Mobile broadband provider Three (3) has revealed the details of its new Wi-Fi modem (mobile broadband router or MiFi) it plans to introduce shortly.
It is Huawei E586 wireless modem (MiFi) which can deliver download speeds of up to 21Mbps using next generation HSPA+ technology.
When it comes to upload speeds, the new MiFi would offer up to 5.6Mbps speeds in good coverage areas. The Huawei E586 MiFi device will show details like download speed, how much data has been used and online duration on its OLED display. Battery will last for more than 4 hours after a full charge.
Three introduced very fast, HSPA+ enabled Premium dongles (40% faster than HSPA, standard USB modem sticks) a couple of months ago.
By launching new wi-fi product, 3 becomes only operator offering an entirely next generation HSPA+ enabled range of mobile broadband products, according to David Kerrigan, Head of mobile broadband at Three,
Mobile Wi-Fi or MiFi devices, when compared to the dongles, allow users to link up to five wi-fi enabled devices like laptops, iPads and consoles to use broadband on the go.
Currently, 3 Mobile offers many pay monthly and pay as you go mobile broadband packages that include high speed mobile broadband dongles and wireless MiFi modems free of cost.
The biggest advantage of 3 mobile MiFi is that it enables multiple users to access mobile broadband via laptops, netbooks, ipods, ipads and consoles without the need of USB, dongle or any sort of physical connection.
Three launched this handy, small mobile broadband router which can function as a wireless (Wi-Fi) hotspot and allow the users to share 3 mobile broadband connection in coverage areas via their wi-fi enabled devices.
Three’s mobile wi-fi device is indeed the customized version of Huawei E585. It is very portable and weighs just 90g and comes with microSD slot so you can use memory cards to store your data.
The interface is simple and it takes just a couple of minutes to understand all the controls. You can use the buttons to launch the device to access mobile internet and share it with other users by switching on wi-fi.
The LEDs on the MiFi screen help you to read the status of your mobile broadband connection and wi-fi or whether the battery in the device needs recharge.
MiFi also comes with preconfigured wireless security settings like WEP to make your internet data secure when you use the device on the go.
You can also change these settings including firewall settings via 3 WiFi Manager application.
- Device: 3 Mobile broadband MiFi
- Model: Huawei E585
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g
- USB port
- MicroSD card slot
- Battery: 1500mAh
- Battery life: 4 – 5 hrs
- Weight: 90g
MiFi mobile broadband packges
3 Mobile offers pay monthly and pay as you go MiFi mobile broadband packages. The devices is offered FREE with pay monthly plans while the Pay As You Go offer will cost £69.99 that includes the Wireless modem (mobile wi-fi / MiFi) and 3GB of data (3 months valid).