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.
AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else.
ZTE Debuts Mobile Hotspot, Home Phone on Sprint
ZTE today announced two new connected devices for Sprint. The ZTE Warp Connect (pictured) is a mobile hotspot.
Sprint and Alcatel Debut Ride-Fi for In-Car Hotspot
Sprint and Alcatel today made the Ride-Fi available for purchase. This mobile hotspot, first announced last month, was made specifically for cars and plugs into vehicles' DC power port for in-car connectivity.
Sprint Partners with Boingo to Double Down On WiFi
Sprint today announced a new partnership with Boingo that will give its customers free access to Boingo's WiFi hotspots in 35 U.S. airports.
WiFi Alliance Promises Faster WiFi Is On the Horizon
The WiFi Alliance today announced an expansion of its WiFi Certified ac program in an attempt to boost the speed and capacity of WiFi routers and other WiFi-equipped devices. Specifically, devices won't receive WiFi Certified ac status unless they make improvements to several core functions.
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!