It’s always smart to have a back-up broadband connection, in case your fixed line service goes down. Never more so than right now, as more and more of us are forced to work from home due to the ongoing Coronavirus public health crisis.
If you’re in the market for one to get you through these challenging times, you’d do well to take a good look at Three’s Huawei 4G Mobile WiFi solution.
Available on a selection of keenly priced 12-month and 24-month plans or on pay as you go, it boasts impressive speeds and it’s portable. So it’s great if you need a reliable connection while you’re working on the move too.
Read on as we take a closer look…
Pricing and plans
If you’re looking for a short-term fix or a back-up broadband connection, there are a selection of one-month contacts that get you a decent data allowance for your money.
We’d recommend the deal priced £20 per month (when you pay by a recurring method such as direct debit), plus £39 upfront, which comes with an allowance of 20GB.
Alternatively, if you regularly need data when you’re out and about and don’t mind committing to a 24-month contract term, you can grab the same monthly allowance for £10 per month with nothing to pay upfront. Once again, this price applies when you pay by a recurring method.
And if you’d prefer to go pay-as-you-go, you can get the Huawei 4G Mobile WiFi for £45.99 with 3GB of data, which is valid for three months.
Select pay-monthly plans also include Three’s Go Binge. This enables you to stream as much Neflix, TV Player, Soundcloud, Deezer and Apple Music as you like without eating into your allowance. Though you’ll have to pay for subscriptions to those services, of course.
Go Binge also includes data-free use of popular messaging app, Snapchat.
Speeds and specs
You can expect to get about four hours of use out of the Three Huawei Mobile WiFi on a single, full charge. And if you need to recharge it, there’s a micro-USB cable in the box.
According to Three, the maximum speed you’ll get is 150Mbps. But it’s more likely you’ll get an average speed of 15Mbps-20Mbps. Which is still really good for a portable broadband.
By way of context, you only need a connection speed of 3Mbps to stream video in standard definition. Or 5Mbps if you prefer to watch in HD.
Moreover, you can connect up to ten internet-enabled devices simultaneously, including laptops, tablets and games consoles.
At 75g, the Mobile WiFi is light, compact and easily pocketable. And there’s a slot for a microSD card, too.
Three’s Go Roam scheme is included on all Mobile WiFi plans. That means you can use your UK data allowance in 71 destinations for no extra charge.
Locations covered by Go Binge include Australia, Brazil, USA and most European countries.