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EE 4GEE WiFi Mini - £24.58 @ Currys
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EE 4GEE WiFi Mini - £24.58 @ Currys

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Posted 2nd Feb

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I was looking for a mobile wifi solution for the family when travelling (in the UK) that didn't eat-up all of my phone data. I found the popular 4GEE mini at Curry's PC World for 9.99. They told me I would need to take out a 30 day contract, the cheapest of which was 17.99. I purchased this with the intention of unlocking it and switching to a sim only deal after 30 days.

I called EE the same day and they immediately cancelled the contract for £13.60 and diactivated the account. Rang today just to check and it's definitely cancelled. Not sure why it was £13.60 (perhaps it's pro-rata'd or this could be a standard charge).

I paid 99p for an unlock code from eBay and purchased a sim only plan from Smarty (Three network) for £10 per month, unlimited texts, unlimited calls & 4G of data. They also currently have a sale on for 3 months for the price of 1, plus potential cashback from quidco on this deal for £10 (so effectively the first 3 months are free). You can also add extra data at £1.25 per GB or if you under use your allowance it's refunded at the same rate.
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TalkMobile are doing 12 gig for 12 quid on a 30 day rolling contract. I think it’s great value. Customer service is excellent too
Broc_Mudflap02/02/2019 11:58

TalkMobile are doing 12 gig for 12 quid on a 30 day rolling contract. I …TalkMobile are doing 12 gig for 12 quid on a 30 day rolling contract. I think it’s great value. Customer service is excellent too


That's a good deal, I might look into it after my 3 months with Smarty are up. Do you need to have there home broadband or TV to access this deal or is it standalone?
Good little device! When our ISP cut us off 2-months too early we purchased one of these. Range is alright, will cover most front rooms. It's battery powered too so we took it into the kitchen for evenings and worked perfectly fine.
Why not just get a sim only deal to puf in your phone and use your phone as a hot spot, 3 are doing a sim only with ultd data for £20pm or if like me 3 ain't great reception in your area I'm paying Vodafone £20pm for ultd mins, texts and 30gb of data. I find 30gb a month enough and regularly use my phone as a hot spot when out with the family.
The original mini used to sleep after a certain period of inactivity and needed to be restarted which was rather annoying.

Does this one have the same issues?

BTW, every now and again EE do some great 30day deals, 32gig for £13.50, still on mine after about 2 years, so worth keeping an eye out.
Wirralbargains7702/02/2019 13:11

Why not just get a sim only deal to puf in your phone and use your phone …Why not just get a sim only deal to puf in your phone and use your phone as a hot spot, 3 are doing a sim only with ultd data for £20pm or if like me 3 ain't great reception in your area I'm paying Vodafone £20pm for ultd mins, texts and 30gb of data. I find 30gb a month enough and regularly use my phone as a hot spot when out with the family.


It's good for some but I'm not with them on every journey. I also have one child that catches a taxi for an hours travel everyday but isn't old enough/responsible enough for their own phone.
bobby-gg02/02/2019 13:14

The original mini used to sleep after a certain period of inactivity and …The original mini used to sleep after a certain period of inactivity and needed to be restarted which was rather annoying.Does this one have the same issues? BTW, every now and again EE do some great 30day deals, 32gig for £13.50, still on mine after about 2 years, so worth keeping an eye out.


I've only had it since Thursday and waiting for the sim card to be delivered so can't say for sure. I've noticed the lights on the display go out but it seems to stay connected. Can @yorkshiretightass enlighten us? Will let you know when I've had chance to test it properly. That's a good deal, hoping between 4-12 will be enough so will keep an eye out!
Edited by: "rkbargainhunter" 2nd Feb
rkbargainhunter7 m ago

It's good for some but I'm not with them on every journey. I also have one …It's good for some but I'm not with them on every journey. I also have one child that catches a taxi for an hours travel everyday but isn't old enough/responsible enough for their own phone.


Fair enough, as you say, what works for some won't work for others. Personally I find having no Internet for 8hrs ( while I'm at work) a nice break. Kids can't even go 5 mins without Internet nowadays without having a melt down lol
rkbargainhunter12 m ago

I've only had it since Thursday and waiting for the sim card to be …I've only had it since Thursday and waiting for the sim card to be delivered so can't say for sure. I've noticed the lights on the display go out but it seems to stay connected. Can @yorkshiretightass enlighten us? Will let you know when I've had chance to test it properly. That's a good deal, hoping between 4-12 will be enough so will keep an eye out!


We had ours (purchased in July last year via HUKD) and had it unplugged for approx 2hrs each night without any issues. It was left plugged in/ switched on at all other times. Never had to reset it/ restart it neither.
I did go through all of the device settings when I changed the IP/ SSID and credentials when I first connected to it so I may have changed some power settings if others are reporting a standby mode.
rkbargainhunter02/02/2019 12:15

That's a good deal, I might look into it after my 3 months with Smarty are …That's a good deal, I might look into it after my 3 months with Smarty are up. Do you need to have there home broadband or TV to access this deal or is it standalone?


Just a stand alone deal. I did mine through their live web chat. Very helpful operator. Received the sim two days later.
I have the older model of these 4g routers got one for £15 from CEX. I believe lycamobile do a ultimate data for £20 these days if I remember correctly and Virgin do one for £25.
Edited by: "ocelot20" 2nd Feb
Broc_Mudflap2 h, 20 m ago

Just a stand alone deal. I did mine through their live web chat. Very …Just a stand alone deal. I did mine through their live web chat. Very helpful operator. Received the sim two days later.


