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   Old Thread  #28 31 Jul 2020 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Blimey, now there's a blast from the past Really good idea that. Think I've even got one knocking about somewhere

Its one of those things that's been playing on my mind for a while now. Just thinking how about the best way to do it. Could use iPad with the phone casting over a travel router and have the iPad pick up the cast via WiFi, I know what I'm like and more more than likely break the iPad accidentally, so that's the reason for the screen thing. Been trying to find a smaller/cheaper screen that will direct connect to the phone by USB C, though I've not found one yet.

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   Old Thread  #27 31 Jul 2020 at 7.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Do you remember them small handheld Casio LCD TV's ?
Well I was going to do a low tech version of what you say and make it into a remote screen connected to a camera to do self takes.
It never happened
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   Old Thread  #26 31 Jul 2020 at 6.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You're bang right. Like I said, just get more data added to your contact. Takes the aggravation out of the whole equation.

Bit of a deviation from the main thread:

On a techy tip, I've been considering getting a 13.3" Prechen screen that I can connect straight from my phone direct via USB C to USB C, use my phone to take pics of captures from my tripod (always use a tripod) and use the 13.3" screen to frame and compose pictures or videos with the Prechen screen facing towards me. Should get much better footage, also, can watch a decent sized screen instead of my phone's as good as it is. Even thinking I could ditch the direct connection from phone to screen by using a TP Link USB powered travel router. Lol, do Nash do like carp sofas yet?
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   Old Thread  #25 31 Jul 2020 at 6.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That would work but personally I wouldn't want to commit to a 24 month contract.

I still say a contract free sim in an old phone
Old phone if you haven't got one
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   Old Thread  #24 31 Jul 2020 at 4.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Here you go guys to save some confusion.

Dogle... https://www.4g.co.uk/mobile-broadband/vodafone/k5161/

Mobile router... http://www.three.co.uk/discover/devices/huawei/4g-plus-mifi?memory=0&colour=Black

What you should look for is something that can be powered by a powerbank/battery bank, but obviously, to cut out all of the madness and clutter with dongles and MiFi etc. Just get more data added to your phone's allowance as it probably all works out similar money in the end, just less things to go wrong.
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   Old Thread  #23 31 Jul 2020 at 12.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have recently moved on to an unlimited Virgin plan. Bloody excellent. Watch the footie, cricket whatever.

It comes as part of the Virgin BB and TV deal.
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   Old Thread  #22 31 Jul 2020 at 10.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm assuming his iPhone 11 is on contract so is probably costing a fair bit so to keep costs down I was thinking of using an old smartphone (assuming he has one)
Also those sim deals such as Smarty where you are not under contract so you're not obliged to pay every month could also bring down the cost?
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   Old Thread  #21 31 Jul 2020 at 9.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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In that case he would be better of using a dual SIM phone. They are readily available these days.
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   Old Thread  #20 31 Jul 2020 at 9.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Or rather buy a dongle maybe an old smartphone he can put a sim in and tether to it?
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   Old Thread  #19 31 Jul 2020 at 9.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The same as what you mean by SIM.

I have been living abroad (Poland) for 15 years, so my terminology for these things may be slightly different.

'dongle', so is that any different to a mobile router device?
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   Old Thread  #18 31 Jul 2020 at 8.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers that is the answer I was looking for
As you say I did not explain well
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   Old Thread  #17 31 Jul 2020 at 6.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What do you mean by sim card?

As for your FishSpy using up data, that sounds well wonky. You shouldn't be using up any of your data allowance from your providers plan at all...zero. Now there is obviously data that is shared between your phone and FishSpy and may well show up in some kind of application on your phone as data shared between devices, but unless you are connecting to the FishSpy in some funky kinda of way over the internet via a server, which would be really silly, you shouldn't use up any of the data on your plan.

Because you are not being clear - not trying to talk down to you or at you - you're causing confusion. I think you know what you're trying to say, just using the wrong descriptions. Forget WiFi for the moment, you need *data* and a source for that data instead of your phone comes via a dongle which has a sim fitted in it. The dongle in the sim card connects to a provider which gives you an internet connection and you connect to the dongle via your phone's WiFi.
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   Old Thread  #16 31 Jul 2020 at 6.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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10mb, surely a mistake? That equates to watching around a 1 minute video on YouTube.

You dont need a wifi booster. Wifi you will only use at places like your home where you have a wifi router. When you are connected to a Wifi network, your phone does not use your mobile data plan (unless of course the wifi is connected to a data plan).

When you are out and about, fishing for example, your phone connects to the internet via 3G/4G network. When it does so, you are using your phones mobile data plan. If you are using up your data limit, you should contact your network provider and increase your data limit.

Alternatively, you could purchase a standalone internet package, where you will get a sim card and data allowance. Fit the sim card to a mobile router, and when you are out fishing, as long as your phone has a signal, then your wifi router will also be able to get a signal, you can then connect your phone to your wifi router for data connection. You can also let your buddies connect to your mobile router, if you so desire. You could also connect other wifi enabled devices to your mobile router, i.e. a tablet, smar****ch, laptop etc. For example: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-E5573s-320-Speed-Unlocked-Router/dp/B015U1JS74

Note: you can buy a reasonably decent wifi router for circa 30.

IMO, for you i suggest the simplest option is to call your network provider and discuss your options to increase your phones data transfer limit.
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   Old Thread  #15 31 Jul 2020 at 1.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #14 31 Jul 2020 at 0.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not sure what you mean by a wifi booster.
If you're tied to a contract then you could put an additional sim card into an old phone and tether to it when your data runs out.
https://smarty.co.uk/ pricing is good. You're not tied to a contract with them just pay for the months as you need to.

If you're not tied to a contract then just switch to a plan with more data
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