Cheap 4g Mifi ... grab one while you can!!!

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  1. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    As I know lots of people want to be able to use mobile broadband when out in their van I thought I'd post this.

    I've just bought a new Huawei E5776 mobile broadband MIFI from Currys/PC World for £29.99 plus £15.99 a month with EE (giving 3gb) on a 30 day rolling notice account. As I have no intention of keeping the contract, I've cancelled it so the MIFI, even if I get charged for the first month, will still only be £44.98 ... as the cheapest you can get is at least £89, this is half the normal price. The only other expense was to buy an unlock code off Ebay for the MIFI, which I did for the princely sum of 99p!!! I unlocked it and am now using it with my Three sim instead.

    This E5776 MIFI allows up to 10 separate pieces of equipment to connect to it (computer, laptop, ipad, tablet etc etc) at the same time and is the fastest one on the market. It is able to use the new 4g network (we're getting it here next year) but in the meantime is a high-speed 3g one. (NB: don't get the E5756 by mistake as this is ONLY 3g!).

    I've got it because our contract with our current provider, Three, expires tomorrow, but it will just roll on as it is if we don't cancel it which we wont especially since, at just over £8 a month for 15gb it is a no brainer to stay with them (we get a 50% loyalty discount which isn't offered now!). However we do suffer from it being slow where we are and in order to get a newer MIFI to improve things a bit they wanted to charge us an extra £5 to £13 a month (depending on who we talked to!) but that was for the Huawai E586 MIFI which is NOT 4g and would tie us in for 24 months so we'd be stuck with 3g even though 4g is coming our way! Consequently I decided to do some research yesterday and today and after quite a bit of 'hunting' to see what was out there, I found the deal on the E5776 so quickly plumped for that as they are selling like hot-cakes!

    So, if you want one get yourself onto the PC world or Currys website and grab one quick (reserve and collect in store only) - they've already all gone from round these 'er parts and I doubt there'll be any left nationally after this weekend. I don't think 'EE' realised what they'd done when they set up this 'deal' ... lots of people seem to be doing what I've done ... just cancelling the contract immediately. You MUST make sure you get the right 'deal' in the first place though which is the 'monthly' 3gb one with 30 days notice, don't make the mistake of buying anything else! I did ask the chap at EE when I cancelled if I definitely owned the MIFI and he said I did so they can't ask for it back, and the contract definitely is only for a rolling 30 days each time, so no problem there either. The sim will stay active for the 30 day period and then will stop working now I've cancelled the contract, so I've got an extra 3gb to use this month, on top of my 15gb, so hubby will be bashing the gb with stuff he wants to download to get our money's worth out of it!!!
     
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  2. sdc77

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    Just ordered one.. Thx :thumb:
     
  3. Allanm

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    Me too. Sounds like a bargain. No idea how it works though, it's all Greek to me! Looks like I'll have to read up on it
    Allan
     
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    Ordered, sold out in some places in near region, but still available in both currys and pcworld locally. Do you have details of the site you got the unlock code from please?
     
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  5. SandJ

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    Ordered thanks none local but not too far :thumb:
     
  6. Larrynwin

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    Was looking for a new one, got it TA :thumb:
     
  7. Peter & Elaine

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    In stock at wakefield
    And done
     
  8. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    No stock at Newark, :Sad: (we are at Broonfools for the weekend), but one reserved at P/boro, for collection from home tomorrow. :thumb:

    Thanks Minx. :Wink:

    Cheers,

    Jock.

    P.S. Where does the contract bit come in, if only paying £29 at the shop. Is it done upon registration?
     
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  9. Larrynwin

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    Is there an external antenna connection, or is it not needed ??
     
  10. buttons

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    Seems like a lot of extra work to me. Why not just teather your three phone 13 pound a month sim 4G unlimited wifi.
     
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  11. Madwife

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    Just ordered one and we are off to Aberystwyth to collect it!

    Kath
     
  12. chaser

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    Me too, never had a problem tethering my Nokia windows phone to my ipad, and I am only on a bog standard O2 £14 a month contract, haven't got anywhere near 15 gig , I know, but plenty for what I need:BigGrin:
     
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  13. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    thats fine if you have a 3 phone but many, like me, just want a basic phone to make calls and text's.
     
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  14. chaser

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    That's not strictly true if you are thinking of a dongle thingy you must be wanting data too, so why not have it all in one thing:thumb:
     
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  15. canopus

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    Got the last one in Donny PC World - they had to rob Currys for it. They had 20 odd in stock at Sheffield Meadowhall should anyone be interested. :thumb:
     
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    Can I use it abroad? :Doh:
     
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    I would have thought so once its unlocked but you would then need to buy a sim for the counrty/area you were visiting.
     
  18. JockandRita

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    That includes me too, as I don't normally carry a mobile phone, and a second hand PAYG smart phone just for the data access, was going to cost in excess of £250. :Eek!: The latest MiFi will do me for now thanks. :thumb:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
  19. paddywhack

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    Just bought one, picking it up tomorrow:thumb:
    All I need now is a motorhome.
     
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  20. Peter & Elaine

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    Gone and done it paid for collected it now on charge
    Just got to off hire contract in morning or monday
     
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