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Three PAYG 4G USB Mobile Broadband Dongle + 3GB Data

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Product overview

• Provide your laptop, or any compatible device with access to mobile internet
• Able to pick up 4G mobile internet – download and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps and 50Mbps
• Supplied with 3GB of data allowance, valid for three months
• Connects via USB Port

Special features
• MicroSD card slot allows you to use the dongle as a portable USB stick

What can I do with this USB modem?
Enjoy mobile internet when you’re out and about with this USB mobile broadband modem dongle. It can receive 4G mobile internet, which gives you download and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps and 50Mbps respectively*. As the 4G signal depends on the strength of the signals, you may not get it all the time – so this dongle can also draw 3G and 2G signals as well.

*Speeds may vary and will be dependent on the strength of the 4G signal you can receive

3GB of data allowance is provided with this USB modem dongle, which will last for up to three months if you do not use it all. To start using the dongle, simply install the SIM card and then plug the dongle in. Then as long as you can receive a mobile internet signal, you’ll be able to access the internet.

What is the microSD card slot for?
A microSD card slot within the dongle itself gives you the opportunity to install a microSD card up to 32GB. This will allow you to not only gain access to the internet through this dongle, but also use it as a normal USB memory stick.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not work on my Mac OS X 10.11 Product details states that this device works on Mac OS X 10.5 or later, however in order for the device to work it requires drivers to be installed and unfortunately in my case the driver installation failed with an unhelpful error ("no software found to install"). Device is a ZTE MF823, searched for more recent drivers online but could not find any, got the impression these drivers are not well maintained. Extra star because thankfully Maplin staff I encountered were very helpful and refunded the purchase as well as trying to help me get it working.
Date published: 2016-10-14
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what happens after 3 months?

Asked by: coquita
after the free data has run out this becomes a Pay As You Go system where the SIM card inside would have to be topped up with data and then that would be used as you use the device.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-18

Will this work with any data SIM, or is it locked to the Three network? (Obviously the 3GB of data are with Three only.) Thanks.

Asked by: MichaelS
SIM locked
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-11

Will this work in Lebanon?

Asked by: Sabesan
This will work but data charges while abroad will be high, and the 3GB data included is only for UK use
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-16

Huawei ZTE MF823 4G Dongle. Will it work if I replace the supplied PAYG sim with one of my own on a existing 3-Three contract?

Asked by: Nick
Yes this will work in that situation
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-15
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