By: MarkJ - 5 November, 2010 (7:18 AM)
Mobile operator T-Mobile
) has joined Orange
, Three (3)
in launching their own portable battery powered Wi-Fi
based Mobile Broadband
router. T-Mobile's Wireless Pointer
device includes a Micro SD
slot and is also able to detect the strongest mobile signal, allowing users to position the unit for the best possible service.
Like Orange, T-Mobile
has also forgone the MiFi
moniker of rival products, although it still works in much the same way. The Wireless Pointer
essentially makes it possible for Wi-Fi
enabled products, such as laptops and tablet PCs, to simultaneously access the internet through a single Mobile Broadband
Nicola Shenton, Head of Handset and Device Marketing at T-Mobile UK, said:
"The quality of mobile internet access is becoming more important to users and so the Wireless Pointer is perfect for those who want to make sure they have the best online experience for all their Wi-Fi
gadgets, no matter where they are. With the signal indicator, users can be sure that they’ve got the best connection possible so they can get the most out of whatever devices they’re using."
The Wireless Pointer will be available for free on a 24 month contracts or on T-Mobile’s pay-per-day Mobile Broadband
service for £59.99 plus £10 top up. The pay-per-day service lets users choose to pay for their mobile broadband only when they need to, at a fixed cost per day.
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