Globe to offer Huawei E5830 Portable WiFi

Just finished guesting at Mornings @ ANC with @tjmanotoc where we discussed portable WiFi hotspots powered by 3G networks. I brought my SmartBro Share-It while TJ has this Huawei E5/E5830 with him.

The scoop actually, as TJ revealed in the show, is that Globe will be offering the Huawei E5830 on a postpaid plan soon.

The device is a small WiFi router that connects to your 3G network and offers portable internet for up to 5 devices.

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series

Huawei E5/E5830
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
EDGE/GPRS/GSM 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
32GB via microSD card

The device lasts about 4 hours on a single full charge. It comes with a socket charger but can be plugged to your laptop’s USB port to get power. First saw this with @artsamaniego months back but it was only available in HK then.

This could be offered under a Globe Tattoo Plan 999 of some sort (just like the iPad WiFi + 3G Plan) and will have a one-time fee of Php7,500 for the Huawei E5/E5830 (TJ tells me it could be in staggered payments).

Anyway, it was also TJ’s last Tech Talk segment as he will be moving to another show and time slot (thus the obligatory photoshoot). Paolo Abrera will be the new host.

Hat tip to TJ for the scoop.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

43 Responses

  1. Avatar for coco coco says:

  2. Avatar for samsung galaxy user samsung galaxy user says:

    buhok lang pinagkaiba. kung may buhok ka yuga mas guapo ka pa kay TJ.(actually kalbo na rin yan)

  3. Avatar for adiar adiar says:

    I got one for IDR 899,000 (approx. US$100). The bottom line is its easy to use. Primary use is to allow my iPad WiFi to get to the internet. It is quite a cheap solution compared to buying iPad 3G, plus a chance to share the connection with friends or just other devices I have.
    I had a problem in setting it up for the first time. I can easily connect when it is hooked to a laptop, but stand alone, the signal indicator remains red. If I connect it trough a laptop then unplug it after connected, it works. Finally I found that I need to deactivate PIN of the SIM card. When connected through a laptop, the interface to enter PIN pops up. Stand a lone there is no way to enter PIN.

  4. Avatar for restie restie says:

    meron din ganyan dito sa taiwan. pero ang hirap kasi kumuha nyan dito.

  5. Avatar for RJ Agcaoili RJ Agcaoili says:


    i haven’t tried the maximum range of the WiFi access point in the Huawei e5830… but regarding your question about the ‘optimum distance’ there’s NO difference on the speed if the MiFi is placed 1 foot or 5 or even 10 feet away from my iPad… i think the speed will be based on the proximity of the MiFi router to the cellular base station, and not on the connecting device itself! =D

  6. Avatar for nexusboy nexusboy says:

    oh i see, that’s good to know RJ. thanks!

    has anyone tested the RANGE of the mifi device? I heard, to obtain optimized speed which is at least 2 Mbps internet, the mifi has to be maximum 1 foot from the connecting device such as laptop or your smartphone. moving the device an inch further will cause the speed to slow-down in half. is this true?

  7. Avatar for RJ Agcaoili RJ Agcaoili says:


    you can use the MiFi even while charging… =)

  8. Avatar for nexusboy nexusboy says:

    in any case, i won’t be needing this. nexus one’s got mobile hotspot capabilities anyway, so cool having Google’s superphone. :)

  9. Avatar for nexusboy nexusboy says:

    is it true?
    The MiFi device can’t be charged from a PC or microUSB power adaptor while connected to WiFi and the data network, since only when the unit is powered down and disconnected can it be recharged.

  10. Avatar for skap skap says:

    kelangan pa ba nyan? my laptop has slot for sim card na eh? can they just enter the username and password (and other stuff) para gumana ang sim?

    thanks poh!

  11. Avatar for beadfreak beadfreak says:

    this was made available early this month by Globe, no mainstream campaign though offered thru existing and out of locked out customers

  12. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    @arvee – oh? didn’t know about that.

    @biggie – I think this has got to do with the fact that graymarket prices tend to be lower as there are no import fees and taxes levied on them (as well as NTC approval).

  13. Avatar for Biggie Biggie says:

    Seriously, one time fee of P7.5k?! Are you kidding me? You can get this in philmug, sulit, applei, tpc for a mere P5.5k ah! Why don you go and buy it there and get a smartbro or sun broadband and you’ll get much better signal than globe. Globe’s 3G suck bigtime im telling you. Believe me, been there and gosh it was hell, felt like i wasted a lot of time calling their customer service. Ended up terminating my line and paying a termination fee pa. Sheesh..

