Most commonly found sold via Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand, the Fuse has also occasionally been offered by Sprint's nonprofit service resellers in the past.
The one bright spot of this very basic device is that it has support for external antennas.
- # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi /
Supports USB TetheringTethering failed in testing.
Control Panel: http://192.168.1.1 or http://MyHotSpot/
Default Password: "admin"
- Networks supported:
LTE Bands: 25, 26, 41 (aka "Sprint Spark")
3G: No 3G fallback. Global roaming locked out.
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- LTE Performance Category: Category 3
(Max Theoretical Speed: 100Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: 2x MIMO / TS9 Connectors
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz
- Dimensions: 4.42" x 2.67" x 0.6" / 5.82 oz
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $168
Review & Testing Status
We have obtained a Fuse for testing via the 4G Community unlimited Sprint based plan, and have shared our hands-on experiences and tips below.
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