Unlocked Speedstick LTE III for Telekom – HUAWEI E3276

Speed Stick LTE III is available at Gemany carrier Telekom since May 2013, and replaced the first version of “Speed Stick LTE “, which is already well-known in 4G users. The Speed Stick in version 3 is prepared for download speeds up to 150 Mbit/s and thus very future-proof. Speedstick LTE III is a LTE Category 4 USB Stick. Same as Speed Stick LTE, it ‘s also from the manufacturer HUAWEI, and It also provides connections for external antennas and the possibility to insert a memory card and thus to use the surf stick simultaneously as memory stick. Below are the features, specifications and general review for this 4G Stick.




LTE features and characteristics of the Speed Stick III LTE

Manufacturer and type designation Hauwei E3276
Download Speed 150 Mbit/s
Upload Speed 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20 (800/900/1800/2100/2600MHZ)
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes, 2 antenna sockets (type CRC-9)
LTE category: LTE Category 4  Modem(3GPP Release 9)
Chipset HiSilicon Hi6920
Dimensions (LxWxH) 92 mm x 32 mm x 14 mm, 30 grams
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS (10.6)
Data Overview E3276 Review



Highlight feature: LTE Category 4



The German Telekom advertises LTE Speed Stick III, which could actually possibly reach download speed even up to 150 Mbit/s (LTE Category 4). To fulfill this down sream, the LTE network of Telekom must also be upgraded accordingly, but so far it has not happened yet. In Germany, you have to surf at around 100 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upstream, while in many other European or Asian countries, higher speeds are possible. For example, the Swisscom LTE in 2013 with the increased data rate offers since the end of May in Switzerland. For use in other countries, the unlocked Speed Stick III is already very well suited Via LTE frequency bands to support 800/900/1800/2100/2600 and UMTS bands around 850/900/1900/2100 MHz. The Speedstick III is from HUAWEI E3276 USB Stick, and there are many variants for E3276, they are born to support various LTE frequency bands worldwide for all the operators.



Backward compatible with UMTS and GSM


Of course, the Speed Stick III, like its predecessors, will be backward compatible with the UMTS and GSM network available. In 2G GSM/EDGE, network speed up to 236 kbit/s is possible while on the 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+ network, the download speed could reach even up to 42.2 Mbit/s. As a user, you are not absolutely dependent on LTE to surf quickly. The switch between the different network technologies should be barely noticeable under normal circumstances; it is depending on the radio coverage, on the train or in the car.




Simple software for use with all simcards

The software that runs on Windows computers as well as on the Mac OS X operating system that allows a very easy use. With Telekom simcards, no further configuration is necessary. Simply enter the PIN number and the connection is made. If with sim cards from other network operators, to enter a new connection profile in the settings is needed. What’s more, users can also send and receive SMS and view statistics on data consumption and time online. These statistics can be broken down by day or month.




Price and Availability

Telekom LTE Speed Stick III is available on the online store of 4gltemall.com . Theoretically, we had made several tests in Hong Kong for the data rate speed. And it’s one of the best and fastest 4G LTE Surfstick available. If you prefer unbranded Speedstick, that it HUAWEI E3276, or want other variant models, welcome to contact sales@4gltemall.com .


Telekom Speedstick LTE – HUAWEI E398u-15

Huawei E398u-15 is the right stick for mobile LTE service of Germany carrier Telekom and it’s also called “Speed Stick LTE “. The LTE Stick E398u-15 is extremely attractive and offers many nice features and is also compatible with the major standards for wireless internet. Below you will find all the key features and general overview for the Speedstick LTE E398u-15.



LTE features and characteristics of the Speed Stick LTE for Telekom

Manufacturer and type designation Huawei E398u-15
Download speed 100 Mbit/s
Upload speed 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE 800MHz, LTE1800MHz , LTE 2600MHz
Backward compatible with: HSPA+, HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes
LTE category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) modem
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes, microSD up to 32GB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux
Information material Data Sheet (PDF)


LTE is rolled out by Germany Telekom for two years. The first was in the city of Cologne in July 2011. In 2012, the 4G network plans are to go over 200 cities. On the body of the LTE Stick, there is the logo of Telekom. On the back is the exact name E398u-15, this is the second Revision of HUAWEI E398.



Compared to its predecessor, the stick is now finally LTE800 compatible. Therefore, users can surf via LTE in rural areas. Also, the LTE bands 2.6GHz and 1.8 GHz are supported. Speed Stick is the ideal USB datacard not only for urban use. With two integrated antennas (MIMO 2 × 2) and the support of up to 20 MHz bandwidth, the E398 can support up to 100 Mbps downstream and up to 50 Mbps upstream.



A clear advantage over the Samsung GT-B3740 is the excellent backward compatibility with 3G DC-HSPA+/UMTS and 2G GPRS/GSM. If the 4G LTE network is not available, the stick can easily switch to the next available technology. There is a microSD slot that can be up to 32 GB for storage. Then the Surfstick could turn to a USB memory stick, for example for storing music, photos or other documents. The Speedstick LTE has two connectors for external antennsa. In areas of poor reception, the signal can be improved with the external antenna. According to the data sheet from Telekom, the device E398u-15 supports multi-mode network of mobile technology automatically. By the way, the firmware update function is also available in the mobile partner.


What’s more, the USB is rotatable for 270 degree, user can modify the USB angle to better fit for the computers.






We recommend that the terms on a new contract at Telekom. This is much cheaper than buying without a term contract on 4gltemall.com. If you don’t want a LTE stick with a contract, there is unlocked Speedstick LTE E398u-15, which could not only work with Telekom, it could also work with Vodafone and other 4G network providers in Europe and Asia.

HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Stick

The latest LTE stick E392 is from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei, as one of the most popular and best 4G modems, HUAWEI E392 is available for many operators worldwide. Based on reliable network compatibility, HUAWEI E392 is very good 4G Dongle for user. More about the strengths, key features and other relevant characters can be found below for E392 LTE Modem.

LTE features and characteristics of the HUAWEI E392

Manufacturer and type designation E392 (Huawei)
Download rate 100 Mbit/s
Upload rate 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE 800/900/1800/2100 and 2600MHz
backward compatible with: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS (2100/900 MHz),
DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ and HSDPA, GSM frequencies 850/900/1800/1900MHz (Quad-band)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna yes, 2 antenna connector( TS-9 is present)
LTE category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) modem
Chipset MDM9200 Qualcomm
Dimensions (LxWxH) (W x H x D) 14mm x 35mm x100mm and 40 grams
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS (10.5)
Review E392 Review
Manual PDF unfortunately not yet available online



HUAWEI E392 Not available in Germany


So far, Huawei is the major vendor for LTE and had supplied the major LTE network operators in Germany. Previously, HUAWEI had supplied the Speed Stick LTE for Telekom, and the K5005 for Vodafone, they are from the factory modem named Huawei E398. HUAWEI E392 is actually not a typo, it’s a newer model with a lower number than the older model E398.  The original HUAWEI E392 4G Stick (without logo of Vodafone or Telekom) so far is not available in Germany. Users could get it from 4gltemall.com . The compact USB stick is also LTE Category 3 USB Stick and could completely replace HUAWEI E398.




The stick E392 supports casually pretty much everything that is common to worldwide radio standards. In LTE (4G), E392 stick supports the frequency bands 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. Here, in Germany rather LTE800, 1800 and 2600 are relevant. So the HUAWEI E392 could work with other European countries 4G networks. Also the 3G spectrum is almost completely covered. The E392 supports UMTS at 900,1900 and 2100 MHz in the standard DC-HSPA+/ HSPA+/ HSDPA and HSUPA. In the 2G networks users can access in the bands GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz (Quad-band).
Based on the LTE technology, the E392 could transmit data with both FDD and TDD. These are two different duplex methods. For FDD (frequency division duplex), which is common in Germany, there are 2 separate frequency bands to use to send and receive data simultaneously. For TDD (time division duplex), the sending and receiving transmitted on the same frequency band, but slightly delayed. FDD is to be found mainly in Asia. E-Plus also experimented with the technology, and this could perhaps bring in the future for use in Germany.



Anyone who uses a mobile LTE deal can theoretically explore the full power of the stick. This is a 100 Mbps stick for the download and it can be transmitted with a maximum of 50 Mbps. The HUAWEI E392 has provided two slots (MIMO) for connecting an external antenna. This often brings significant advantages in weak reception areas. The expandability via microSD card (up to 32GB) is now practically available. At just 40 grams of weight is also quite easy to take in hand or pocket.





The Huawei E392 is the perfect travel companion based on the huge range of supported standards. Those who usually travel the world will never be disappointed.

Vodafone K5150 HUAWEI 4G LTE Stick Review

Vodafone K5150 LTE stick produced by Huawei will come soon also in Germany on the market for Vodafone. In this article, we will write a few words about the technical details and introduce you to know more about this LTE surf stick. The HUAWEI K5150 is the direct successor of the popular Vodafone K5005(Huawei E398) and is technically on the absolute amount of time: With support for LTE Category 4, up to 150 megabits per second for downstream and up to 50 Mbit/s for upload speed are possible.



HiSilicon Chipset and Frequency Bands

The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has almost exclusively a modem chipset of its own subsidiary HiSilicon for some months. No wonder the Hi6920, the company has one of the most powerful modem ever on the market – even the top chipset supplier Qualcomm, its LTE Category 4 can currently offer only his smartphone chipset MSM8974 (Snapdragon 800). As it is not surprising that the Vodafone K5150 has such HiSilicon Balong integrated 710/ Hi6920 chipset.

Based on this chipset, the Maximum LTE speed for download is at 150 Mbit/s, when working in the UMTS network, the speed via DC-HSPA+ is up to 42.2 Mbit/s. By the way, the K5150 LTE supports 800/1800/2100/2600 MHz frequency bands, and K5150 supports 3G UMTS bands on 900/2100 MHz. In addition, the HUAWEI K5150 is of course 2G EDGE and GSM backward as a fallback on board again.




Vodafone Design and Software

Vodafone K5150 is made entirely of plastic, on the back it’s in shiny red and on the front painted in white. The USB port cannot fold, which means that the K5150 is certainly inconvenient for some users, especially since the Huawei E3276 is a technically equivalent model on the market; the rotatable USB is an attractive and user-friendly feature.
Not only the hardware, the software is also fully maintained in the Vodafone-design and therefore especially suitable for use with Vodafone SIM cards. A preliminary field test in the coming weeks will be able to say more about what handling and user friendliness of the software. As a mature LTE modem, the software for the Vodafone K5150 is naturally functional on all major operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X.


Other Features
The other technical data correspond to those expected of a current LTE Surfstick for the high-end class: an LED on the top shows in different colors the respective operating mode. There is also a slot for MicroSD memory cards to 32 gigabytes. Also two connectors for external antenna type TS-9 are on board. One port is located under the cover of the memory card slot, the other terminal has a separate cover. When using the LTE network, the connection of two antennas and a MIMO antenna is recommended due to the MIMO antenna technology would improve the connection speed.



Price and release date

The Vodafone K5150 should be available in the next few days in the Vodafone online shop and at other online retailers such as www.4gltemall.com .  As an alternative, the technically equivalent Huawei E3276 offers even same specifications; the model number is E3276s-151. So if you like HUAWEI Brand, you could take E3276 into consideration for Vodafone 4G networks.