MiFis and their Prices in Uganda – Buyer’s Guide

MiFi prices in Uganda
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A MiFi is another must-have device for internet lovers, having this device at your home, workplace or even a car(that’s true) can make an internet connection on both your smartphone and laptop easy & smooth and that’s why we want you to get the best of these devices.

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This article will walk you through various MiFis and their prices in Uganda, we take a look at how good they are, are they worth your penny and where can you find one.

As we shall see, most MiFis are associated with telecom companies like Airtel, MTN, Smart telecom, Africell, and many others. In this article, I’ll help you make an informed decision if you want to get a MiFi of your own.

What are MiFis

For starters, a MiFi is a wireless router that acts as a mobile WiFi hotspot. You can load data on this small device, place it somewhere in the corner of your house and it’ll supply your entire home or office with a WiFi hotspot. In Uganda, Most of these wireless routers can be bought from any of your favorite telecom shops such as MTN, Airtel, Africell & Smile.

How a MiFi works

A MiFi taps into 3G or 4G mobile phone networks and uses this same connection to create a mini wireless broadband cloud or hotspot. This connection can then be shared amongst mobile internet-enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops, PC – that are within range.

MiFis normally provide connection of up to 10 devices which are in range using their cellular network connection.

In Uganda, MiFi providers include Airtel, Africell, MTN & Smile, however, the products have lost market since most smartphones today are capable of generating their own mobile broadband “hotspot”.

MiFis and their prices here in Uganda

Smile MiFis Uganda

Smile MiFi
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Smile Telecom has one of the most competitive MiFis on the market at the moment, Smile MiFis like we have seen above provide mobile broad ‘hotspot” for you at home and they come with very attractive offers for first-time buyers.

In this section of our guide, we shall help you break down Smile MiFis and their prices in Uganda and what you should expect when you buy one of them.

30GB + MiFi + Free Calls

By the time of publishing this article, this new smile MiFi is a pocket-size Wi-Fi enabled device that conveniently connects up to 10 devices simultaneously, with external memory of up to 32GB and micro USB port. This smart MiFi is good for people on the go to stay connected especially with the 4G-LTE connection.

Smart MiFi Specifications

  • Super Fast internet
  • 30GB + MiFi6 device
  • 30GB consists of 15GB Day + 15GB Night use and valid for 30 days
  • MiFi6 connects up to 10 devices simultaneously so take your Wi-Fi hotspot with you
  • MiFi6 with external memory up to 32GB
  • Micro USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Lion battery 3000mAh
  • Battery capacity up to 10 hours of usage time

Smart MiFi price in Uganda

This Smart MiFi will cost you UGX 123,000 and you can get it on jumia or any of their outlets across the country.

15GB + MiFi + Unlimited voice calls

Just like the latter, this MiFi is good for the people on the go and its pocket-friendly size makes it convenient to carry and move with every time you are on the go. The device connects up to 10 devices and supports up to 32 GB external memory.

Specifications

  • SuperFast internet
  • 15GB valid for 30 days
  • Unlimited on-net voice calls using SmileVoice App
  • 1GB FREE upon recharge with 1GB or more monthly data bundle
  • NEW MiFi connects up to 10 devices simultaneously so take your Wi-Fi hotspot with you
  • MiFi with external memory up to 32GB
  • Micro USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Lion battery 3000mAh
  • Battery capacity up to 10 hours of usage time

Price & Availability.

The MiFi will cost you UGX 115,000 and you can get it on jumia or any of the nearest smile outlets.

Recommendation

Before you get a smart MiFi for your home or workplace, you may need to first check their coverage in your location.

MTN MiFi’s & their prices in Uganda

MTN MiFi

MTN 4G MiFi

There are lots of MiFis offered by MTN on the market, but by the look at the things, this is the most preferred, maybe basically because of it’s an undeniable offer of 10GB free for a month and competitive price of UGX 125,000. The MTN MiFi is a 4G LTE device and is available at almost all of the MTN outlets in the country.

Specifications

  • 1500 mAh battery that can work for 4 hours WiFi on and 300 hours WiFi off
  • 4G Enabled Mobile WiFi hotspot
  • download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed limit is 50Mbps.
  • provide internet connection of up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices

MTN MiFi Price & availability in Uganda

The MTN 4G MiFi costs UGX 125,000 and is available on Jumia and any of the MTN Shop outlets within the country.

MTN Two in One MiFi

Launched a year ago, the MTN two in one MiFi comes with a power bank at a competitive price of UGX 189,000. The MiFi is 4G, so you rest assured of fast internet. The device has a power bank inclusive which makes it a Two in one hence no need of trying to charge the device all the time. The device is available at most of the MTN shop outlets in the country.

MTN Two in One MiFi

Products details of MTN Two in One MiFi

  • 4G compatibility
  • Can pick 2G and 3G MTN networks as well
  • 1.5-inch display
  • Can connect up to 10 users
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • LTE compatible

MTN Two in one MiFi Price & availability

The MTN Two in one MiFi costs UGX 189,000 and comes with a data offer of 3GB valid for a month. You can get the MTN Two in one MiFi at any of the MTN shop outlets or even on jumia.

