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Sharing Your Mobile Broadband With WiFi

April 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 217

For many people, particularly those living in rented accommodation, mobile broadband is the only real choice of internet connection for the home. This equally applies to people with a holiday home or those traveling around.

Mobile broadband and mobile broadband pricing has come a long way over the past 3 years. USB modems when first launched were being sold for over $150 each. Today they cost under $50. Similarly, recharge vouchers were giving very little data allowance away for your $50, today you can access over 4GB.

However, one mobile broadband device really isn't enough anymore. If your home as one or more laptops, one or more tablets, a digital radio and a gaming console, using a USB device means you need to swap it around from device to device in order to give everyone a go. This isn't really practical.

Just over 12 months ago, telecommunication companies started to market a new mobile broadband modem called a WiFi or MiFi modem.

The WiFi or MiFi modem combines the technology available in a mobile broadband USB with that of a wireless modem. This device acts as a wireless network access point or what is commonly known as a WiFi hotspot. The hotspot range can be a single room or greater and is determined by the strength of the device.

What this now means is that multiple devices, usually up to 5 can access the internet at the same time. You can in effect provide internet access to a whole household using the one device.

How can you purchase this device? It comes just like any other mobile broadband device in either prepaid or post paid mode. The cost of the device varies by provider but expect to pay between $80 and $100 for the device.

What about specifications? WiFi devices will connect up to five users or five WiFi devices at the same time. Battery life is approximately 6 hours. Download speeds obviously depend on the provider you choose to go with. 3G and 4G speeds are available.

In terms of data allowance, a prepaid recharge voucher is all you need. These come in all shapes and sizes. The more data you require and the longer you want it to last (before it expires) the more you are likely to pay. The benefit with prepaid however is you only recharge when you need to. If you only visit the holiday home every other weekend, it could be the perfect answer on those cold weekends when the whole family is stuck indoors.

My Name is Ranya Georgalas and I enjoy blogging about all sorts of topics. I work in Marketing, Social Media and Affiliate Marketing. I started blogging several years ago and now I own many blogs. The most popular being

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