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3 Dates & Prices Mobile WiFi Router

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3 Dates & Prices Mobile WiFi Router

Had your interest piqued by 3's rather novel Mobile WiFi router? Then here come the details...

3 has announced the router will be available via telesales and its three.co.uk website from 17 September with general store availability one day later on the 18th. 3 has also confirmed two price plans will be offered:

  • 'Broadband 5GB 1 month' - a one month contract which includes 5GB of data for £15pm. With this package the MiFi router costs £69.99.

  • A ‘Ready to Go' kit for £99.99 includes the MiFi router and 3GB worth of data which can be used over a 3 month period. After the data has been used, the modem moves to a pre-pay system
Yes, these aren't the most flexible of options (no 12/18 month deals?!), but it will at least get you up and running. Such packages could also prove popular Christmas gifts (I did indeed just reference Christmas? *slaps self*).

As for those needing a refresh on what Mobile WiFi actually does, it's very straightforward. Much like a home router distributes your broadband/cable connection around your home, Mobile WiFi is a portable battery powered router that connects to 3's 3G data service and creates a mini mobile wireless hotspot that your other devices can connect to.

For example, while you're reading a webpage on your laptop/netbook you can be downloading an album on your iPod touch. One data subscription, but multiple products benefiting from it. All devices connect by inputting a one-off eight digit network key.

It's certainly a novel and potentially very useful idea, but whether it will take off, who knows...?

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Press Release

chrismbroome

August 31, 2009, 1:45 am

Interesting device but if you have a HTC Touch HD and a moded software you can set it up too act as a wireless router & connect too a 3G network over mobiles network. I have one and it does just that wink wink.

aaron88

September 2, 2009, 4:12 pm

You don't even need modded software. All windows mobile phone come with an internet sharing app and you can share your connection through bluetooth or usb. I've even used it for xbox live Phone->PC->Xbox. And thanks to Orange it's unlimited.

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