Others MTN MiFis on lookout are

  • Huawei 42MBps 10 user router at Ugx 210,000.
  • The Huawei LTE 32 user Outdoor CPE at Ugx 285,000
  • Huawei LTE Indoor CPE at Ugx 350,000

Airtel Uganda MiFi

Airtel 4G Mifi
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Airtel 4G MiFi

The Airtel 4G MiFi is a portable 4G-Lte device that provides mobile broadband “WiFi hotspot” wherever you go and can enable multiple connections at a time. The MiFi has a rechargeable battery & used away from a power source.

Specifications

  • WIFI: 2g/3g/4g
  • sharing: Max 10 wifi users
  • standby time: 100hours , working time 15 hours
  • Battery: 6800mah Lio battery(can use as power bank)
  • Antenna: Build-in
  • Language: English (Multi language can customize)
  • size: 71.8x128x15.6 mm
  • weight: 180g

Airtel 4G MiFi Price & Availability

The Airtel 4G MiFi goes for only UGX 123,000 and comes with an offer of 15GB for a month. You can buy one on Jumia or from any of the Airtel shop outlets in the country.

Airtel Wingle

The Airtel wingle is another MiFi like device by Airtel that goes for UGX 100,000 and comes with 1GB free internet for a month.

Other MiFis from Airtel include

  • The ZTE MF80 42MBps router that supports up to 10 users goes for the price of Ugx 100,000 with 500MB of data
  • Alcatel One Touch 21Mbps Router that supports up to 5 users goes for Ugx 89,600. It comes with 500MB of data

Africell Uganda MiFi

Africell 4G MiFi

Africell 4G MiFi

The Africell 4G MiFi is a portable device that seamlessly connects to 4G LTE & 3G when in given coverage. The MiFi goes for a very competitive price of UGX 120,000 with 15 GB free internet valid for a month. The Africell MiFi 4G LTE can be got at any of the Africell shop outlets in the country.

Specifications

  • Seamlessly connects to 4G LTE & 3G when in given coverage area
  • 4G LTE up to 150Mbps
  • Connects Up to 10 devices
  • 3000mAh battery

Other MiFis and wireless routers for Africell may include:-

  • The Alcatel One Touch Link 21Mbps 3G MiFi that supports up to 10 users and comes with 3.5GB of data valid for 1 month at the price of Ugx 124,000
  • The Alcatel One Touch Link 4G LTE MiFi has speeds of up to 150Mbps, supports up to 15 users, has a 1800 mAh battery and comes with 10GB of data valid for one month at the price of Ugx 239,000

Africell Wireless router

D-link DWR-921 4G LTE Router

The Africell Wireless router goes for UGX 279,000 and comes with 75GB valid for a month.

Specifications

  • Seamlessly connects to 4G LTE & 3G when in given coverage area
  • 4G Internet speeds up to 150Mbps
  • Upto 32 users via WiFi
  • 4 LAN ports
  • Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10, MacOS, Linux

Factors to consider while choosing a MiFi to buy here in Uganda

Know your limits

You should be aware that wireless broadband isn’t cheap, the consumption varies a lot on this type of connection than the one you have been used to. So if you want to buy a MiFi be aware of different plans and whether you can afford them without over stretching budget.

Cost of the MiFi

Different providers offer MiFis at different prices, understand the qualities and specs of the particular MiFi and compare it to other alternatives before spending your money on these devices. Our table in the next section will highlight for you the comparison between Airtel, MTN, Smile & Africell MiFis.

Hardware type

Before you go with a particular MiFi, think about how many devices you need to connect to it, what is its battery capacity and how long can it last. These simple details can save you the headaches and hustles of trying to charge and recharge every few hours and many others.

Portability

The portability and flexibility is another factor to consider for your MiFi. If you’re a kind of person always on the go and want something slick and portable, then this is an important factor to look out for. Portable MiFis give you the convenience of carrying the device for every place you go to.

Coverage

Check to see if the MiFi provider’s device has strong signal coverage in your particular location. For example smile MiFi may be good but not strong for all locations across the country, same applies to MTN, Airtel or Africell.

MiFi Prices in Uganda (Comparison)

In this table, we compare MTN MiFi vs Airtel MiFi vs Africell MiFi and then Smile MiFi

 

MTN

Airtel

Africell

Smile

Price

UGX 125,000

UGX 123,000

UGX 120,000

UGX 115,000

Model Name

Huawei E5573s-320

Airtel MiFi

Huawei E5377

Smile MiFi

Network

4G LTE

4G LTE

4G LTE

4G LTE

Free Data

10GB

15GB

15GB

15GB

Speeds

150Mbs

150Mbs

150Mbs

150Mbs

Users

10

10

10

10

Battery

6hrs

15hrs

 

10hrs