T-Mobile launches Wireless Pointer mobile wi-fi device

T-Mobile broadband has revealed a new dongle designed to help customers get the best signal.

The Wireless Pointer is essentially a mobile Wi-Fi modem, allowing users to create a mobile broadband hotspot and surf the new with any Wi-Fi enabled devices, including netbooks, tablet devices and smartphones.

The new gadget also features a mobile broadband signal indicator to show customers what level of coverage they're receiving, "allowing them to position the device in the place with the strongest T-Mobile signal, to make sure they get the best possible service".

Nicola Shenton, head of handset and device marketing at T-Mobile UK, said: "The quality of mobile internet access is becoming more important to users and so the Wireless Pointer is perfect for those who want to make sure they have the best online experience for all their Wi-Fi gadgets, no matter where they are.

"With the signal indicator, users can be sure that they've got the best connection possible so they can get the most out of whatever devices they're using."

It will be available for free on a 24-month contract, with monthly pricing details to be released closer to launch, said T-Mobile.

Pay-as-you-go mobile broadband customers will also be able to buy the Wireless Pointer for a one-off cost of £59.99, plus a £10 top-up.

Yesterday Orange mobile broadband launched its own mobile Wi-Fi dongle, with prices starting at £49 depending on which package you choose.

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