RCOM has launched it’s first dongle-cum-pocket router device with 4G LTE – Wi-Pod – for high speed internet availability with wi-fi hotspot connectivity. Reliance Wi-Pod 4G LTE device offers multiple connectivity options for it’s users. Reliance communication has recently surpassed the 5 million CDMA subscribers including EvDO data cards and fixed wireless phones.
We have managed to get the device for our use and in this post we are sharing the first impression and our review about the RCom Wi-Pod 4G LTE dongle with hands-on images. We will start with listing the device features and compatibility options.
- Download speed up to 150Mbps
- Upload speed up to 50Mbps
- Works as Wi-Fi Hotspot to connect up to 31 Wi-Fi users simultaniously
- Battery capacity 2300 mAh
- Web GUI interface for faster and easy connection
- SIM slot and Micro SD Card Slot (up to 32GB)
- Plug and Play
- 512MB Hard disk space
- 256MB RAM
- Windows XP, Windows Vista
- Windows 7, 8, 10 (32bit and 64bit)
- MAC OS 10.6 to 10.11
- Linus OS Ubuntu, Fedora, Open SUSE, Linux Mint
Reliance Wi-Pod 4G LTE device is similar to Mi-Fi device by Jio having the pebble-shaped design, one can say that the device looks like a normal PC mouse. The device is manufactured by ZTE which weighs only 80g and feels more premium than the Jio Mi-Fi. The RCom Wi-Pod comes with model number WD670.
The front of the device has the power button and 5 Led indicators for LTE signal strength, uplink and downlink data transmission, wifi network, WPS and battery charge level along with the Reliance Wi-Pod 4G LTE branding . The right panel has the familiar micro USB charging and connectivity port. The device comes with a standard micro USB cable.
In the inside you will find a slot for standard sized mini sim card and another slot for a micro SD card. The device packs a 3.8 volt, 2300mAh Li-ion 8.74Wh battery with charging voltage of 4.35V, which is also manufactured by ZTE. The device gives battery back up of around 5-6 hours under normal network conditions and it might decrease if the signal strength is low.
Networks and Connectivity
The device comes network locked to Rcom 4G with support for FD-LTE on bands 3 and 5 (850/1800 MHz) and TD-LTE on band 40 (2300 MHz). It does not support fall back on 3G or 2G networks. In the device you have to insert a sim card which should be of reliance only. The Wi-Pod LTE supports download speeds upto 150 Mbps and upload speeds upto 50 Mbps. The Wi-Pod 4G LTE supports Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, you can connect up to 31 devices simultaneously to it over Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi network is based on the 802.11 b/g/n protocol and 2.4 GHz band only.
Wi-Pod’s Web based GUI Interface
The Wi-Pod 4G LTE device features a Web GUI interface for faster and easy connection for an easy plug and play functionality. The landing page of GUI interface is colorful with dedicated tiles for admin panel, settings, connection, status, storage disk, etc. At the top you will find a 4G signal indicator, connection status indicator such as upload and download speed and the battery level indicator along with the device connected time indicator. In the status tab you will find a record of the total amount of data uploaded and downloaded in any particular session as well as through the life of the device.
Check out the photo-gallery for more hands-on images of Reliance Wi-Pod 4G LTE:
It shows 100% signal strenght in Wi-Pod 4G LTE network signal inside our office. This is completely amazing and the speed of Wi-Pod 4G LTE was quite impressive. With single click, it was opening all the pages within 2 to 3 seconds. I have completed this post on the Wi-Fi connection on my laptop through Wi-Pod instead of our regular connection and the and our experience is very much satisfactory.
Reliance Wi-Pod with 4G LTE is a internet dongle with Wi-Fi hotspot functionality to connect up to 31 devices at once. It offers a great internet speed experience with wired and wireless connectivity. Just make the power on and use the data connectivity without any wired connection. You can use the data cable to connect the Wi-Pod with your PC to find more options with your device. Bottom line is that if you are planning to buy a internet dongle then this is the device you are looking for. Go for it!