Huawei E5332 Mobile Broadband Mifi £25 @ Tesco Direct
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Huawei E5332 Mobile Broadband Mifi £25 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 15th Apr 2014
Huawei E5332 is back in Stock for £25 at Tesco Direct, usually sells for £30

This smart 3G device takes a standard sim card and once unlocked (99p), it can be used worldwide by using any local sim card.

I use mine to connect to my ipad and hence no need to get a 3G ipad and 5 devices can connect at once. I prefer this device as when i Tether using my phone, it lkills my battery within a short space of time.

With the Huawei E5332 you can connect your laptop, tablet or netbook to your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot. This ultra light palm-sized wireless receiver creates an internet bubble that can be shared with up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices. The Huawei E5332 can be used at home or on the go and features a rechargeable battery with a maximum working time of 5 hours.

Its locked to T mobile and usually comes with a T mobile PAYG sim card. I can recommend the seller below to unlock or smgreen
ebay.co.uk/itm…857?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_1828wt_1088

GSM forums have a thread for unlocking these just register unless your a member and post your IMEI and someone will give you a code so you get it unlocked for nothing.

forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb…13/
- polly69

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Nice find..Thanks.(_;)

Smoking, heat given ! !

Tried to find one cheaper when they went out of stock last time but nothing came close, only used models on eBay for the same price!

Just ordered one

Got one from PC world while ago unlocked and using 3 sim lot quicker than thought it would be
Very pleased with it battery last ages unlike tethering phone

My broadband is in limbo thanks to BT! so need something to keep the mrs happy!

To anyone that has one of these, what SIM did you get and what deal?

Ordered one as keep on missing deal, thanks

How this gadget is working ?

I have tried to Google it and find this
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wirelesshotspots/f/what-is-mifi.htm

So my understanding as it works s a hotpot and could connect up to five wify enable devices to access it.
If I put my slip my SAMBA SIMCARD (running three network) with data allowance in this gadget on my rucksack while I am on the street...

Could my mobile phone with Vodafone, O2, TalkTalk SIMcard will access to this hotspot ??
Is there any set up required ???

I am sorry for my ignorance .. Appreciate any help ....



pantaiema

How this gadget is working ?I have tried to Google it and find this … How this gadget is working ?I have tried to Google it and find this http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wirelesshotspots/f/what-is-mifi.htmSo my understanding as it works s a hotpot and could connect up to five wify enable devices to access it.If I put my slip my SAMBA SIMCARD (running three network) with data allowance in this gadget on my rucksack while I am on the street...Could my mobile phone with Vodafone, O2, TalkTalk SIMcard will access to this hotspot ??Is there any set up required ???I am sorry for my ignorance .. Appreciate any help ....



Exactly, as long as that mobile phone is wifi enabled you'll be fine.

I got one last week got a unlock code off the GSM forums for free after about 10 minutes slipped in my Samba sim and it worked straight away, im very impressed ive only bought mine as a backup because we've been having issues lately with Virgin going down alot so i needed a backup and at £25 its a steal its £15+ cheaper than anywhere else that's why they always sell out.

GSM forum free unlock codes just register if your not a member post your model number and IMEI and someone will give you a code, it took 10 minutes for me at around 9pm last Wednesday.
forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb…13/

Edited by: "polly69" 15th Apr 2014

Pantiema - These devices use a Sim card as your 'broadband' signal... The device just amplifies the signal so you can use it around the house... The trick is to find a Sim card with a large data allowance.... Now there's a question - who knows of a good Sim oO???

hi, what's the battery life on this? I'm debating on whether to buy this or pick up E5756 from bay for around 40.

nvm, bought 2 for 40 with coupon. can't beat that.
Edited by: "jwens44" 15th Apr 2014

giff gaff have good data alowences x

3THREE are offering 15GB per month for £15, it's a month to month contract so you're not signing your life away for 12-24 months, can't find any company offering a better price for mobile 3G.

What about this one - £29.99 with 2GB data:

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

i am using this from tesco the battery from fully charged to flat lasts 5.5 hours.

allan1954

i am using this from tesco the battery from fully charged to flat lasts … i am using this from tesco the battery from fully charged to flat lasts 5.5 hours.



That's good going considering on the box it state 5 hours when the wifi is turned off

Disappointed the battery life isn't longer, I'm sure I can get more than 5 hours using an old Samsung Galaxy Europa as a hotspot, I get at least an evening out of it and it's three years old!

