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I hesitated for a long time to buy this because I could not find any information on the wi-fi range. My aim was to use it when visiting premises that have no internet connection (e.g. elderly relatives and holiday cottages), so that my family could still connect all our devices. However I was worried that the wi-fi range might be too limited. However the concern was unfounded. I place this on an upstairs window ledge and the wi-fi signal is good enough to connect throughout a four bedroom house. I have used it with a 3-network PAYG sim card and have never had a problem getting a cell network signal, even in areas where the 3 network signal is shown on the coverage maps as marginal, and I've had very few problems with loss of cell network connection. Battery life is fine for my purposes, but I most often use it where I can leave it connected to either the mains or a usb socket.
The only slight gripes I have about the device are as follows:
1. When it boots (which is very fast) it initially always says "No Service" which causes a heart stopping few seconds before the network logo appears. It would be better if it said "Connecting.." or something like that before it gives up.
2. It has a very shiny black plastic surface which looks very pretty when new but is very vulnerable to scratches. I had to buy a small hard case for it to protect it from knocks and scratches during travel. It would be much better if it came with at least a soft pouch to keep it in.
3. It is so small that it is very easy to lose it - for example, by leaving it on the window ledge when leaving premises!
Overall I'm very pleased with it and rate it an excellent buy.