A new modem Vodafone K4606 is now available on offer. The surf stick is the direct successor of the Vodafone K4605 and offers similar technical specifications. So you can use the DC-HSPA+ technology in the UMTS network, which enables speeds of up to 42.2 megabits per second for the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s for the uplink. LTE is not supported. On this specifications, k4606 is very similar to Huawei E372 3G Stick. The manufacturer Huawei offers two colors for Vodafone K4606 stick, in black or white. So sometimes, people call it Huawei K4606.
High-quality UMTS Surf Stick
Even if LTE surf sticks are available in the market for 3 years, pure UMTS surf stick well have still be justified: they are often cheaper and offer many users a sufficient functionality. The Vodafone K4606 closes the gap between the extremely cheap, easy UMTS sticks and expensive LTE sticks. It offers up to all LTE functions, even high-end surfsticks bring that: an interface for an external antenna, built like a manhole for MicroSD memory cards.
The manufacturer Huawei uses its own developed chipsets at this time, and a chipset subsidiary HiSilicon is employed in Vodafone K4606. The “Balong 520” called modem chipset, besides EDGE (up to 296 kilobits per second in the downlink) and UMTS, including DC-HSPA+ (category 24). The supported frequency bands are in the range to 850/900/2100 MHz for UMTS and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. With dimensions of 72.5 x 26 x 11 millimeters and a weight of around 30 grams, the UMTS stick is very compact, but also has a small disadvantage: the USB port is not rotatable, so the modem a few centimeters from the USB port of the notebook stands out.
From the appearance, Vodafone K4606 is similar to Huawei E3251, but we are not sure whether K4606 comes from the E3251. But their similar specifications make them to replace each other.
The Vodafone K4606 is available on http://www.4gltemall.com unsubsidized. The SIM lock does not exist, so the surf stick can be used with any SIM card. The software is of course pre-configured for use with Vodafone cards.