3 Huawei E5331 21.1Mbps Wi-Fi Wireless Modem with 1GB Data - £41.38 Delivered @ 7Dayshop (with code)
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3 Huawei E5331 21.1Mbps Wi-Fi Wireless Modem with 1GB Data - £41.38 Delivered @ 7Dayshop (with code)

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Found 8th Sep 2012
Use code 10OFF for this price

Great for tablet users out and about

Features & Benefits
Whats in the box: E5331 device, Battery (Lithium Ion rechargeable, 1500mAh), Charger (Std. 3-pin), Micro USB cable (1.2 metres), Quick Start Guide, Keep sake card with predefined SSID and Network key [Note: Duplicate SSID sticker on inside back cover of device, Safety and Warranty leaflet
Size/Weight.
Depth In MilliMetres: 92.8
Length In MilliMetres: 13.8
Full Description

Mobile Wi-Fi let’s you connect all your Wi-Fi gadgets to the internet at once. So while you’re doing your banking and shopping on your laptop, you can download tracks and apps on your iPad. Alternatively share your connection with family, friends and workmates.
Connect your Wi-Fi iPad, laptop or games console at the press of a button.
Pocket sized - take it anywhere.
Connect your Wi-Fi iPad, laptop or games console at the press of a button.
Create your own secure Wi-Fi hotspot wherever you need it.
Share your connection with friends, family, or workmates. Or Keep it all to yourself!
Connects up to 5 Wi-Fi gadgets at the same time.
Use Mobile Wi-Fi to connect your Wi-Fi laptop anytime. Just press and connect.
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I know this sounds odd, but is there a non-portable version of this? I need one but it will never move, so mains powered would suit me better. I know this will do it if I just leave it plugged in, but thought there may be a cheaper alternative that still gives good speeds?

Sorry to derail your thread slightly!
Damnit.. clicked the wrong button and voted cold sorry

Good deal. Add a £15 top up as well and get another 3GB of data and it's still cheaper than buying the £60 3GB WiFi modem direct from 3.
tek-monkey

I know this sounds odd, but is there a non-portable version of this? I … I know this sounds odd, but is there a non-portable version of this? I need one but it will never move, so mains powered would suit me better. I know this will do it if I just leave it plugged in, but thought there may be a cheaper alternative that still gives good speeds?Sorry to derail your thread slightly!



Amazon search for 3G router

You may or may not need a 3G dongle to go with it depending on model.
Edited by: "CrazyBob" 8th Sep 2012
Thanks for that, a quick look tells me I may as well get this one and leave it plugged in!
If I got one and wanted to check it was working for when I need it, would I need to activate/start my 1 month SIM to do this?

I assume I could just setup the modem, connect to it from my PCs, then should the time come when I need the backup I can just plug in my dongle and voila!?
Is this a standard or micro SIM? Also, do three mobile allow connections at this speed? If so this could be just what I'm after.
CrazyBob

Amazon search for 3G routerYou may or may not need a 3G dongle to go with … Amazon search for 3G routerYou may or may not need a 3G dongle to go with it depending on model.



Tek-monkey - I've just bought the TP-link 3420 from Amazon and will be getting an E367 dongle to go with it. Also have an E586 MIFI too. If you'll need to connect through ethernet to other devices then the 3G Router is a good route to go, you can then use Homeplugs etc to network other devices.
Edited by: "vaugi" 8th Sep 2012
Pay as you Go is a terrible, terrible option. It's expensive, and 1GB gets used up in no time, especailly on a tablet.
Picard123

Pay as you Go is a terrible, terrible option. It's expensive, and 1GB … Pay as you Go is a terrible, terrible option. It's expensive, and 1GB gets used up in no time, especailly on a tablet.



Are you trolling or are you serious? Do you know of a cheaper option?
Heated
I like this product except that I can't use it at home as we have poor mobile signal and you do need 3G coverage otherwise I would have no hesitation in cancelling my BT Broadband (as well as Phone and Line rental).
Easy to unlock these ?
breadfred

Are you trolling or are you serious? Do you know of a cheaper option?



1gb PAYG is fine for occasional use, but as the E5331 is intended for multiple device connection it could be used up pretty quick
So how much are the top ups?

Does allowance carry over from one month to the next, or do you need to top up every month?

Is there any committment with these sort of things?
Picard123

Pay as you Go is a terrible, terrible option. It's expensive, and 1GB … Pay as you Go is a terrible, terrible option. It's expensive, and 1GB gets used up in no time, especailly on a tablet.



If you text 6MONTHWEB to 441 on a t-mobile sim you get six months of internet for £20. How is that expensive? t-mobile.co.uk/sho…rs/
Ovivo still do data only sims;though the free allowance is only 500mb/month now(was 1gb), and the sim is a one-off £10. (was £5).

Beyond that, I'd suggest you look for a cash back by redemption contract as they occasionally work out completely free over the term of the contract.
I have a similar one for home use as I did not want a landline or to pay for line rental , a "Three" data sim costs £12 from Amazon with 3gb for 3 months, I am a moderate user and it lasts me about 2 months so £6 a month.

If you watch a lot of movies or download a lot , this is not for you
I take it that these units do not accept phone contract SIMs to use data from those plans?
Picard123

Pay as you Go is a terrible, terrible option. It's expensive, and 1GB … Pay as you Go is a terrible, terrible option. It's expensive, and 1GB gets used up in no time, especailly on a tablet.



