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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 7 July 2015
I bought this for a trip to France, the house we hired didn't have Wi-Fi. I also bought, via Amazon, a French sim card from LaFrance. I didn't try out either as the French sim won't work in the UK. It was with some trepidation on our first night, after dinner and fortified by (too?) much beer and wine, that I decided to set it up. I followed the instructions from Huawei and LaFrance with care and everything worked it took about 10 min. By 830pm my wife was enjoying playing backgammon with fellow fanatics all around the world and then browsing the internet deciding what we would do on our first full day in the Dordogne. I resumed browsing the wine!
Everything worked well though the range of the device was limited by thick walls of the stone built farmhouse. The Huawei is so tiny it was easy to slip it into a pocket or place it on the patio table (having cleared wine bottles away to make room). The battery life is not very long but when we were indoors (not often) or overnight it could be left on charge and sent its signal throughout the 4 bedrooms, dining room, sitting room and kitchen.
The only problem (not with the Huawei) was I had not bought enough data (only 1GB) from LaFrance and this expired after about a week and every time I tried to top up the LaFrance website froze on the confirm order page. I'll buy sufficient next time.
I recommend this gadget it does what you expect it to.
One word of caution follow the setup instructions carefully both for the Huawei and for whatever sim card you decide to use. Perhaps being booze befuddled helped as, usually and in common with most men, I go word blind when following these and try to wing it.