Vodafone has launched a new Huawei make device, dubbed as Vodafone R216. It is a new 4G Mobile WiFi hotspot router that comes with Hisilicon Balong 711 processor. It is listed in the company international website without the price tag.

Vodafone R216 Huawei Mobile WiFi Router
Vodafone R216 Huawei Mobile WiFi Router

The Vodafone R216 mobile WiFi hotspot router supports Cat.4 4G LTE that supports download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed up to 50 Mbps. Vodafone also provides R216-z which is ZTE make. It comes with 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM, but no word about microSD card slot.

The R216 features LTE FDD 800/1800/2600MHz, UMTS/WCDMA 900/2100MHz and GPRS/GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz bands. In its DC-HSPA+ network, the device supports download speed to up to 42Mbps and upload speed up to 5.76Mbps.

The Vodafone R216 supports WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n and also dual band WiFi 2.4 + 5 GHz. It comes with LED indicator and 1500mAh Li-ion battery. It measures 96 × 58 × 12.8 mm and weight is <95 gms. It comes in black and white variant colors. Unlocked Huawei’s Vodafone R216 mobile WiFi router will be available in the market up to the US $300.

Vodafone R216 mobile WiFi hotspot router specifications and features

  1. HiSilicon Balong 711 processor
  2. 128MB RAM / 256MB ROM
  3. LTE FDD 800/1800/2600MHz, UMTS/WCDMA 900/2100MHz, GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  4. 4G LTE DL 150mbps and upload speed up to 50Mbps
  5. DC-HSPA+ download speed up to 42Mbps and upload speed up to 5.76Mbps
  6. WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band WiFi 2.4 + 5 GHz
  7. Status LED
  8. 1500mAh battery
  9. 96 × 58 × 12.8 mm dimensions
  10. <95 g weight

Unlocking of Huawei Vodafone R216 is slightly different, as you need to change the firmware. U.K. Vodafone R216 comes with firmware and can be unlocked after changing the firmware. I have also tested the unlocking of Vodafone R216 of India, but have to unscrew the device.


  1. Hi Vodafone r216 can be unlocked our not? If s where can I get unlock code for that. Is this product can be used any network provider

  2. hello, PLEASE ANSWER, how to know my connection is on 4G? there’s LED indicator at signal symbol, sometime it was green, but mostly orange/yellow. seller tell me if I connected to 4G it should be blue, bc if it is green it means I still in 3G. I already use 4G sim provider but not really sure about my place being reached by 4G properly. sorry for bad english. pls answer 🙁 help me

    • Actually after updating the device with universal firmware, color coding gets changed. To make sure which color coding is for what purpose, set the network in 2G mode and check color, like this check for 3G and 4G also.

  3. Hi Kamlesh ,
    I have a device locked to vodafone india – IMEI number : 356904064746988 .
    Could you please let me know if its possible to unlock the same

  4. Роутер хороший,работает неплохо,но утром скорость интернета 39-40 мгб,а вечером падает до 2-3 мгб.Говорят провайдер специально режет скорость.Как это проверить? Может быть найдется знающий человек?

  5. You don`t have to unlock this router. The point ist a custom configuration of APN and it works. That is all you need. This router ist SIM lock free. It has only Vodafone APN in memory.

  6. Утром скорость 43-49 мгб,а вечером и ночью падает до 0.9-2 мгб.Писал жалобы провайдеру Водафон,иногда повышают скорость..Непонятно,или провайдер режет скорость или оборудование у него не самое лучшее? Думал в Европе со связью проблем нет.Ошибся.

  7. Plse help. My phone and computer connects. When my husband wants to connect from his phone he cannot. It says ‘connected’ for a millisecond and cuts off. Any advice?

  8. I connect to the router but after few minutes it goes dead, I had it replaced today only to find it’s doing the same, what am I doing wrong

  9. Роутером полностью доволен.Но за последнее время упала скорость раздачи.Может быть кто нибудь подскажет в чем причина.

  10. Я купил роутер в Португалии.Работает без проблем. Хочу спросить,если я его разблокирую,смогу ли я им пользоваться в другой стране? И как это делается?


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