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So, you’re going abroad and want to stay in touch huh?

It’s the season to be jolly, but not everyone gets to be at home with their family. If you’re in a different country, whether it be because of work, holiday or you just don’t like your family very much, you’ll probably be huddled around a WiFi access point …

BT Just killed the phone box

If you’re of a certain age (cough), phone boxes hold a special place in your heart. For some it was perhaps the only access to a phone you had, for others it was simply sheltering out of the rain. There are many reasons to remember the street side communications …

EE releases new version of their in-car WiFi solution

In May EE announced a new in-car WiFi solution called Buzzard. Plop it into your cigarette lighter and it’ll beam out a WiFi hotspot for the kids to connect their tablets / phones / iPods to in the back of the car on a long journey. Now EE …

Is that a cheap E586 in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

I love having a hot spot in my trousers. Many people have connected to it over the years. Enough double entendres? OK. :) Expansys have reduced the Huawei E586 MiFi for today only – it’s now £79.99 and was £99.99. Ker-CHING ! If you’re unfamiliar with the whole …

Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 Review

So, what exactly is a Mi-Fi? It sounds a bit complicated but in reality it’s not that hard to grasp. It’s a small (and in this case, rather pebble-like) unit with a SIM card inside. The sticker on the front of the box sums it up best – …

Cheaper MiFi – Huawei E5331

My nan wants to get online so that she can email her daughters. It’s a simple request and she already has a laptop, but she doesn’t want any “messing” with her phone line and she takes the laptop wherever she goes. This could be my solution. The new …

Virgin Media drop WiFi into the London Underground

Here in London there’s been a big push to try and get WiFi available in the Tube. London Mayor, Boris Johnson, and Transport For London have been linked with an earlier deal with Huawei. Unfortunately this didn’t see the light of day.. or should that be the dark …

Three Web Cube Hands On

We just had a Web Cube arrive from the team at Three UK to test out, review and put though its paces.  Data is something we cover a lot on the site from the AYCE Challenge to other data news you might have seen recently. So when I …

Mobile Broadband Wi-Fi Hub now available from Three

Just a few weeks ago we caught sight of this WiFi hub. Available on Three you simply stick your existing USB wireless dongle in and it’ll turn magically into a WiFi hotspot. It costs £39.99 and allows five devices to be connected with Three speeds of up to …

iOS 4.3 released to developers

iOS 4.3 has been released to developers, giving us some insight into what we can expect in the next update. Most mentioned so far is the ability to turn your iPhone into a mobile Wifi hotspot, like Android 2.2 – great news for 3 customers, not so beneficial …

WiFi Hotspots coming to iPhone

iPhone owners should soon be able to turn their mobile data connection into a WiFi hotspot thanks to improvements coming in iOS 4.3. The facility was spotted during the Verizon launch yesterday but Verizon were quick to state that it was just “an app”. Whether this will mean …