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February 20, 2014

Alcatel OneTouch Link Y800 is the new Smart Bro LTE

We recently discovered that the new Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi that is being offered to subscribers lately is the one from Alcatel. It looks like the Alcatel One Touch Link Y800 replaces the usual Huawei LTE pocket WiFi offered before.

We chanced upon the new pocket WiFi when it was awarded to one of our teams by Mazda Philippines for joining the fuel economy experiment in Clark over the week-end. It came packaged as a prepaid kit with an LTE SIM card and 7 days worth of mobile internet.

We’d assume that it is the one being offered by Smart in their online store for only Php4,888 per kit.

The kit includes the WiFi router, two 1,500mAh batteries and a charging cradle. The spare battery was a bit of a surprise but it’s great to know you can always readily replace the other one once it becomes worn out due to constant use. The charging cradle also makes it easier to set the pocket WiFi in place.

The extra battery and charging cradle makes the Php4,888 price tag seemed more palatable for an LTE device. Perhaps this is the reason why Smart switched to Alcatel from Huawei for their LTE pocket WiFi.

The Alcatel Y800 uses a regular LTE SIM, supports a quad-band LTE network and is capable of sharing internet connectivity with up to 10 devices.

Data Rate: LTE 100Mbps downlink, 50Mbps Uplink
4G LTE Bands: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
3G Bands: 900/1800/2100 MHz
2G Bands: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Storage: 2GB NAND flash internal storage + 1GB LPDDR RAM
Li-Ion 1500mAh battery

You can get this from Smart for Php4,888 and comes free with a Smart Bro prepaid LTE SIM which is good for 7 days of LTE connection.


95 Responses to “Alcatel OneTouch Link Y800 is the new Smart Bro LTE”

  1. Legend says:

    Hi,

    I used to see a drive in “my computer” when connecting my y800 to my pc via USB, now nothing shows. Also, I can’t proceed in upgrading my device because my PC cannot detect it.

  2. melanie says:

    HI just have a very big problem ., nag update ako ., tapos nung after update ko ok naman mabilis sya (siguro dahil madaling araw) tapos nung kinabukasan na sya ., hirap na d na nakakapag youtube … sobrang hirap na mag net ., d ko na rin sya maaus … :( ok naman ung signal parang mas maganda pa ung dating setting ano ba ung pwede na gamitin downgrade ??? tps po pala talagang d ba pwede na updte ??? masisira ba sya talaga ?? salmat po … and btw ano po ba ung pwede alternative para sa y800 natin na pwede ang smart lte thanks po .:;;)

  3. melanie says:

    HI just have a very big problem ., nag update ako ., tapos nung after update ko ok naman mabilis sya (siguro dahil madaling araw) tapos nung kinabukasan na sya ., hirap na d na nakakapag youtube … sobrang hirap na mag net ., d ko na rin sya maaus … :( ok naman ung signal parang mas maganda pa ung dating setting ano ba ung pwede na gamitin downgrade ??? tps po pala talagang d ba pwede na updte ??? masisira ba sya talaga ?? salmat po … and btw ano po ba ung pwede alternative para sa y800 natin na pwede ang smart lte thanks po .:;;)

    PS : update ko lang po .. now po around 12:53am sept 18… naging ok na ulit sya ., bumilis na sya ulit … ::( don’t tell me na pag gantong oras lang ok ang net ko huhuhuh

  4. jose marie says:

    totally walang signal ang smart………… and im living in metro cebu……….. so dissaponted

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