In preparation for a forthcoming trip to the continent I realised I needed to sort out some internet access without paying the excessive roaming charges my provider insists on. So I needed a mi-fi unit, a small battery powered mobile internet router that I could connect to all my devices whilst only needing one sim card. This should work great as we can keep our phones on to receive calls and texts and then connect to the mi-fi for mobile data.
So after some research I decided that the EE Osprey (branded version of the Alcatel Y855) would do the trick, its 4G and they cropped up on ebay lots so, after a few bids, I won a brand new one in the box with the seals yet to cut for the bargain price of £23.00. Here it is:
then an ebay 99p unlock code later I had an unlocked device, the unlock process was simple just needing to insert a non EE sim, login to the device and enter the code. Now I just to buy a three sim pre-pay 1 or 3gb sim (three let you take mins, txts and data when you travel to specific European countries) ready for the trip.