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  1. Thormier

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    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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    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!
     
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    You could look into buying a Greek sim card. I have just had a week using a Orange France dataplan with no problem.
     
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    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 =)
     
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    You'll need an unlocked phone to use a greek SIM.
     
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    If your phone is unlocked you should have no trouble purchasing a Sim card and you may get some free credit
     
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    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 =)
     
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    Also the phone's going to be on orange =)
     
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    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 =)
     
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    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
     
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    Orange should unlock for
     
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    Could you tell us approx. how much data you used and what the total
    cost of the French SIM card (with usage) was?

    Thanks
     
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