Those keen on getting the dongle should know that it has been
produced by Huawei, and the model is called
E3231. It costs £15.99 per month and comes with a
two year contract and with a rather generous usage cap of
Those who are interested in a cheaper deal can grab the dongle
for £7.87 per month but with a monthly usage allowance of 1GB and
an 18 month contract.
Three said in its press release:
"E3231 is capable of download
speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps on
[the] HSPA+ mobile network".
Meanwhile, the ASA (Advertising Standards
Authority) has recently extended its newest speed
advertising regulations to mobile operators - this means that "up
to" speeds should no longer be heading the promos from the
1st of November onwards.
Simplifydigital would like to remind you that at the moment
average mobile broadband speeds reach up to 1.5Mbps - which is
nowhere near Three's dream-like up to 21.1Mbps.
Mobile broadband speeds go up and down depending on location and
the speed the user is moving at (train, car). This means that
getting 21.1Mbps is theoretically possible, in practice however
these are highly unlikely to be reached.