Wireless mobile broadband refers to the kind of connections provided by MiFi units. These are handy, pocket-sized gadgets that enable you to share a wireless mobile broadband connection between multiple users simultaneously.
As with dongles, MiFi broadband users can buy credit on a pay-as-you-go monthly basis or sign up for a longer annual contract.
The main difference between a MiFi and a dongle is that dongles only allow you to connect one device to the Internet. Conversely, a MiFi lets multiple people share the same connection.
MiFis work in much the same way as wireless broadband hotspots. In a nutshell, a MiFi taps into cellular 3G or 4G networks and generates a mini, localised wireless broadband cloud with a radius of over 30 feet. This signal can be picked up by any devices in the vicinity.
That’s all you have to do — it’s a one-step process.
Currently, providers offering 3G or 4G MiFis are Three, Vodafone and O2. Short contract, pay-as-you-go deals or longer contracts are all available.
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