greece in around 4 weeks and i was wondering , Is there anything i can buy that like a USB dongle to use on my phone while abroad?

    I have just recently ordered the HTC Desire (first android phone) and really would like to use the Internet while im away.

    I dont think the place im going in Greece has alot of WIFI unfortunately so thats out of the question :(

    Cheers people =)

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  2. Stucky

    Stucky Well-Known Member

    I don't think there's a dongle that fits an android (or any) phone. Other than wireless I think you're going to be scuppered. You probably know this already, but don't use the data roaming facility - it costs the earth!
  3. wuthton

    wuthton Android Enthusiast

    You could look into buying a Greek sim card. I have just had a week using a Orange France dataplan with no problem.
  4. Thormier

    Thormier Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Would buying a Greek simcard be alot of trouble for what its worth?

    Also would it be a one off payment?

    Thanks for the answers guys , Any other suggestions would be great too =)
  5. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    You'll need an unlocked phone to use a greek SIM.
  6. PJD

    PJD Well-Known Member

    If your phone is unlocked you should have no trouble purchasing a Sim card and you may get some free credit
  7. Thormier

    Thormier Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So what would one do after getting the phone unlocked?

    Would i just buy a greek sim and after inserting this into the phone ill be able to use it as normal?

    How much does it cost to get a phone unlocked?

    Cheers =)
  8. Thormier

    Thormier Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Also the phone's going to be on orange =)
  9. Thormier

    Thormier Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Bump , So how much would i be looking at getting the phone unlocked? Is this a bad thing in anyway? Will it effect insurance at all?

    Thank you =)
  10. Thormier

    Thormier Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Also , Would using the Greek Simcard for the internet be on Pay As You Go?

    Like would i buy the sim and use the credit to surf the web?

    Thanks alot guys. I get paid from work a short while before i go on holiday so money isnt really an issue
  11. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Android Enthusiast

  12. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Orange should unlock for
  13. bukzin

    bukzin Newbie

    Could you tell us approx. how much data you used and what the total
    cost of the French SIM card (with usage) was?


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