Vodafone WiFi Cube 4G modem isn’t actually a cube, supports up to 32 devices simultaneously
Vodafone today announced the launch of its Huawei-manufactured WiFi Cube 4G modem. Despite the name, the Vodafone Cube is actually rectangular in shape. The Cube is designed as alternative to a fixed lined broadband connection, instead delivering data through Vodafone's 4G network.
The telco is claiming that the somewhat misnamed Cube has a 200 metre wireless range and is able to support up to 32 devices simultaneously. Vodafone has not yet specified the WiFi Cube's charge time or battery life. It is not clear what wireless standard the modem uses, but the since device supports Category 4 LTE its maximum theoretical speed is 150 megabits per second.
At present, Vodafone is offering the Cube on either a 12 or 24 month contract. The cheapest 12 month plan includes 2.5GB of data and will set customers back AUD$31 per month, including a monthly device repayment of AUD$11 per month. On the other end of the spectrum, Vodafone is offering an AUD$95 per month plan with 25GB of data, including a monthly device repayment of $5 per month. Similar plans are available on a 24 month contract, albeit with lower monthly device repayments. As such, a 2.5GB per month plan is AUD$25 per month and a 25GB per month plan is AUD$90 per month. The Cube can also be bought outright for AUD$159. A full range of plans is available on Vodafone's website.
“We know that customers don’t want the hassles involved in getting fixed-line broadband such as setup costs and delays”, said Ben McIntosh, Vodafone's Director of Sales. "The Huawei WiFi Cube offers plug and play connectivity, meaning there’s no waiting around for the ISP to get you up and running. All you need to do is simply plug the device in and you’ll be online in a matter of minutes."