O2 - the last of the big five UK networks without a MiFi product - has announced ZTE's MF60 device as the "O2 Pocket Hotspot". [caption id="attachment_2096" align="aligncenter" width="522"] ZTE MF60 - O2 Pocket Hotspot[/caption]
O2 is unusual in that it's selected ZTE to provide the hardware (other networks have tended to favour Huawei) but the spec is similar:
- Connectivity for up to 8 devices
- HSPA+ data speeds (21.6Mbps download, 5.76Mbps upload)
- 820.11 b/g/n WiFi with encryption up to WPA2
- Sized at 99.7mm x 53.7mm x 13.9mm weighing 77g
- Support for a microSD card up to 32GB
- 1500 mAh battery offering 100 hours standby and 4 hours operation
- Administration via a web-based interface
Several pre-pay tariffs are offered:
- £2.04 for 200MB lasting 1 day
- £10.21 for 1 GB lasting 30 days
- £15.32 for 2 GB lasting 30 days
The device costs £59.99 and a 'double data for every 3rd top-up' promotion is also available.
The ZTE MF60 gets good reviews where it's launched internationally and the 1GB is competitivey priced, but for daily or higher volume usage Three's £2.99 for 500MB or £15 for 3GB offer better value and proven high speeds.