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26/09/2013

Vodafone R210 4G Mobile Hotspot LTE Router

Vodafone R210 is a new 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot which to support most of the European LTE network. With the LTE connection, users can enjoy the same advantages of stationary routers. By mid 2012, there were few models that could support LTE networks. Vodafone now offers the R210 for the first time and all common frequency bands in Germany could be supported. Below are the key features and specifications of Vodafone R210 4G LTE Router.   Vodafone R210 4G Mobile Hotspot 

Features and Characteristics of Vodafone R210

Manufacturer and type designation Huawei R210 LTE Mobile Wi-Fi
Download Speed 100 Mbit/s
Upload Speed 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands: LTE Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)
other compatible standards UMTS 900 and 2100 MHz, EDGE, GPRS (2G)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2x2
Connector for external antenna One TS9 Connector
Category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) hotspot
Networking | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports No, only wireless
WLAN standards Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
5 GHz Wi-Fi support no
Coding WEP, WPA/WPA2
USB 2x USB 2.0
Integrated battery 3000mAh
Dimensions (H | D | B) & Weight 113 x 62 x 13.5 mm at 140 grams
Information material
Review Vodafone R210 Review

    The Vodafone R210 is from the Chinese supplier HUAWEI, and is customized from the model HUAWEI E589. The R210 should be a god partner for business trips. If you put his SIM card in the device, it allows up to 10 other Wi-Fi devices access 4G (LTE) network. This device could be be tablets, laptops or smartphones. The R210 router supports all three relevant LTE bands at 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz. Of course, there is a "fall-back" option. In other words, if LTE is not available locally, the R210 would automatically switch to the next best available network. To optimize the reception, an external antenna can be connected via TS9 connector. The Vodafone R210 is identical with the Huawei E589, except that Vodafone logo emblazoned on the front. It’s a pity they has only one external antenna connector.     As you can see from the picture, the R210 offers operator information via a small display. The display also provides information about the current signal strength, network technology used (eg LTE) and the battery status. And you don’t need worry about the battery supply, it’s has total capacity of 3000 mAh, which is even larger than most smartphones.     What’s more, the R210 is unlimited to Vodafone 4G LTE network, so if you other SIM which works on Band 3/7/20 or single one of them, the Vodafone R210 will also work well without any trouble. Since band 3/7/20 are the most common 4G Frequency bands in Europe, the HUAWEI R210 support almost all the LTE network and 3G UMTS networks in Europe. So HUAWEI R210 is one of the best potable 4G Router to surf and take around.    

25/09/2013

Unlocked ZTE MF821D 4G LTE Stick for O2

O2 offers the mobile use of LTE service since July 2012. The USB memory stick comes from the Chinese manufacturer ZTE, which also has various other versions for LTE in the range of products, such as LTE routers. The ZTE MF821D 4G stick is available for O2 4G LTE network and supports all cellular standards that are common in Germany. In the following table, you will find all the key figures, specifications of the O2 4G USB MF821D.    

Features and Specifications of  ZTE MF821D for O2

Manufacturer and type designation ZTE MF821D
Download Speed 100 Mbit/s
Upload Speed 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)
backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
MIMO Support: MIMO 2x2
Connector for external antenna yes, 2 antenna (TS-9 jacks)
LTE category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) modem
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9200TM
Other
Dimensions 87.3 mm x 29.5 mm x 14 mm
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS (10.4)
Manual or Quick Start Guide (PDF)  ZTE MF821D User Manual

