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3 Launches Mobile Broadband WiFi Router

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3 Launches Mobile Broadband WiFi Router

In recent times progressive UK network 3 hasn't often had to follow in the footsteps of its rivals - but when the idea is a good one - it has done the right thing and shown some humility...

Consequently just a few weeks after T-Mobile made a similar announcement, 3 is launching the 'D100 Wireless Router' a teeny, tiny mobile broadband wireless router which lets users plug in their dongle (I do hate that word) and share the connection around their home or office. Given I saw this device a few months back but promised to remain tight lipped (not an easy thing for me) this narrow second place must rankle a little.

That said, the 3 solution is arguably more attractive and eminently more portable than the lamp stand-influenced T-Mobile effort and with an RRP of just £69.99 (less than you'd pay for a dongle 12 months ago) it's as easy on the pocket as it is on the eye.

Furthermore, in this credit crunch / economic crisis / we-all-know-it's-really-a-recession, such a move means you can rid yourself of your landline and wave two fingers in the direction of BT - much as you've always wanted to.

Launching immediately, the 3 D100 Wireless Router is available on its own or with bundles starting from just £15pm for a 5GB data allowance. Heavy P2P users downloaders need not apply but for everyone else, tempting no?

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mperrett

October 16, 2008, 2:17 pm

Vodafone have had something similar for a few months, not as nice and probably much more expensive:





http://online.vodafone.co.uk/d...





This does look like a neater solution from 3, does anyone know if you must be in 3 coverage for it to work? Last time I had a three phone I would only use the internet when connected to 3, not when using the legacy 2G service.....

Ben

October 16, 2008, 3:16 pm

Hmm, Vodafone's solution is looking pretty dated now. Still, the Vodafone/Linksys WRT54G3G is a fantastic bit of kit, I love mine and have had it for, ooh, a year or two now?





This little thing from Three looks stunning. I look forward to seeing a Trusted Review on it? I hope that during the review you find it necessary to call Three CS several times so you get the real 'Three Experience' - then maybe next time you meet with their representatives you can convey to them just how diabolical it is :D

Gordon394

October 16, 2008, 5:31 pm

indeed, fixed ;)

mr.wireless

October 28, 2008, 12:14 am

I hear here in Aust that its not secure. eg anyone in range can tune into your modem and use it, - That correct ??? Takes the shine of the practicatily of using it.

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