mobile hotspot

Best Buy offers iPad buyers a free mobile hotspot (with an agreement, naturally)

Best Buy offers iPad buyers a free mobile hotspot (with an agreement, naturally)

Best Buy is offering iPad buyers a "free" mobile hotspot to get online with the WiFi-only version of the Apple tablet. The deal, spotted by 9to5Mac, includes Verizon's FiveSpot, AT&T's MiFi 2372 or Sprint's 4G OverDrive, though each does require a new, two-year agreement.

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Novatel MiFi 4082 WiMAX mobile hotspot clears FCC

Novatel MiFi 4082 WiMAX mobile hotspot clears FCC

Novatel Wireless has been promising WiMAX-capable MiFi mobile hotspots since February this year, but it's taken until now for the 4G device to show up in any form. Fresh through the FCC is the Novatel MiFi 4082, complete with CDMA/EVDO and WiMAX connectivity that can be shared out over a WiFi connection.

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CLEAR iSpot and Spot 4G mobile hotspots price-slashed

CLEAR iSpot and Spot 4G mobile hotspots price-slashed

If you've a taste for WiMAX but a near-empty wallet, Clear reckons it can make do with the meager scrapings left at the bottom. The company is running a week of holiday deals, and so far you can pick up the CLEAR Spot 4G mobile hotspot for just $20 rather than the usual $99; the Apple-devoted should hold off, since as of Thursday you'll be able to grab a CLEAR iSpot - complete with a $25 month-to-month service plan - for just $20.

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T-Mobile $15 tethering add-on arrives November 14

T-Mobile $15 tethering add-on arrives November 14

T-Mobile USA has announced that their previously-promised Tethering and WiFi Sharing add-on - which allows mobile hotspot functionality for an extra $14.99 per month - will be available from November 14, for those users on "4G Web – Unlimited" $30 monthly Even More plans or "4G Web – Unlimited" $25 Even More Plus plans. Meanwhile, on the same day there will be two new Even More promo plans for individuals and families; full details after the cut.

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Sprint ZTE PEEL 3G cradle for iPod touch will be $80

Sprint ZTE PEEL 3G cradle for iPod touch will be $80

Sprint has announced the ZTE PEEL, a 3G-capable cradle for the iPod touch that basically turns it into a VoIP-capable mobile device. The PEEL - which will drop on November 14, priced at $79.99 with a month-to-month rolling data contract - is in effect a 3G mobile hotspot, capable of sharing its EVDO Rev.A connection with up to two simultaneous WiFi clients.

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Mount Everest: Now with WiFi

Mount Everest: Now with WiFi

If you happen to be one of those sorts of people who like to scale things, things like, say, a giant mountain called Mount Everest, and you'd like to share your business with the world while you're up there, you're now in luck. Right up near the top there is a brand new 3G station (plus 6 more around the area) set up by Ncell, a subsidiary of Swedish telecom company TeliaSonera. Go up there and stream a football game or something. That'd be neato.

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Sprint CEO thanks iPad for hotspot sales; coy on Apple relationship

Sprint CEO thanks iPad for hotspot sales; coy on Apple relationship

Neither Sprint 3G or 4G is inside the iPad, and - unlike AT&T and Verizon - the carrier doesn't even sell the Apple tablet in its stores, but that doesn't stop CEO Dan Hesse from being mighty thankful to the slate all the same.  According to Hesse, brisk sales of the carrier's 3G/4G Overdrive mobile hotspot are for the large part down to WiFi-only iPad users wanting to get online via Sprint's CDMA/WiMAX network.  However, he declined to talk to GigaOm about the iPhone and potential relationships with Apple.

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Verizon data plans refreshed: new $15 smartphone option

Verizon data plans refreshed: new $15 smartphone option

Verizon's new data plans have launched, offering smartphone data from $15 for 150MB alongside the original $29.99 unlimited data plan, together with a range of new tariffs for mobile broadband, embedded modems and hotspots like the Verizon FIVESPOT.  Announced earlier this month, the hotspot plans kick off at $20 per month, though there are also contract-free prepay options.

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Novatel MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 3G mobile hotspots spotted in testing

Novatel MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 3G mobile hotspots spotted in testing

Novatel Wireless' next-gen MiFi mobile hotspots have been caught passing through GCF certification.  The MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 each support quadband GSM/EDGE and the 1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA bands, with the 3352 throwing in 900MHz UMTS/HSDPA support and the 3372 having 850MHz UMTS/HSDPA support.

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Cricket Crosswave hits stores today

Cricket Crosswave hits stores today

About a week ago we talked a bit about the Cricket Wireless Crosswave mobile hotspot device. At the time, the price was expected to be about $109, but now that the thing is actually shipping, the final pricing is more than we expected.

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Verizon Wireless Fivespot global mobile hotspot gets official

Verizon Wireless Fivespot global mobile hotspot gets official

Verizon's "global ready mobile hotspot" was caught in the wild all the way back in July, but it's getting its official unveil today.  Working both on the carrier's own CDMA EVDO Rev.A network in the US and 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSPA networks globally, the Verizon Wireless Fivespot can share its 3G connection with up to five WiFi devices.

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Clearwire Rover Puck Review

Clearwire Rover Puck Review

Our pockets and bags are overflowing with portable gadgets - iPads, PSPs, netbooks and notebooks - and they all have a taste for data. Portable mobile hotspots have flourished to satisfy that demand, and most recent is Clearwire's Rover Puck, a futuristically designed way to share a 4G connection between up to eight WiFi-connected devices while on the move. Are Clearwire's contract-free plans enough to make up for the absence of a fall-back 3G connection? Check out the full review after the cut.

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