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 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 colours. Unlocked Huawei’s Vodafone R216 mobile WiFi router will be available in market up to 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

For unlocking of Huawei Vodafone R216, change the default SIM with another network provider SIM. It should ask you unlock code which charge is 6 USD. Comment below for further instructions of payment.


  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