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Must have for all iPad / iPod Touch Users,
This review is from: Unlocked Wireless Modem Huawei E585 (Electronics)
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Initial post: 2 Jul 2011 15:38:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jul 2011 15:39:03 BDT
Mr. Phillip TODD says:
Very succinct, informative & useful...THANK YOU!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2011 18:35:25 BDT
F. Gladden says:
Totally agree with your comments. Has anyone made a comparison between this product and 3's DONGLE counterpart? Any reasons for choosing an E585 rather than dongle?
Posted on 16 Jul 2011 09:28:27 BDT
A. Taylor says:
Excellent review, many thanks.
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 05:22:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Aug 2011 05:22:57 BDT
David Glasgow says:
Hi Sir, if I buy this Device which is described as a WiFi UNIT .... can I connect this to my PC without the need for a WIFI ROUTER, which is usually the way I would have my gear setup..
I'm looking for something to take anywhere/anytime/anyplace, with my 'Tablet PC with Windows 7', and plug in, then Bingo.!!!! - Without the need for a wireless Wifi router, where does it connect too?
Does it just connect to the nearest mast, so all I do is plug and play.... if you know what I mean.. or is there anything better, for what I need?
Thanks in Advance, David.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2011 15:46:13 BDT
Correct, you won't need a WiFi mast. All you need is this MiFi - and thats it (no additional hardware etc). It connects to the nearest mast as you say. The benefit of this is that you can pretty much take it anywhere and have a decent connection (some remote connections in the highlands might struggle but will work in the majority of situations).
Hope that helps ;)
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2011 18:23:55 BDT
What would be the best sim card to put in this?
Posted on 20 Sep 2011 12:59:25 BDT
Andrew Beach says:
Cool review - thanks for posting. Will be following your advice re: purchase! Andy
Posted on 26 Sep 2011 16:05:40 BDT
J. M. Nicholson says:
v. helpful review. Thank you.
Would you know if you can use other SIM cards in it from foreign networks if you travel... you made a comment else where about it only being good for use in the UK ? I assume you were referring to your chosen 3 n/w?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2011 16:29:05 BDT
Thanks for the kind words :)
You 'can' use the 585 when abroad BUT it needs some tweaking. There are various tutorials on the internet as to how to 'unlock' the unit (which will allow the unit to accept all sim cards). If you don't want to go through the trouble of following these tutorials or doing it yourself... there are a few sellers on eBay selling 'unlocked' versions (for a price though!). If you have time on your hands and able to follow a few steps, you can get it done yourself.
Hope this helps :)
Posted on 31 Oct 2011 13:11:23 GMT
PHILLIP BROWN says:
Very interesting article... For me, it's trying to understand the technology enough to do something straightforward i.e. connecting to the internet when on holiday!. I am in the process of purchasing a tablet pc (not an ipad); the thinking is to use this (bigger screen etc.) to access the internet, send emails etc. (as opposed to my smartphone), while on holiday. Is this MIFI device a wireless connection in itself or does it look for the nearest "hotspot" and connect u there??
Also, regarding data charges for accessing the internet. I came across an interesting comment on a forum yesterday - "To avoid getting any international charges at all you need to put the phone in Airplane mode first, and then turn on WiFi. Anything else leaves the phone open to send/receive data either over whatever Edge or 3G networks that it connects to."
Is this correct?