  With the ZTE MF821D, you receive a flexible surf stick that supports both LTE and all other major mobile communication standards, such as UMTS and HSPA+. O2 4G USB is therefore compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G networks. LTE can be received via the usual bands 3/7/20 (800/1800MHz/2600MHz). O2 uses LTE 800MHz for priority; the 4G network of LTE Band 7 (2600MHz) will be available in the cities in near future. The theoretical maximum download speed of 100Mbit/s and 50 Mbps upstream speed could be achieved. Currently, however, O2 offers "only" tariffs of up to 50 Mbps.         ZTE MF821D can work as the same as the data stick. The internal slot can hold MicroSD card up to 32 gigabytes. You can buy them from 4gltemall.com with the stick MF821D. The stick MF821D is perfect for mobile use on a laptop or notebook, and of course it can also be used at home on the desktop. It’s advisable that under certain circumstances, the data transmission rates vary depending on the local reception conditions. According to ZTE introduction, the MF821D stick is compatible with the Windows operating system with XP, ServicePack3, Vista SP2 or Windows 7, and Mac OS Version 10.5 is also supported.   At just 47 grams and the dimensions of 87.3 × 29.5 × 14 mm, you will hardly notice the MF821D in your pocket. The actual USB plug can be incidentally folded and thus saves space and it can also facilitates the connection as a "arm" for the laptop. Currently the stick is at O2 only in connection with an LTE tariff available. If you like this stick, you can buy unlocked ZTE MF821D from 4gltemall.com in good price. And there is HUAWEI E392u-12 4G LTE Stick which could also work with the same 4G frequency bands for O2 and other 4G operators in Europe.      

11/09/2013

Telekom Speedstick LTE - HUAWEI E398u-15

Huawei E398u-15 is the right stick for mobile LTE service of Germany carrier Telekom and it’s also called "Speed Stick LTE ". The LTE Stick E398u-15 is extremely attractive and offers many nice features and is also compatible with the major standards for wireless internet. Below you will find all the key features and general overview for the Speedstick LTE E398u-15.

 

   

 

 

LTE features and characteristics of the Speed ​​Stick LTE for Telekom

Manufacturer and type designation

Huawei E398u-15

Download speed

100 Mbit/s

Upload speed

50 Mbit/s

Supported LTE bands

LTE 800MHz, LTE1800MHz , LTE 2600MHz

Backward compatible with:

HSPA+, HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2x2

Connector for external antenna

yes

LTE category:

LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) modem

Other

Dimensions

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes, microSD up to 32GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux

Information material

Data Sheet (PDF)

 

 

LTE is rolled out by Germany Telekom for two years. The first was in the city of Cologne in July 2011. In 2012, the 4G network plans are to go over 200 cities. On the body of the LTE Stick, there is the logo of Telekom. On the back is the exact name E398u-15, this is the second Revision of HUAWEI E398.  

  Compared to its predecessor, the stick is now finally LTE800 compatible. Therefore, users can surf via LTE in rural areas. Also, the LTE bands 2.6GHz and 1.8 GHz are supported. Speed Stick is the ideal USB datacard not only for urban use. With two integrated antennas (MIMO 2 × 2) and the support of up to 20 MHz bandwidth, the E398 can support up to 100 Mbps downstream and up to 50 Mbps upstream.  

 

 

 

A clear advantage over the Samsung GT-B3740 is the excellent backward compatibility with 3G DC-HSPA+/UMTS and 2G GPRS/GSM. If the 4G LTE network is not available, the stick can easily switch to the next available technology. There is a microSD slot that can be up to 32 GB for storage. Then the Surfstick could turn to a USB memory stick, for example for storing music, photos or other documents. The Speedstick LTE has two connectors for external antennsa. In areas of poor reception, the signal can be improved with the external antenna. According to the data sheet from Telekom, the device E398u-15 supports multi-mode network of mobile technology automatically. By the way, the firmware update function is also available in the mobile partner.   What’s more, the USB is rotatable for 270 degree, user can modify the USB angle to better fit for the computers.      

Conclusion:  

We recommend that the terms on a new contract at Telekom. This is much cheaper than buying without a term contract on 4gltemall.com. If you don’t want a LTE stick with a contract, there is unlocked Speedstick LTE E398u-15, which could not only work with Telekom, it could also work with Vodafone and other 4G network providers in Europe and Asia.