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Mobile broadband

Get online at home or on the go with a pocketful of internet using our portable WiFi hub.

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Portable WiFi dongles

Our Huawei portable WiFi hub is a small WiFi hotspot that lets you connect up to 16 devices to the internet wherever there's a 3G or 4G signal. You can carry it around wherever you are, at home, in a coffee shop or on the train. And best of all, because it’s so dinky it can literally fit in your pocket or your bag.

Going to be out for quite a while? Not a problem. This portable WiFi dongle comes with a battery life of up to 6 hours when in use, and up to 350 hours on standby. You could stream a movie or watch a few episodes of your favourite TV show, send a few emails and catch up on the latest news using mobile WiFi.

Lifetime warranty

Lifetime warranty

Free delivery

Free delivery

Choose your Huawei portable WiFi hub plan

Before you can enjoy using mobile WiFi with your new portable hub, you’ll need to choose the right plan to suit your online needs. Work out which upfront and monthly cost^ works best for your budget and lifestyle.

30 day rolling plans

^ From July 2022 (and every July after that) your airtime plan will increase by the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation announced in April of that year. We’ll give you 30 days’ notice of the exact increase.

12 month plans

^ From July 2022 (and every July after that) your airtime plan will increase by the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation announced in April of that year. We’ll give you 30 days’ notice of the exact increase.

Mobile broadband features

The great thing about Huawei’s portable WiFi hub is that you can use it anywhere at any time. Here are some of the other great features of this portable WiFi dongle:

4G WiFi

4G WiFi

Surf, stream and download with Huawei’s 4G mobile WiFi. It’s small but packs a big punch, helping you get online wherever you are.

Rechargeable battery

Rechargeable battery

When fully charged you’ll get up to 6 hours’ working time out of Huawei’s WiFi dongle. And if the battery’s running low just plug it in and let it charge up.

Parental control

Parental control

Got kids who want to get online? You can put some online safety measures in place on all connected devices or disconnect any device at the touch of a button.

Reduce data roaming charges

Reduce data roaming charges

Huawei’s device is unlocked to all networks, so you can insert the data SIM card of choice and get online.

Share internet access

Share internet access

Allow your friends, family members or children to connect their phone, laptop, tablet, gaming consoles or other smart gadgets to Huawei’s WiFi hotspot.

Specifications

Here's all the details about Huawei’s portable WiFi hub.

Technical details

Device colour

White

Item model number

E5576-320

Dimensions

10 x 0.7 x 5.8cm

Weight

458g

Batteries

1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Wireless type

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Superfast download speed

of up to 150Mbps

Upload speeds

of up to 50Mbps

Lithium battery energy content

6.52 watt_hours

Lithium battery packaging

Batteries packed with equipment

Number of lithium ion cells

1

4G LTE FDD band

B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28

4G LTE TDD band

B38

3G DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS

Band1 (2100 MHz) /Band 8 (900 MHz)

Data-only SIM cards

Just like your mobile phone, a WiFi dongle needs a SIM to connect to the internet. We have a range of data-only SIMs for exactly this purpose. They come with a range of data allowances so you can find one suitable for your needs.

See all pay monthly SIM cards

Why pick Virgin Media for mobile WiFi?

Aside from giving our customers access to the internet, there are lots of reasons to get your portable mobile WiFi from Virgin Media.

99% 4G population coverage

99% 4G population coverage

4G as standard

4G as standard

Spending caps – a safety buffer for your plan

Spending caps – a safety buffer for your plan

Data rollover means you can keep unused data

Data rollover means you can keep unused data

Flexible plans – change your 4G plan up or down every month

Flexible plans – change your 4G plan up or down every month

Roam like home in 43 destinations

Roam like home in 43 destinations

Data-free messaging on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter

Data-free messaging on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter

Free WiFi on your mobile at 3.5 million+ hotspots across the UK

Free WiFi on your mobile at 3.5 million+ hotspots across the UK

FAQs about Virgin Mobile Broadband

Now that we’ve taken you through all you need to know about the portable WiFi hub, let’s answer some questions about mobile broadband...

Looking for something else?

Take a look at our other mobile options – we have something for everyone, whether you’re after a pay monthly phone, SIM card or a SIM-free phone.

The legal stuff

Freestyle Contracts: Based on either a 24 or 36 month interest free Consumer Credit Agreement provided by Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited and a 30 day rolling Pay Monthly Airtime Contract with Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. Credit check & payment by Direct Debit required. You must pay off your loan in full in order to upgrade your handset. 0% APR Representative. Prices shown require eBilling. For paper bills add £1.50 per month.

Virgin Media Limited is an appointed representative of Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number: 626215)

*Standard charges apply, please check with your network operator for rates.

5G: 5G compatible device, Freestyle or SIM Only plan and coverage required.

Download times are based on average 5G download speeds Q3 2019 (at 140Mbps). For more details see virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/speeds.html

Host a group video call in HD: HD compatible device required

4G Calling: All 4G Calling usage will deplete from Pay Monthly plan allowance. Any 4G Calling usage beyond inclusive allowance will be charged at the standard rates of the Pay Monthly plan. Access to 4G Calling service requires a 5G Pay Monthly plan and a compatible device. Virgin Media can’t guarantee that devices not supplied directly by Virgin Media will be compatible with 4G Calling. UK only.*No bank or credit card details are needed up front for the trial.

**Virgin Media Internet Security: New Virgin Media Internet customers only. Registration required. One subscription per Virgin Media customer. Not available on BlackBerry. See onlineshop.f-secure.com for full details. Unlimited devices, after the first 15 devices will need to be registered via f-secure. £3 per month or annual subscription for £30. For full terms and conditions see f-secure.com/en/legal/terms

Terms & conditions - Third party offers

Free Apple TV+

£4.99/month after free trial. One subscription per Family Sharing group. Offer valid for three months after eligible device activation, from 1 November 2019. Plan automatically renews until cancelled. Restrictions and other terms apply.

6 months with Google One!

Voucher must be redeemed by 01/10/2022. Voucher will be sent via email within 72 hours of receiving your handset. Available to new Google One members only. Additional terms apply. See https://one.google.com/offer/terms-and-conditions/virgin-6month-200gb for full terms and conditions. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google LLC.