EE Osprey 2 Mini Pay As You Go Mobile WiFi +24GB 12M £79.99 @ currys
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EE Osprey 2 Mini Pay As You Go Mobile WiFi +24GB 12M £79.99 @ currys

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Found 16th Feb 2016
Good for light users who want 4G
Not to bad when you factor in 6GB 3M cards usually come in at £15. Makes the MIFI cost about £20.
Or sell the sim on E bay and MIFI is affectively £15
Not for all but there you go
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With 24 GB of data included, this EE Osprey Mini lets you connect up to 10 devices to WiFi at one time such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. This handy portable router provides you with your own personal hotspot in your pocket that you can share with your friends while you're out and about or for you and the kids on a long car journey.

The EE Osprey is 'pay and go', so all you need to do is top up the SIM card and you're ready to surf the web and browse Facebook anywhere. You can top up easily in store or online.

The mobile WiFi device comes with 24 GB of data preloaded for free, which you can use over a period of one year - ideal for students, business or leisure.

Stay connected wherever you go with the EE Osprey 2 Mini Mobile WiFi.

Thank DennisG for E Bay tip
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if your pc hasn't got wireless you can plug this in via the usb socket and will act as a modem (osprey v1 was able to do this, so i suspect this can)
good easy way to connect i have this model and it works without any problems heat added
Bought one of these yesterday to use as car hotspot, was going to bury it behind dashboard, but on this model you need to push the power button every time you want to use it or if it loses signal or if it times out (No use for 30mins)

So no good as a fit and forget device. (pita to have to dig it out and press the power button everytime car starts)

But for PC or home use seems a decent deal.

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miffyl

I posted this almost 6 months ago and it went … I posted this almost 6 months ago and it went cold.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-osprey-2-mini-pay-go-mobile-wifi-24gb-for-79-99-currys-2285681



Lol
taras

if your pc hasn't got wireless you can plug this in via the usb socket if your pc hasn't got wireless you can plug this in via the usb socket and will act as a modem (osprey v1 was able to do this, so i suspect this can)


Yes, works for me like that.
Actually, it works like a USB Ethernet device
Edited by: "speculatrix" 17th Feb 2016
flashyphotos

Bought one of these yesterday to use as car hotspot, was going to bury it … Bought one of these yesterday to use as car hotspot, was going to bury it behind dashboard, but on this model you need to push the power button every time you want to use it or if it loses signal or if it times out (No use for 30mins)So no good as a fit and forget device. (pita to have to dig it out and press the power button everytime car starts)But for PC or home use seems a decent deal.



Have you found a better solution yet? I was planning to buy this for the same reason.
Same here, want to use it to connect my wifi dash cam to the cloud.
Any good EE sim data deals to go with? Been looking for a data package for a while, great for the night shifts i do.
Sell the sim on eBay = osprey 2 mini for your £15/25gb deal!

edit: sorry I mistakenly left out *cheap* but having seen the prices for the 24gb card (circa £80), you can get enough back to cover the device (excluding delivery, paypal and eBay fees which may come to approx £15). absolute bargain and is tempting me away from the non mini version (for now at least?)
Edited by: "DennisG" 17th Feb 2016
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DennisG

Sell the sim on eBay = osprey 2 mini for your £15/25gb deal!



Thanks for the idea.
DennisG

Sell the sim on eBay = osprey 2 mini for your £15/25gb deal!edit: sorry I … Sell the sim on eBay = osprey 2 mini for your £15/25gb deal!edit: sorry I mistakenly left out *cheap* but having seen the prices for the 24gb card (circa £80), you can get enough back to cover the device (excluding delivery, paypal and eBay fees which may come to approx £15). absolute bargain and is tempting me away from the non mini version (for now at least?)




do you have the link for osprey 2 mini for your £15/25gb deal?
EE make a dedicated car hotspot that used the 12v plug and also has a USB to charge other devices
Reserved one from the Warrington branch, but was told they didn't have them... had a nightmare - took ages - in the end I took 4x6GB cards and a device for £75 all in...

My advice would be to call ahead to avoid a wasted trip
Mm mine wakes up if you keep usb hooked
I use it in the car also
skipperjonce

Have you found a better solution yet? I was planning to buy this for the … Have you found a better solution yet? I was planning to buy this for the same reason.



I mine works
I faced a similar issue with my tomtom it would not start on my car charger by would start on my wife's charger which is this one
And when I got the Ospery mini from September's deal it just worked no issues
But only if the usb is plugged when the car starts
taras

if your pc hasn't got wireless you can plug this in via the usb socket if your pc hasn't got wireless you can plug this in via the usb socket and will act as a modem (osprey v1 was able to do this, so i suspect this can)



​I'm fairly sure the 2 version doesnt
I'm after a mobile WiFi but this has very mixed reviews.
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cos140

I'm after a mobile WiFi but this has very mixed reviews.


Bit picky for something you can effectively get for next to free. Your personal wants/needs will obviously colour your expectations. This is what I currently use, 4G download speeds are beyond my wildest expectations living in rural Scotland. Shame this offer wasn’t available when I got mine.
Ive just reserved one do will see how it goes. Should be ok. Reading various reviews it seems that it drops out quite often and battery life is poor but everyones usage is different. Worth a go at that price though.
Had one for a few days and it performs well with speeds up to 28mb which is quicker than my home broadband! It does have a couple of issues though, the battery suddenly drops from 3/4 to low for no reason, and now the worst thing about it... You cant charge it whilst using it! Oh, one other thing, the battery level indicator consists of 4 led segments. When charging each segment flashes in turn as the battery level rises but the last segment (which relates to 75-100%)this doesn't stop flashing, even when you leave it overnight so you just don't know when its fully charged.
It only takes a charge when you turn it off!
This was confirmed by EE when I called them.
I would give this 6 out of 10 as it works well but let down by some silly little quirks it has.
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