Telecom operator Vodafone has launched a new Vodafone R217 4G MiFi device in the country. This device comes with dimensions of 87.6×59.6×12.9 mm and weighs 78 grams. It offers 150 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps Uplink speeds. It uses 800/900/1800/2100 MHz bands for LTE connection, and 900/1800 MHz bands for GSM. Backed by an 1800 mAh battery, it comes with a claimed battery life of 7 hours. It has microSD card storage support up to 32 GB. As for the security, the MiFi device features WPS authentication besides the standard password protection. It also offers support for a Hotspot Monitoring App that helps keep a track on the Wi-Fi usage of the device. The device is also said to come with an intuitive plug-and-play web user interface. As per a report from TelecomTalk, the Vodafone R217 4G MiFi device will allow up to 15 users to connect with Wi-Fi at one time. As per Vodafone’s website, even though it is priced at Rs 3,690 it is currently selling at an offer price of Rs 1,950. Earlier this year, Reliance Jio also launched a new variant of its 4G LTE hotspot device, JioFi in India. Priced at Rs 999, this device has a claimed download speed of 150 Mbps and upload speed of 50 Mbps.
As compared to the earlier launched JioFi, this new hotspot has a new design and an improved battery backup.
With these speeds, it claims to facilitate HD voice and video calls. It has an expandable memory card slot of up to 64 GB and is backed by a 3000 mAh battery, said to last up to 8 hours of continuous usage. As per the listing of the product, it is said to take three-and-a-half hours to charge it completely. At a time, JioFi allows you to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, IP CCTV cameras, and so on. There can be a maximum of 32 users connected to the JioFi device, 31 of which can be on Wi-Fi and one via USB.
Powered by an ALT3800 processor, the JioFi supports FDD-Band 3, Band 5. and TDD-Band 40. The device comes with a one-year warranty and measures 74x74x20 mm and weighs 95 g. – Gadgets Now