D-Link's MyPocket 3G router spews out 3G goodness to all

D-Link's MyPocket 3G router spews out 3G goodness to all
With devices like the Mi-Fi catching on to people, it was only a matter of time before D-Link plans on partnering up with a wireless carrier to offer a device like it. Known mostly to be a popular brand among networking hardware, D-Link’s compact looking MyPocket 3G has made its way over to the FCC with support for the GSM bands (850/1900 MHz) – meaning it could land on either AT&T or T-Mobile. We’re wondering what the inspiration for the name was – the obvious connections to 3G are blatantly there, but the MyPocket moniker eerily looks like something taken from the T-Mobile myTouch 3G. It acts just like the Mi-Fi by being able to receive 3G connections and then emitting a Wi-Fi network to allow devices nearby to connect wirelessly. No word yet on pricing for this nifty portable gadget, but we expect its stop at the FCC will inch it closer to a release soon.

source: FCC via Gizmodo



1. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

This is a great idea. Then again, I wish network operators would push the femtocell idea more. If all carriers would push for 3G (and eventually 4G) femtocell it would help with the whole "data hog" problems and help with cell service and home and offices. On top of that, if network operators are going to start capping data or "pay for use" data, then they should allow unlimited usage when on a femtocell. Sprint and Verizon did good for supporting CDMA femtocells but they are only 2G. AT&T is (or was) releasing a full 3G femtocell...still wondering why it isn't nationally released.

3. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

First off, verizon was the only carrier announcing a cap for their data and charging data for phones that can't even use it. Verizon was also releasing another femtocell that supports full EV-DO 3G.

2. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Yeah, the 3G Microcell is an awesome idea. It's still in testing, though :( By the time it actually gets out there, we'll be on 4G.

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