MiFi archive

  • Huawei E5786 is world's fastest MiFi, offering 300Mbps 4G LTE
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    Huawei E5786 is world's fastest MiFi, offering 300Mbps 4G LTE

    By 23 February 2014

    Huawei has announced what it's claiming as the world's fastest MiFi, or mobile Wi-Fi, in the Huawei E5786, at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. The new MiFi device will offer Cat 6 LTE, with download speeds up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of 100Mbps,...

  • Hands-on: Globalgig mobile data hotspot review
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    Hands-on: Globalgig mobile data hotspot review

    By 14 January 2013

    Whenever Pocket-lint visits a major event in another country, we make sure we always have our internet connectivity covered so we can bring you the latest tech news as it happens. Often there is wi-fi in our hotels, and some form of connection in a press...

  • O2 enters the MiFi market with PAYG Pocket Hotspot
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    O2 enters the MiFi market with PAYG Pocket Hotspot

    By 2 August 2012

    O2 has introduced a mobile Wi-Fi (MiFi) device that the operator says is small enough to fit into your pocket. The O2 Pay & Go Pocket Hotspot can provide a Wi-Fi connection anywhere you can get an O2 3G signal (cue jokes).  Up to five devices can be...

  • Three unveils details of cheaper MiFi device for Wi-Fi on the go
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    Three unveils details of cheaper MiFi device for Wi-Fi on the go

    By 16 May 2012

    UK operator Three has again joined forces with Huawei to launch a new value MiFi device, enabling you to get Wi-Fi anywhere you can get a Three phone signal. Okay caveat first, despite Three informing Pocket-lint that it will be cheaper than the previous...

  • Option XYfi: the world's smallest portable hotspot
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    Option XYfi: the world's smallest portable hotspot

    By 27 February 2012

    Option is set to make your portable wireless hotspot footprint a lighter one than ever before, with the arrival of the Option XYfi - the smallest 3G and Wi-Fi personal router in the world. Designed to compete with the likes of Huawei to get branded and...

  • Three Web Cube offers broadband in a box
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    Three Web Cube offers broadband in a box

    By 1 February 2012

    Three takes mobile broadband pretty seriously. It recently announced its Three MiFi with added HSPA+, as well as the ZTE MF10 Dongle Adapter - a device which takes a regular USB Wi-Fi dongle and turns it into a mobile hotspot. But it's your home broadband...

  • Three MiFi HSPA+ pictures and hands-on
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    Three MiFi HSPA+ pictures and hands-on

    By 22 September 2011

    Three has updated its MiFi range with the new Huawei E586 complete with HSPA+, and we have managed to get our hands on one to test out all its mobile internet goodness.  The new MiFi allegedly boasts a 50 per cent speed boost on top of other offerings...

  • Three MiFi with added HSPA+ now available
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    Three MiFi with added HSPA+ now available

    By 5 September 2011

    The next generation of Three MiFi has arrived, with the network now offering the Huawei E586 MiFi online and in-store. The E586 MiFi boasts an initial 50 per cent speed increase on the current speed on offer, with a further boost planned as the network...

  • Three tackles rural Wi-Fi problem with MiFi
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    Three tackles rural Wi-Fi problem with MiFi

    By 30 August 2011

    If you live in the good-old English countryside you're lucky enough to breathe the fresh air everyday, take long walks without risk of being run over by a Boris bike and drink a pint of proper beer that costs less than £4.50. But chances are, you probably...

  • New Huawei MiFi bound for Three network
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    New Huawei MiFi bound for Three network

    By 17 August 2011

    Huawei, the difficult to pronounce Shenzen manufacturer, are set to bring a new HSPA+ MiFi to Three, the first of its kind in the UK. The 8586 Mi-Fi touts an initial 40 per cent speed increase, with further jumps planned as the network starts to rollout...

  • Mobile hotspot iPhone function could come with iOS 4.3
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    Mobile hotspot iPhone function could come with iOS 4.3

    By 12 January 2011

    When Verizon announced its CDMA version iPhone on Tuesday, one of the most interesting revelations was that the handset would offer mobile hotspot capabilities for up to five devices. This has led to speculation that this could become a feature for all...

  • Three sends out human MiFi hotspots to major UK cities
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    Three sends out human MiFi hotspots to major UK cities

    By 19 November 2010

    Having discovered that 31 per cent of Brits will be buying a Wi-Fi enabled device this Christmas, with 60 per cent already owning one, Three is sending its "Human Hotspots" to major cities in the UK over the next few weeks, each armed with one of the...

  • Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi launches in the UK
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    Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi launches in the UK

    By 16 August 2010

    Vodafone has launched its very own mobile Wi-Fi device that, like Three's Mi-Fi, allows you to connect your Wi-Fi enabled devices to the 3G network. Vodafone's version, which it is simply calling Mobile Wi-Fi, is a Huawei piece of kit (the same guys who...

  • Three Mi-Fi Mobile Wi-Fi (Huawei E585) review
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    Three Mi-Fi Mobile Wi-Fi (Huawei E585) review

    By 12 July 2010

    Three has updated the modem it uses for its Mobile Wi-Fi (or Mi-Fi as some people call it) service to the Huawei E585 model, the older one being the 3 Mi-Fi Mobile Wi-Fi (Huawei E5830). Confused? You shouldn't be, but is it just a number change or is...

  • Three announces Mi-Fi update
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    Three announces Mi-Fi update

    By 11 June 2010

    Three Mobile has unleashed its latest Mi-Fi hotspot device, the Huawei E585. Named the "one-touch", Three has stated that it listened to customer feedback from the original device before designing this one. The feedback must have stated that users wanted...

  • How to instantly share your digital camera pics without a laptop
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    How to instantly share your digital camera pics without a laptop

    By 5 May 2010

    The one thing that mobile phones have over their digital camera counterparts is that they can share the pictures instantly. None of this "I've got to wait 'till I get back to my laptop" or "I'll send you the pictures later" just the option to share straight...

  • 3 Mi-Fi Mobile Wi-Fi (Huawei E5830)   review
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    3 Mi-Fi Mobile Wi-Fi (Huawei E5830) review

    By 27 April 2010

    Mobile broadband USB dongles have come on leaps and bounds since they first appeared a couple of years ago, but what if you haven't got a USB socket to plug them into? How do you get your device to connect to the Internet then? 3, the UK mobile phone...

  • Vodafone Sure Signal review
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    Vodafone Sure Signal review

    By 17 February 2010

    You've got a Vodafone contract, you've moved into a new home an then realised that the coverage in your house isn't as good as you would like it to be. That means either you spend most your time dangling out of a window, your front door or in a "special"...

  • Vodafone Access Gateway re-launches as Sure Signal
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    Vodafone Access Gateway re-launches as Sure Signal

    By 18 January 2010

    Vodafone is getting its customers to pay out for better coverage as it re-launches its "Access Gateway" product as the "Vodafone Sure Signal" device now priced from £50 for contract customers.   The Sure Signal is described as a "small plug-in box that...

  • 3 offers MiFi and iPod touch contract bundles
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    3 offers MiFi and iPod touch contract bundles

    By 27 November 2009

    3, that does not offer Apple's iPhone, has announced it is to bundle its wireless connectivity MiFi device with the iPod touch on a pay monthly tariff. 3's MiFi gadget will connect the 'pod to the Internet to browse websites, download music and apps or...

  • Mobile Wi-Fi from 3 available on 18-month tariffs
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    Mobile Wi-Fi from 3 available on 18-month tariffs

    By 7 October 2009

    3 has announced that its "mobile Wi-Fi" is now available on two new 18-month plans. Those signing up to the mobile Wi-Fi 1GB plan will see a cost £10 a month for those happy to pay £39.99 for the modem, or £12 a month for those that aren't. The 5GB...

  • Carphone Warehouse details MiFi products
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    Carphone Warehouse details MiFi products

    By 18 September 2009

    Carphone Warehouse has detailed the mobile Wi-Fi, or MiFi range it is now offering. Creating portable Wi-Fi hotspots, the devices can connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet at any place, any time and without any need for dongles or other...

  • Vodafone "Mobile Broadband Hotspot" announced
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    Vodafone "Mobile Broadband Hotspot" announced

    By 10 September 2009

    Vodafone has announced the launch of the Vodafone "Mobile Broadband Hotspot", which will let users share their laptop's mobile broadband connection with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. Vodafone says the credit-card sized device "enables customers to...

  • 3 MiFi mobile Wi-Fi service priced and dated
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    3 MiFi mobile Wi-Fi service priced and dated

    By 30 August 2009

    3, has confirmed the pricing and availability of its new Mobile Wi-Fi service it announced at the beginning of August as it hopes to entice users away from home broadband. The new Mobile Wi-Fi, the service allows you to create your own mobile Wi-Fi connection...

  • 3 announces MiFi mobile Wi-Fi service
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    3 announces MiFi mobile Wi-Fi service

    By 5 August 2009

    3 has announced it is to offer a "mobile Wi-Fi" service - known as "MiFi" - in the UK in time for Christmas this year. With a Huawei-made wireless modem (just smaller than a mobile phone and rechargeable via USB) the service lets users get Wi-Fi wherever...