Mifi

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  1. DoubleD

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    This my first post so please be gentle!

    Could anyone advise on what they consider to be the best Mifi device to support iPhone and/or iPad. It would be used mainly when travelling in Europe.

    Many thanks
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    Welcome to Fun.

    In my view you could do a lot worse than contact www.motorhomewifi.com who know about this stuff.

    JJ :cool:
     
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  3. DoubleD

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    JJ

    Thanks for the info and link. Will check it out

    DoubleD
     
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    Hello Welcome, good to post sharing information is what it's all about, the Mifi 3 is worth looking at as it's getting accepted more in Europe now, and very good in the UK. If you go into a 3 shop reiterate that you want a Mifi and not a dongle. :welc:
     
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    I think the OP means the hardware module rather than the SIM provider/network.
    I use the Huawei E5332 bought from MotorhomeWifi. In France recently it worked very well even where there was low 3G signal. Used on 2 ipads.
    There are plenty other more expensive pieces of kit but this one was excellent.
     
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    I've had good results using the 3 Network

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    I used the Netgear 3/4G one provided by MotorhomeWiFi. Worked great in France, Belgium and Germany this year.
     
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    I used a 3 mifi in France and it worked well most (but not all) of the time. Mind you we were in some remote places. In towns no problem.
     
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    Got mine from Motorhome wifi as well. Very helpful indeed after I had a few set up issues (mainly due to me trying to set it all up with webbed feet....) all quickly sorted by them.
     
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    Just got back from a trip in Europe used 3 MIFI on a Huawei router worked brilliantly all over France Italy and Belgium and at no extra cost to my monthly payment which is about £10 I think. Did'nt work in Germany but they're not included yet, I think I read Spain get included early next year. Also works all over the UK great little gadget.(y)
     
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    My recent experience too!(y)
     
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    go to the ZTE web site for the latest and arguably the best unlocked MiFi devices available, won most of the awards for such device's more expensive and complicated than Huawei.............MotorhomeWiFi dont sell ZTE so if you do decide to buy ZTE you wont get any help from MHW!!!!
     
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    We use an unlocked (so we can use different sim cards) Huawai 5776 mifi - most of the time using Three.
    Or sometimes just tether use my mobile, which is essentially the same as using a mifi.
    Just make sure your tariff allows tethering
     
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    I bet Addy (at MHW) would help if he could anyway.

    He helped me and I wasn't a client.


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I have good results using a unlocked Huawei MIFI on 3 network .You can also get MIFI's from "intermodem.com". They sell unlocked Huawei and other, prices seem good.
     
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    Hellooooo Deb, how are you and David? Have you got any more trips planned?

    We learnt everything we know about wifi and mifi from Addie at Motorhome wifi.

    Hope you are both well, will catch up soon. Xx
     
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    Huwei E5335 Great and less than £50
     
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    Just choose a mifi which will take an external aerial, you probably won't need it in most places but when you do you will appreciate it.
     
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    We bought a Huawei E5372 since we are full-timing in UK prior to moving to France next year. Currently we are using a MobiData sim on a 3 month contract where you get double data for the same price as 1 month., so for example 5gig gets you 10 on a 3 month deal (I know what I mean anyway!). http://mobi-data.co.uk/uk/en/about-us They also have a 24 hour helpline that is very good usually.

    The Huawei switches to local wifi if there is any on site for example. We use it for 2 macs, an iPad & 2 iphones-all good & the battery life is OK.
     
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