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Mifi on 3 - Inc. 5GB for 1 Month + £10 Accessories Voucher + £24 QUIDCO- £55.98 @ Three Mobile
Mifi on 3 - Inc. 5GB for 1 Month + £10 Accessories Voucher + £24 QUIDCO- £55.98 @ Three Mobile

Mifi on 3 - Inc. 5GB for 1 Month + £10 Accessories Voucher + £24 QUIDCO- £55.98 @ Three Mobile

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This mifi dongle takes a sim, and it acts as a wireless hotspot, and you can connect up to five devices at a time.

It is basically a router which sends out wifi from sim cards. It is locked but there are instructions online about unlocking it so you can use a sim of any network in it.

If you use this promotional code:

MB190411VC

You get a £10 voucher which can be used at the online 3 accessories store.

Just cancel after the first month, i.e. give notification of cancellation the day you receive your package, and go with the £5.11 2gb1 month contract plan for data only

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I have 1 of these and I love it.

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FUZZYWUZY

I have 1 of these and I love it.




How long does your battery last and how big is it?

edit: just watched a youtube video and its massive. I was expecting it to be the size of a usb memory stick

Edited by: "Kazaam" 19th Apr 2011

same here...A+++

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defard

same here...A+++


Reason(s)?

Kazaam

Reason(s)?


May be because it does the job extremely well and it is utterly useful. It gives me WiFi in the car, at work and during travel.

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Aiadi

May be because it does the job extremely well and it is utterly useful. … May be because it does the job extremely well and it is utterly useful. It gives me WiFi in the car, at work and during travel.



cool. I ordered it on a whim tbh. I have an iPad and will rarely use this as the iPad is mostly in the house but I guess I can get the five pound 2GB plan and use it for my mobile phone as well.

See reviews at
techradar.com/rev…iew
It's a must have piece of hardwear as far as I'm concerned.

Using it right now on the train with the iPad. Love it!!

You can also get sim cards with 3gb of data from amazon for £7.50. I just buy one of those every three months

it is awesone. Would recommend this over usb dongle anytime

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thearbiter65

Using it right now on the train with the iPad. Love it!!You can also get … Using it right now on the train with the iPad. Love it!!You can also get sim cards with 3gb of data from amazon for £7.50. I just buy one of those every three months


ooohhh...does it not lose connection? And are you not scared of being mugged?

Is there no quidco or tcb with 1 of these ?

Got mine from Ocean Tree Trading on Ebay for £32.99 delivered with 3 months/3GB allowance.

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Just sold for £54 on eBay

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pugw$sh

Got mine from Ocean Tree Trading on Ebay for £32.99 delivered with 3 … Got mine from Ocean Tree Trading on Ebay for £32.99 delivered with 3 months/3GB allowance.


That was the older mifi dongle

Kazaam

ooohhh...does it not lose connection? And are you not scared of being … ooohhh...does it not lose connection? And are you not scared of being mugged?



Sometimes loses connection, like when going through tunnels, but no more than a phone. Signal is very good TBH. The good thing about the mifi is you can leave it in your pocket, so being mugged isn't a concern. Surely everyone has an iPad?

Voted hot I paid about £50 long ago and they seemed increase in price quite bit now, I used use it on a regular basis with holidays or at work with my netbook and it seemed very good.
I now have a 3G iPad so don't need mine now but still tempted keep it rather than sell it on lol.

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thearbiter65

Sometimes loses connection, like when going through tunnels, but no more … Sometimes loses connection, like when going through tunnels, but no more than a phone. Signal is very good TBH. The good thing about the mifi is you can leave it in your pocket, so being mugged isn't a concern. Surely everyone has an iPad?


I meant being mugged of the iPad lol
Edited by: "Kazaam" 19th Apr 2011

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Throttle

Voted hot I paid about £50 long ago and they seemed increase in price … Voted hot I paid about £50 long ago and they seemed increase in price quite bit now, I used use it on a regular basis with holidays or at work with my netbook and it seemed very good. I now have a 3G iPad so don't need mine now but still tempted keep it rather than sell it on lol.


Wish id got 3G iPad but couldntjustify the cost, at least whatever sim I get with this, I can share it with up to five devices.

I have tried 3 3g routers (edimax, tp-link and zoom) and this mifi is by far the best, more stable and portable.

Yep I have one also, its great, I use it with netbook, laptop, phone etc when away from home. Even came in handy at home recently when we had a power cut - laptop on battery and mifi keeping the internet going. I'm also impressed with the speeds I get (maybe I'm lucky here as I live about 0.5 mile from antenna) get about 5 to 6mbps download and 1.5mpbs upload. I'm currently on the 2GB/month for £5 plan - although the 3GB/3 month sim above sounds great value - I'll have to look into that. They can also be unlocked to other networks if you google....

Advantages for me: small enough to fit in pocket, and can connect upto 5 devices at once. I can also get facetime on iphone when out and about using mifi (iphone currently only uses wifi for facetime).

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Blotch

Yep I have one also, its great, I use it with netbook, laptop, phone etc … Yep I have one also, its great, I use it with netbook, laptop, phone etc when away from home. Even came in handy at home recently when we had a power cut - laptop on battery and mifi keeping the internet going. I'm also impressed with the speeds I get (maybe I'm lucky here as I live about 0.5 mile from antenna) get about 5 to 6mbps download and 1.5mpbs upload. I'm currently on the 2GB/month for £5 plan - although the 3GB/3 month sim above sounds great value - I'll have to look into that. They can also be unlocked to other networks if you google....Advantages for me: small enough to fit in pocket, and can connect upto 5 devices at once. I can also get facetime on iphone when out and about using mifi (iphone currently only uses wifi for facetime).


how long does the battery last?

