UPDATED: Three has had huge success with it’s MiFi range, bringing portable wifi hotspots using HSDPA+ networks to the masses. The next instalment of the devices is a budget version called the Huawei E5331 Value MiFi, which uses the same high speed network but at a lower cost.
The Huawei E5331 Value MiFi will allow customers to connect up to five devices, including a tablet, smartphone, portable gaming device and laptop. The network speed offers up to 21.1Mbps download (HSPA+) and up to 5.76Mbps uplink speed (HSUPA).
The pocket-sized MiFi sports an LED display with details including battery life (which is up to 4.5-hours) and connectivity, and offers one button connectivity.
Three’s Mark Brewer said, “As the market leader in mobile broadband it’s great to be able to bolster our range with yet another high speed mobile Wi-Fi device. The Value MiFi offers fast browsing and a seamless streaming experience, all on Three’s award winning mobile broadband network.”
Mark Mitchinson from Huawei Device UK & Ireland, said, “Our relationship with Three continues to flourish, and the new Huawei E5331 Value MiFi brings the speed and benefit of WiFi on-the-go to a whole new audience.”
Three has now confirmed the Huawei E5331 is available now. It will cost £29.99 on a rolling one-month contract at £15.99 a month, with a 5GB data allowance and £49.99 on PAYG, with a 1GB data allowance.