At the end of June I will be headed to Cambridge (UK) for a conference. The conference lasts three days. However, I'll stay there for four days.

Is it possible to have a mobile (and preferably cheap!) Internet connection?

I know that for instance in Finland you can buy a SIM card for 10€, and this gives you 7 days of (I guess limited) connection.

Is there the same possibility up there in Cambridge?

In case there is not any of these possibilities, are there at least restaurants/cafes which offer you free WiFi?

My hotel, unfortunately, doesn't.

  • There's at least half a dozen options available! Did you try looking at some of the other questions we've already got on the site?
    – Gagravarr
    May 31, 2014 at 14:39
  • Yes, obviously I did, but I did not find anything about the UK and the limited specified time.
    – Eleanore
    Jun 1, 2014 at 16:44
  • Did the answers in this question on pre-paid data for the UK not cover you?
    – Gagravarr
    Jun 1, 2014 at 17:49

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Three is offering a SIM for mobile use only with a 1GB allowance for a measly £2.99. In order to buy it, either ask someone residing in the UK to get it for you or select collect in store and choose a store close to the conference location. Hope this helps.

  • This would be super great. However, I was thinking about obtaining a nanoSIM (I have an iPhone and a SIM is not suitable). On the website I cannot find this info. Do you have further info on this?
    – Eleanore
    Jun 2, 2014 at 19:59
  • Here! currys.co.uk/gbuk/phones-broadband-gps/…
    – Eleanore
    Jun 2, 2014 at 20:09
  • There you go, you found it :) Well spotted!
    – ilakast
    Jun 2, 2014 at 20:27

There are various pay-as-you-go providers, I personally use GiffGaff. I also used LycaMobile before. They both offer monthly bundles with data (or minutes+texts+data if you prefer this option). You can buy a bundle for just one month, so this would be your cost.

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