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EE Mini Mi-Fi 2 £4.99 plus 10GB 30 day sim (£15) Total £19.99 @ Carphone Warehouse
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EE Mini Mi-Fi 2 £4.99 plus 10GB 30 day sim (£15) Total £19.99 @ Carphone Warehouse

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EE Mini Mi-Fi 2 £4.99 plus 10GB 30 day sim (£15) Total £19.99 @ Carphone Warehouse
Posted 1st Aug 2020

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

I've been looking for a cheap MIFI device for using abroad and found this deal at Carphone Warehouse.

There are other plans with more data but the £15 10GB deal plus £4.99 upfront fee means £19.99 for the device if the 30 day contract is cancelled straightaway

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Can be unlocked with codes from eBay for £1 too
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EE 4GEE WiFi Mini 2A powerful pocket rocket router connecting to the EE 4G network.

  • Connect up to 20 devices at once
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • Works abroad so you can roam all over the world (exclusions apply)
  • Pocket sized Compact and lightweight
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For anyone considering this as a permanent home router, it’s not good enough. Your best option would be to buy a 4G router either brand new or second hand from eBay/Facebook/etc. Ideally you would also need an unlimited data sim too. At the moment the best deal I have found is with smarty (runs off the Three network) and includes unlimited data on a 30 day rolling contract for £18/month (will possible TCB/Quidco). I was using a Three unlimited data sim before to changing over to Smarty, and there has been no difference whatsoever.
Update:

Device was delivered earlier today. Popped in the sim card, tested with a few devices without any problems. Tried my work laptop and worked perfectly with work VPN.

I phoned EE to to give 30 days notice and ended up talking to someone who didn't seem to have a clue. Asked me a lot of questions, told me it would cost £11.50 to disconnect, didn't seem to understand that I was cancelling within 30 days. Anyway, he told me it would be disconnected on 1st September.

10 minutes later, was showing as invalid sim. Phoned backed and spoked to someone who actually knew what he was doing and he reconnected the sim and processed the disconnection properly.

For unlocking, I bought a code from eBay for 99p and now have a O2 sim working perfectly.

So all good, apart from the 1st guy at EE but that was soon sorted out.
Mine is being delivered today but being a 30 day contract, I plan to cancel as soon as I get it. I will post an update later today
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Easy to unlock for other networks?
Looks like a great spot OP. Voted hot
simonhzero01/08/2020 10:27

Easy to unlock for other networks?


Seem to be plenty on eBay for 99p, I haven't tried yet
Sorry to be really thick -but how easy is it to cancel the contract and whats the best way to do it?
does this hace studs to attahc an antenna?
Mine is being delivered today but being a 30 day contract, I plan to cancel as soon as I get it. I will post an update later today
Just ordered mine too. Thanks.
Wonder if you can PAC/STAC rather than phoning to cancel. If anything like a normal mobile contract, should only be a couple of pounds for a couple of days.
Would these be suitable as a permanent mobile broadband router ?
TylerDurdenUK01/08/2020 11:28

Would these be suitable as a permanent mobile broadband router ?



I’d be interested to hear others experiences but I would imagine the signal range is only strong enough to work in one room really. Also says works on batteries so something to consider the ongoing cost of replacing/ recharging
Edited by: "deanwall" 1st Aug
For anyone considering this as a permanent home router, it’s not good enough. Your best option would be to buy a 4G router either brand new or second hand from eBay/Facebook/etc. Ideally you would also need an unlimited data sim too. At the moment the best deal I have found is with smarty (runs off the Three network) and includes unlimited data on a 30 day rolling contract for £18/month (will possible TCB/Quidco). I was using a Three unlimited data sim before to changing over to Smarty, and there has been no difference whatsoever.
Does anyone know if an EE PAYG data only sim uses the 800MHz frequency?

Apparently EE pay monthly sims use 800MHz but EE PAYG sims (voice & data) don't have access to the frequency.
TylerDurdenUK01/08/2020 11:28

Would these be suitable as a permanent mobile broadband router ?


Yes, that's what I have but with Three network. They work just as good as a router but don't have quite the range throughout the house if you have devices trying to connect from rooms further away.
Does anyone understand how roaming works on these? Specifically, the fair-usage data cap while roaming in the EU.

The blurb under “full plan details” on Carphone says data is capped at 15 GB on all plans, yet the “4GEE WiFi” terms and conditions on EE’s site indicate that a cap of 50 GB is applied, if your usual monthly allowance is above that. Then there are contradictory answers on the EE forums, and for some reason Carphone don’t seem to provide full Ts & Cs during the checkout process.

If anyone has experience of this or an understanding of EE’s arcane terms better than mine, any help would be very much appreciated. And thanks OP for posting.

Unrelated - it also looks like TCB are offering £10 cashback on these 1-month contracts.
Edited by: "finknottle" 1st Aug
Are these any good for video calling off an Echo Show, or Portal?

I'm thinking long term for grandparents...so would it be easy enough to plug in, connect the Echo Show and never have to worry about them having to reconnect again. Strong enough signal for decent quality video?
I was thinking if you could get this and and put the three unlimited sim after unlocking. I have a someone who wants to use it at there shop barbers that needs it for mobile payments using a mobile payment machine, customer WiFi and to connect to smart cameras for security. Would this be powerful enough for that.
Edited by: "ssjinzo" 1st Aug
Be careful removing the SIM card, I managed to bend the sim reader pins somehow just removing and inserting a SIM card... I may have been unlucky but don't be too heavy handed. Mine worked quite well with 3 or 4 laptops connected to it in a temporary office... I'd agree that a proper 4G modem router is far more reliable longer term, I used a TP-Link TL-MR6400 which was more reliable and more configurable, used it for about 6 months without much issue.

