Sprint Debuts CDMA-GSM International Wi-Fi Hotspot
Sprint today announced the Sprint International Mobile Hotspot, which is made by ZTE. This mobile hotspot is a dual-mode CDMA-EVDO and GSM/UMTS/WCDMA device that works on Sprint's 3G network in the U.S. and can roam onto the 3G networks of GSM providers in other countries. It supports up to five Wi-Fi devices in the U.S., but just one Wi-Fi device when roaming on a GSM network. It has an external display to indicate signal and battery strength, and can be controlled via a web-based user interface. The Sprint International Mobile Hotspot costs $49.99 after rebates with a new agreement. It requires a $59.99 5GB data plan in the U.S. Overseas data charges vary.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
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.
Boost Mobile's Latest Hotspot Costs $50
Boost Mobile today debuted the Netgear Fuse, a mobile hotspot that can provide up to 10 hours of web surfing for up to 10 devices via WiFi. The hotspot has a 2,500mAh battery and a 1.77-inch display, which provides device status info.
Overseas Data Charges
Mexico = Leg
Rest of World = Nuts