Huawei E5332 £25 @ Tesco Direct - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
641Expired

Huawei E5332 £25.00 @ Tesco Direct

soulman123 Avatar
2y, 8m agoFound 2 years, 8 months ago
A good mifi for not too much.

Tesco direct £25.00
Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
Deal Tags:
More From Tesco Direct:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
soulman123 Avatar
2y, 8m agoFound 2 years, 8 months ago
Options

All Comments

(91) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
1 Like #1
These can be unlocked to any network for 99p from various ebay sellers.
#2
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know
#3
Will this work anywhere in the world with suitable sim ?
3 Likes #4
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know
Well, to be fair not every contract allows tethering, and some folk are on a limited data plan so I can see a use for one of these.
2 Likes #5
Was looking to get one with an Ovivo SIM. Won't bother now :-P
Hot though with cheap unlocks
4 Likes #6
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know


I use mine on holiday in USA. Data roaming charges are ludicrous and I still want to be able to use my phone for calls/texts. So I buy a preloaded data card in USA and put it in one of these devices.That way I get cheap data and don't miss any calls.
#7
Anyone recommend an ebay unlocker?
#8
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know

I'm kind of inclined to agree. My Mifi used to be really useful in the days when Apple allowed operators to block tethering, but I rarely use it since I went Android.

Main benefit is probably battery life. Tethering absolutely kills a phone's battery - but I usually have the phone plugged into the laptop to counter this.
#9
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know
A few reason spring to mind; unlock and use aboard on a local data package, using a different network to your phones, saving battery life on your phone and as has already been mentions not all phone data plans allow tethering.
#10
I'm on Tesco Mobile and there's no option to tether on my iPhone.

Does anyone know which companies allow tethering on iPhones? I'd happily switch just for this.
#11
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know

I got my parents one because they want to use their iPad on holiday. No WiFi.

Both of their phones are 6300 classics on p&g so this is a much better alternative.
#12
Thanks for all the comments on the need for one of these, I was going to ask the same question. As well as the deals I get great technical information and suggestions from this site just a shame when the slanging wars start.
#13
blackbanana118
I'm on Tesco Mobile and there's no option to tether on my iPhone.

Does anyone know which companies allow tethering on iPhones? I'd happily switch just for this.

I am with EE and they allow tethering (on the contract I am on) but just check with the company regarding the plan you are considering.
#14
blackbanana118
I'm on Tesco Mobile and there's no option to tether on my iPhone. Does anyone know which companies allow tethering on iPhones? I'd happily switch just for this.
Also 3 allow tethering with their One Plan (23£ for 1 month rolling, 20£ for 12 month contract)


Edited By: gwynhid on Mar 28, 2014 09:53
#15
tethering kills phone battery's
the missus uses one of these at work, because she needs to keep her phone battery for, well, work.

good price
#16
I'm with Three and my unlimited data plan doesn't allow tethering - and I'm using Android. Not sure how they detect it, but they do block it... I'm considering getting one of these, although I'd prefer a 4G one (which would be another advantage over my phone, which is only 3G).
#17
Been looking at a Mifi for use abroad. Do you need to buy anything else other than a sim card for these things? I see a load on eBay with antennas - is the antenna not included? Does it come with a mains charger?

Edited By: lucifon on Mar 28, 2014 09:57
#18
Just bought one for use abroad. As far as I know nothing else is needed, only to get it unlocked as previously stated.
Thanks for the post soulman123.
1 Like #19
perfect for samba mobile! Battery drain tethering on phone is unreal. This is a great solution. might get this instead of chromecast. thanks op
#20
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know

While phones may be capable of it, you'll still melt your battery and as mentioned not every contract allows tethering out of the box.
1 Like #21
#22
mrew42
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know

While phones may be capable of it, you'll still melt your battery and as mentioned not every contract allows tethering out of the box.
agree with this. I tethered on my note 2 and the phone gets very hot very quickly. Would rather use a device that is specifically for this than risk damaging my phone.
#23
If you want 4G speeds, EE has the Huawei E5776 for £41 (based on buying it on a one month 3GB rolling contract at £16/month, £25 upfront cost, and cancelling immediately)
#24
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know


I have a work phone so only get a measly 750mb of data p/m, this'll save me the hassle of swapping sims to use internet at work (I'm a service engineer so out & about everyday)
Also useful to keep with my young (ish) kids so they can text friends ect on their phone/iPod's when they're at there Grans, shopping with Mum & so on - it'll save me buying them credit.
Other's have mentioned about the WiFi costs in hotels & abroad too.

Thanks OP.
#25
Can anyone recommend a good unlimited or high-allowance data SIM to use with this? Much appreciated!
#26
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know

Good question, and various reasons - mine is that tethering doesn't generally work with VPN, nor do most free wifi connections of hotel broadband ones. It guarantees I can connect to work from anywhere with a mobile signal.
#27
These are excellent. They are the model with an external aerial socket so you can add a bootser aerial for about £6 on ebay.
They can be unlocked VERY simply. This chap on ebay is very fast and reliable and usually sends unlock code within the hour.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160966408152?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

I agree, get a samba sim and collect your data, or get 2 and double your data!

Tethering is great if your contract allows, but most are being limited or extra £5 bolt on.

Also use on holiday if were somewhere without wifi, get a local data sim for that country and for about 20 euro you normally get 1GB of data which is fine for a week in the sun facebooking!




Edited By: DJLIAM on Mar 28, 2014 10:40
#28
I'm with three using an iPhone 5 and I have tethering included in my plan
#29
Going to Canada soon to visit my mum (83) who of course doesn't have any kind of internet. We were debating about buying a local data sim and trading it between phones while we're there, but with this we will be able to continue our Facebook/Twitter obsessions without interruption. Thanks OP!!
#30
Baz8755
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know

I use mine on holiday in USA. Data roaming charges are ludicrous and I still want to be able to use my phone for calls/texts. So I buy a preloaded data card in USA and put it in one of these devices.That way I get cheap data and don't miss any calls.

just curious, how do you not miss calls? I am frequent traveller as well and use the O2 TuGo app to take calls but the quality is not the best.
#31
Qman
blackbanana118
I'm on Tesco Mobile and there's no option to tether on my iPhone. Does anyone know which companies allow tethering on iPhones? I'd happily switch just for this.
I am with EE and they allow tethering (on the contract I am on) but just check with the company regarding the plan you are considering.

You may have missed it but Tethering is now allowed on Tesco Mobile as of 11th March. Here you go :

Calling all Tesco Mobile customers...

Desperate to finish that presentation on the train/bus today? Did you know you can now use your iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot?

Here’s how…

- Update your software to iOS 7.1
- Once installed go to settings>general>about and click the carrier update pop up that says: update carrier settings, and the option should appear!
#32
Cheers OP. Just ordered one for delivery to my local store.
#33
benjus
I'm with Three and my unlimited data plan doesn't allow tethering - and I'm using Android. Not sure how they detect it, but they do block it... I'm considering getting one of these, although I'd prefer a 4G one (which would be another advantage over my phone, which is only 3G).

They detect the User Agent string inside the HTTP request usually. Each device's browser sends this so they know if you're using a mobile or PC/laptop. You can get around it by using VPN software on your phone (for example) which hides the actual traffic from your provider.
1 Like #34
This is a greAt little mifi walk around Spain without incurring data roaming charges just bang €5 in it gives you a gig with hits mobile espana
#35
Not everyone has tethering or a decent signal everywhere.

I have one of these as tethering is not allowed on my contract and I'm not prepared to pay extra for the privilege.
I use it on holiday with a Samba sim (Three) which only cost me £2.50 for when I get a crap connection with my smartphone.
#36
sew109
Why would anyone buy one of these in the day of Smart phones when tethering is available ? Not being an **** but seriously interested to know

I have an S4 on Tmobile and the Internet connectivity I get up and down the country is abysmal. My work gave me a data sim on vodafone which I find works a lot better. This gives me a choice of carrying around a second sim to swap out, carrying two phones, getting a mobile broadband enabled tablet/laptop or buying one of these things. So far I tend not to use the second sim as my preferred option is a 3g/4g enabled windows tablet but I'm yet to see any with decent specs. Using one of these devices could make a lot of sense.
#37
Wouldn't touch anything by Huawei - bought a Wi-Fi repeater from them and it's terrible. There's a reason it's cheap.
#38
SFJnet
Going to Canada soon to visit my mum (83) who of course doesn't have any kind of internet. We were debating about buying a local data sim and trading it between phones while we're there, but with this we will be able to continue our Facebook/Twitter obsessions without interruption. Thanks OP!!
Good luck. Canada's PAYG options for phone and data are dreadful due to their regulations.
#39
Don’t take this to Jamaica, you’ll only get an infuriatingly pedestrian 2G EDGE (and not even good EDGE) signal. For Digicel’s so-called 4G (which really isn’t, except in their fictional marketing world — it’s what the rest of the world regards as 3G HSDPA), you need 850Mhz in 3G, which this device doesn’t do.
#40
Bought 2 and used £10 off voucher, thanks for posting :3

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!