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3’s Mobile Wi-Fi – deal revealed

30 August 2009

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3 UK announces market leading package on-sale in time for Christmas

3 UK today completes the picture of its Mobile Wi-Fi offer, announcing both pricing and availability.

Mobile Wi-Fi, the service that allows you to create your own mobile Wi-Fi connection, will be available via telesales and online at www.three.co.uk from Thursday 17th September, and in 3 Stores across the country from Friday 18th September.

At launch Mobile Wi-Fi will be available on two plans:

  • ‘Broadband 5GB 1 month’ is a one month contract which includes 5GB of data for just £15 a month. With this deal the wireless modem costs just £69.99.
  • For an upfront charge of £99.99, Mobile Wi-Fi will also be available as a ‘Ready to Go’ kit. The deal includes a wireless modem and 3GB worth of data which can be used over a 3 month period. After the data has been used up, the modem can be used on a Pay As You Go basis.

Mobile Wi-Fi, also known as MiFi®, is a new service from 3 which connects to 3’s network allowing you to create your own mobile Wi-Fi connection. You get a small device, called a wireless modem. This sends out a Wi-Fi signal so that you can connect a range of Wi-Fi enabled devices to the internet without the need for wires or a USB connection. No fixed-line is needed; you simply need coverage from the UK’s biggest 3G network to connect.

You can connect multiple devices to the internet at the same time, so while you are checking e-mails on a netbook, you can also download a track from iTunes onto your iPod touch.

You don’t need to install any software. Just insert a 3 UK SIM, switch on the wireless modem and connect to the Mobile Internet using a Wi-Fi signal.  A Wi-Fi enabled device will automatically pick up the signal and ask for an eight-digit network key which you will have to put in just once for every new device you want to connect.

Marc Allera, Sales & Marketing Director at 3 UK says, “Mobile Wi-Fi is the future of internet access on the move and we’re bringing it to customers at price points that make it accessible and affordable. It’s the perfect gift for people after genuine wireless internet access on the go to complement the laptops and iPod touchs that will undoubtedly make their way onto Christmas lists across the UK this December.”

 

Notes to editors.

- ‘MiFi’ and its device is a registered trademark of Hutchison 3G UK Ltd.

- Product loans of the Wireless Modem are will be available from 10th September.

WIRELESS MODEM SPECIFICATION:

 

 

Wireless Modem (Huawei E5830)

Form factor

 

Box – Wireless Modem

Size/weight

 

86 x 46 x 10mm/90g

HSDPA/HSUPA

 

7.2Mbps/5.76Mbps

Memory

 

No internal memory

Memory card supported, micro SD 32GB

 

Radio

 

HSDPA/2100

GSM/EDGE/850/900/1800/1900

 

Wi-Fi

 

802.11b/g

RX Diversity

 

Yes

Battery

 

Li battery, up to 5h active usage

Contact information.

Elisabeth Middlemass
Name
Elisabeth Middlemass
Job Title
Division
Phone
020 7009 3116
Fax
Mobile
Email
elisabeth@3-monkeys.co.uk
Three Consumer PR Team
Name
Three Consumer PR Team
Job Title
Division
Phone
020 7009 3142
Fax
Mobile
Email
Three@3-monkeys.co.uk
Three Corporate PR Team
Name
Three Corporate PR Team
Job Title
Division
Phone
020 3725 2339
Fax
Mobile
Email
three@mww.com

About Three

Three is a communications company focused on bringing the benefits of the internet to mobile.  We offer attractive pricing, all-you-can eat data packages, market-leading devices and a network built for data. Combined, this gives our customers the widest choice of ways to stay connected to the mobile internet.

Our high speed, DC-HSDPA network already covers 80% of the UK population and we will be adding LTE 4G services to the network later this year. HSPA+ technology, covers 98% of the UK population. We will add 4G to our network from December 2013, with 50 cities covered by the end of 2014 and 98% of the population covered by 4G by the end of 2015.

Today, we have over 13,400 sites in our network and plan to add another 5,000 by 2015 to bring improved mobile internet capacity to more people in more places than ever.

Three UK is a member of the HWL group of companies, with investments in mobile operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.

To find out how we intelligently manage data traffic on our network, please visit www.three.co.uk/trafficsense

For more information on our new Pay-As-You-Go tariff, please visit: http://www.three.co.uk/Store/Pay_As_You_Go_Price_Plans