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Three introduces Road-Fi, an in-car hotspot

Slowly but surely, the Internet is progressively becoming attached to virtually every aspect of our lives. Cisco, for instance, projects that the IoT market will include over 12.2 billion devices by 2020. The personal vehicle is also undergoing a renaissance period as far as technology goes. Apple and Google, with CarPlay and Android Auto respectively, […]

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If you’re a regular international traveller, you need the Uros Goodspeed MiFi hotspot

For quite a while I have been searching for the ultimate MiFi device service. While I religiously use my EE 4G MiFi here in the UK, I’ve always had problems when I go abroad, whether it’s getting charged stupid rates or spending a silly amount of money buying local sims that don’t actually work. I […]

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The next generation 3 MiFi from Huawei… brilliant!

I have been testing out the latest generation of MiFi units from mobile network 3. It’s fair to say that the mobile broadband revolution in the UK was kickstarted by the ever-enterprising 3 network. They were the first to bring decent priced USB dongles to the market. The had a lot of network capacity to […]

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My device of 2013: EE’s 4G Huawei MiFI hotspot

I’ve been meaning to get this one blogged for a little while. I was giving some thought over the Christmas period to my best device of 2013. (And I should point out: Although I’ve used the word ‘device’, I also mean the accompanying service.) EE’s 4G service has been nothing short of phenomenal. I’ve been […]

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This Huawei E589 MiFi unit on EE is absolutely motoring

I’ve had this Huawei E589 MiFi unit from EE for almost a week now and I have to say, I’m using it at every opportunity. I am specifically interested in the 4G capabilities of the device and, of course, the EE network. I’ve been thoroughly impressed at both though. In an effort to give the […]

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Knives, Guns, Explosives and MiFi units banned from London 2012 Olympics

I had a note in from the team at Tep Wireless who — like me — are a little bit surprised to find that WiFi and 3G hub devices are banned from any Olympic events and venues. Here’s the actual PDF highlighting all the banned elements. This is rather silly, I think. Because if you’re […]

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Europcar’s £7/day MiFi rental deal

I hired a car this weekend from Europcar’s London Heathrow Airport and noticed this special offer at the service desk. They’re offering a MiFi unit for £7 per day and it’s practically unlimited (1GB/day I think I read). You can just pick one up when you are hiring a car. I think this is a […]

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Novatel Wireless’ new Verizon Jetpack MiFi device is just $129.99 prepaid

If you are planning on coming to the United States any time soon and you’re planning to be out-and-about (that is, not chained to a specific hotel or office with WiFi), you’ll probably be giving a lot of thought about data roaming costs. I recommend dumping your existing operator’s roaming expenses and picking up one […]

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XCom Global now offers unlimited MiFi usage for $14.95/day in 195 countries

I have to say I’m sorely tempted to try out XCom Global’s latest offering. They can now offer you unlimited data via MiFi (or USB stick) for a thoroughly reasonable $14.95 per day across a phenomenal 195 countries (up from 67 previously). There’s no charge for the equipment and delivery is (generally free if you […]

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My top tip for data roaming in the States: The $99 Best Buy Connect MiFi unit

I’m having a wicked time now that I’ve got myself a Best Buy Connect MiFi unit. If you’ve been following my Twitter feed, you’ll have seen the videos I’ve been publishing about how much I’m enjoying being free from the stupid mobile data roaming rates that my operators are trying to foist on me. In […]

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The Hilton Birmingham Metropole (NEC) doesn’t quite get ‘WiFi’ yet

The warm embrace of technology has yet to filter out to the wilds of Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole next door to the National Exhibition Centre (“NEC”) it seems. I arrived into my room to find a relic of the cold war ready to supply my every connected need — via fixed line ethernet. I shit ye […]

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3’s E586 MiFi: Blown away by the ridiculously fast speed!

  So as I wrote earlier, I’m waiting for my BT Infinity service to be connected tomorrow so I’m using my all new 3 E586 MiFi that I got last week. (Do read about the rather frustrating circumstances of that.) I thought I’d do another post about the MiFi just to illustrate how good I’m […]