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Huawei E5331 Value MiFi now available on Three

Three customers can now buy the new Value MiFi on contract or pay as you go. View the Plans »

Value MiFi

The Huawei E5331 Value MiFi brings an super-fast 3G HSPA+ data connection speed at an affordable price. As with the award winning Huawei E583 MiFi, you can connect up to 5 WiFi enabled devices, which makes it the perfect accompaniment for using your smartphone, iPad tablet, laptop, hand-held gaming console, Kindle or any device with Wi-Fi.

With it’s simple one button setup, you can quickly connect to Three’s award winning network and start streaming your favourite music, browse the internet, check your emails, watch videos and more with it’s super fast 21.1 Mbps download speed.

The device has a simple LED screen with four clear icons to display the connection signal, Wi-Fi signal, battery life and email notification.

Affordable Mobile Broadband

The Huawei E5331 Value MiFi offers great value and is perfect for mobile broadband on the move. Whether you are working away from the office, travelling on the train or bus, on holiday in the caravan or boat, you can get a reliable connection at an affordable price.

The device is available for a one-off upfront cost of £29.99 with a one month contract at £15.00 per month and 5Gb of download data. Alternatively you can pay £49.99 upfront cost for the Pay As You Go plan with 1Gb or 3Gb of data for £59.99.

Huawei E5331 MiFi

Mark Brewer, Head of Mobile Broadband Devices at Three said, “As the leading network operator in mobile broadband, we’re delighted to be able to offer our customers a cheaper alternative to getting online, without having to compromise on speed.”

Key features:

  • LED screen with clear icon display
  • One button connection
  • Up to 21.1 Mbps technical standard Download (HSPA+)
  • Up to 4.5 hours battery life

Monthly MiFi

Data Length Cost
15GB 1mth £15.99 View Deal

Pay As You Go Value MiFi

Data Length Cost
1GB PAYG £49.99 View Deal
3GB PAYG £59.99 View Deal

Huawei E5331 MiFi announced by Three

Three have annaounced the latest addition to their MiFi family, the Huawei E5331 Value MiFi.

Update: Huawei E5331 Value MiFi is available now for £15.99 on a 1 moth contract – View deals now »
Following the award-winning success of the Huawei E586 MiFi , Three plan to launch a new value MiFi device which will offer super high-speed mobile HSPA+ connections with a more affordable price tag.

Huawei E5331 MiFi

The E5331 wireless modem offer the same functionality as with the previous MiFi from Huawei. With the same great features such as a modern, pocket-sized device design, large LED display screen and one button functionality. The modem can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi devices, such as laptops, iPads, iPhones, smart phones, tablets, cameras, Kindles, PSPs and many more Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Three are the UK’s market leader in mobile broadband services, such as MiFi, USB dongles, SIM only, iPad micro-SIM and business mobile broadband.

Huawei E5331 MiFi Devices

Mark Mitchinson, Executive VP at Huawei UK commented on the launch of the new deveice with Three, “Huawei continues to lead and innovate in the mobile broadband space, our relationship with Three continues to flourish.” He goes on to say, “The new Huawei E5331 Value MiFi brings the speed and benefit of WiFi on-the-go to a whole new audience.”
The device is perfect for people who need a fast internet connection away from home or the office. Whether for work or personal use, you can take the devices on the bus, train, holiday, craven, canal boat, walking, hiking or anywhere you can think of! The possibilities are endless.

With HSPA+ you get a fantastic 21.1Mbps download speed and 5.76Mps upload speed. This is fater than the traditional mobile internet devices and gives you a great connection for browsing the internet, checking emails, maps, apps, games, watching videos, listening to music or talking with friends or collages on Skype.

Device Features

Huawei E5331 MiFi Features

Three have not given a date for the launch of the new device, or detailed specifications of the device, except for the following features:

  • LED screen with clear icon display
  • One button connection
  • Up to 21.1 Mbps technical standard Download (HSPA+)
  • Up to 5.76 Mbps technical standard Uplink (HSUPA)
  • 4.5 hours battery life

Device Indicators and buttons

  1. 1 – Signal indicator
  2. 2 – Wi-Fi indicator
  3. 3 – Battery indicator
  4. 4 – SMS indicator
  5. 5 – Strap hole
  6. 6 – Power button
  7. 7 – USB port(Micro USB Type B)

Huawei E5331 User Guide

Download Hauwei E5331 ‘Quick Start Guide’

New MiFi Available – Huawei E586 HSPA+ MiFi from Three

3 MiFi - Huawei E586 HSPA+

Three have released the new high speed WiFi mobile broadband device, the Huawei E586 MiFi, available to buy now at the Three Store. The new MiFi is the first WiFi mobile broadband device to offer the next generation HSPA+ technology in the UK.

