PHS300 Turns Your 3G Cellphone into a Personal Hot Spot

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Three months ago, CradlePoint brought out a portable router that let you turn your EV-DO mobile into a wi-fi router, and now they've done it again for 3G phones. Connect your 3G mobile or USB modem to the PHS300 and you can share the connection with any Wi-Fi device. As well as the Li-Ion battery, you can run it off the mains, both of which give you enough juice for a USB modem. More deets and another pic below.

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Illustration for article titled PHS300 Turns Your 3G Cellphone into a Personal Hot Spot

Supporting both WEP and WPA encryption, the PHS300 rocks a built-in firewall to protect you and communicates with Wi-Fi devices using 802.11b/g. There's also an optional 12v car adapter available. Shipping December 20, the PHS300 will cost $180. [Electronista]

DISCUSSION

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"a portable router that let you turn your EV-DO mobile into a wi-fi router, and now they've done it again for 3G phones."

EVDO is 3G, Giz. You and Engadget still don't seem to understand this.

As for this product, it's the exact same thing as the CTR-350, except it has its own battery.

@matsayz:

Yes, you need a tethering plan.

@kevininstereo:

Yes, it would. This functions via Dialup Networking. Your phone doesn't know the difference between this or any other tethered device.