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Can you switch from a dongle to a MiFi? [Reader question]

by Ben Smith 4th February 2011
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Reader Sami has written-in with a question… My company kindly provides me with a (limitless?) Vodafone dongle for my laptop so I can work on the go. I recently got a WiFi iPad and I’m finding it easier to carry and use but I have to be in a WiFi area to use it for […]

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November is MiFi month: Orange launch theirs

by Ben Smith 4th November 2010
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It seems like only yesterday I was blogging T-Mobile’s new mobile WiFi device the ‘Wireless Pointer’ (actually, it was yesterday). Now Orange have launched their own one as well…

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T-Mobile Launch the ‘Wireless Pointer’ [Oddest. Named. MiFi. Ever]

by Ben Smith 3rd November 2010
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The news is 2 days old now, but we missed all the fun then so… T-Mobile have got their act together and launched a Mobile WiFi device (MiFi) akin to the Three and Vodafone ones already on the market. I wrote up what little info there is for my Mobile WiFi Challenge Blog, but we’ll […]

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The ‘Mobile WiFi Challenge’

by Ben Smith 24th September 2010
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Is it possible to live by mobile broadband alone…? No broadband, no WiFi hotspots and (thank goodness) no dial-up? What about giving up dongles too…? Is a MiFi enough? Well, un-clench your thinking muscles… I’m about to find out for you in a side-project I’m calling a Mobile WiFi Challenge (I know… snappy).

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Vodafone Mobile WiFi in the house. Any questions?

by Ben Smith 17th August 2010

Hot on the heals of yesterday’s announcement we have an actual Vodafone Mobile WiFi device (an R201 to its friends) device in from Vodafone to test.

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Vodafone UK launch ‘Mobile WiFi’ in UK but don’t call it ‘MiFi’

by Ben Smith 16th August 2010

Today Vodafone UK have announced their ‘Mobile WiFi’ product. It’s a roughly credit-card sized (and a centimetre thick) gizmo that shares a mobile broadband connection between up to 5 devices over WiFi. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s a MiFi. Except Vodafone can’t call it that because – in the UK at least – Three have the […]

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3UK announce a new MiFi with a screen

by Ben Smith 10th June 2010
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3UK have announced a new MiFi unit to be available from the 2nd July at the same price and on the same tariffs as before. The new device (a Huawei E585) adds a number of refinements intended to address criticisms of the original – most notably an OLED screen with text displaying status information and […]

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Broadband in your car [MiFi]

by Ben Smith 7th April 2010
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Today UK mobile network Three have announced they’re now selling their MiFi ‘personal hotspot’ devices with a bundle of accessories to make them suitable for in-car use, including mains and in-car chargers as well as a windscreen mount. This, plus the MiFi itself with a ‘pay as you go mobile broadband‘ service and 1GB of […]

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