Vodafone launches mobile wi-fi device

March 14th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone Essar Monday launched its mobile wi-fi device - Vodafone R201 - in India, which can be used by five users simultaneously to connect to Vodafone’s 3G network.

The device contains a sim slot to connect to the 3G network and five users can then connect their computers, mobile gaming devices, digital music players to the device over wi-fi to enjoy 3G speeds, the company claimed.

“The Vodafone R201 is designed to provide customers with an advantage of connecting and communicating on-the-go,” said Kumar Ramanathan, chief marketing officer of Vodafone Essar.

The device has a battery life of up to four hours and allows users to enjoy uninterrupted 3G internet services at a speed of up to 7.2 mbps on high-speed downlink packet access enabled devices.

Priced at Rs.5,500, this device is powered by battery, mains or USB along with plug and plays software of 128 MB flash memory, the company said.

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