  14. Avatar for Biggie Biggie says:

    Seriously 7.5k? Hello?! you can get that at tpc, philmug, applei, sulit for not more than 6k.

    Ill buy it there na lang and get a plan 999 from smart bro or sun cell, Globe’s 3G signal is hell crap did you know? Sa sobrang inis mo mauubos hair mo. My gulay.

  15. Avatar for Arvee Arvee says:

    Wait, Paolo Abrera is part of GMA’s News and Public Affairs department, right? Does this mean that he’s transferring to ABS?

  16. Avatar for Winziph Winziph says:

    too expensive.

  17. Avatar for manong manong says:

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    Can’t live, can’t breathe with no (h)air
    It’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there
    There’s no (h)air, no (h)air

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    Tell me how you gon’ be without me?
    If you ain’t here I just can’t breathe
    There’s no (h)air, no (h)air

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    No (h)air, oh!

  18. Avatar for nexusboy nexusboy says:

    TJ manotoc’s suit is so out of place, especially when you play around with tech gadgets and stuff, it would have been more suitable if he wears a black turtleneck shirt. LOL!

  19. Avatar for nexusboy nexusboy says:

    nice, i like that device. i can just leave it in my car: so i go online seamlessly from home, on my way to work, and in my office. didn’t bother trying their smart product, Globe has the most reliable connection among the three. :)

  20. Avatar for manong manong says:

    johnson yata yan?

  21. Avatar for GM Bungal GM Bungal says:

    Grow some hair, boy!

  22. Avatar for RJ Agcaoili RJ Agcaoili says:

    bought one via last May for only P6.4K (including shipping + postal tax)… it’s a 3 UK network’s Huawei e5830, but it was unlocked… it works great on SmartBro, Globe Tattoo, & Sun Broadband! =D

    unfortunately, the Huawei e5830 is an old model, i bought newer one (Huawei e585 – with an OLED screen) for almost the same price!

    medyo mahal yung P7.5K nung Globe knowing that the MiFi device may be locked to their own network! di ba? =D

  23. Avatar for mike mike says:

    EDGE/GPRS/GSM 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
    32GB via microSD card

    It’s good for globe only, smartbro default band is 850 Mhz for its HSPA.

  24. Avatar for jojo jojo says:

    Pareho pala kame ng ulo ng Sir Yuga….whehe

  25. Avatar for limuelG limuelG says:

    super shine po ulo nyo sir sbe,, lol, peace!!!

  26. Avatar for manong manong says:

    the images remind me of eva from wall-e first then there’s larry silva (rip)…

    quite adequate lighting at the set though… peace!

  27. Avatar for Junnel Animo Junnel Animo says:

    this is going be very useful

  28. Avatar for Jiro Yan Jiro Yan says:


    Yes, meron.

  29. Avatar for Edgar Edgar says:

    From yahoo news:

  30. Avatar for Herce Herce says:

    Will it be unlocked?

  31. Avatar for neis neis says:

    question is, is there an unlocked version in the local market? if someone can mention one – i’m interested ^^;

  32. Avatar for Jiro Yan Jiro Yan says:

    If its not FREE i will not getting this one with Globe. I’ll buy instead with local seller of this Huawei E5/E5830 for P7,500 already unlocked.

  33. Avatar for Doc Harry Doc Harry says:

    The price is a bit prohibitive, but having a MiFi device can be handy if you don’t want to be draining your phone’s battery with continuous Joikuspot use or if you need to free it up for calls and SMS. Been working with the iPad Wifi only with Globe Tattoo Joiku installed in my E72. Good combo if you can tell people to text you through your other cell. :)

  34. Avatar for DELL DELL says:

    NICE INFO., wait for that sana di yan katulad ng TRIVE…..

  35. Avatar for lawrence lawrence says:

    ^ same with nokia s60’s phones with wifi and 3g, there’s an app that can turn the phone into a portable router.. I think it was featured here in yugatech as well :)

  36. Avatar for Alwin Alwin says:

    Saw one like this on, being sold for P7k. Expensive. Good thing my rooted HTC Magic with Wireless Teether app installed works the same way.

  37. Avatar for zh3en22 zh3en22 says:

    wow, cant wait to have 1, a great help for me.

  38. Avatar for paulo paulo says:

    i have this other huawei model but it is locked by the provider zain. any ideas how to unlocked it.

  39. Avatar for arnold arnold says:

    @abe – pa-contest ka. Name the gadgets on the table. LOL!

  40. Avatar for Kenneth Kenneth says:

    The device looks expensive. And yeah, it’s expensive right. lol

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