- Item Weight: 82 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 100 g
- Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Find out more about our Delivery Rates and Returns Policy
- Item model number: 17606
- ASIN: B0091RBMAA
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Aug. 2012
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,148 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Three Mobile Huawei E3231 Dongle Ready To Go 1GB Preloaded Data
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- Plug it straight into your laptop
- Works with PC and Mac
- Light, portable device
- Our network is designed for the mobile internet
- Emailing, browsing and downloading is fast and easy on 3
There is a newer model of this item:
Customers also shopped for
What do customers buy after viewing this item?
If you've already got a laptop and you want to get online, all you need is a dongle. It's a light, portable device that looks like a memory stick and is smaller than a chocolate bar.
Dongles are also known as USB modems because they plug into the USB drive of your computer.
Instead of waiting until you find a free wireless network that you can get onto, or using your home broadband connection, a dongle lets you take your internet connection with you, wherever you go. It actually has a SIM card inside it and uses a 3G data connection to get you online. So wherever 3 has a mobile signal, you'll be able to get internet.
Some people choose to keep a dongle in their bag when they travel, just in case they can't connect to any local free wireless networks. You might have seen people using them on the train or at airports. They mean you can stay on top of what's happening in the office while you're on the move.
Other people like to use a dongle as backup internet connection at home, so if their land line is cut off, or if they have problems with their regular broadband connection, they can still access the internet, check their emails or talk on Skype.
Our dongles come with software included, so you just need to plug them in and you'll be up and running straight away.
Great all-round dongle with the latest HSPA+ technology.
Plug it straight into your laptop
Up 40% faster than previous dongles
Works with PC and Mac
Top Customer Reviews
The dongle itself is sleek in design and this version has the bonus of conecting once placed into your usb (whereas other previous versions had to be conected and disconected via a tab) only thing is though don't forget to diconect from your usb once finished surfing the net as it's easy to forget as there is nothing on screen to alert you that you are online.
SO to sum up if your looking for a dongle which gives you portability,are only using limited amount of internet usage (it does work out expensive if you download alot) and don't won't to be tied to a contract (although contracts are available) this might be the one ofr you.
This was puzzling as the box claims you get three months' worth of access included in the price. After many calls to customer service I'm still waiting to get the 3 months worth of credit. I have been given 1 GB instead whilst a very long technical issue is being resolved.
Also be beware that unlike other networks when Three says you get a month of internet access it actually means you get about eight hours and you have to top up again. Ie they expect you to only use the internet for 8 hours a month.
FINALLY and more alarmingly you cannot top up your credit with a Visa debit or credit card and you cannot buy anything on ANY website that involves going through 'Verified by Visa'. This is because Three have a dispute with Visa and do not want to pay their charges. Very frustrating if you wish to top up or buy online (because you can't!).
Works when other networks have a really poor signal,
Would recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent purchase - worked straight out of the box - auto set-up and then completely reliable. Unreservedly recommended.Published on 15 Jan. 2015 by Robert H
excellent delivery, well packaged and so easy to set up for my 84 year old mother. Very easy to use.Published on 18 Dec. 2014 by Sue