Vodafone Essar on Wednesday announced the launch of its mobile Wi-Fi device, Vodafone R201, in India at the price of Rs 5,500.
Vodafone R201 is a portable mobile Wi-Fi terminal which can be used by five users simultaneously to connect to Vodafone's 3G network.
"The Vodafone R201 is designed to provide customers with an advantage of connecting and communicating on-the-go.
"As a result of our innovation effort, we at Vodafone are introducing an exciting range of products to let our customers experience 3G services at its best," Vodafone Essar Chief Marketing Officer Kumar Ramanathan said in a statement.
R201 uses a SIM slot to connect to Vodafone's 3G network and five users can then connect their computers, mobile gaming devices or digital music players to the device over Wi-Fi network to enjoy 3G speeds.
The device comes with a battery life of up to 4 hours and can offer 3G internet services on the go at a download speed of up to 7.2 megabyte per second on HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) enabled devices, said the statement.