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.