I can see from other threads here that people have been junking their landlines and moving to just using the Three tethering instead. This wouldn't be a sensible solution for us as a family since I'd like my mobile phone to stay mobile, there still needs to be internet at home when I'm out, and there looks to be a ten device limit on using it as a hotspot, but it is making me seriously think about the HomeFi offering from Three. I had thought this was way too expensive but the 24-month contract for Unlimited Data at £22/month is very tempting.
I can see that there are some restrictions on the Huawei B311 from Three and wanted to know if these would affect us. I am hoping someone can help me decipher whether these are going to be a problem for us.
At the moment we download around 300Gb/month.
I can count up 23 devices that regularly use the wifi (that's before guests and little used devices get added in occasionally) and I've probably missed some things out.
We have a separate wifi router from our ADSL modem to better deal with our big house with thick stone walls.
LTE Cat 4: 150/50Mbps (FDD)@ 20M BW Data service, LTE DL 2*2 MIMO CSFB, VoIP or VoLTE(2rd release) – DISABLED – this device does not support VOIP when connected to a phone via CAT 5 cable Does this just mean we can't use a normal phone with it? That's fine. Does it mean we can use VOIP calls by other means? In the short term at least we'd probably keep the landline for voice calls anyway (presuming that the fault on the line gets fixed.) Do the other bits mean anything that I ought to be aware of?
Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n I understand this bit at least!
Up to 32 simultaneous users/devices A little limiting but I think we could cope - but how would it interact with an external wifi router? Or would it not allow us to use an external wifi router? [Edited to add: "bridge mode" is the term I was forgetting here. Can I use this router in bridge mode so a separate router does all the wifi stuff instead?]
1 POTS 1 GE What does this mean please?
1 SMA external antenna optional. I presume this is just to ensure better 4G connection?
Also edited to add: or can I use the Three HomeFi SIM in a different 4G router that will meet our needs better? I don't mind buying decent hardware.
Thanks for any insight you can give!
Edited by kadi (Mon 04-Feb-19 11:18:10)