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Mobile operator 3 (three.co.uk/mifi) is giving Britons free access to mobile broadband Wi-Fi as part of a promotion that sees the deployment of ‘Human Hotspots’ across London, Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham and Newcastle.
The ‘Human Hotspots’ are using 3’s MiFi wireless router device which connects to the company’s 3G network to create a mobile broadband Wi-Fi hotspot.
Passers-by who spot a Human Hotspot can trial using their Wi-Fi gadgets, like netbooks, Apple iPads & Amazon Kindles to connect to the internet for free using the Human Hotpot’s MiFi.
The launch of the ‘Human Hotspot’ initiative follows recent research undertaken by 3 which found that more people are going online anywhere they can with their mobile gadgets and are thus are in need of a strong and reliable 3G connection.
A third of respondents also said they were planning to buy a Wi-Fi enabled mobile gadget like a tablet (e.g Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab), Sony Playstation PSP or an Amazon Kindle, as a Christmas gift this year.
Commenting on this, Matthew Halfin, a spokesperson for 3 said; “Three’s 3G network was designed for the mobile internet, so we can give people the very best online experience with their mobile gadgets. This will be particularly important over the Christmas period as a third of people head online with their new mobile toys.”
3’s Wi-Fi wireless router device, known as MiFi, can connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices at once and is available on a pay monthly or pay as you go basis.
Pay monthly plans start from £9.50 a month for 1GB of data over an 18 month contract.
Perfect as a Xmas gift, MiFi pay as you go plans are available for a one-off £69.99 and come pre-loaded with 3GB of data that is valid for up to 3 months. Users can then top up anytime they want with the amount of data they require.
Interested readers can find out more information on 3’s MiFi packages at the three.co.uk website.
Mobile operator 3 UK (three.co.uk) has refreshed its range of mobile broadband laptop deals with the addition of three new laptops.
Launched today, the new laptops which are available as part of a mobile broadband and laptop bundle, include the Samsung RV510, the Compaq CQ56 and the Samsung R540.
The Samsung RV510 has an Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.3Ghz processor, 500GB hard drive, 3GB of RAM, 15.6″ HD LED display and comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium.
On sale with mobile broadband speeds up to 7.2Mbps and a 15GB monthly usage allowance, this laptop and mobile broadband bundle is priced at £35 a month, with a one-off £39.99 upfront fee required.
The Compaq CQ56 laptop features a 15.6″ HD display, 250GB hard drive, 2GB of RAM and Windows 7 Home Premium.
Available for £30 a month with the same up to 7.2Mbps mobile broadband speeds and 15GB monthly data usage allowance, the up front charge for this bundle is less at just £29.99.
The high specified Samsung R540 laptop has an Intel Core i3 2.4Ghz processor, 500GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM and 15.6″ HD LED display.
Equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium, this laptop costs £40 a month and includes the 3 mobile broadband 15GB plan. A one-off up-front charge of £49.99 applies.
All three laptop and mobile broadband bundles include a free ZTE MF112 black USB modem which when inserted into the USB port of the laptop automatically connects to 3’s mobile broadband network which covers 97% of the UK.
3 was recently named the UK’s best mobile broadband provider in a survey conducted by YouGov.
Interested readers can find out more about the new laptops at the three.co.uk or use our mobile broadband free laptop comparison service to compare laptop deals from 3, Vodafone and O2.
Mobile Internet provider 3 (three.co.uk) has boosted its mobile broadband coverage to 97% of the UK population following the completion of its £400 million network upgrade project.
The three-year long improvement programme has brought new mobile broadband coverage to rural areas in the UK and added crucial capacity to the UK’s cities.
During the project over 4,900 sites were added to the UK’s biggest 3G network to help meet the surge in demand for mobile broadband use led by the UK’s smartphone and laptop dongle users.
To put this in some sort of context, the 4,900 site addition translates to an area more than twice the size of Wales being added to 3’s mobile broadband network.
Commenting on the upgrade, 3’s CEO, Kevin Russell said: “Thousands of people across the country have put in a phenomenal amount of work to build the UK’s biggest mobile broadband network”.
Russell continued: “Smartphone and Mobile Broadband use is exploding and we have built a 3G network that reaches further than ever before, as well as bringing more capacity into urban areas where our customers need it most”.
