MiFi is a brand name used to describe a wireless router that acts as mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
A MiFi device can be connected to a cellular network (3G, 4G) and provide internet access for up to ten devices.
The coverage of MiFi router is limited and only suitable to connect devices close by (in the same room).
MiFi routers embed a battery backup quite useful to stay connected during power outages.
According to our market research, only Ooredoo is selling MiFi routers in Myanmar. However, this does not prevent you from buying a generic device and plug in your MPT or Telenor SIM inside. This works just fine.
Be carefull if you buy a MiFi device from Ooredoo, there is a high chance the device will be simlocked and only accept Ooredoo SIM.
These are the devices currently available in the market:
|Name||Ooredoo ZTE MF65||Banana Prolink PRT7001H||Ooredoo Huawei E5577||Banana Prolink PRT7010L||Xiaomi MF855|
|Frequency band supported||HSPA+/UMTS/HSPA 900/1900/2100MHz||HSPA+/UMTS/HSPA 900/1900/2100MHz||LTE FDD: 2100MHz (Band 1) / 1800MHz (Band 3) / 850MHz (Band 5) / 2600MHz (Band 7) / 900MHz (Band 8)|
|LTE TDD: 2300MHz (Band 40)|
LTE FDD: 2100MHz (Band 1) / 1800MHz (Band 3) / 850MHz (Band 5) / 2600MHz (Band 7) / 900MHz (Band 8) / 700MHz (Band 28)
|LTE TTD: 1900MHz (Band 38) 2300MHz (Band 39) 2500MHz (Band 40) 2600MHZ (Band 41)|
LTE FDD: 1800Mhz (Band 1) 2100Mhz (Band 3) 2600MHz (Band 7)
|Wifi technology||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n|
|Autonomy||4 hours with 280 hours standby||4 hours with 100 hours standby||6 hours with 300 hours standby||9 hours with 400 hours standby||18.5 hours with 1560 hours standby|
|Price||25,000 MMK||55,000 MMK|| 89,000 MMK|
4GB of internet (Top Up by 5,000Ks and get 1GB each month for 4 months)
|88,000 MMK||65,000 MMK|
|Where to buy||Ooredoo Stores||Banana Store||Ooredoo Stores||Banana Store||Mi Stores|
This list is obviously not exhaustive.
- The cheapest: Huawei ZTE MF65
- The longest battery life: Xiaomi ZMI MF855
- The best value for money: Xiaomi ZMI MF855
With its clean look, exhaustive frequency compatibility and very attractive price, Xiaomi ZMI MF855 is certainly one of the best value for money of this comparison.