Tuesday, 1 September 2009

3 launches MiFi

As reported on this blog a couple of weeks ago, 3 will be launching the MiFi router in time for Xmas. They've just announced the launch schedule and the pricing.

The device (the Huawei E5830) will be available through telesales channels on the 17th September and stores a day later.

Pricing will be as follows:
  • ‘Broadband 5GB 1 month’ - a rolling contract including 5GB of data for £15/month. The modem costs £69.99.
  • ‘Ready to Go’ - PAYG version for £99.99 including 3GB of data.
The pricing seems a little high to me compared to the current prices for USB modems which are as low as £20 on PAYG now. Persuading people to switch to MiFi, which does provide a better service than a USB modem (at least in my experience), will be difficult.

Full press release details here.

1 comment:

  1. I've been keeping an eye on the MiFi for a while. I find this similar device more intriguing, though:


    Getting had information on this unavailable product is almost impossible, so I'm dubious. On paper, though, it seems to have advantages over the MiFi