EE & Vodafone 3G Mi-Fi (Huawei E5330) with 2GB SIM for £19.99 at Argos
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EE & Vodafone 3G Mi-Fi (Huawei E5330) with 2GB SIM for £19.99 at Argos

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Found 2nd Apr 2015
EE: argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Vodafone: argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Both are Huawei E5330 devices which can be easily unlocked. These support 3G900/2100 only (meaning they won't necessarily work everywhere abroad).

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Nice find

Looks good including the data. Argos Q&A says the 30 day time limit on the data doesnt start until you acivate the device (makes sense) so bought in anticpation of Cornwall holiday in June where there is no wifi in the cottage. Thanks OP!

a shame its not 4G capable

boro_boy

a shame its not 4G capable


Shame it's not a 65" LED TV, but it isn't is it?

could this be unlocked somehow?

unlocked cheap and easy on eBay
around a quid
great device!

Hot for the reduction in price, but why buy this when you can buy the EE Buzzard for £5 more with 4G connectivity and 6GB data?

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=wqppxrqmw&istBid=tztx

Perhaps because the curry's one is oos everywhere

TylerDurdenUK

Perhaps because the curry's one is oos everywhere


5/9 of my local Curry's are in stock.

Hardly OOS everywhere. I have gone for the EE one
Edited by: "kev1986" 2nd Apr 2015

TylerDurdenUK

Perhaps because the curry's one is oos everywhere



In stock at 5/7 of my local stores...

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/phones-broadband-gps/mobile-phones-and-broadband/mobile-broadband/ee-buzzard-pay-monthly-in-car-wifi-10025319-pdt.html

30 day contract. £20 PM + £1.99 = £21.99 for a 4g device and 15gb of data

Hi guys,

Just to clarify, the device supports Communication System UMTS/HSUPA/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE. With the following speeds: HSDPA 21.6Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps.

Further info here: http://consumer.huawei.com/en/mobile-broadband/mobile-wifi/tech-specs/e5330-en.htm
Even more info: https://unlock4modem.in/huawei-e5330-mobile-wi-fi-router-reviews-features-specifications-unlocking/

To answer some of the concern, it should work on most networks, but I could not find a definitive list of bands supported on Huawei's website.

Hope this helps

He's right! The Curry's PAYG is back in stock at most of my local sores as well. I was looking at it as my daughter is going through her data allowance very fast and it's £6/month for an extra 500mb.

OK, that is different and not the 2Gb version for about £10.
Edited by: "wpj" 2nd Apr 2015

Try to unlock here, worked for my EE Car wifi Huawei.

SFJnet

Looks good including the data. Argos Q&A says the 30 day time limit on … Looks good including the data. Argos Q&A says the 30 day time limit on the data doesnt start until you acivate the device (makes sense) so bought in anticpation of Cornwall holiday in June where there is no wifi in the cottage. Thanks OP!



And you expect mobile data, lol.
Just enjoy your holiday without it.

quidstretchy

Shame it's not a 65" LED TV, but it isn't is it?



that's good answer mate!

Am i missing something on these?? why would you want or waste your money on one of these when you can wi-fi tether your phone instead?

the__cat

Hot for the reduction in price, but why buy this when you can buy the EE … Hot for the reduction in price, but why buy this when you can buy the EE Buzzard for £5 more with 4G connectivity and 6GB data?http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/phones-broadband-gps/mobile-phones-and-broadband/mobile-broadband/ee-buzzard-pay-as-you-go-in-car-wifi-10026055-pdt.html?srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=wqppxrqmw&istBid=tztx


Worthwhile comparison but realise that Buzzard bundle includes a 4G USB modem dongle/stick - ie it needs a 5V USB power supply to operate - eg as from the car 12V adapter included in that bundle or from plugging it directly into a laptop/netbook - ie it's not a real MiFi as not self-powered from a battery like this HUKD.

RiverDragon8

Am i missing something on these?? why would you want or waste your money … Am i missing something on these?? why would you want or waste your money on one of these when you can wi-fi tether your phone instead?


Probably because not everyone's tariff allows for tethering; or they want to connect up non-SIM'd tablets while they're on the go; or they prefer a data capped PAYG style SIM where they can't go over your allowance - which can be VERY VERY expensive. (There was a horror story on Radio 4 at lunchtime today of someone using a MiFi and running up a £2000+ bill within days.)

If after that initial 2GB, you want a capped 1GB/m for a year, usable in MiFi for just £24.99 all-in - see this hot HUKD from a few week's back - still available at some stores to collect (will only work in these EE/Vodafone MiFi's once unlocked to be able to use a 3/Three network based SIM,):
hotukdeals.com/dea…746


Edited by: "mk-donald" 2nd Apr 2015

It's because people who buy these devices don't know how to wi-fi tether their phone.
When i bought a tablet from Currys the guy tried to sell me one of these and i said i don't need one because i can wi-fi tether my phone and use that as a internet source he said 'oh right' then later on when i was paying for the tablet he asked me how i used my phone to wi-fi tether and i showed him and he thanked me because he genuinely didn't know (like the people who buy these devices).

RiverDragon8

It's because people who buy these devices don't know how to wi-fi tether … It's because people who buy these devices don't know how to wi-fi tether their phone. When i bought a tablet from Currys the guy tried to sell me one of these and i said i don't need one because i can wi-fi tether my phone and use that as a internet source he said 'oh right' then later on when i was paying for the tablet he asked me how i used my phone to wi-fi tether and i showed him and he thanked me because he genuinely didn't know (like the people who buy these devices).


Nothing like a sweeping generalisation.....

the__cat

Hot for the reduction in price, but why buy this when you can buy the EE … Hot for the reduction in price, but why buy this when you can buy the EE Buzzard for £5 more with 4G connectivity and 6GB data?



The EE Buzzard doesn't have a battery so needs to be powered by its USB port. It's designed as a car wifi so is supposed to run from the supplied 12V adapter. I have mine paired to a cheap USB power bar but it's worth bearing in mind that it makes it much bulkier.

Tesco direct has vodafone for 1p more afair other vodafone dongle 9.99 argos 10 Tesco, if someone can pickup from tesco c&c point if argos isnt closer

this is a great mifi been using mine for about 5 months fonecare on eBay sold me the unlock code for 99p

Are these any more likely to pick up a better signal than a phone can?

stsonic

Are these any more likely to pick up a better signal than a phone can?


i used my phone but this is better and the battery lasts about 6 hours.
Edited by: "allan1954" 3rd Apr 2015

Just got one for this price and didn't realise it was such a deal.
Works great on my phone, tablet, ipad, personal and corporate laptop.
Have some heat

Hi thinking about getting mifi for my house so that i do not need a phone line is this a good idea will be connecting to a number of devices like laptop,tablets,smart tv, mobile phone wifi and android boxes and consoles can anyone suggest the best one or an alternative that doesnt need a phone line thats reasonably priced

RiverDragon8

It's because people who buy these devices don't know how to wi-fi tether … It's because people who buy these devices don't know how to wi-fi tether their phone. When i bought a tablet from Currys the guy tried to sell me one of these and i said i don't need one because i can wi-fi tether my phone and use that as a internet source he said 'oh right' then later on when i was paying for the tablet he asked me how i used my phone to wi-fi tether and i showed him and he thanked me because he genuinely didn't know (like the people who buy these devices).



I can assure you I know how to tether but have one of these for my caravan for convenience and to connect the security camera to the Internet.
I guess I should just leave my phone there instead eh?
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