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    I'm going to the UK before long and plan to rent a car & use my TomTom.

    1) I've got a couple cigarette-lighter power adapters & I just want to make sure I can use them to power the TomTom receiver & the phone.

    2) any recommendations for a SIM provider? trip will be 2-3 weeks. the last time I checked, no one had a decent data plan on a SIM.

    3) as long as I'm asking, since I'm probably bringing my laptop, how popular is wi-fi over there? how free does it get?
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    1) The cigarette adaptor will work fine with the Treo 680 and TomTom receiver. Pretty universal bit of kit AFAIKAFAIKAFAIK.

    2) I recommend T-mobile PAYG (pay-as-you-go). Data will be capped at 1.00 per day. If you don't use any data, obviously doesn't cost you anything.

    3) Depends where you are going. I don't live in a city so wi-fi is pretty hard to come by where I reside.... I used to use my next door neighbours open network, but that's another story!
    It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer- Albert Einstein.

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    Wi-Fi isn't that free at all over here. Some small coffee shops may have it but most charge.
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    thanks for the helpful replies. 1 a day unlimited data isn't a bad deal at all (am I remembering correctly that when I checked 3-4 months ago there were no reasonable pay-as-you go deals with data?) especially if I can get DUN working. thought so far that isn't going smoothly. presumably I can just find a reputable T-Mo shop someplace (kill time at the airport?)

    odd about wi-fi here -- many if not most of say, the cheaper motels offer it gratis to guests. more than once on the road, I've found a neighboring business had left its connection open, e.g. a tire shop in the middle of nowhere in North Carolina.
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    It's not technically unlimited, it's subject to a 'fair usage' policy which I think is around 2GB month.

    T-mobile do offer a very good deal- called web 'n walk. It is a relatively new product, been out several months now. You should be able to pick up a SIM pack from quite a few places. Airports, supermarkets, carphone warehouse, t-mobile shop etc. Top-up your account via vouchers or text.
    It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer- Albert Einstein.

    Palm M505> Palm Tungsten E> Treo 600> Treo 650> Treo 680> Sony Ericsson P1i (running Styletap BETA)> iPhone 3G 16GB

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