Tata Docomo has added a new member to its family of Photon data connectivity products in the form of Photon Max Wi-Fi. The USB Internet dongle with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot has been priced at Rs. 1,999.
The Photo Max Wi-Fi can serve up to 5 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously and is capable of reaching download speeds of up to 6.2Mbps. It can be powered by any USB port, which means you can plug it into your laptop or any USB power adapter at home, or in the car, and get a Wi-Fi Internet connection wherever you go. Tata Docomo claims that the Wi-Fi hotspot has a range of 100 metres.
Like some of its siblings like the Photon Max and the Photo Plus, the Photon Max Wi-Fi operates at a frequency of 800MHz, which (theoretically) translates into better indoor connectivity than devices operating on GSM frequencies in India. The device comes with free roaming roaming across the country, though the Photo Max speeds of up to 6.2Mbps are limited to a little over 30 cities. In around 300 other Photon Plus cities, users will experience speeds up to 3.1Mbps, with the maximum speed coming down to 153.6Kbps in other regions.
Unlimited data plans with fair usage limits start at Rs. 650 and Rs. 730 per month for postpaid and prepaid users respectively, with speeds capped at 153.6Kbps once the limits are reached. Various other plans are being offered, including a pay as you go postpaid plan for Rs. 300 per month, with 0.5GB of free usage and Rs. 1,500 postpaid plan that comes with 15GB of usage.
Tata Photon Max Wi-Fi Prepaid Plans (may vary by region)
Customers can also opt for Advance Rental Plan by paying Rs 4,999 upfront, that includes a Photo Max Wi-Fi dongle as well and unlimited data (with 15GB fair usage limit each month) for three months. Post three months, customers can migrate to the plan of their choice.
Existing Tata Photon customers can contact customer care for special upgrade offers.
Tata Photon Max Wi-Fi Postpaid Plans (may vary by region)