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Old 19-04-2013, 20:44
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EE have launched their first MiFi device the Huawei E5776. This may be useful if you want to test the waters with 4G without too much of commitment.These devices can be usefully especially if you mobile network has poor 3G coverage Or if you want to do away with your landline.

You can buy it for £49.99 on 30 day tarrif or get it free on 24 Month contact.

24 Month gets you 1Gb for £12.99 per month up to £25.99 per month for 8Gb.

30 Day contract gets you 3Gb for £15.99 up to £25.99 for 8Gb.

http://shop.ee.co.uk/huawei-e5776-mo...nthly/details/


http://www.mobiletoday.co.uk/News/25...Fi_device.aspx
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Old 19-04-2013, 20:53
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Hmm. I just got the E589 4g mifi. Annoyed now.
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Old 19-04-2013, 21:06
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I went for the USB Huawei 4g on ee and its fantastic , if I want to go wifi I just plug it into my tp-link router .

Only trouble is the data is so fast you can eat your 8gb up before the month is out LOL
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Old 19-04-2013, 21:06
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Anyone interested in the Tech Specs its an LTE Cat 4 device Download speed up to 150Mb and Upload speed up to 50Mb

http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwid...eId=3619&tab=0
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Old 19-04-2013, 21:15
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EE have launched their first MiFi device the Huawei E5776. This may be useful if you want to test the waters with 4G without too much of commitment.These devices can be usefully especially if you mobile network has poor 3G coverage Or if you want to do away with your landline. .
Maybe not on 4G mate. Limited cap of 8GB is lower than BT's lowest package of 10GB which they don't even sell anymore.

@paulkner- won't make a difference to 3G or 4G speeds today.
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Old 19-04-2013, 21:22
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Maybe not on 4G mate. Limited cap of 8GB is lower than BT's lowest package of 10GB which they don't even sell anymore.

@paulkner- won't make a difference to 3G or 4G speeds today.

I use about 8-12Gb per month so its not for me. But if you are a low user then perhaps this is OK.

EE will be doing a trial of LTE Advanced towards the end of this year and this device can take advantage of higher speeds offered when this service comes online.
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Old 19-04-2013, 21:38
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I use about 8-12Gb per month so its not for me. But if you are a low user then perhaps this is OK.

EE will be doing a trial of LTE Advanced towards the end of this year and this device can take advantage of higher speeds offered when this service comes online.
Which probably won't be until this time next year and in select markets only.

Besides. do you really need a boost from 40Mbps to 80Mbps.... It's not like going from 1mbps to 10mbps where you notice the speed boost.
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Old 19-04-2013, 22:15
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The highest speeds this supports (Cat4) will be available in June - no need to wait until the end of the year. But I wonder if the wifi is up to it? Sometimes wifi speeds might be the limit, not the mobile network.
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Old 19-04-2013, 22:23
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The highest speeds this supports (Cat4) will be available in June - no need to wait until the end of the year. But I wonder if the wifi is up to it? Sometimes wifi speeds might be the limit, not the mobile network.
Not quite 150Mb more like 130Mb (under perfect lab based conditions)

EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, is doubling the speed and capacity of its 4G network. The arrival of double-speed 4G, which enables lab speeds of 130Mbps , will boost headline 4G speeds to 80Mbps plus, and double the average speeds for 4GEE customers to more than 20Mbps.
http://explore.ee.co.uk/our-company/...ile-innovation
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Old 19-04-2013, 22:28
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The prices are riduculous imo
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Old 19-04-2013, 22:36
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Not quite 150Mb more like 130Mb (under perfect lab based conditions)
130 = 150 here. They are the same thing, just a different way of stating it. 150 is physical Layer 1, 130 is the end user max. See the notes at the end of the link you posted.

130Mbps is the maximum user data speed seen in lab conditions for a 2x20MHz 1800MHz network deployment. This equates to a “physical data rate” or headline speed inclusive of overheads of 150Mbps, as defined by the standardization groups
From 2 x 10MHz to 2 x 20MHz, indicating a doubling of capacity at each cell
Based on internal 4G usage data, EE forecasts that data traffic will grow by as much as 750% by 2016, and will increase by 50% by the end of 2013
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Old 19-04-2013, 22:51
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130 = 150 here. They are the same thing, just a different way of stating it. 150 is physical Layer 1, 130 is the end user max. See the notes at the end of the link you posted.
Yes fair enough. You will never see 130Mb in real conditions but its nice to dream
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Old 19-04-2013, 23:11
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The WiFi thing is clearly going to become an issue sooner or later. I simply can't believe that a tech that can transcieve 80-100 Mbps over several miles has advanced beyond WiFi that only needs to go about 100 feet.
Damn, my iPhone is only cat 3 and already obsolete even before I have LTE here
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Old 19-04-2013, 23:31
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The prices are riduculous imo
Probably best to see what Three offer.
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Old 19-04-2013, 23:53
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The E589 is limited to 30Mbps over wifi...

The new one (E5776) does 5Ghz & 2.4Ghz (300) wifi so it could easily give the full 80 Mbps for now.
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Old 20-04-2013, 00:40
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Yes but is the actual data throughput anywhere near that under varying conditions.
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Old 20-04-2013, 00:41
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The wifi on it would be good for just over 100... so if you are in an 80mbps area then yes upto 80.
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Old 20-04-2013, 07:43
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The wifi on it would be good for just over 100... so if you are in an 80mbps area then yes upto 80.
I can't find the where it says its a 5 ghz wifi device. So annoyed. I sent back my 18 month contract mifi and then rebought it when the 30 day plans came out. Now I have a much slower device.
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Old 26-04-2013, 14:36
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Where to buy the unlocked HUAWEI E5776 without any contract?

Is the linked HUAWEI E5776 could work with EE SIM card?

http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5776-4g-lte-mifi.html
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Old 26-04-2013, 14:43
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I can't find the where it says its a 5 ghz wifi device. So annoyed. I sent back my 18 month contract mifi and then rebought it when the 30 day plans came out. Now I have a much slower device.
Seems I made a mistake, it's the even newer version that is 5ghz. This one is 300mbps 2.4ghz. So should be faster than the E589 which is limited to 20mbps.
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Old 26-04-2013, 14:46
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Seems I made a mistake, it's the even newer version that is 5ghz. This one is 300mbps 2.4ghz. So should be faster than the E589 which is limited to 20mbps.
Ive ordered the new version as they gave me it for £29. Going to sell the E589.

yes, I am mental
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Old 23-05-2013, 16:43
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does any of them have dual band capacity as i'm going abroad and need one that is unlocked, does anyone know how much they cost to unlock if i bought one from a network?
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Old 18-09-2013, 20:47
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Can anyone please outline the benefits,if any, of having a mifi unit with EE? Are MIFI units available in 3G flavour? Does it simply increase bandwith? What about if your in a weak signal area? Whos network does EE use for 4G?

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Old 18-09-2013, 21:01
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Can anyone please outline the benefits,if any, of having a mifi unit with EE? Are MIFI units available in 3G flavour? Does it simply increase bandwith? What about if your in a weak signal area? Whos network does EE use for 4G?

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EE uses their own network for 4G. Having a MiFi unit will let you connect up to 8 devices to use the one 4G connection, so you can connect tablets, laptops etc.

4G will be faster speed when compared to 3G, much faster.
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