I used this in Colombia for a few months... I had a data plan from Claro over there, 2gb a month, way more than I used to be fair because some places I had free wifi but this kept me in touch when I didn't, and saved me searching for wifi too.

Battery life is only around 5-6 hours BUT i liked it. I did use an anker battery to charge it on the go to be fair. But the usb connection is good to go and cheap to replace the cable. Mine was unlocked from amazon, i tested it with a cheapo data sim here before taking it abroad. People over there wanted to buy it from me!

Huawei E5332
Edited by: "dlo247" 16th Apr 2014

Just read about Giff Gaff. Good network but they will not allow you to tether. Unsure if this affec

michelleoconnorwright

giff gaff have good data alowences x



Only trouble with giff gaff is they don't allow tethering

pantaiema

How this gadget is working ?I have tried to Google it and find this … How this gadget is working ?I have tried to Google it and find this http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wirelesshotspots/f/what-is-mifi.htmSo my understanding as it works s a hotpot and could connect up to five wify enable devices to access it.If I put my slip my SAMBA SIMCARD (running three network) with data allowance in this gadget on my rucksack while I am on the street...Could my mobile phone with Vodafone, O2, TalkTalk SIMcard will access to this hotspot ??Is there any set up required ???I am sorry for my ignorance .. Appreciate any help ....



Samba sim will work fine, that is how I use my Mifi, have had it a while.

Although recently DNS can play up and sometimes it doesn't work, as a workaround I have used 8.8.8.8 as my DNS server.

On you phone you just need to connect to Wi-fi, then connect to the Mifi device which will appear in the search.

Got 2 of these unlocked now, fab bit of kit for the price

Thanks! Just ordered, voted hot. HUKD ruins my best intentions not to spend.

DarkerPixie

Just read about Giff Gaff. Good network but they will not allow you to … Just read about Giff Gaff. Good network but they will not allow you to tether. Unsure if this affecOnly trouble with giff gaff is they don't allow tethering



I don't think that's actually true anymore, not in every case anyway

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/Tethering-policy/ta-p/7816336

Tethering is strictly forbidden on all goodybags that contain unlimited data allowance (£12 and upwards), but is authorised on the goodybags with a limited data allowance (Hokey Cokey, the £7.50 goodybag and the £10 goodybag).

It is authorised on all gigabags and also authorised if your mobile internet usage is being charged from your airtime balance.

Any one had any experience unlocking these? I saw another deal on here the other day for £22 delivered for the Vodafone Mi-fi R203 Mobile Wi-fi which comes with free 500mb data over 60 days included but again not sure if it can be unlocked easy, don't want to be tied with one operator.
HUKD for Vodafone deal was OOS but they have restocked with 10 more now
hotukdeals.com/dea…331

Thanks, will give it a go for using on holidays.

Nice, been looking at one for a while. What is the 'locking on them? is it tied to one network or something...

Anyone know of any good deals for 4G mifi? EE were doing one for £25 upfront on a 1 month rolling contract (so £41 minimum all-in) but that's expired now adn it's back to £50 upfront (£66 minimum all-in).

Original Poster

Ralph888

Any one had any experience unlocking these? I saw another deal on here … Any one had any experience unlocking these? I saw another deal on here the other day for £22 delivered for the Vodafone Mi-fi R203 Mobile Wi-fi which comes with free 500mb data over 60 days included but again not sure if it can be unlocked easy, don't want to be tied with one operator.HUKD for Vodafone deal was OOS but they have restocked with 10 more nowhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vodafone-mifi-21-99-argos-ebay-1875331#post21516945


Had experience unlocking these more than 10 times with no problems whatsover. Check the description of this listing and you'll see a link to unck. In order to unlock, insert a foreign sim cad and connect wirelessly from your device (laptop, ipad, etc) to thiis mifi device (wireless name and password under the cover). Once connected, insert the unlock code obtained from ebay and it should say unlock successful. Henceforth, you'll be able to use any sim card. if you need to login to the mifi, connect to http://192.168.1.1 and the default username and password is admin. Hope this helps

polly69

I got one last week got a unlock code off the GSM forums for free after … I got one last week got a unlock code off the GSM forums for free after about 10 minutes slipped in my Samba sim and it worked straight away, im very impressed ive only bought mine as a backup because we've been having issues lately with Virgin going down alot so i needed a backup and at £25 its a steal its £15+ cheaper than anywhere else that's why they always sell out.GSM forum free unlock codes just register if your not a member post your model number and IMEI and someone will give you a code, it took 10 minutes for me at around 9pm last Wednesday.http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f88/huawei-unlock-codes-request-only-here-v4-1757813/


