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Huawei-made R201 out on pay monthly

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Vodafone has launched the R201 mobile hotspot, which first emerged last week.

The R201 shares a tri-band 3G connection - 7.2Mb/s HSDPA, 5.8Mb/s HSUPA - between five devices that link up to it over Wi-Fi. It has a Micro SDHC card slot that can likewise be shared among clients, by DLNA and SMB file-sharing.

Vodafone R201

Pay-monthly deals come in at £15, £20 and £25 a month, all for 18 months with, respectively, 3, 4 and 5GB of data bundled. The R201 is free on the priciest package, £29 on the £20-a-month plan and £49 on the cheapest deal.

There's no pay-as-you-go option. ®

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