HSPA+ 40% Faster Downloads

This fantastic new device provides significantly faster download speeds of up to 21Mbps, easier to use interface and a smart, compact charging cradle.

The Huawei E586 offer all the same great features are the previous model, such as a WiFi hotspot for up to 5 devices to share. A bright new OLED screen displays useful information about how much data has been used, the current speed of connection and how long you have been online. The screen also allow you to view the Wi-Fi connection username and password allowing you to quickly pair with new gadgets. You can connect any WiFi enabled device to the MiFi, allow you to have a super fast mobile internet connection where ever and whenever you go. It’s easy to connect you laptop, ipad, tablet, iphone, ipod, xbox, PSP, Kindle or any other device with WiFi.

Contract or PAYG

The new MiFi offers speeds that are up to 40% faster than with the previous model, and the speeds will increase as Three upgrade their network during the rest of 2011. Three are the only UK mobile network offering an exclusive range of HSPA+ devices, all of which are available on Contract or Pay Aa You Go with the largest data allowances amongst all the mobile mroadband providers.

In the box, there is a new charging cradle and an improved new battery offering over 4 hours of battery life to keep all your devices connected.

View the new Huawei E586 MiFi at the Three Store

New Huawei E586 HSPA+ MiFi from Three

Three - Huawei E586 HSPA+Three have announced that they will soon be selling the new Huawei E586 MiFi, the first mobile Wi-Fi device to providing HSPA+ mobile broadband technology in the UK.

21.2Mbps High Speed

The Huawei E586 WiFi modem will give customers significantly faster speeds against the current award-winning 3 MiFi. Initially customers will enjoy speeds of up to 40% faster, which will increase further as Three rolls-out its new upgrade programme providing speeds of 21.1Mbps across its high-speed 3G network.

New Features

The Huawei E386 will provide fast and secure WiFi for iPads, laptops, hand-held consoles via one easy to use device. The OLED screen display all the important information such as the amount of data used, the speed of the connection and the length of time connected. The new dashboard shows notifications of SMS and other device settings. A newly added feature allows the user to view the username and password for their WiFi connection for fast-pairing with new gadgets.

The only network offering an entirely next generation HSPA+

View the E586 MiFi at >

Some of the new MiFi features are:

  • Charging cradle
  • 21.1 Mbps download speed (HSDPA )
  • 5.76 Mbps upload speed (HSUPA)
  • Micro SD card (up to 32GB)
  • 4 to 5 hours battery life

The new Huawei E586 MiFi will be available on from September 2011.

Three - Huawei E586 HSPA+

Have more than one iDevice?

Gadegetsboy talks about connecting and sharing multipul devices with 3 MiFi.

3 MiFi - Connecting more than one deviceOne thing I’ve had to deal with at first was the problem of having internet and my files between my MacBook, my iPhone and iPad. Especially if you’re always on the move.

I shopped around for best internet deal and found that in the UK Three UK provide a MiFi device which allows me to share internet between my iPad, iPhone and Macbook on the go just like a wireless router, all I have to do is charge it up every night and where possible charge it in the car. I tend to carry the charger around with me so if i ended up in Starbucks and Starbucks internet is slow, i pull my MiFi out and get surfing at good speeds. It’s also protected with a password of my own (WEP KEY) which means no one can tap into my data usage. Another thing was the way I can use it with my iPad2 and iPhone4 for FaceTiming untill maybe Apple allows users to FaceTime over 3G or 4G (jailbreak allows you to though at the moment).

MiFi nominated for T3 Gadget Award

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MiFi has been nominated in the ‘Best Work Gadget’ category at the T3 Gadget Awards. You can take a look at my videos for MiFi with iPod touch and In-Car Wi-Fi. If you’ve used MiFi with iPad with Wi-Fi then you’ll know how well the 3 MiFi iwll do!

Watch Three’s videos of MiFi with the iPod Tocuh


Watch In-Car WiFi hits the road


Three MiFi Wins Macworld Award

3 MiFi – WiFi device wins best iPad accessory

Macworld Award 2010Three’s innovative MiFi device has won a coveted award at last nights MacWorld awards. The MiFi was the first device of its type available in the UK, it works like a mobile broadband dongle but also creates a mobile wireless hotspot so multiple devices can share the same mobile broadband signal. Crucially for iPad users this means that the WiFi edition of the popular tablet computer can access mobile broadband whilst out and about.

The judges were particularly impressed with the way that the 3 MiFi wireless dongle enable iPad users to purchase the iPad WiFi version, which is considerably cheaper than the 3G version and isn’t dependent on Apple’s new Micro-SIM so mobile broadband is also generally cheaper. Plus you can share the signal with multiple devices.