You probable know this,but just in case, TalkMobile use the Vodafone network.
ocelot202 h, 19 m ago

I have the older model of these 4g routers got one for £15 from CEX. I …I have the older model of these 4g routers got one for £15 from CEX. I believe lycamobile do a ultimate data for £20 these days if I remember correctly and Virgin do one for £25.


yes got the same ee40vb like new condition for £15 from CEX today don't know really will it make any differenct in three network compared to ee70vb from currys ?
In your situation wouldn't it of made more sense to just increase your mobile phone data. For example a 15GB contract and a 15GB contract will cost more than a single 30GB one, plus you've had to buy some hardware.
how do these compare with using a mobile hotspot? I fail to see the point unless you need a dedicated always on replacement for home broadband.
Thank you for posting, I am on the lookout for a decent non contract / 30 day sim, currently using giffgaff, 20 gb for £20 in a similar gadget, I think around 10 to 12 gb would do for me but can't really find a better price pro rata. Hope it works well for you, its a great price you have paid
bob201802/02/2019 18:32

how do these compare with using a mobile hotspot? I fail to see the point …how do these compare with using a mobile hotspot? I fail to see the point unless you need a dedicated always on replacement for home broadband.



In my experience they they give a better more stable connection than using a mobile hotspot. For example I was without internet for a few weeks last year. Using my phone as a hotspot worked but my laptop wifi connection to it kept dropping and it was slow. My PS4 would not even connect to the hotspot.

So I bought one of these 4G EE routers and unlocked it and got a £25 Giffgaff all you can eat 30 day sim. I was able to give my PS4 a static IP (unlike mobile hotspot) and play online (with the odd bit of lag every so often).
ocelot2002/02/2019 19:14

In my experience they they give a better more stable connection than using …In my experience they they give a better more stable connection than using a mobile hotspot. For example I was without internet for a few weeks last year. Using my phone as a hotspot worked but my laptop wifi connection to it kept dropping and it was slow. My PS4 would not even connect to the hotspot.So I bought one of these 4G EE routers and unlocked it and got a £25 Giffgaff all you can eat 30 day sim. I was able to give my PS4 a static IP (unlike mobile hotspot) and play online (with the odd bit of lag every so often).


Really? I have 30gb hotspot with my three mobile and it's faster than my home broadband when running it from my Xiaomi Mi A1.
bob20181 h, 45 m ago

how do these compare with using a mobile hotspot? I fail to see the point …how do these compare with using a mobile hotspot? I fail to see the point unless you need a dedicated always on replacement for home broadband.


This is not a deal for everybody I agree. However in the situation where my child has up to a 2 hour taxi ride a day but isn't old enough/responsible for a mobile phone yet, it suits us. Also we travel around quite a bit at weekends so the others can jump on it without using my data allowance.
bob20181 h, 27 m ago

Really? I have 30gb hotspot with my three mobile and it's faster than my …Really? I have 30gb hotspot with my three mobile and it's faster than my home broadband when running it from my Xiaomi Mi A1.



bob20181 h, 27 m ago

Really? I have 30gb hotspot with my three mobile and it's faster than my …Really? I have 30gb hotspot with my three mobile and it's faster than my home broadband when running it from my Xiaomi Mi A1.



Yup that was my experiance. Then again the phone at the time was a cheap Sony L1 so maybe the teathering was simply not that good. But I can't complain about the performance of the cheap 4G EE router.

This is the EE router I have: cashconverters.co.uk/sho…lts
voloshenkomihail02/02/2019 22:04

here is £15 with no upfront cost - 30 day contract and possible quidco …here is £15 with no upfront cost - 30 day contract and possible quidco directmobiles.co.uk/mobile-broadband/4gee-wifi-mini-2-ee-4g-pd-732.php


This looks a good deal. I've never heard of this company though, have you dealt them in the past? Their trustpilot score is decent.
rkbargainhunter16 m ago

This looks a good deal. I've never heard of this company though, have you …This looks a good deal. I've never heard of this company though, have you dealt them in the past? Their trustpilot score is decent.


i've just placed the order and hope that it gets tracked through quidco, also they offering £20 amazon voucher on invite for the first purchase but never tried this
rkbargainhunter2nd Feb

That's a good deal, I might look into it after my 3 months with Smarty are …That's a good deal, I might look into it after my 3 months with Smarty are up. Do you need to have there home broadband or TV to access this deal or is it standalone?


Just noticed that EE is doing 30GB for £17 on here, i think that's even better, isn't it? Bit, how reliable are they, i don't know...
Some mention why not use your phone as a hotspot. I thought this too until I purchased a 30GB EE sim last year on the 50% deal.
The problem with the phone is if you connect your ipad to the phone, it disconnects if you walk away. I'm not sure if it's when the ipad goes to sleep or the phone, but it seems Ios disconnects. Then when you wake them up, it doesn't reconnect again unless you go to the personal hotspot settings.
That's another thing actually, devices don't connect to the phone automatically like they do with wifi.
Can you just buy the device without a contract?
delphinid1 h, 19 m ago

Can you just buy the device without a contract?


No you have to take out a contract, the cheapest of which is £17.99. You can then cancel the contract and they'll charge you a fee of £13.60 to do so.
A follow up from the last time this was posted. Quidco still have not paid out. But this deal is still really good. Managed to get the 50gb 30day rolling
The device is now £4.99 if you click on the 'get deal' link.
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