Why my mobile Wi-Fi is my favourite gadget

Posted on: September 24th, 2012

A few weeks ago, I signed up to Vodafone’s mobile Wi-Fi service. I think it’s so cool, I have decided to write about it. I am not an affiliate and I’m not being asked to write this – I just think mobile Wi-Fi is great.

As the name suggests, it’s a portable Wi-Fi system that enables you to access the web via wireless mobile broadband. Even better than that, it will connect up to five people or devices at the same time.

You can see from the thumbnail photo that it’s a neat little device. It measures 9cm x 4.5cm so it fits easily into your pocket. You just turn it on and connect to it via the ‘settings’ screen of your device.

It certainly proved useful on Friday last week when our electricity company cut our power all day. I was able to connect to the internet via my iPad. I also connected my phone to it at the same time, as I wanted to download the latest operating software and that needed a Wi-Fi connection.

I could have connected three more devices at the same time, such as a laptop or notebook, so it’s perfect if there are several of you in the same house, or sharing an office, who want to connect to the internet. No need for fixed-line broadband. And you can take it with you wherever you go, saving you those expensive hourly broadband charges in hotels or on trains.

It costs me £12.50 a month, including VAT, which I think is pretty reasonable. It works up to a range of 50 meters or so, which means you can be in one part of the house and someone else can be on a different floor and still be connected. Great stuff.

How do you access the internet on the go?

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