Sprint Announces 3G/4G MiFi Mobile Hotspot

Posted Jan 5, 2011

Earlier this week at CES, Sprint announced a 3G/4G MiFi Mobile Hotspot device. The MiFi 3G/4G device lets you connect up to 5 devices on the Sprint’s CDMA and WiMAX networks through WiFi. The Hotspot has up to four hours of usage or 60 hours of stand-by time on a single charge. The Hotspot also has microSDHC storage to easily share files between devices. The MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will be available starting February 27th for $49.99 on a contract. The service costs $59.99 per month. Below is the full press release:

Sprint?s 4G Leadership Extends into 2011 with Introduction of Second Generation of Industry-Leading 4G-Capable Devices

HTC EVO Shift 4G with slide-out QWERTY available exclusively from Sprint on Jan. 9 for $149.99; MiFi® 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Novatel Wireless debuts on Feb. 27 for $49.99, bringing Sprint 4G connectivity to up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices


With the unveiling of Novatel Wireless? (NASDAQ: NVTL) ultra-compact MiFi® 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, Sprint brings customers the portability of the MiFi design with one-touch connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, including tablets, eReaders, laptops or gaming consoles. Delivering a true wireless experience with no cables or software installation required, MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot has battery life of up to four hours of usage and 60 hours of standby time. MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot easily supports all the needs of a family household, a frequent traveler who wants to avoid Wi-Fi charges, or even a small business team with a form factor about the size of a credit card.

MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot?s predecessor, 3G MiFi® wireless hotspot by Novatel Wireless, was one of the industry?s most popular intelligent mobile hotspots. MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot adds 4G accessibility, an external display with status indicators for battery, signal strength and number of connected devices, and shared storage capability through a MicroSD slot for up to a 32GB memory card. It supports Windows, Macintosh and Linuz operating systems.

As the 17th 4G-capable device from Sprint, MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will be just $49.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 mail-in rebate activation on a new two-year service agreement (or eligible upgrade). It will be available nationwide on Feb. 27 at all Sprint retail channels, including www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1. Visit www.sprint.com/4gmifi for more information.