3 currently offers mobile broadband speeds up to 7.2Mbps with prices starting from £7.50 a month for a 1GB data usage allowance. Users can get a generous 15GB download allowance for just £15 a month.
Readers can find out further information on 3’s tariffs at the three.co.uk website or our 3 mobile broadband review.
3 (three.co.uk) has added the Acer D260 netbook and the Samsung N230 to its range of mobile broadband free laptop deals.
Available for free with the 3 mobile broadband 1GB data plan costing £17.50 a month, the Acer D260 is a excellent portable netbook, weighing just 1.25kg and capable of lasting up to six hours from one battery charge.
It is also well specified with an Intel Atom 1.66Ghz processor, a 10.1″ display, 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM – with the Windows 7 Starter operating system also included together with a free ZTE MF112 black USB modem.
Customers wanting a higher monthly mobile broadband download usage allowance can opt for 3’s 15GB data plan costing £25 a month and still receive the Acer D260 netbook for free.
3’s second new netbook is the sleek Samsung N230 which also features an Intel Atom 1.66Ghz processor, 10.1″ display, 1GB of RAM and Windows 7 Starter – but differs with a larger 250GB hard drive.
Weighing just 1.1kg and only 24mm thin, the Samsung N230 is ultra portable and has an impressive 10 hour battery life upon charging.
Customers can receive the Samsung N230 for free when they order online the 3 mobile broadband 5GB data plan costing £35 a month over an 18 month contract.
A free USB modem is also included which connects the netbook to the 3 mobile broadband network which provides download speeds up to 7.2Mbps.
Interested readers can find out more at the three.co.uk or use our mobile broadband free laptop comparison service to compare laptops deals from 3, Vodafone, O2 and Orange.
3 (three.co.uk/freelaptops) has upgraded its mobile broadband free laptops deals with the addition of three new laptops.
The new laptops are the Samsung N150, the Samsung R530 and the Sony Vaio 2MO, all of which replace the Samsung N130, the Toshiba T130 and the HP DM3.
The Samsung N150 netbook laptop has a 10.1″ display, 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM.
Equipped with the Windows 7 Starter operating system this netbook is available for free with the 3 mobile broadband 5GB data usage plan costing £30 a month.
A free ZTE MF112 black USB modem is also included, which when plugged into the USB port of the N150, connnects to the 3 mobile broadband network.
The 3 mobile broadband network covers 92% of the UK population and provides download speeds up to 7.2Mbps.
The second new laptop, the Samsung R530, features a 15.6″ SuperBright display, a 320GB hard drive and 3GB of RAM. It has an Intel Pentium dual core processor (2.2Ghz) and comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium.
3 are offering the Samsung R530 laptop for free with their 3 mobile broadband 5GB data plan which costs £40 a month over an 18 month contract. A free USB modem is also included.
The remaining new laptop, the free Sony Vaio 2MO, comes well specified with a 320GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM, 15.5″ display and Windows 7 Home Premium.
It is packaged with 3’s 15GB mobile broadband data usage plan which is available for £40 a month over a 24 month contract period.
All of 3’s mobile broadband free laptop packages benefit from free standard delivery, plus a 14 days return policy if customers aren’t happy with their purchase.
Readers can find out further information at the three.co.uk website.
3 Mobile (three.co.uk/iPad) has launched two new iPad SIM card deals for the iPad 3G with prices starting from £7.50 a month.
The two new tariffs, both available on short one month contracts, are now on sale at the three.co.uk/iPad website.
For £7.50 a month, iPad 3G users can get the 3 iPad SIM card (Micro-SIM) with 1GB of data allowance per month.
Users wanting a higher monthly data allowance can opt for 3’s 10GB iPad data plan which costs £15 a month.
Three operates the UK’s biggest 3G network with mobile broadband speeds up to 7.2Mbps. The company has iPad SIM card deals available on a pay as you go and one month contract basis.
3’s PAYG iPad SIM cards come pre-loaded with a set data allowance. Prices start from £10 for a 3 PAYG iPad SIM with 1GB of data or £20 for 3GB.
The pre-loaded data allowance is valid for 30 days with top ups available when customers run out of data. Top ups cost £10 for 1GB, £15 for 3GB and £25 for 7GB.
3 Mobile offer free delivery and a 14 day returns policy for their iPad SIM cards.
Readers can find out further information at the three.co.uk/iPad website.