The Beam was AT&T's USB LTE modem option, which AT&T no longer sells directly.
Originally launched by Sierra Wireless as the AirCard 340U, Netgear acquired this product line - and it can be found under both names.
- Networks supported:
LTE Bands: 4,17
4G/3G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz - Global roaming supported.
2G: GSM EDGE - Global Roaming
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- LTE Performance Category: Category 3
(Max Theoretical Speed: 100Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: 1x / TS9 Connectors
- Dimensions: 1.97" x 2.56" x 0.46" / 1.91 oz
- SIM Card Type: 2FF / Mini SIM
- Retail Price: $169
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Mobile hotspot devices are small, self-contained units that receive a cellular data signal and transform it into an internet connection. They are a cellular modem and router combined. Most can create their own personal Wi-Fi network.
They are typically designed with a specific cellular carrier in mind and require a suitable cellular data plan of their own to operate. You might see them called Jetpacks (Verizon's term for them) or MiFi (Inseego's name for them).
Here's a quick video going over the features of a hotspot, and what makes one better than another:
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