Summary: I've heard a lot of recommendations about this modem. in the part of town where I live there are frequent interruptions to the work of cable internet, so using a 3G modem provides uninterrupted Internet access at any time.
The Router performs as required and the supplier was extremely helpful
7 May 2013
Summary: I had a hell of a time to get the Pocket Wifi Wireless Router to work because the Telco I was dealing with sent me data for setting up a Mobile Dongle not a Mobile WiFi Router. Unfortunately this took about three weeks of my spare time and countless emails. The problem was compounded by the reluctance of either of the parties to hand out phone numbers, all of the difficulties had to be ironed out via email often with several people involved on the Telco's behalf.
Summary: Having used MiFis in the passed I knew roughly what I wanted and the E586 met my basic requirements, but I wanted one that had a docking device so it could be left on charge in one central place. The item was dispatched promptly, and well packaged, but it had no dock included! On re review I found the similar device sold by others with the same description so it was obvious it had just been cut and pasted and was not specific to the model that was being sold!
Summary: This is great- very fast download speeds and works all over the places I have been so far in UK. its honestly like having portable broadband. I didn't know that 3 started the 3g network- it shows though and this little gadget is faster than any phone 3g connection I have seen. I am getting 7mb/s on this- twice the speed of my home network. Cheap to run also - just buy a card from Amazon and/or top up at a supermarket etc.
Summary: This is the second E586 I have owned and it has not disappointed (the first one died through no fault of its own as it had an encounter with prolonged water exposure). It is so easy to set up, just insert the sim card, charge the battery and you are on line almost anywhere. Up to 5 devices can access the internet at one time and the coverage on the "Three" network is excellent.
Summary: Bought this for holiday to Portugal. Purchased 1GB Vodafone data SIM on arriving at Faro. Slotted in SIM, turned on unit, unit found Vodafone network OK, started wifi network OK which my Ipad connected to without any problem but it wouldn't connect to the internet. I spent the first two days of my holiday trying any number of combinations of configurations of PIN, PUKs and other codes found on the Sim box to try to access internet.
Summary: Very easy to operate. Charge it up. Put in a £12 3 network 3 gig data sim, which cost me £12 from Amazon. Instantly recognised and connected wirelessly with my iPad and iPhone. After a week of intensive use whilst away in a mobile home, I used less than 1 gig, and that was with two computers and two phones using it.