Summary: Just returned from Sweden, Estonia, and the Netherlands. This device worked flawlessly everywhere. I purchased a SIM card before leaving home in San Francisco from a French company roaimg-one.com. I got it in 3 days for a total of less than 90 Euro which includes shipping, the chip and 55 Euro credit for 6 months. The advantage of the card is that I did not and will not have to change SIM card in every country I go to.
Summary: A remarkable instrument! I took it to Europe and purchased a SIM card from a communications company in the country where I was going to stay for 5 weeks. The personnel installed it and verified that it worked with my iPad. Making changes of password and id on the Huawei site is easy. The device functions rapidly and needs recharging less often than I anticipated. The cost of operation depends upon the local provider from whom one buys the SIM card.
Summary: I picked up this Hotspot since I have Sprint and I don't have SIM capable phone. I wanted to be able to check my e-mail and use VOIP to call home to the USA in China. This Hotspot worked exactly as I expected. I'm really glad I got the kind with a battery, cuz it really helped when I wanted to look something up while we were walking around a town in China.
Summary: This little puk kicks ass! I work here in Mazir-E-Sharif Afghanistan and havent had a problem yet. I can get online with my stateside phone with no problem. Then I can bounce between my laptop and my phone without having to switch sim cards between the 2. You can have up to 8 devices at once on this....but who the hell wants to do that. It'll only slow the bandwith down. I use Roshan too by the way. Anyway.....i highly recommend using this hot spot!...
Took it to Taiwan (on FarEasTone 遠傳 network), perfectly shared 17GB of 3G data in 3 weeks
12 July 2014
Summary: I bought this to use in a 3-week family trip to Taiwan. In our 3-week trip, it happily and reliably served my family 17GB of 3G data all throughout Taiwan without even a blip! Highly recommended. Tips on data plans and battery below. There are other flashier mifi routers with color LCDs, 4G, LTE, etc, but this one got the most positive reviews so I went with it.
Summary: I got this for a trip to japan so I could use my iPad mini. I bought this and found that it worked out of the box (no unlock codes needed) with just a SIM card that I purchased from b-mobile. B-mobile purchases wholesale bandwidth from NTT Docomo and resells it to consumers. They have a great selection of products for people temporarily in Japan. I'm there for 2weeks at a time every year and my wife and I can use the internet at the same time with this.
Summary: Bought this to provide wifi connectivity while in Asia - we had up to 8 devices connected at one time and everyone was able to access internet without visible delay. We had 2 laptops on VPN to corporate network and 6 other iPads, tablets etc. I was also able to make calls with skype with no issues. So far, we have it running nonstop for the past 15 days with combination of it running on battery as well as plugged in.
Summary: I needed a basic wifi device and this is it. The speeds, although very dependant on signal strength and location, are slow but acceptable. I'm using this one in the middle east and it took the local sim card without issue. The battery life is about three hours but the standby time is a few days. I had better results, connectivity and speeds, when mine was plugged in and charging. You can change some settings on this device, including; SSID broadcast, SSID, WPA2 password.