Read a few posts back from yours, it's free. In fact they pay you!
Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor quality. Talk Talk issue Huawei routers for free...say no more
StevenA2000_uk

I take it that these units do not accept phone contract SIMs to use data … I take it that these units do not accept phone contract SIMs to use data from those plans?



As long as the device is unlocked for the network you wish to use then it will work. You may have to look at the terms and conditions of your contract to see if tethering is allowed.
peejay67

Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor … Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor quality. Talk Talk issue Huawei routers for free...say no more



You're talking rubbish. Everyone should avoid your advice like the plague :P Huawei make plenty of dongles in use by the major networks. Many ISPs also offer routers for free by many other brands. For example >

three.co.uk/Dis…ack

The majority of mobile broadband dongles used by Vodafone, Three, Orange, T-Mobile and O2 are produced by Huawei or ZTE.

Huawei are a major company, check their stats here >

en.wikipedia.org/wik…wei

£185 billion revenue and £23 billion profit (2010). 140,000 employees with 20 R&D institutes worldwide.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 9th Sep 2012
peejay67

Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor … Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor quality. Talk Talk issue Huawei routers for free...say no more



/facepalm

Troll or idiot?
I got the older version of this from 3 on a 1 month rolling basis, after 1 month of £15 for 5 gb i called up to cancel, within 5 minutes i had a retention offer of £15 per month for 15gb, speed is really good. Use mine for streaming and ps3 online use. Had to sign up for 12 months but as i dont have a landline connection was my best option. Hopefully might help others.
Or just tether your phone?
mbond65

Or just tether your phone?

Have to agree... you almost certainly do use data on your phone (don't you?) so why pay for two separate lots?
ultrak3wl

Have to agree... you almost certainly do use data on your phone (don't … Have to agree... you almost certainly do use data on your phone (don't you?) so why pay for two separate lots?



The reason would be if tethering is prohibited by your network, meaning it's against their terms and conditions.

An example forum post for the network Giffgaff >

community.giffgaff.com/t5/…599

Edited by: "fishmaster" 9th Sep 2012
Colonelpanic

If you text 6MONTHWEB to 441 on a t-mobile sim you get six months of … If you text 6MONTHWEB to 441 on a t-mobile sim you get six months of internet for £20. How is that expensive? http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobile-phones/price-plans/pay-as-you-go/boosters/



Yep used this for years, hope they keey doin it
peejay67

Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor … Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor quality. Talk Talk issue Huawei routers for free...say no more



You've been on here for 5 and a half years and you come out with this amazing nugget of information. How will you ever recover from this gaffe ?
why doesn't everyone just use there mobile phone as a wireless hotspot ?
peejay67

Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor … Avoid like the plague. This make is awful. Their routers are poor quality. Talk Talk issue Huawei routers for free...say no more



I dont think i have ever paid for a router from an internet provider, they're all free.
kev_u8701r

why doesn't everyone just use there mobile phone as a wireless hotspot ?



See the answer I gave earlier regarding prohibited use of tethering. Further to that not everyone has a phone that can act as wifi hotspot.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 9th Sep 2012
fishmaster

See the answer I gave earlier regarding prohibited use of tethering. … See the answer I gave earlier regarding prohibited use of tethering. Further to that not everyone has a phone that can act as wifi hotspot.



Yes, likewise I used to be able to tether but the network stopped it.

I have this dongle and when working away I run my phone, laptop and ipad through it and its very fast - much faster than when I used to tether - which my network has now stopped.

You can also just leave it on the side somewhere and get a good few hours battery out of it.

Another big plus is data coverage, I take the train regularly from Leeds to London and my iphone will often lose its signal for big chunks of the journey whereas the mifi (except a couple of blackspots) is pretty consistent the whole journey.
Well for me, I just bought a personal wifi device so I could have internet on my tablet and laptops without worrying about draining my phones battery life... simple
Also, I did my purchase slightly different.

Walk into any 3 store and you can buy this dongle for £29.99 with a 30 day rolling contract which gives 5gb a month for £15.

I cancelled the day after purchase, so my total bill was £45 for the dongle and 5gb of data.

I now purchase 3 PAYG data sims off ebay which cost £12 incl delivery and these have 3GB of data and 90 days to use them which suit my usage.
Hmm.. Might get one for my car. . in-car wifi sounds sick!
Never understand these 'why don't you just tether' - on my (admitidly corporate account) vodafone iphone (with 'unlimited!' internet), it automatically knows when I am tethering and charges for the data used. It isn't an option for most (unless your on three of course, who are happy for you to!)
conorcasey8

Hmm.. Might get one for my car. . in-car wifi sounds sick!



Yeah when it works, you can use Stitcher and Tune In Radio to provide more radio stations, which I find better and more reliable than in car D.A.B. which is a joke.

stitcher.com/

tunein.com/

Android and IOS have apps for those.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 9th Sep 2012
stiffnuts

You've been on here for 5 and a half years and you come out with this … You've been on here for 5 and a half years and you come out with this amazing nugget of information. How will you ever recover from this gaffe ?



The new Loughboro Guy........

Needs to get a Bush Mifi dongle!!
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