AT&T 4G LTE modem/hotspot coming August 21 with $50 5GB plan

AT&T has confirmed availability for its first 4G LTE devices, the USBConnect Momentum 4G modem and Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G, as well as data-only pricing for LTE users. Both the USB modem and the mobile hotspot will go on sale online and in-store come August 21, while the existing AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline will be upgraded to support LTE on August 26.

As for pricing, both new modems will be offered with a $50 per month data-only plan offering a 5GB allowance. Overage will be charged at $10 per GB. Each will support roll-back to AT&T's HSPA+ network in areas without LTE coverage; considering the carrier's plans start with just five locations - Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio – that's definitely a good thing.

Just as AT&T has already announced, the USBConnect 4G will be priced at $49.99 with a new, two-year agreement and following a $50 mail-in rebate, while the Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will be $69.99 under the same conditions. More information on the Adrenaline LTE update will be released at come the 26th.