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Huawei E5577C Ultra-Fast 4G/LTE Unlocked 150 Mbps Portable Mobile Wi-Fi- Black (Genuine UK) £47.99 @ Amazon Prime
Huawei E5577C Ultra-Fast 4G/LTE Unlocked 150 Mbps Portable Mobile Wi-Fi- Black (Genuine UK) £47.99 @ Amazon Prime

Huawei E5577C Ultra-Fast 4G/LTE Unlocked 150 Mbps Portable Mobile Wi-Fi- Black (Genuine UK) £47.99 @ Amazon Prime

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4G/ 150 Mbps, UNLOCKED, connecting up to 10 Wi-Fi devices, battery capacity with up to 6 hours.

seems to be £80ish everywhere else.

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hot, these are good

Hot but showing delivery time of 1-2 month now at that price

Or this one, without the LCD screen, for £9.99 plus £15 data
pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

Can you use the wifi repeat feature on these to connect to the Bt wifi hotspots?
Often when I go camping there is a hotspot but it doesnt reach where I'm staying. Potentially this could extend it?

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dazza99

Or this one, without the LCD screen, for £9.99 plus £15 d … Or this one, without the LCD screen, for £9.99 plus £15 datahttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/phones-broadband-and-sat-nav/broadband/mobile-broadband/three-pay-monthly-4g-mifi-10145754-pdt.html



​good deal, but that device is locked to Three I'm guessing? if not, very hot. thanks.

thanks took a punt, fed up with using my phone as the hotspot when on holiday for everyone to connect to

Estimated delivery: 3 Feb. 2017 - 7 Mar. 2017

jagoanneon

​good deal, but that device is locked to Three I'm guessing? if not, very … ​good deal, but that device is locked to Three I'm guessing? if not, very hot. thanks.



No its unlocked!

dazza99

No its unlocked!



​so just put my o2 SIM with 30gb in and that's it?

how do these compare to the original osprey - wandering if its worth the upgrade

Great price - if you are member of Prime.

I use an unlocked TP Link M7350 and these Mifis are brilliant bits of kit especially to use when travelling/on holiday etc.
Either buy a local SIM or get a 3 Feel at Home and works straight off the bat.
Only thing to be aware of is that the USA works on different bands so they may not work there, or if they do, you may only get 2G. If you want to use one in the USA better off buying one there.
Edited by: "Copperface" 17th Jan

What's the difference using one of these to tethering from phone? I need something for internet in a static caravan but I can't work out whether something like this is needed as isn't it the same to use phone??

dazza99

No its unlocked!



it let me reserve one for £9.99 instore, you 100% sure they are unlocked?

dazza99

Or this one, without the LCD screen, for £9.99 plus £15 d … Or this one, without the LCD screen, for £9.99 plus £15 datahttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/phones-broadband-and-sat-nav/broadband/mobile-broadband/three-pay-monthly-4g-mifi-10145754-pdt.html



isn't this a contract?

Tinker12

What's the difference using one of these to tethering from phone? I need … What's the difference using one of these to tethering from phone? I need something for internet in a static caravan but I can't work out whether something like this is needed as isn't it the same to use phone??



nothing as far as I can tell, except I am hoping these provide a better signal etc and dont kill your phones battery

Aeschylus

nothing as far as I can tell, except I am hoping these provide a better … nothing as far as I can tell, except I am hoping these provide a better signal etc and dont kill your phones battery


The recent data sim deal from Three (£28/24gb for 2yrs) doesn't let you tether according to some users but does work in a mifi.



Edited by: "Speculator" 17th Jan

Speculator

The recent data sim deal from Three (£28/24gb for 2yrs) doesn't let you … The recent data sim deal from Three (£28/24gb for 2yrs) doesn't let you tether according to some users but does work in a mifi.



ahh, I am with EE so allowed to tether

Speculator

The recent data sim deal from Three (£28/24gb for 2yrs) doesn't let you … The recent data sim deal from Three (£28/24gb for 2yrs) doesn't let you tether according to some users but does work in a mifi.


If you are allowed to tether though, is there any use for one of these? Apart from saving your phone battery?

Tinker12

If you are allowed to tether though, is there any use for one of these? … If you are allowed to tether though, is there any use for one of these? Apart from saving your phone battery?


