Reviewed on Thursday June 20, 2013 by George, Wales, UK
I've just picked up an unlocked vodaphone branded E182E to replace an old and failing E220. The E220 was flashed to 7.2Mbps, but never went over 2Mbps, the E182E just clocked 5. I've not had it very long, but it seems to connect just fine and stay one once I'd managed to set it up properly, which wasn't plug and play. It runs barely warm so I can only assume those with hot modems have faulty ones. With the old E220, there was a big difference in speed between ISPs using the same transmitter, often painfully slow. For those who have bad modems, you don't need a new contract to replace the modem, just swap the sim into another one. If your service is still pants, then it's your isp, not the modem. It's advisable to uninstall the old one before installing a new one. Those with issues may want to try uninstalling/reinstalling. 4 stars due to being a PITA to install. It's great after that.