Just finished guesting at Mornings @ ANC with @tjmanotoc where we discussed portable WiFi hotspots powered by 3G networks. I brought my SmartBro Share-It while TJ has this Huawei E5/E5830 with him.
The scoop actually, as TJ revealed in the show, is that Globe will be offering the Huawei E5830 on a postpaid plan soon.
The device is a small WiFi router that connects to your 3G network and offers portable internet for up to 5 devices.
HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz
EDGE/GPRS/GSM 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
32GB via microSD card
The device lasts about 4 hours on a single full charge. It comes with a socket charger but can be plugged to your laptop’s USB port to get power. First saw this with @artsamaniego months back but it was only available in HK then.
This could be offered under a Globe Tattoo Plan 999 of some sort (just like the iPad WiFi + 3G Plan) and will have a one-time fee of Php7,500 for the Huawei E5/E5830 (TJ tells me it could be in staggered payments).
Anyway, it was also TJ’s last Tech Talk segment as he will be moving to another show and time slot (thus the obligatory photoshoot). Paolo Abrera will be the new host.
Hat tip to TJ for the scoop.