CradlePoint and Sprint have officially announced that the MBR1200 Router and CBA750 3G/4G mobile broadband adapter have been certified to work on Sprint's 3G and 4G network. (They're definitely on a roll now.) Primarily focused on the fact that wired connections don't always stay connected, both connectivity devices are designed to make sure that if, for any reason, those wired connections fail, that businesses are still able to get work done.
There are tons of pre-paid wireless plans available across the country now and many of them offer pre-paid mobile broadband. In fact, some of the major wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T have pre-paid mobile broadband plans.
Today is definitely Wednesday. But in Bend, Oregon, that doesn't have to mean a bad thing. In fact, we'd be willing to wager that it's a pretty good day for customer's of BendBroadband. Why? Because the company has officially launched its next-generation wireless broadband service, touting HSPA+. And while it may not be able to reach the full capacity of the technology as we know it, there is absolutely no reason why BendBroadband customers should not be excited about this launch.
The problem for me with mobile broadband is that I only need it a few days out of the year. That said, when I need it I need it. The catch is that I don’t use it enough to justify the $60 monthly cost of the average plan. If you are like me, AT&T has announced a new DataConnect Pass that makes mobile data flexible with day, week, and month passes with no contract.
One of the things that many users of 3G enabled smartphones buy their devices for is so they can use them as modems for their notebooks and netbooks for Internet access on the go. Most mobile phone providers frown on this and some like AT&T outright block the capability for high-end devices like the iPhone.
We are slowly getting to the point in America where we can be connected to the Internet and reams of data everywhere we go. We can stay connected on commercial air flights commonly now and internet access is coming to our cars. GM has announced that it will be offering in-vehicle WiFi on select models very soon as a dealer installed option.
Verizon Wireless announced today the upcoming release of the AD3700 global USB modem from ZTE. Locally, the device will utilize Verizon's EV-DO Revision A network, but globally it will open up its network capability and access EV-DO, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, and UMTS, allowing Verizon wireless customers to use their new device in 175 countries.