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Dongle For International Wifi

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Bigfellah | 11:35 Thu 12th Jan 2023 | Internet
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When travelling abroad, we need WiFi access especially in a car to get GPS and directions.

I have a Samsung A50 and am looking for the compatible dongle to facilitate this.

I have seen this on Ebay ( which has a standard USB connection. If this is plugged in the the car's USB port will that pick up WiFi wherever one goes and allow the phone to pick up the signal?


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Your link isn't working. Why not get a PAYG sim card for the country you are travelling in and put it in your phone? It's not the dongle that counts, it's the SIM card.
A dongle will require a SIM with international roaming. You might just as well get international roaming on the SIM in your phone.
Indeed (the link does work btw but it is a mile long :-)

You would be better off connecting your phone direct.
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OK, thank you folks that was an alternative as the phone has dual Sim capacity.
Is 'abroad' outside of the EU ? where are you ?
Nobody's mentioned it yet, but it's the 3G/4G (data) capability of the phone that you need to turn on and use. GPS does not itself require an internet connection, so the phone is perfectly able to act as a standalone GPS receiver, but the connectivity is required for maps, directions, etc.
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Thank you, ETCH, useful to know that.
Forgot to add that there should be no need for an additional SIM, your existing one is very likely capable of using 3G/4G, data roaming, etc. Who is the service provider?
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Thanks, ETCH, I'm with Vodafone and will be travelling in South Africa and also USA later this year. I usually get Vodacom phone and Sim in South Africa but now as I have dual Sim capability I'll just get SIM
If you're hiring a car, are you sure it doesn't have Sat Nav in-built. If not you can usually ask for one to be part of the hire package.
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Hi Zacs, That is an option but the additional cost is a lot more than using a sim in phone.

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