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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, highly recommended, 13 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Huawei E5331 High Speed 3G 21.1Mbps Mi-Fi Unlocked Modem (Electronics)
I was looking for a cheap mifi so I can use my iPad when out and about, it was real plug and play, insert sim card turn on, input SSID code on the inside of the rear cover. Online in under a minute, brilliant. Using a 3GB from Amazon means I get faster and cheaper broadband than my fixed line.

What I liked about this E5331 compared to the unlocked ones from 3 is it works on 2G so even in areas with poor signal I can still get on the internet which you cannot do with the 3 device as it does not have any 2G.
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Initial post: 24 Jun 2013 17:26:48 BDT
S J F says:
how would I use this abroad? I hired one last time I was in Spain but as I go a lot I wonder if it would be cheaper to buy one and then buy the data. would need about 250mb per day for up to 3 weeks

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2013 07:54:56 BDT
I don't know about Spain, but when I go to Portugal I buy a SIM which costs just under 15 Euros and gives me 1gb of data - which lasts me over a week. I originally bought a MiFi but now I use my smartphone instead (and put the SIM from my smartphone in my old phone in case anyone calls me).

The only problem I've found is the settings in the MiFi/Smartphone - you have to know how to set it up, which is difficult if you don't have an Internet connection. So look up the info for the main providers before you leave England.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2013 08:06:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jun 2013 11:20:09 BDT
S J F says:
Thanks, appreciate the advice.

Posted on 2 Jul 2013 10:14:57 BDT
DanielDaniel says:
which size SIM does it use? Standard, Micro or Nano?

Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2013 14:38:43 BDT
Roy Munson says:
Daniel

It uses a standard size SIM

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2013 07:54:07 BDT
H. P. Evans says:
Sorry a total novice here but i have a ipad if i bought this item would i need then to go get a sim card, I did get one from 02 for the ipad until i discovered there was no where to put it lol so would i put that in this mobile router?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 23:55:11 BDT
Could you please confirm whether this modem can be charged using a USB charger via the mains? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2013 15:55:34 GMT
When in Spain I use a SIM from Masmovil and pay them 14.90 euros for 1GB or for longer periods 29.90 euros for 5GB. When I leave I ask to go onto "Free Internet" where you pay 0.03 euros per MB, so if you don't use any, you don't pay anything.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 18:55:48 GMT
I want one of these to take on holiday but is it suitable for a mini iPad please.
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