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Using GoMo or Clear Mobile in a router?
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Hello everyone,

Only just discovered this website and I'm thrilled to have found it, it seems like an excellent resource. Thanks to all who contribute.

My parents have recently moved into a very rural part of Clare and I'm trying to get some reliable form of internet set up for them. 

They can't currently get any signal with Three, (they're in a real black spot) however Eir/Vodafone look more promising.

I have a Huawei B525 modem for them (currently looking into seeing if I can get this unlocked for them) and I was thinking of getting them a GoMo or Clear Mobile SIM for them to test out in it.

I know that Clear Mobile offers unlimited data but that this is capped at 5Mbs. GoMo I know would (should?) be faster but it is capped at 120GB FUP - though it looked like they may be able to go over this and have their speeds capped at 5Mbs after?

I'm just wondering if they could get a decent and reliable 5mbs speed would this be sufficient for them? They like to watch a lot of Netflix and YouTube.

Also wondering of getting a new router if I can't get the Huawei B525 unlocked easily - I see some second hand newer Huawei ones locked to Vodafone and Eir - would a Clear Mobile and GoMo SIM work in these respectively?

Any suggestions or advice at all would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks ☺️
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Both Clear Mobile and GoMo should work fine in a router, GoMo definitely. You will need to set the APN on the router according to whichever SIM you get:
  • Clear Mobile: isp.clearmobile.ie
  • GoMo: data.myeirmobile.ie

Clear Mobile is capped at 5Mbps both down and up and there is no data limit. GoMo will run as fast as the router is capable of until 120GB, after which further data usage is capped at 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up.

Both Netflix and YouTube will work with 5Mbps. Netflix will likely max out at 720p, which is fine for most viewing and I know people who were happy with Netflix even with only getting 1Mbps to 2Mbps on a weak 3G connection. YouTube will play at 1080p with many videos on 5Mbps due to its high compression.

The most likely issue they would face with the 5Mbps limit would be trying to do a live video call such as via WhatsApp while some is streaming video at the same time. You can just let them know that they need pause whatever they are watching whenever a WhatsApp call comes or set their mobile to use data only if they get good indoor coverage on their mobile.

A GoMo SIM should work fine in an Eir locked router. However, I am not sure what MNC code Clear Mobile uses, so cannot confirm whether it will work in a Vodafone locked router. I suggest getting a used unlocked router such as from CeX to be on the safe side to let you try switch service should one give issues such as poor speeds in the evening, etc. A used router will probably be cheaper than an unlock code for your Huawei B525.
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(19/02/2024, 08:56 AM)Seán Wrote: Both Clear Mobile and GoMo should work fine in a router, GoMo definitely.  You will need to set the APN on the router according to whichever SIM you get:
  • Clear Mobile: isp.clearmobile.ie
  • GoMo: data.myeirmobile.ie

Clear Mobile is capped at 5Mbps both down and up and there is no data limit.  GoMo will run as fast as the router is capable of until 120GB, after which further data usage is capped at 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up. 

Both Netflix and YouTube will work with 5Mbps.  Netflix will likely max out at 720p, which is fine for most viewing and I know people who were happy with Netflix even with only getting 1Mbps to 2Mbps on a weak 3G connection.  YouTube will play at 1080p with many videos on 5Mbps due to its high compression. 

The most likely issue they would face with the 5Mbps limit would be trying to do a live video call such as via WhatsApp while some is streaming video at the same time.  You can just let them know that they need pause whatever they are watching whenever a WhatsApp call comes or set their mobile to use data only if they get good indoor coverage on their mobile. 

A GoMo SIM should work fine in an Eir locked router.  However, I am not sure what MNC code Clear Mobile uses, so cannot confirm whether it will work in a Vodafone locked router.  I suggest getting a used unlocked router such as from CeX to be on the safe side to let you try switch service should one give issues such as poor speeds in the evening, etc.  A used router will probably be cheaper than an unlock code for your Huawei B525.

Try adverts.ie always 4g routers for sale and reasonable price cex is also a good place to buy ir Facebook marketplace,ihad a few b525 and they are a good solid router can not fault them I've used with huactrl and huawei manager to change bands and for carrier aggregation.
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(20/02/2024, 12:11 PM)scannerman2021 Wrote: Try adverts.ie always 4g routers for sale and reasonable price cex is also a good place to buy ir Facebook marketplace,ihad a few b525 and they are a good solid router can not fault them I've used with huactrl and huawei manager to change bands and for carrier aggregation.

also Ebay
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