Vodafone is following in the footsteps of EE and Three with the launch of a portable, mains-powered, mobile broadband solution.
It comes with a range of data plans from 60GB through to 300GB, and prices starting at £35 and rising to £80 per month – on a 30 day or 18-month contract (the former attracting an upfront device cost).
The Gigacube router can connect up to 20 devices at one time, with 4G speeds of up to 300Mbps on offer. It is not clear what category of modem the unit has, but it would seem to be quite likely a Cat 6 device based on Vodafone’s claimed maximum speed.
The Gigabit router supports dual-band Wi-Fi with 802.11ac support (2×2 MIMO) and also comes with one Ethernet port, as well as a RJ11 port for voice, and USB 2.0 for external devices, such as storage drives.
There’s an external antenna port too, but Vodafone has not mentioned anything about availability of a professionally installed antenna solution such as that offered by EE.
Although powered by the mains, the router is fully portable and can be moved from location to location.
|18 month contract||£35||£45||£60||£80|
|Device cost (upfront)||No upfront cost||No upfront cost||No upfront cost||No upfront cost|
|30 day |
|Device cost (upfront)||£120||120||120||120|
More info: Vodafone website