(Last Updated On: October 1, 2014)

India’s second largest telecom operator- Vodafone has recently launched a 3G Wi-Fi HotSpot dongle in an effort to boost up its revenue from high-speed data services.

Vodafone R206Z 3g wifi hotspot dongle

This Wi-Fi device R206Z costs Rs. 2399 and will be available in the 4 metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. It will also be made available across other circles throught out the nation in a phased manner. It does what it says. It basically creates a Wi-Fi hotspot using a Vodafone 3G enabled SIM, and let’s a maximum of 10 users connect to the hotspot for high speed internet access.

This Wi-Fi Hotspot also comes with an in-built battery of 1500 mAh providing up to 3.75 hours of backup for Wi-Fi Hotspot when fully charged. The Vodafone R206Z supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) for securely adding devices to the Wi-Fi hotspot. It can also double up as a microSD card reader and supports all microSD cards up to 32 GB.

Vodafone has not announced any special data plans for users of this Wi-Fi dongle so, we guess that you’ve to do away with the current 3G data plans.

Vodafone Launches New 2G Data Plans For Its Delhi And Mumbai Subscribers

Vodafone has revised its 2G data tariff plan for its prepaid subscribers across the circles of Mumbai and New Delhi. The new 2G data plan will offer 1GB 2GB data @ Rs.175/month, and would be valid for 28 days.

Idea has also recently hiked it 2G data tariff plans acorss circles of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. The new pack costs Rs. 178 offering 1GB 2G data with a validity of 28 days.

All of these hikes in data tariffs are due to growing popularity of IMs and VoIP calling apps. We are hoping for the price to drop upon the successful launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G LTE.