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Powertel introduces CDMA mobile WiFi device by Huawei. Priced at $76

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Mobile WiFi devices – MiFis they’re called – have been around locally for a while now and essentially they allow a small group of people to use as single mobile broadband line. Software achieves this too but let’s be on topic: The problem CDMA internet providers like Powertel and Africom face is that CDMA versions of these otherwise standard gadgets are hard to come by and are usually expensive – demand and supply. This week, Powertel let us test a unit they have just introduced to their range of devices.

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It’s made by Huawei and a Powertel staffer tells us this so far has meant stronger signal  and a robust device – which we totally believe as we have owned and used the Huawei made GSM MiFi device that Econet sells for close for over 2 years now. Powertel’s selling this at $76 which is way cheaper than the $90 that Econet still sell theirs for. Pricing on the actual broadband service doesn’t change ofcourse – sort of unlimited broadband. However sort-of-ish the pricing gets, it can’t get uglier than we have seen in recent days.


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5 thoughts on “Powertel introduces CDMA mobile WiFi device by Huawei. Priced at $76

  1. It’s risky to buy wcdma devices these days coz non of them are performing better, so to me it’s no thanks .

  2. This device feels too expensive for the experience that it is offering. There are better devices that are certainly better priced. Before purchasing such a device you should consider options, the best way to do this is by going online and searching for the companies that are willing to provide these type of services.
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