I have a new another new gadget ! LOL. I love gadgets as i think i might have mentioned before a few times. I've actually have had this one just over a week now. One of you others out there might even have one of these yourself as they have been around a little while now. It's a portable wi-fi hotspot. Mine is made for the '3' network in the UK and is called a My-fi. Great liitle gadget.It's smaller than most mobile phones and has a small flourescent display. A SIM card fits inside , as in a mobile phone. It's more flexible than a Dongle because it generates a Wi-fi hotspot so you don't need to physically plug it in to your Laptop, Tablet or smartphone - although you can if you want to.Coverage on 3 seems to be pretty good although not usually possible inside buildings unless near a window. I have been using it with my smartphone and it works really well. My phone network provider (O2) has really low data allowances - most do these days it seems.3 seems to be the only one that will do unlimited if you want it.
You might ask , why don't i just change my phone network to 3 and ditch O2 ? Well , the only drawback as far as i can see is with O2 , if there's no 3g signal , it will drop back to 2g so you can still make calls and texts. With 3 , if there's no 3g , there's no service so your completely sunk. 3g coverage is never as comprehensive as 2g on any network. I can't see 4g being very good at all for many years either. Having the devices on two diffent networks also gives me even more chance of having signal on at least one of them at any given location.
The long and short of this is that i now have mobile internet at up to about 7MB , which is pretty good compared with many peoples ADSL landline service , while out and about. By the way , it's perfect for listening to Internet radio as well as 3 do not block such services as most others do. If anybody else on here has one of these or similar device , i would love to hear your experiences and comments on the subject.
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