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Celcom PortaWiFi, a USB-WiFi Hotspot 3G Dongle

Today, Celcom Axiata announced PortaWiFi, a personal mobile WiFi hotspot device which is currently available from Celcom under a collaboration with Huawei. Bundled with Celcom’s data plans, PortaWiFi users can enjoy mobile network data speeds of up to 21Mbps.

The device, which looks exactly like a normal 3G USB dongle comes with a car charger and three-pin indoor charger with USB adapter. When plug in to the car charger or the indoor charger, PortaWiFi instantly transforms a car, home or office into a WiFi hotspot.

Details of the Celcom PortaWiFi packages below:

PORTA WIFI PACKAGES Celcom Broadband Basic Celcom Broadband Advance Celcom Broadband Pro
Package Price RM68 RM98 RM138
Device Price                                                     RM159
Special Rebate RM10 x 12 months RM12 x 12 months RM15 x 12 months
Contract Term                          12-month contract applies
Volume (GB) 4GB 6GB 10GB
Speeds                                                        Up to 21Mbps
Early Termination Penalty                               RM200
Advance Payment                         RM40 (for new registration only)
Total Payment during Registration           RM199 (RM159 + RM40)

Speaking on the new offering device and service bundle, En. Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Operations, Advanced Data for Celcom Axiata Berhad, said, “By launching mobile data plans for the brand new PortaWiFi, Celcom is giving our customers yet another way to stay connected at home, on the road and on the go with blazing-fast connection speeds that can be shared among users. This latest offering underscores Celcom’s ‘Data Ubiquity’ campaign which aims to provide so many ways for our customers to connect at home or on the go.”

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“PortaWiFi’s ease of use makes it the best road trip companion, and is especially timely with the long balik kampung journeys for Hari Raya Aidilfitri this month. With Celcom’s excellent coverage all over Malaysia, families can easily share Aidilfitri greetings, photos, live chats, videos, and online social media updates throughout their journey in the comfort of their car. Best of all, PortaWiFi plugs into any wall power outlet – transforming the family kampung house into a mobile broadband hotspot where people can share the festive spirit,” added En. Afizulazha.

Features/spec of PortaWiFi(Huawei E355):

  • Connect up to 5 WiFi enabled devices at the same time
  • WLAN: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS
  • EDGE/GPRS/GSM
  • HSPA+ data service of up to 21.6 Mbps
  • HSUPA data service of up to 5.76 Mbps
  • microSD Card Slot (up to 32GB)

System requirements:

  • Windows XP SP2/SP3, Windows Vista SP1/SP2, Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 with latest upgrades
  • Display resolution: 800 x 600 or above
  • Standard USB interface

The PortaWiFi is now available at Celcom Blue Cube outlets nationwide.

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  • my-telco

    Hi Sir,
    What about if that area doesn’t has good coverage which is most of the time only able to cater EDGE or GPRS coverage? Would the PortaWifi speed will be the same like WiFi at home? Or, it would be similar when we access the internet from Smart Phone?
    Appreciate your response. Thanks!

  • Sean Sin

    Does it have wps button on it…. ????

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  • Bernard

    it can be used in other country..?