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MTN Broadband in the Box

Postby izork » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:54 pm

Hi,

I got MTN Broadband in the box. I have it for more than a year now and it is great.
It is really fast and without any problems. No speed cuts or anything like this always unlimited and all as advertised.

However I have one GIANT PROBLEM is the 220v socket. I'm trying to find a way on how I could use another LTE modem, which is battery powered, or at least old LTE phone in order to be truly mobile.

Does any of you uses MTN 4G Broadband in the box, outside of Power grid? how do yo do it? Will be great to find out settings.

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Re: MTN Broadband in the Box

Postby Sotos » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:37 pm

Most smartphones have a feature called "Mobile Hotspot" (or some similar name) that creates a WiFi network that lets other devices to connect to it and share the data connection of the phone. There are also dedicated devices that do this, sometimes called MiFi, example: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-E5577C- ... 011YM0OXU/ These are basically like your MTN Broadband in the Box but battery operated so you can use them anywhere there is 3g/4g signal.
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Re: MTN Broadband in the Box

Postby Sotos » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:04 pm

Or are you looking to specifically use the "MTN Broadband in the box" data plan outside of your home because it is cheaper than other mobile data plans? In that case I assume it would not be as easy as taking the sim out of that Box and putting it in another. MTN doesn't want you to do that so I assume they have taken some measures against this. Does the Box work if you take it out of your home and plug it in other places around Cyprus? I assume MTN knows on which of its towers your device connects to, and theoretically it could be possible to deny access to a "home" device if they see it being used in a mobile way. Then again maybe they hope that just because the device is plugged on the wall that nobody will ever try to use it outside of their home and they didn't take any measures to prevent this. The only way to know is to try. Does the device connect directly to the wall or does it use an AC adapter?
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