Excerpt: The HSPA+ network of Smart and Globe are continuously growing and getting wider coverage around the country. Devices like the Huawei E586 maximizes the speed of the HSPA+ network (just like the ZTE MF60 ). Check out our full review after the jump.
Excerpt: Back in August we introduced you to the Huawei E586 MiFi from the UK carrier Three. For the last week we have been testing out this neat piece of kit on Three’s super-fast HSPA+ network and we have to say that this is a serious alternative to home broadband.
Quick review: New Three Huawei E586 MiFi mobile broadband modem
13 October 2011
Conclusion: If you’ve not yet been to the product page on Three and checked out the various plans on offer, we would highly recommend you do. In our opinion, if you’ve never used a MiFi in the past and think you have the need for a device like it, we would suggest opting either for the pay as you go option or the one-month contract option as the rest do involve at least 18-month commitment and will be more expensive in the long run.
Pros: Portable and lightweight, Minimal setup required, Easy to use interface
Cons: Not always reliable, variable speeds dependent on network connection, Can be expensive if tariff / plan not carefully chosen
Summary: Without the HSPA+ capabilities, Three’s latest MiFi hotspot would still be a stylish mobile broadband unit capable of reliable, on-the-go connectivity. With HSPA+, and with the flexible tariff system Three have in place, it becomes a genuinely viable alternative to a fixed broadband connection for light internet users.
Huawei E586 MiFi For Three Review (Mobile Broadband Modem/Hotspot)
11 October 2011
Excerpt: We took a look at the Huawei E367 , a 3G broadband dongle on Three UK, a few months ago back in the summer, and despite a sleek looking exterior, it failed to impress when it came down to setting the unit up and running real life speed tests.
Excerpt: The way the tablet market has shaken out, it looks like those who want 3G built into their iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have to pay a hefty price for the privilege (on the iPad, for example, having the option costs an extra hundred pounds). And that's before you get to actually paying the networks.