Mobile WIFI comes to Vodafone

Mobile phone network Vodafone has launched a rival to Three's MIFI product under the name of mobile WIFI, with a cost of £25 a month with a 5GB data allowance ceiling.

The Huawei R201 is also made by the same people behind Three's MIFI product, with both of them being able to allow 5 devices to connect over WIFI to the mobile broadband network. Three was able to brand their device ‘MIFI' in the UK, where others now have to use another name as a result of that imaginative piece of branding.

The rebranded Huawei mobile WIFI product arrives free on an 18 month contract, with a 5GB data allowance for use with laptops or even a WIFI enabled mobile phones, such as the Apple iPhone 4 for FaceTime video calling.

Vodafone also offers up their mobile WIFI product with lower data tariffs on an 18 month contract, although there's a price attached for the device at this stage. Vodafone provide for £20 a month, a data allowance of 4GB with an upfront cost of £29 for the mobile WIFI device. Whereas, £15 a month with an upfront cost of £49 gives you a 3GB data allowance.

As a comparison Three's 5GB MIFI tariff costs just £17 a month, where there's pay as you go options available and even higher data plans with Three sharing T-Mobile data backbone and possibly Orange's in the future.

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