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
Testing Status: We do not intend to obtain a review unit of this model.
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