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MiFi works at a distance of up to 30 ft and will provide internet or network access to any WiFi enabled device. As well as charging the unit in the car its also highly portable and battery life can exceed 4 hours.



What is In Car Wifi?

Mobile internet access is becoming easier all the time. With MiFi from the Three network not only will you be able to access the Internet from anywhere using your phone, but you can now access the Internet from your car. Because in-car Wi-Fi is available this means that where ever your car is, you can have a Wi-Fi hot spot. Though not common in vehicles now, the market research firm iSuppli stated that it expects "a surge in worldwide shipments of car Wi-Fi systems to 7.2 million units by 2017, from just 174,000 in 2010".

The Huawei E5573 4G Mobile Wi-Fi from 3 Network is a compact (pocket size) wireless device that creates a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices. So you can create your own secure Wi-Fi hotspot wherever you need it. Three have now also released their new Huawei Road-Fi device.

In Car wifi has a massive advantage over the mobile dongle in that it can connect upto 10 devices at anyone time as compared to the single device with a regular dongle. The kids can use their ipods whilst the grown ups can work... or vice versa! As the device also has a rechargeable battery it can also be taken on picnics and walks etc.

Which UK networks provide mobile Car Wifi?

Basically all of them. All of the major networks have their own portable wifi products with various contract options and also PAYG is available. Your choice is really down to which network gives you the best coverage and contract option. If you just need it for a few weeks then the O2 Pocket Hotspot Plus could be worth looking at. If you are a business user and require several Gb of data each month then the 3 network is worth considering.

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How does Car Wifi work?

The in car wifi is specially designed to handle tower transfers at high speeds. This is necessary as a car is traveling down the motorway. Typical mobile phones and smart phones may not be designed to do that because the access is usually done from a stationary position. The MiFi dongle can handle the switch keeping a consistent connection without dropping the signal.

Mobile Wi-Fi connection is a high speed connection that allows wireless connection to the Internet. The MiFi is convenient and you will be able to not only have your phone access the Internet, but other Wi-Fi enabled devices for an affordable price. You will not have to search for a "hot spot" because your car is the "hot spot". You get speed and access free of wires, cables, or any other type of tether. Connecting more than one device to a phone is not recommended because of the drain on the battery. The MiFi battery will last longer and is designed for the larger load without heating up like a phone will.

Whilst the old Mifi from Three operated only on 3G the new Huawei E5573 returns with a fresh look and Advanced 4G network technology, making it much faster with download speeds of 150 Mbps possible. The R216 mobile Wifi from Vodafone will operate on 3G, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps.

Recently the BBC news website said that "In-vehicle internet access is close to becoming reality" according to the world's top car bosses. Whilst Audi has developed a built-in 3G wireless network in its A7 you can be sure the cost would be many times the price of a mobile wifi device from one of the UK networks. As a comparable the cost to have Sat Nav fitted in a car can be over £1000 and is not portable and portable Sat Nav devices can be purchased for less than £100 and can be taken anywhere.

What are the advantages of In Car Wifi Mobile Broadband?

Mobile broadband devices fit in your pocket and go where you go. It connects with the Internet and then can share the connection with up to ten Wi-Fi enabled devices like the following:

iPads / tablets
Smart phones
Game systems

This will change travel. Kids are kept happy and quiet on their social networks and mum and dad can check emails and shop online. A driver can stop and use it while passengers can use it during a motorway trip. It reduces the cost of each individual paying for access to the Internet. Occasional users can have a plan where they pay as they go and heavy users can have a monthly plan.

Set up is simple with the MiFi. Just enable the device, connect using the eight digit network key and passengers can check email, download, shop, see current traffic conditions, update on social networks, do research, and more. In-car wifi makes traveling and stops more enjoyable for both adults and children especially on long motorway journeys.