Vodafone has just launched a new solution that allows sharing the same 3G connection to the Internet between several devices. The same connection can now be used on up to five devices simultaneously.
The equipment is called Vodafone Sharing Dock, it is connected to pens operator’s mobile access and takes advantage of Wi-Fi to distribute the data connection among the various users.
Sharin Dock offers the possibility of accessing the Internet using the (same) 3G connection from Vodafone on equipment such as computers, game consoles, mp3 players, tablets or smartphones, as long as they support Wi-Fi connectivity.
The novelty is available both for customers of postpaid and rechargeable mobile broadband services and comes with the new Connect Pen K3571 (in its rechargeable version), which costs 29.90 euros.
This is also the amount charged for the Sharing Dock. However, it should be borne in mind that it does not provide access to the Internet, only making the “distribution” of the connection, so it is essential to connect to other equipment.
The device also has an Ethernet port for cable connections and supports DLNA for sharing multimedia files from MicroSD cards connected to the Connect Pen. The Wi-Fi standard used is 802.11 b / g / n, which allows you to take full advantage of the capabilities of this type of connection with respect to transfer speeds and range.
The launch comes after, in November 2009, the operator started to market its first solution for sharing 3G connections to the Internet, the Vodafone Hotspot, which ensures access to the network and the distribution of the connection by several users – but also it’s more expensive.