AT&T today announced a new mobile hotspot from Sierra Wireless called the Unite. The Unite has a 2.4-inch touch screen and can connect up to 10 devices at a time to AT&T's LTE 4G and HSPA+ networks. The Unite features controls on the touch screen that allow the owner to manage the other devices that connect to it, including permitting guest access while blocking unwanted surfers. It can be used with a stand-alone mobile hotspot account or added to a Mobile Share plan for $20 per month. AT&T hasn't announced pricing or availability details for the Unite mobile hotspot.
That and if you have a shared data plan, why pay the $20 bux extra per month, cost of the device and 2 year contract when you can just use your smartphone as a mifi? Maybe not as good, maybe power issues but wtf, buy an extra power charger.
I honestly don't understand it, either, certainly not from the user's perspective. My favorite MiFi was the tiny one with an e-ink display (always on, using zero battery.) Since then, they've only added silly features, while keeping the user interface... (continues)