I've got a feeling these time out and disconnect wifi users if no activity is detected, I think it wakes up again but can't honestly remember.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 1st Aug
How to get it unlocked to other network
flandord01/08/2020 12:36

Are these any good for video calling off an Echo Show, or Portal?I'm …Are these any good for video calling off an Echo Show, or Portal?I'm thinking long term for grandparents...so would it be easy enough to plug in, connect the Echo Show and never have to worry about them having to reconnect again. Strong enough signal for decent quality video?


Its a mobile, so depends how strong / good the EE is at their house.
simgai01/08/2020 13:39

How to get it unlocked to other network


There are unlockers out there but the easiesy way is a 99p ebay code.

I'd start by putting a non EE sim in and see if it ask for a code, they may not be locked (but probalby will be). If it is locked after you get the code you put a non EE sim card oin and it will ask for the unlock code. Once unloced it stays unlocked even if you swap the sim again.
TylerDurdenUK01/08/2020 11:28

Would these be suitable as a permanent mobile broadband router ?



Would like to know this as well, experience from people who uses as a daily set up. Had enough of house broadband prices and their silly speeds!
J113501/08/2020 10:55

does this hace studs to attahc an antenna?


No it doesn't
TylerDurdenUK01/08/2020 11:28

Would these be suitable as a permanent mobile broadband router ?


as long as you have a good SIM deal data I'm with ee signal is great for me
deanwall01/08/2020 11:44

I’d be interested to hear others experiences but I would imagine the s …I’d be interested to hear others experiences but I would imagine the signal range is only strong enough to work in one room really. Also says works on batteries so something to consider the ongoing cost of replacing/ recharging


I use in my bedroom signal is fine there plus you can leave plugged in
41552925-VnPhd.jpgThis is much better I picked up for £15 secondhand better signal plus plug in direct to TV if you need to ,yes it's not portable but ideal for any room
simgai01/08/2020 13:39

How to get it unlocked to other network


Go on eBay look for unlocking codes I did for this £1
telf01/08/2020 14:18

[Image] This is much better I picked up for £15 secondhand better signal …[Image] This is much better I picked up for £15 secondhand better signal plus plug in direct to TV if you need to ,yes it's not portable but ideal for any room


Which one is that? Could you give more details please? Thanks
Tiny stick in your pocket router, obviously not as good as full size alternatives. Liked but 99 p unlock from eBay. SIM card insert/out fiddly. Usb charge so can use plugged in but great for truly portable hotspot, when travelling etc.
If I remember well,this modem falls into category 7 300mbps download speeds, I own it and unlocked it, used a few times and it does the job.
iz12345678901/08/2020 14:04

Would like to know this as well, experience from people who uses as a …Would like to know this as well, experience from people who uses as a daily set up. Had enough of house broadband prices and their silly speeds!


I got a Huawei mifi with a £26 Vodafone u/l Sim (mobiles.co.uk and TCB) and it works a treat .Should cost me £12.50 a month after cashback.It runs a firestick and 2 mobiles fine.
So think this EE one is a bargain.
Akoya01/08/2020 12:15

Yes, that's what I have but with Three network. They work just as good as …Yes, that's what I have but with Three network. They work just as good as a router but don't have quite the range throughout the house if you have devices trying to connect from rooms further away.


I have the old version. But use it as my home internet. Unlocked it and use a Vodafone unlimited sim. If I had any Three signal in my area I’d be laughing in their unlimited plan.

Work just was well as fibre. Only issue is a 30ms-ish ping. Personally not a issue for me but if someone is into competitive gaming it might not be ideal.
Update:

Device was delivered earlier today. Popped in the sim card, tested with a few devices without any problems. Tried my work laptop and worked perfectly with work VPN.

I phoned EE to to give 30 days notice and ended up talking to someone who didn't seem to have a clue. Asked me a lot of questions, told me it would cost £11.50 to disconnect, didn't seem to understand that I was cancelling within 30 days. Anyway, he told me it would be disconnected on 1st September.

10 minutes later, was showing as invalid sim. Phoned backed and spoked to someone who actually knew what he was doing and he reconnected the sim and processed the disconnection properly.

For unlocking, I bought a code from eBay for 99p and now have a O2 sim working perfectly.

So all good, apart from the 1st guy at EE but that was soon sorted out.
telf01/08/2020 14:18

[Image] This is much better I picked up for £15 secondhand better signal …[Image] This is much better I picked up for £15 secondhand better signal plus plug in direct to TV if you need to ,yes it's not portable but ideal for any room


Need one. What model is it ?
zayf01/08/2020 17:05

Need one. What model is it ?


Ee Hh70vb I got mine unlocked on eBay £1 its much better than the one in here
wakaru01/08/2020 14:33

Which one is that? Could you give more details please? Thanks


Hh70vb ee box
Just what I’m after as an alternative to Broadband. Cheers OP.

EE customer service is appalling.
Also how is this charged? Can it be done via mains or usb? Or is it battery only.
Carphone "we-share-your-number-to-telemarketing-cold-callers-who-will-call-you-forever"-house
bubblegum9901/08/2020 21:24

Also how is this charged? Can it be done via mains or usb? Or is it …Also how is this charged? Can it be done via mains or usb? Or is it battery only.


Rechargeable battery via usb-c charging. I have the bigger one lasts around 12 hours, not sure on this one. Range is good if you leave it on 2.4ghz
What's the advantage of this over just hotspotting your phone?
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