Three Launches 4G MIFI and Dongle


As its 4G rollout picks up pace, Three has announced the launch of two new mobile broadband devices; the Huawei e5372 MIFI and the ZTE MF823 Dongle, which are both 4G ready and compatible with Three’s Feel At Home service.

Three 4G MIFI and Dongle

Huawei e5372 MIFI

Create your own 4G hotspot on the go with the Huawei e5372 MIFI. This device provides a secure 4G wireless internet connection for up to ten devices so you can access the internet from a variety of gadgets, or share your connection with other users. The pocket sized device is easy to carry with you, and all you need to get started is a 4G sim card.

The device includes a web user interface for mobile wi-fi settings and mails. An LED screen on the front of the device displays battery consumption, network signal and mail alerts, and you can get approximately six hours of battery life.

If you buy the Huawei e5372 MIFI with a 24 month broadband plan from Three the upfront cost will be £49.99, plus the monthly cost of data, for example £10.87 per month for 1GB data and £23.16 per month for 15GB data. The device is also available on a one month plan for £79.99, plus the monthly cost of the data. Finally it is available on pay-as-you-go at a cost of £89.99 plus a minimum of £10 data top-up.

ZTE MF823 4G Dongle

Make the most of 4G with the ZTE MF823 4G dongle. When you’re in an area with 4G coverage from Three you can simply insert the dongle into the USB port of a laptop of other USB compatible device and enjoy all the benefits of 4G such as video or music streaming and online gaming. The dongle can also be used for storage as it has a memory slot for a microSD card of up to 32GB.

This Windows 8 certified dongle works with PC and Mac on Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8/8.1, Mac 8.6+, IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome. It has a maximum download speed of around 100 Mbps and a maximum upload speed of 50 Mbps.

If you buy the ZTE MF823 4G dongle on a 24 month contract the upfront cost will be £34.99. In addition you will pay a monthly fee for the data, for example £7.87 per month for 1GB data and £19.99 per month for 15GB data. The dongle is also available on a one month contract for £39.99 plus £15.99 per month for 5GB data.  Finally it is available on pay-as-you-go on the following deals:

  • £64.99 inclusive of 1GB data valid for one month
  • £74.99 inclusive of 3GB data valid for three months
  • £124.99 inclusive of 12GB data valid for one year

Feel At Home Service

Both of these devices are compatible with Three’s Feel At Home service which allows Three customers to use their UK allowances to get online in eleven other countries which are the USA, Austria, Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Macau, the Republic of Ireland, Sri Lanka and Sweden. All customers need to do before they travel is activate international roaming on their accounts. If they use up their UK allowance while they are abroad, they’ll benefit from special roaming rates that are lower than usual.