The first Next G-compatible ‘pocket hotspot’ to hit the Aussie market, NetComm’s $299 MyZone turns Next G and 3G signals into short-range 802.11g wireless.
In last week’s roundup of 3G options for the Wi-Fi iPad
we nodded in the direction of Netcomm for its forthcoming MyZone Mobile 3G WiFi Router.
That slim black boxette has now been released with a $299 price tag and is available through Apple Stores from today.
Unlike the competing 3G-to-WiFi devices from Internode
and Virgin Mobile
, the MyZone works with Telstra’s Next G network on 850MHz as well as the standard 2100MHz 3G networks of Optus, Vodafone and 3 (along with their respective resellers such as Virgin Mobile, Internode, Exetel and Crazy Johns).
This is certain to add appeal considering Telstra’s recent price cuts for both its prepaid and contracted Big Pond Wireless broadband services.
Netcomm says the MyZone “supports up to ten wireless devices concurrently”, with up to six hours’ battery life between recharges from either a 240V wall socket or a PC’s USB port.