MiFi Dongles are the new Wireless technology that offers a LAN across multiple devices. A MiFi Dongle is not really a dongle, more like a portable WiFi router that allows you to connect to the internet where ever you are. This makes the MiFi ideal for those of us who spend alot of time travelling and are sick of the terrible connections associated with 3G dongles.
Currently on the UK market is the Huawei E586 which offers HSPA+ coverage, which is alot faster than 3G. Although only the three network is currently offering monthly broadband deals for this device. This means that whilst speed will generally be faster than 3G, you will still have deal with certain “coldspots” where the three network doesn’t reach.
What is MiFi?
MiFi – My WiFi, is a wireless and mobile network provider. You can connect it up to a modern mobile phone and use it as a WiFi hotspot. Or you can get a monthly contract on the MiFi itself. Either way the MiFi offers you a portable wireless network that you can connect to up to 5 devices such as a laptop, tablet, games console or mobile phone.
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In terms of installing and setting up the MiFi it is incredibly simple. Just connect the battery and insert the sim card and you’re ready to go. Connecting it to your laptop or other device is the same as connecting to any WiFi. You can get a MiFi on a pay as you go contract or a pay monthly contract and even through another device that acts as the WiFi hotspot such as your mobile phone.
MiFi Pay Monthly Contract
Pay monthly contracts for the MiFi range from just £10 a month on a 1GB usage capacity and up to £20 a month for 5GB. You can choose from either an 18 or 24 month contract.
You can also get the MiFi on Pay as You go with you having to pay the price for the device itself. The cost to buy the Huawei MiFi is around £50 and then you simply pay for what you use, with tariffs for daily, weekly, and monthly periods as well as for 1GB, 3GB or 12GB usage allowance.