Portable Hotspot Mifi devices that work with Glo 4G

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If you are searching for 4G LTE Portable Hotspot mifi devices that work with Glo 4G, we have compiled a list for your convenience. This list include their prices, as well as related useful information.

Most 4G mifi devices support Airtel, Ntel, 9Mobile and MTN 4G networks, because those networks use more common LTE bands. Glo 4G, however, uses the 4G LTE band 28, which is not supported by many smartphones and mifis. This is why you need to be specific when shopping for a mifi for use on the Glo 4G network.

While Glo sells a branded 4G Portable Hotspot mifi, it is locked to the network. We recommend that as much as possible, you buy an unlocked mifi device. This is because somewhere along the line, you will need to use it on another network. In Nigeria, that is almost a given, which is why we have taken the time to compile a list of 4G mifi devices that work with Glo 4G.

You do not want to be stuck on that inevitable day when you need to switch networks. Get a mifi that supports at least all the major 4G networks in the country – 9mobile, Airtel, MTN, Glo – and possibly Smile.

Let’s have a look at some of the available 4G mifi devices in the market that support Glo 4G.

Portable Hotspot Mifi devices that work with Glo 4G

Our list features 4 devices, all of them compatible with Glo 4G network, as well as the other major 4G networks listed earlier.

Huawei E5573s-606

Huawei E5573s-606 4g Portable Hotspot mifi device

First on our list is one of the most popular – the E5573s-606. This Portable Hotspot device is a variant of the Huawei E5573. The specs are basic and it is very affordable. Have a look at the key features and specs:

  • Maximum Download Speed: 150Mbit/s
  • Maximum Upload Speed: 50Mbit/s
  • Connects up to 10 devices simultaneously.
  • 1500 mAh battery

Price: This is also about the cheapest 4G mifi in the market at the moment. You will find it costing between 10,000 and 12,000.

Huawei E5377Bs-605

Huawei E5377Bs-605 4g Portable Hotspot mifi device

Next on our list of 4G mifi devices that work with Glo 4G is another Huawei product.

Key specs of the E5377Bs-605 portable hotspot include:

  • Maximum Download Speed: 150Mbit/s
  • Maximum Upload Speed: 50Mbit/s
  • 1.45” TFT LCD display
  • 1500 mAh battery.
  • Connect up to 10 devices at a time.

The Huawei E5377Bs-605 costs about ₦17,000 in the market now.

ZTE MF910 MF910V

ZTE MF910 4g Portable Hotspot mifi device

ZTE MF910 MF910V is another one of a handful of portable hotspot mifi devices that work with Glo 4G. Its key features include:

  • Maximum Download Speed: 150 Mbps
  • Maximum Upload Speed: 50 Mbp 
  • 1.44 inch TFT colour screen.
  • 2300mAh battery that the manufacturer says “can last up to 8 hours surfing time”.

As a bonus, the MF910V also supports Smile 4G’s Band 20.

Price: ₦16,000. 

Huawei E5786s-62a / E5786s-63a

Huawei E5786s-62a 4g Portable Hotspot mifi

This 4G LTE portable hotspot device by Huawei supports Glo 4G’s LTE Band 28. The Huawei E5786s-62a and Huawei E5786s-63a have the biggest batteries here and should provide longer surfing hours.

  • Maximum Download Speed: 300 Mbps
  • Maximum Upload Speed: 100 Mbps.
  • Connect up to 16 devices/users at a time.
  • 3000 mAh battery, with a “maximum operating time to 10 hours”.
  • TFT-LCD screen.

These two variants are  the most advanced 4G portable hotspots on our list. Expect to pay between 25,000 and 30,000 to get one.

Important Info for buying portable hotspot mifi devices that work with Glo 4G

Each of the above devices are variants of specific models, so be sure to look out for the model names as used in this article. Their other variants may not necessarily support LTE Band 28.

Also note that this list is not exhaustive. There are other 4G portable hotspot mifi devices that work with Glo 4G in the market. At all times, be sure to ask the retailer if the device supports Glo 4G. We strongly recommend that you take your Glo 4G SIM card along to test the device at the point of purchase.

When buying, emphasize that you want an unlocked mifi. Unlocked means you will be able to use it with other 4G networks.

Mobile App Management

Do not forget that, perhaps with the exception of the ZTE, all of these portable hotspot mifi devices that work with Glo 4G can be administered/managed via a compatible mobile app on your smartphone. The Huawei HiLink mobile app lets you block/approve users, manage data, change the hotspot password, and more.


More About LTE Band 28

Finding compatible devices for Glo 4G’s LTE Band 28 can be headache inducing, but it offers some great benefits. If you would like to understand it better, read, Why Glo’s LTE band 28 is not a bad thing.

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3 comments

  1. Kay_Smiles,

    You will find them mostly in mobile accessory shops in markets around the country.

    If you want to go the online route, Jumia, Konga, Jiji, and OLX are also two good places where these sellers operate from.

  2. Informative article as usual. I have been using the Huawei E5573s-606(unlocked) for about 2yrs now and I can say the mifi works well on Glo’s LTE band. Another lovely thing about the mifi is that it works with ALL the other GSM network providers in Nigeria. I have personally used the mifi with MTN, 9Mobile and Airtel’s LTE network hassle free. Battery life is average on the device though.

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