Vodafone India, the country’s second-largest telecom operator, a few months back introduced its 4G Mobile Wi-Fi to compete with the likes of Reliance JioFi and Airtel 4G Hotspot, but Vodafone priced it a bit on the higher side than the other two.
Initially, the device was priced at Rs. 5099, but it is now available to purchase at Rs. 2399 from the company’s official site. Still, the device is a tad higher than the other two which are selling for around Rs. 2000. To recall, Airtel recently slashed the price of its 4G Hotspot to Rs. 1999 from Rs. 2300. Whereas, Jio is selling it’s JioFi 3 for Rs. 1999 from a long time.
Vodafone’s 4G Mobile Wi-Fi bears a higher price tag, but it comes with similar hardware as the other two hotspot devices. With the Vodafone 4G Mobile Wi-Fi, you can connect up to 10 devices, and it promises to deliver speed up to 150 Mbps. The interesting part is that it has support for dual-band Wi-Fi chip as well.
Unlike Airtel and Jio; Vodafone has a dedicated app called as ‘Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi Monitor,’ with which you can check the status of your Vodafone hotspot device. The Vodafone Wi-Fi monitor apps display the signal strength of the connection, current Mobile Wi-Fi battery level, network and connection status, time connected, and a number of devices connected to the hotspot device.
Besides, it also shows the data consumed by the connected device via Mobile Wi-Fi along with total number of SMSes sent. The Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi can connect to HSDPA and HSUPA networks in the 3G department. It has spectrum bands such as FDD: Band3(1800MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 7(2600MHz), and Band 20(800 MHz). Also, it comes with a 1500mAh battery cell, which according to Vodafone delivers a battery life of up to six hours.