Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/23/vodafone_r201/
Vodafone launches, prices up mobile hotspot gadget
Huawei-made R201 out on pay monthly
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.
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. ®