Glad to hear everyone loves it

Various opportunities for cashback via Quidco / Topcashback etc, but:
Anybody buying the mifi through the 5gb/£15/month/30day-rolling-contract "deal" should contact 3 customer services as soon as they receive the mifi device & immediately cancel the contract. When asked why they wish to cancel the contract, tell 3 that they are taking the pi55 with the paltry 5gb when they offer 10gb on the same terms & price, either direct
threestore.three.co.uk/dea…014
threestore.three.co.uk/pla…s=1
or via resellers:
expansys.com/3-m…02/
Highly likely the CS rep will immediately up the 5gb to 10gb, or offer the 5gb at half price..
above lifted from earlier similar deal post.

I used to have one of these later models.
Don't need it now as my mobile phone handset has a wifi hotspot capability, coupled to 3's eat-as-much-as-you-like genuinely unlimited mobile internet.
Then ditched my home BB connection in favour of the mobilephone hotspot option.
And best of all: ditched my BT landline and moved landline number to VOIP which now terminates on the same mobile handset.
Edited by: "Flipd" 19th Apr 2011

Battery for me lasts a whole day from 9 to 5. They can be connected to a USB port of a computer too.

Kazaam

I meant being mugged of the iPad lol



I know lol

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thearbiter65

I know lol



I'm scared to take my iPad into public, lol

Kazaam

how long does the battery last?Glad to hear everyone loves it



About 4hrs standalone or as others say all day if connected to USB port on netbook/laptop. You can buy a bigger battery, which lasts a lot longer but its expensive (approx £50), another option is this....

amazon.co.uk/Tec…e_1



Original Poster

Blotch

About 4hrs standalone or as others say all day if connected to USB port … About 4hrs standalone or as others say all day if connected to USB port on netbook/laptop. You can buy a bigger battery, which lasts a lot longer but its expensive (approx £50), another option is this....[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FTeckNet-Dual-Port-Universal-Incredible-Blackberry%2Fdp%2FB000NDQ92W%2Fref%3Dpd_cp_ce_1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet-Dual-Port-Universal-Incredible-Blackberry/dp/B000NDQ92W/ref=pd_cp_ce_1[/url]


Hopefully 4 hours will be long enough for whatever I will be using it for. If I start buying accessories for my accessories for my iPad, it will work out even more expensive than going for the 3G one. Lol.
I'm sure you can just buy a spare battery for it!

These are also useful for anyone who owns an IPOD and wants internet access while out and about...

i have this mifi mine last about 4 hours on the battery.

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allan1954

i have this mifi mine last about 4 hours on the battery.



not great but I can live with it

Forget the voucher code, and go through Quidco to get £24. Bonus

Thanks to the OP for the find. I have been thinking about buying one of these.

As for the battery life, 4 hours is better than what I get from using my HTC Desire as a hotspot which is less than half that
Edited by: "itsamac" 23rd Apr 2011

Would it be possible to run this connected all day to a USB mains charger?
I have a wall charger that accepts USB devices so hoping that would work.

Don't count on quidco for this, have never received any quidco from 3 and I'm not alone...

Tillboy

Don't count on quidco for this, have never received any quidco from 3 and … Don't count on quidco for this, have never received any quidco from 3 and I'm not alone...


Did you put in a query?

Agharta

Would it be possible to run this connected all day to a USB mains … Would it be possible to run this connected all day to a USB mains charger?I have a wall charger that accepts USB devices so hoping that would work.



You do get a usb wall charger with it if I remember right, but you can use any usb wall charger. I have mine on charge when I use it as it makes the wifi signal stronger.

gavjbrown

You do get a usb wall charger with it if I remember right, but you can … You do get a usb wall charger with it if I remember right, but you can use any usb wall charger. I have mine on charge when I use it as it makes the wifi signal stronger.


Thanks for clarifying that.

Think I'm going for this – been looking at it the past week for use with my iTouch. Hadn't dawned on me about cancelling the contract and going with the 2Gb monthly deal (or using the cheap prepay Sims off Amazon).

Obviously going to order through Quidco, but wondering if it's worth jeopardizing the cashback for the sake of a £10 voucher. I normally use all the codes I can find, but £24 cashback is not to be sniffed at. Any comments?

Cheers, SirHugo

Great deal by the way

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Just so you guys know, cancelling the first day isn't a piece of cake. The first time I phoned up, I was put through to 2 or 3 people before I reached the "correct" department where the man proceeded to inform me that I could not cancel the contract without returning the mifi as well, because I was still in the 14 days cool off return period. I told him the customer service reps on the live chat must be telling fibs then to get more customers as they told me I could cancel the contract only the first day and keep the sim.

So, I wasn't going to settle with this and called again, once again, I was thrown around the departments like a ping pong ball and when I reached the correct department once again (mobile broadband (cancellations), I was able to cancel it, but I had to have a 20 minute discussion with the woman on why I was cancelling, She asked why I was cancelling it, and when I told her I only needed it this month and not for another few months, she asked why, what DATE I would need to start using it again and I made it clear I didn't know but she contunied to ask questions and try and persuade me to stay.

And you won't believe this, the first person I spoke to during the first phone call session, Indian I thik, attempted to persuade me to do the 5Gb/month for £8, which is a great deal but I don't need it and he then offered me 0.5GB/month for £5, and when I told him I could get 2GB/mont for £5.11 on a 1 month contract from the £ website, he hesitated a bit and then offered me the 500MB deal again for the same price.

Just stand your ground and make it clear you want to cancel, it really is a pain in the ****!

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Deal ends end of this month so be quick
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