USB Internet use whilst travelling
I need some advice.
A friend is looking to take a laptop to North America for 2 months and then a on an extended tour of Europe, maybe around 9 months.
She would like to simply pick up a Pay as you Go sim card to access the internet, only whilst in country. I have been looking on line and getting very confused!
I need your advice on the best and most simple solution for her if you have time.
So some questions:
Is there a universal usb dongle that will do all the countries she requires: North America, France, Spain, mainland Europe basically.
If you use multiple sim cards with it - how is the different providers software loaded onto the PC? Is additional software needed?
What about the different network types? I understand Verizon use a different network, so might not be compatible. Am I looking out for a basic 3G internet supplier?
How easy is it to pick up prepaid sim cards in country? I've looked at some American websites and they seem so much more complicated than here in the UK!
It is very easy here in the UK to pop into 3 or O2 and come out with a usb dongle and sim card combined, pre loaded and pay cash with no need for registration and an address in country.
I am happy to buy one per country providing they offer the value we get here int he UK. £30 per country is fine.