EE has followed up its original 4G WiFi device the Osprey with two new devices, the Osprey 2 and colourful Osprey 2 Mini. These devices will allow EE customers to connect in more places and to charge their mobile devices at the same time.
The launch of the Osprey 2 devices is part of the second phase of EE’s own brand device roll out which includes the Harrier and Harrier Mini 4G smartphones. The two new 4G WiFi devices will be available from early May and are both optimised for use on EE’s double speed network. The two devices are a great choice for customers who want a reliable internet connection on the move, without having to look for public hot spots or use tethering which will run down their smartphone battery. As well as being ideal for personal use, these devices will be available for small businesses, corporates, and the public sector.
The Osprey 2 4G WiFi device
A new and improved version of the Osprey, the Osprey 2 is a mobile internet hotspot that allows up to ten devices such as tablets and laptops to connect to 4G mobile internet for sharing, gaming and movie streaming. Users of the Osprey 2 can stream music or video uninterrupted for over 15 hours due to the impressive 5,150mAh battery.
This substantial battery also allows the Osprey 2 device to be used as a portable battery pack, meaning users can charge their tablets or smartphones from the device while they are out and about.
The Osprey 2 will cost £69.99 on pay as you go, and will come with 6GB 4G data included. The device will be available for free on EE pay monthly plans which will start at £15 per month for 3GB data.
The original Osprey is currently available for free on 4GEE extra contracts with 15GB for £20 per month, 25GB for £30 per month, and 50GB for £50 per month. Osprey 2 and Osprey 2 Mini price plans on 4GEE extra are likely to be in line with this.
The Osprey 2 Mini 4G WiFi device
The Osprey 2’s little brother, the Osprey 2 Mini is a more compact device with increased portability. Like the larger version it allows up to ten devices to connect to 4G mobile internet. While the smaller battery doesn’t allow the Osprey 2 Mini to be used as a portable battery pack, it does have three interchangeable coloured bumpers which all come with the device, making it easy to personalise and coordinate with any outfit.
The Osprey 2 Mini will cost £49.99 on pay as you go, and will come with 6GB 4G data included. The device will be available for free on EE pay monthly plans which will start at £15 per month for 3GB data.
According to Neal Milsom, EE’s chief financial officer, “We are delivering strong, consistent commercial performance by giving our customers the best mobile voice and data network experience in the UK. As much of the UK market now has smartphones, we are leading the charge into new growth areas by cross-selling our innovative range of connected products including 4G tablets, 4G Wi-Fi, fixed broadband and EETV to our existing customers.”