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mgmjim
26-04-2010, 01:25 PM
It's something I thought may help for ipod touches and I guess ipads too

It's like a 3g doble but it seems to be wifi enabled so devices with wifi can get 3g? Anyone tried it???

3 - Mobile Broadband - MiFi plus iPod bundle (http://www.three.co.uk/Mobile_Broadband/MiFi_plus_iPod_bundle)

josh.p.
26-04-2010, 03:15 PM
I've heard some pretty decent things about it. :yes: Would be ideal for iPad :yes:

keith
26-04-2010, 03:23 PM
I've heard some pretty decent things about it. :yes: Would be ideal for iPad :yes:

it would wouldn't it hmmmmmm it would eliminate my 3g or not 3g concerns and could be used for laptops and the like not just the ipad

Only concern is 3's network coverage never seems very good

Britchick
26-04-2010, 05:30 PM
Only concern is 3's network coverage never seems very good

Daniel had a signal in deepest darkest Northumbria:yes:, i think it's getting better Keith. He got internet access on it too.

keith
26-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Daniel had a signal in deepest darkest Northumbria:yes:, i think it's getting better Keith. He got internet access on it too.

oo ok good to know :yes:

I really think this would be a nice solution for me. Pay as you go, keep it around just in case it's ever needed and usable for laptops etc as well :yes:

So if that's the case, I really could finally commit to getting a wifi ipad.. now.. what size :laugh:

Britchick
26-04-2010, 06:37 PM
just a thought......... why would anyone buy an ipod then pay 23 for a wifi thingie- surely buy an iphone for not much more.

Skywatcher
26-04-2010, 06:39 PM
Not exactly cheap though is it .... I resent this having paid a month for 3G on th eiPhone for the next 18 months

keith
26-04-2010, 06:49 PM
just a thought......... why would anyone buy an ipod then pay 23 for a wifi thingie- surely buy an iphone for not much more.

I don't really think they would BC but I think it's a good option if you have multiple devices that need the connection

keith
26-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Not exactly cheap though is it .... I resent this having paid a month for 3G on th eiPhone for the next 18 months

Agreed for sure

Britchick
26-04-2010, 07:04 PM
ok with Keith's theory- get a 10 per month contract for your iphone or either PAYG with no internet and the 23 wifi thingie- Bobs your uncle???

josh.p.
26-04-2010, 07:10 PM
it would wouldn't it hmmmmmm it would eliminate my 3g or not 3g concerns and could be used for laptops and the like not just the ipad

Only concern is 3's network coverage never seems very good
The main concern that people I've known that have had it is;

The price
and charging the device.

My uncle has one through work and it works with my iPhone, and his daughter uses it just for day-to-day internet. His daughter uses 3 mobile and surprisingly enough she's been able to get internet where she hasn't been able to use her phone for calls and texts (albeit very slow) :unsure:

keith
26-04-2010, 07:10 PM
ok with Keith's theory- get a 10 per month contract for your iphone or either PAYG with no internet and the 23 wifi thingie- Bobs your uncle???

but you have to be out of contract for your iphone to do that Brit? Many folks still have many months left

Britchick
26-04-2010, 07:12 PM
but you have to be out of contract for your iphone to do that Brit? Many folks still have many months left

sorry, meant when out of contract. I have about 4 months left :yes:

keith
26-04-2010, 07:14 PM
sorry, meant when out of contract. I have about 4 months left :yes:

I think out of contract things change for sure :yes: the annoying thing for those in contract is they're already paying for 3g and it sucks to have to pay for it AGAIN for the ipad.

Britchick
26-04-2010, 07:17 PM
oh I know, and that's why i didn't want to pay extra for the 3G. Wouldn't mind say 10 a month but what we're thinking is it's going to be a lot more

keith
26-04-2010, 08:10 PM
Well the contract costs were the same from what I recall on 2g. However you buy an iphone on contract at the moment, you pretty much end up renting a data connection.

Ah well. I've got a bit of a specialist use, when I have to fix some servers I need to be online at just about any cost, so this mifi thing may work out ok for me.

josh.p.
26-04-2010, 08:29 PM
I'd say it was suited to someone like yourself or my uncle :yes: He works for scottish power and they log in through the internet. If he is away for work doing anything he uses the mifi thing (As they need really high speed internet) rather than a dongle, he has a tiny netbook and a blackberry :yes: