This device or plan has been discontinued or we consider it obsolete. While current owners of this device or plan may continue to find performance to be adequate for the foreseeable tech-future, we do not recommend upgrading to or purchasing it.
Sprint's unusual hotspot without a battery is intended for use in vehicles while underway.
It is powered by plugging into a typical aux-power "cigarette lighter" jack, and it passes through power to a standard USB port for charging your phone or another gadget.
- Battery Life: No battery
- # of Connected Devices: 8 Wi-Fi
- Networks supported:
LTE Bands: 25, 26, 41 (aka "Sprint Spark")
3G: Sprint CDMA - No global roaming.
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- LTE Performance Category: Category 4
(Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz
- Dimensions: 5.27" x 1.33" x .47"
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $168
Review & Testing Status
We do not intend to obtain a review unit of this model.
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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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