Not really. I bought a couple of Three 24gb data sims for HK in the summer so I really need a mifi. It's surprising how much a Three HK data sim cost compared to the UK bearing in mind Three is a HK company.


Edited by: "Speculator" 17th Jan

dazza99

Or this one, without the LCD screen, for £9.99 plus £15 d … Or this one, without the LCD screen, for £9.99 plus £15 datahttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/phones-broadband-and-sat-nav/broadband/mobile-broadband/three-pay-monthly-4g-mifi-10145754-pdt.html


Did seriously consider that but after all discounts/travel cost etc, I am saving about £10.

Also, should anything go wrong, I am sure Amazon will offer a replacement, no questions asked.

Tinker12

If you are allowed to tether though, is there any use for one of these? … If you are allowed to tether though, is there any use for one of these? Apart from saving your phone battery?


Quite often a better range, can connect up to 10 devices (so good for families), you can keep your phone SIM in and buy a local data sim deal if travelling abroad so often works out cheaper, many data sims deals are cheaper than those for tethering.

Aeschylus

it let me reserve one for £9.99 instore, you 100% sure they are unlocked?


3 say they should be unlocked, or they will unlock it for you. support.three.co.uk/SRV…772,Case=obj(4363)
£9-99 is am amazing price - would be all over that if I did not have one already,
Edited by: "Copperface" 17th Jan

Copperface

3 say they should be unlocked, or they will unlock it for you. … 3 say they should be unlocked, or they will unlock it for you. http://support.three.co.uk/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBISAPI.DLL?Command=New,Kb=Mobile,Ts=Mobile,T=Article,varset_cat=billing,varset_subcat=3772,Case=obj(4363)£9-99 is am amazing price - would be all over that if I did not have one already,



I dont see how the can unlock it as nowhere to enter a code on it,,, it is a tenner so I will take a punt, let you know tomorrow after I pick it up

Aeschylus

I dont see how the can unlock it as nowhere to enter a code on it,,, it … I dont see how the can unlock it as nowhere to enter a code on it,,, it is a tenner so I will take a punt, let you know tomorrow after I pick it up



It's not just £10, the service terms including a 30day rolling contract, minimum £15 a month (5GB data)

Min cost is £9.99(device) + £15(contract) = £24.99 (provided you cancel immediately by providing 30 days notice)

Truly.Yours18

It's not just £10, the service terms including a 30day rolling contract, … It's not just £10, the service terms including a 30day rolling contract, minimum £15 a month (5GB data)Min cost is £9.99(device) + £15(contract) = £24.99 (provided you cancel immediately by providing 30 days notice)



I can confirm this as I bought one yesterday, was in the store for 40 mins whilst they processed the 3 contract at £15 per month. Trying to cancel the "rolling contract" with 3 was a very long phone call, not an easy process, be prepared to be bombarded with alternatives and they didn't believe I could buy a 24gb prepaid sim for under £30 from amazon that will last 2 years.

Also, my device wont hold a charge so back to PC World I go!

Anyone know if these will work ok in the USA with the Prepaid 24gb data only SIM cards?

3 seem quite generous with their roaming data rules, but not 100% sure these devices work on US networks




Edited by: "grayslick" 17th Jan

grayslick

and they didn't believe I could buy a 24gb prepaid sim for under £30 from … and they didn't believe I could buy a 24gb prepaid sim for under £30 from amazon that will last 2 years.



do you have a link to that?

edit: this?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trio-Pay-Mobile-Broadband-Pack/dp/B01M3VJ2B2
I can't see the 24GB option
edit2: it's out of stock as camelcamelcamel shows
Edited by: "Magnets" 17th Jan

Can anyone recommend an antenna for this?

Speculator

Not really. I bought a couple of Three 24gb data sims for HK in the … Not really. I bought a couple of Three 24gb data sims for HK in the summer so I really need a mifi. It's surprising how much a Three HK data sim cost compared to the UK bearing in mind Three is a HK company.



I believe that you cannot tether Using 3UK sims in Hong Kong. You can put them in the phone and use the data but from what I've read, tethering abroad is not allowed in feel at home countries.

