Companies like Reliance Jio, BSNL and Airtel are going to be big names in the broadband sector. However, Vodafone is the telco which is left out in this competition of fibre and broadband. To make up for the loss, Vodafone is intensifying its attempts in the WiFi sector as hinted by this new launch.
After introducing a lot of competitively priced plans in the prepaid and postpaid data segment, the telecom operator is doubling its effort in the WiFi device sector to compete with JioFi. Vodafone has introduced a new 4G MiFi device which will allow up to 15 users to gain WiFi access at one time, much similar to Reliance Jio’s JioFi. Vodafone has touted some features on this device like 150Mbps speed. The Portable WiFi device has been claimed to have a battery life of 7 hours and additionally, it comes with a Micro SD Card storage support up to 32GB.
The 4G MiFi device comes with WPS Authentication in addition to regular WiFi password based authentication for security purposes. There is also a Hotspot Monitoring App for Handset/Tablet using which users will be able to know data about their WiFi device. Speaking about technical specifications, the 4G WiFi device will be capable of providing 150Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps Uplink. The MiFi will allow 800/900/1800/2100 Mhz bands on LTE and 900/1800 Mhz on GSM. The device comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Receive diversity. Another plus point of the 4G MiFi is the intuitive plug and play web user interface.
The device also has a Micro SD Slot which can sport a microSD card of 32GB. The battery of the device is 1800 mAh Li-Ion one. The dimensions of the device measure 87.6 x 59.6 x 12.9mm and it weighs 78g.
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