Do you have to use it with the tmobile sim before you can unlock it? Or if I don't put the SIM card in and just provide the imei no will that be ok? I've got one of these I bought ages ago with a tmobile some never used but I want to try the vectone/delight SIM cards I've picked up from £1 land:)
Thanks in advance

DarkerPixie

Just read about Giff Gaff. Good network but they will not allow you to … Just read about Giff Gaff. Good network but they will not allow you to tether. Unsure if this affecOnly trouble with giff gaff is they don't allow tethering



Giffgaff allow tethering on fixed data plans, but not on unlimited data plans
community.giffgaff.com/t5/…336

Original Poster

mummymelly

Do you have to use it with the tmobile sim before you can unlock it? Or … Do you have to use it with the tmobile sim before you can unlock it? Or if I don't put the SIM card in and just provide the imei no will that be ok? I've got one of these I bought ages ago with a tmobile some never used but I want to try the vectone/delight SIM cards I've picked up from £1 land:) Thanks in advance


You don't have to insert the T-mobile sim prior to unlocking. You just need the IMEI number and a foreign sim (vectone/delight ).

kakinyemi

You don't have to insert the T-mobile sim prior to unlocking. You just … You don't have to insert the T-mobile sim prior to unlocking. You just need the IMEI number and a foreign sim (vectone/delight ).


Cheers for the fast reply I'll give it a shot later! Voted hot btw this will be great for my dad going into hospital next week! He can keep in touch with the grandkids thank you

Original Poster

mummymelly

Cheers for the fast reply I'll give it a shot later! Voted hot btw this … Cheers for the fast reply I'll give it a shot later! Voted hot btw this will be great for my dad going into hospital next week! He can keep in touch with the grandkids thank you


Feel free to PM me if need be, I now knnow these devices like the back of my hand

kakinyemi

Had experience unlocking these more than 10 times with no problems … Had experience unlocking these more than 10 times with no problems whatsover. Check the description of this listing and you'll see a link to unck. In order to unlock, insert a foreign sim cad and connect wirelessly from your device (laptop, ipad, etc) to thiis mifi device (wireless name and password under the cover). Once connected, insert the unlock code obtained from ebay and it should say unlock successful. Henceforth, you'll be able to use any sim card. if you need to login to the mifi, connect to http://192.168.1.1 and the default username and password is admin. Hope this helps



Many thanks for info, sounds straight forward.

kakinyemi

Feel free to PM me if need be, I now knnow these devices like the back of … Feel free to PM me if need be, I now knnow these devices like the back of my hand


I may just do that lol! Have you tried the delight sims in these? The free £10 credit ones? Just think they'd be ideal for my dad just to waste while having his treatment in hospital.

Original Poster

mummymelly

I may just do that lol! Have you tried the delight sims in these? The … I may just do that lol! Have you tried the delight sims in these? The free £10 credit ones? Just think they'd be ideal for my dad just to waste while having his treatment in hospital.


I haven't tried the Delight ones but see no reason why it wouldn't work. I used an Ovivo sim for 14 months until they went bust recently, that was free and good while it lasted.

When the battery runs out, can you charged it up and use it at the same time, or do you have to stiop and wait until it's charged up? (either at home from the mains or using an Anker when out). Thanks

Original Poster

david1274

When the battery runs out, can you charged it up and use it at the same … When the battery runs out, can you charged it up and use it at the same time, or do you have to stiop and wait until it's charged up? (either at home from the mains or using an Anker when out). Thanks


Yes you can charge and use at the same time and you can also use an Anker charger to charge while you're on the go.

kakinyemi

In order to unlock, insert a foreign sim cad and




thanks!

Why do you recommend using a international sim to unlock- why not just a regualr UK one, such as vodafone?

Original Poster

david1274

thanks!Why do you recommend using a international sim to unlock- why not … thanks!Why do you recommend using a international sim to unlock- why not just a regualr UK one, such as vodafone?


Apologies, foreign as in "a different sim card to the T-mobile one that ships with the device". A UK sim works a treat.

ahh okay
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