Truly.Yours18

It's not just £10, the service terms including a 30day rolling contract, … It's not just £10, the service terms including a 30day rolling contract, minimum £15 a month (5GB data)Min cost is £9.99(device) + £15(contract) = £24.99 (provided you cancel immediately by providing 30 days notice)



ahh, thanks, you save me a visit

Magnets

do you have a link to that?edit: … do you have a link to that?edit: this?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trio-Pay-Mobile-Broadband-Pack/dp/B01M3VJ2B2I can't see the 24GB optionedit2: it's out of stock as camelcamelcamel shows



that's the one, the 24gb option not showing at the moment
Edited by: "grayslick" 17th Jan

jeremylam99

I believe that you cannot tether Using 3UK sims in Hong Kong. You can put … I believe that you cannot tether Using 3UK sims in Hong Kong. You can put them in the phone and use the data but from what I've read, tethering abroad is not allowed in feel at home countries.


I already know you can't tether but hopefully should be OK in a mifi.

jeremylam99

I believe that you cannot tether Using 3UK sims in Hong Kong. You can put … I believe that you cannot tether Using 3UK sims in Hong Kong. You can put them in the phone and use the data but from what I've read, tethering abroad is not allowed in feel at home countries.


It will work. They may block you if they find a laptop using the data, but of you just tether a phone it will work fine.

My 'feel at home' contract 3 sim wouldn't enable tethering in Spain last week but I had no problem with their data sim in a mifi with 2 laptops connected to it.

fuiseog

My 'feel at home' contract 3 sim wouldn't enable tethering in Spain last … My 'feel at home' contract 3 sim wouldn't enable tethering in Spain last week but I had no problem with their data sim in a mifi with 2 laptops connected to it.


Did you get a decent enough speed with that?
I got the 24gb 3 Trio data sim a week or two ago but it was mentioned that speeds were throttled when abroad and 4G was nigh on impossible.
Edited by: "Copperface" 17th Jan

I was abroad and used feel at home. It felt like 3g speed only. I ran speedtest on a local's 3 network sim and theirs are 4g and faster.

Slash

I was abroad and used feel at home. It felt like 3g speed only. I ran … I was abroad and used feel at home. It felt like 3g speed only. I ran speedtest on a local's 3 network sim and theirs are 4g and faster.



From last May

"Operator admits to throttling speeds on Feel At Home bundle, but said it could introduce premium bundle to offer faster speeds"

http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2016/05/09/three-considers-offering-service-to-boost-data-speeds-while-abroad/

Lucky my house in HK is very close to a PCCW (now CSL mobile) wifi hotspot. Will buy their HK$100 all in one sim which offers Free unlimited wifi. I will use my UK Three data sim for browsing on the ipad/laptop and my daughters will have my Note 4 for watching cartoons on the unlimited free wifi.



Edited by: "Speculator" 17th Jan

I brought an unlocked TP Link M7350 mifi before Xmas when my home broadband went down it was a life saver just pop in a data sim and your away

grayslick

I can confirm this as I bought one yesterday, was in the store for 40 … I can confirm this as I bought one yesterday, was in the store for 40 mins whilst they processed the 3 contract at £15 per month. Trying to cancel the "rolling contract" with 3 was a very long phone call, not an easy process, be prepared to be bombarded with alternatives and they didn't believe I could buy a 24gb prepaid sim for under £30 from amazon that will last 2 years.Also, my device wont hold a charge so back to PC World I go!Anyone know if these will work ok in the USA with the Prepaid 24gb data only SIM cards?3 seem quite generous with their roaming data rules, but not 100% sure these devices work on US networks



Hi could you explain how you cancelled please?
I just bought one, took ten mins in store to do.
It doesn't seem to be active yet. I'm assuming I need to cancel by ringing three on 0333 number?

Yes, I phoned on 0333 number and went for the "thinking of leaving us" option.

Be prepared to be offered iphones, tablets, mobile phone deals, home broadband, alternative mobile broadband deals etc

What's a good data sim to use with this? because I want to set up a network in my office for spotify and the like.

grayslick

Yes, I phoned on 0333 number and went for the "thinking of leaving us" … Yes, I phoned on 0333 number and went for the "thinking of leaving us" option.Be prepared to be offered iphones, tablets, mobile phone deals, home broadband, alternative mobile broadband deals etc


Thanks, if you're interested i've just flashed a "General" firmware to it which adds features such as the wifi extender mode plus other stuff. It removes the "3" branding as well.
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 17th Jan
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