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    Sierra Wireless LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot Available May 18 for $99

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/9/300...-sale-may-18th

    The Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot, a device that connects to Sprint's 3G, WiMAX, and LTE networks, is going on sale starting May 18th. The Tri-Fi will cost $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, assuming you've signed up for a two-year data plan that ranges from $34.99 for 3GB of combined 3G and 4G data monthly to $49.99 for 6GB or $79.99 for 12GB. It connects to the standard eight devices and includes a microSD card slot that lets it double as a file server.

    We first saw the Tri-Fi (then known as the Tri-Network Hotspot) at CES, where unfortunately we weren't able to test its LTE capacities; customers probably won't be getting access to that network either for a bit longer. The Tri-Fi does have one fairly big advantage, though: its 3,600mAh battery is twice as large as that of Sierra's comparable AT&T Elevate 4G, and Sprint says you'll get eight hours of use or up to eight weeks of standby on the device.




    http://newsroom.sprint.com/news/sier...fi-hotspot.htm


    LTE Beta performance looks promising pings aside. http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/84.../page__st__100

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    WOW I really like that idea... should be a good holdover device until LTE is firmly entrenched on 800/1900 and 2500. Does this just support LTE at 1900, or is it somewhat future-proofed with LTE Band 26 for the 800 as well when that starts to launch in a year or so as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NGeorge View Post
    WOW I really like that idea... should be a good holdover device until LTE is firmly entrenched on 800/1900 and 2500. Does this just support LTE at 1900, or is it somewhat future-proofed with LTE Band 26 for the 800 as well when that starts to launch in a year or so as well?

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    SPECIFICATIONS:
    · Dimensions: 3.84 inches (h) x 2.25 inches (w) x 0.95 inch (d) (device + battery)
    · Weight: 4.87 oz.
    · Frequency: 1xEVDO Rev. A, Rev. 0 and 1X (850/1900 MHz); WiMAX 2500MHz and GPS 1575MHz, LTE band class 25= 1900 blocks A-G (1900 roaming only)
    · Main Display Size and Type: 1.7” LCD
    · Main Display Total Pixel Count: 160 x 128 pixels
    · Connector: Wireless or Micro USB for tethering
    · Chipset: Beceem BCS350 (WiMax), GCT GCT7241 (LTE) & Qualcomm MDM6085 (EvDO)
    · WiFi Chipset: Marvell 88W8786
    · Battery mAh: 3600 mAh with access time up to 8 hours and up to 8 weeks standby time *





    NOT confirmed if the device will come with a desktop cradle that provides for improved reception or if it will be sold separately. The desktop charging cradle will provide >5dbm reception improvement, crucial for using the device as a home Internet connection backup or replacement.
    Last edited by 503ducati; 05-11-2012 at 05:57 AM.

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    Lightbulb Sierra 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot Documents Posted

    Launching on 5/18, if you want a heads-up, we've posted the documents below:

    Link: Sierra 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot Documents

    Included are:
    • Programming – Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot (803S)
    • Fact Sheet – Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot (803S)
    • Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi Hotspot & Network FAQs
    • Sierra 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot GSP(3.30.12) Quick Start Guide
    • Sierra 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot (AirCard 803S) User Guide
    ...from somewhere deep within the Sprint Campus.
    InsideSprintNow.wordpress.com <- blogging from deep within the Sprint Complex!

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    At this current time there is no bundle planned and the Desktop Charging Cradle will be sold separately.

    For more info check out www.sierrawireless.com/Tri-Fi

    Cheers!
    AirCard Social Team

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