While having brunch at McDonalds in Paseo Center together with a client; he showed me a rather familiar Pocket Wi-fi device which is exactly similar to Huawei E5. It’s ZTE MF30 which is bundled with Smart Prepaid Broadband available at P3,800.00 for subscribers.
ZTE MF30 Wi-Fi router is good for 3G mobile Internet with which can be used as an access point (AP). It also acts as a WiFi router so that WiFi enabled devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod, netbooks, laptops, PSP and your Wifi enabled phones can connect to the internet from it.
Here are exclusive photos taken by Digitalspidey.
This is also offered as a postpaid plan for P450 a month which is good for 50 hours a month with a lock-in period of 24 months.
The prepaid price compared to E5 is really enticing. The Huawei E5 is used to be available for about P5,999.00 (Openline). The prepaid version which can be purchased from telcos is about P4,500.00. The catch is, if you buy it from the telcos, it is locked; you can not interchange SIM in case you’re having difficulty getting signal in an area.
The ZTE MF30 can also serve up to 5 wireless devices like the Huawei E5. The only difference from Huwaei E5 is that MF30 comes with a charger while the E5 only has a USB cable.
Here is a side by side photo of ZTE MF30 and Huwaei E5.