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Old 4th January 2019, 08:25   #1 (permalink)
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Help with Mifi please?

I'm going to Egypt for a month, and mentioned to a friend that wifi in most hotels is dreadful so he suggested I borrow his Turkcell multivinn- I think this is a mifi?? - and buy an Egyptian sim. As I'm a complete cretin where anything technological is concerned, can someone tell me if this will work? The instructions are all in Turkish unfortunately, which I don't read very well. If it will work, will my best option be to ask the sim supplier to set up my iPad? I'll be very grateful for any info/suggestions.
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I am fairly sure it will not work. I have one and wanted to do this in the UK on holiday, but from everything I read up about the Mifi unit is specific for the internet provider eg Turkcell.
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Re: Help with Mifi please?

Any ZTE mifi can be jailbroken with a code available online , for a small fee .

there are myriad sites , i suggest reading site specific reviews .

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My Turkcell vinn will not work in UK with a UK sim card . I was not bothered ,but just thought I would try it out of curiosity .
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Old 4th January 2019, 10:02   #5 (permalink)
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Many thanks folks, you've confirmed what I suspected! I'll ask him if he's used it outside of Turkey, if not I'll give it back. I knew I could rely on TLFers to put me right!!
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Re: Help with Mifi please?

When we go to Uk, we put a UK sim card into our (Turkish) Samsung Galaxy phone and turn on Mobile Hotspot in the settings. The phone is then a WIFI router, and a tablet/laptop can connect to the internet using this connection. Normally get a bundle sim (calls+message+internet) from Tesco, but most supermarkets and Argos etc offer packages. Used this method in UK, but also here in Turkey with a Turk Telecom paket, works fine, so should work elsewhere in the world !
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I am fairly sure it will not work. I have one and wanted to do this in the UK on holiday, but from everything I read up about the Mifi unit is specific for the internet provider eg Turkcell.

I have a Turkcell Mi Fi and it works fine in the UK as it just piggybacks of either O2 or Virgin (can't remember which one) so I either load it up before going home or top it up through my online banking, just can't check the balance when in the UK.So normally just wait for it to run out then top it up.
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I have a Turkcell Mi Fi and it works fine in the UK as it just piggybacks of either O2 or Virgin (can't remember which one) so I either load it up before going home or top it up through my online banking, just can't check the balance when in the UK.So normally just wait for it to run out then top it up.
My wi fi Vinn . Does not work at all in UK .
Not sure about this .Is a {mi fi} the same as a wi fi Vinn ???
or is this another way of saying same thing ?
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My wi fi Vinn . Does not work at all in UK .
Not sure about this .Is a {mi fi} the same as a wi fi Vinn ???
or is this another way of saying same thing ?
Yes same thing with a different name.

Mine shows as VINN WiFi

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