TELUS seems to getting primed up to release what they call the 3G “Smart Hub”, device targeted to business people that will create a Wi-Fi network and web access wherever you need one (you’ll just need a active SIM card).
This is expected to launch at no contract for $399.99 or $199.99 with a 2-year contract and will only be offered in the following provinces: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces (not available in British Columbia and Alberta).
Here are some quick specs and features:
- Simultaneous voice and data
- Up to 7.2 Mbps download / 5.76 Mbps upload
- Supports auto Internet fallback to 3G+ when using alternate ADSL, Cable or Satellite
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for wireless connectivity
- Browser based interface for configuration and management
- Full wireless security – WEP, WPA and WPA2 (Preset with WPA)
- Wireless 802.11n standard
- Dedicated business care and technical support
- The ability to add TELUS business applications (Business Email Service, Mobile VPN Plus, Voicemail to Text)
Here are the expected price points and also a diagram of how the “Smart Hub” works:
Via: Compare Cellular