Sprint Launches Two WiMax and 3G-Powered Hotspot Creators
Today Sprint announced a pair of new wireless routers. The Sprint Personal Hotspot PHS300S and the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 Broadband Router both can connect to WiMax and EVDO Rev. A 3G networks (whichever is available). USB dongles must be purchased and provisioned with 3G/4G wireless services separately and then plugged into the routers. The routers then rebroadcast Wi-Fi, allowing properly equipped devices, such as mobile phones and laptops, to connect to the router (and the Internet) via Wi-Fi. The PHS300S costs $160 and is meant for consumers. It supports up to four Wi-Fi connections at a time and is available in retail stores, online and via telesales for Sprint's WiMax markets. The MBR-1000 costs $250 and is meant for businesses. It supports up to 32 simultaneous connections and is only available via business sales channels.
missing the point..
about the price..if u have a business (small or big) $160 is still cheaper than getting each employee a card that could cost from $0-$250 each(not mentioning the MRC for each).
im sure its expensive for normal people..but for a business that really needs it, i think $160 or $250 is just right for the amount of work they could do.
(just tired of hearing people whine about everything )
additional note: 5gb can be used up in less than a day if u do netflix and youtube..but i dont think companies allow those kinds of stuff on a company computer anyways, wit...
Just becuase it is "meant for business" doesn't mean consumers wont t...
I don't think the 3G/4G modems are included?
1) Cradlepoint has been selling this type of router for a long time on their own. They all require a USB dongle, a tethered phone, or a PC card for connectivity.
2) In the press release, it actually says the following: "Used in combination with Sprint mobile broadband devices, like the 3G/4G USB Modem U300, these Mobile Broadband Routers can simultaneously connect Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, laptops, MP3 players, cameras, gaming devices and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the Sprint 3G and 4G networks."
In this context, unless you already have a dongle t...
Look at those model numbers.
These ARE the Cradlepoint routers (which recently added support for WiMAX dongles).
Forget the price, imagine using one connection with 32 users!
$160 is a bit much!