Ok, so many of us will have felt that frustration not being able to connect to the Internet on the go! I recently purchased a Three Travel 4G mobile MIFI dongle using one of their monthly tariffs. This is a monthly pay as you go package which suits me to the ground as I hate long term contract commitments.
Three are a pretty big company right! Hopefully it will suit my needs on the go! I travel a lot on trains and anyone who does this simply knows that loss of signal seems to happen quite often. I used this device on my journey from Leeds to London and back again.
MIFI 4G Performance on Three
So, how did Three’s 4G MiFi perform? Actually quite good indeed! I hardly noticed any interruption during the journey at all and even though there are a number of tunnels. The device continued to stay connected most of the time. I would say over 85% of the journey, I was connected.
I also found the device to be fast and pages loaded fairly quickly to say I wasn’t using my home connection.
I had tried in the past to write articles whilst travelling and seriously even the trains on board WiFi is terrible and it’s only free for the first 30 minutes of your train journey, well unless you are in first class section of course!
The device easily connects to my laptop, tablet and mobile phone! One thing I really love is that the device doesn’t take batteries! The Huawei Three MIFI device is chargeable. It comes with a UK compatible charging cable and if your device is not fully charged like mine, this came quite in handy whilst on the train.
On the Journey to London I charged the dongle and on the return I didn’t need to recharge it at all, the dongle has 6 hours charge before it needs charging again.
Another great feature of the Huawei MIFI dongle is that it actually allows up to 10 connections at any given time, so I had my phone connected whilst using the ipad too. I liked using the my phone on the MIFI device because I hate using my mobile internet ever since going over on my tariff and being charged £90 for the pleasure (I won’t name the company).
About the tariff
The pay as you tariff I used actually cost me £39 upfront and £10 a month after that for 2GB! Personally, I choose this tariff because paying the upfront cost allows me to have a 1 month rolling contract and If I find myself using more I may upgrade at a later date. You can choose from a number of varied MIFI tariffs here which go up to 20GB usage per month, which would pretty much suit everyone’s requirements.
All in all, I really like the MIFI dongle and this is going to help me save time whilst I am out and about on my daily travels. I don’t know how I have managed this long without one.
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