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Sprint's new Tri-Network Hotspot from Sierra Wireless targeted for May 18th Launch

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Robert Herron

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:30 PM MDT

 

Our readers are so astute, that I bet they are wondering, where is that Tri-Network Hostpot unveiled at CES last January with the GNex and the Viper? When is it going to hit the street? Well wonder no more!

 

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has learned that Sprint is intending to release the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network Hotspot on Friday, May 18th. This device is unique from other hotspots because it runs on three networks, 4G LTE, 4G WiMax and 3G EVDO. This hotspot will be a must for those Sprint customers needing mobile WiFi connectivity everywhere they go.

 

Given the current evolution from 4G WiMax to 4G LTE, it will be very versatile for any type of signal you encounter on the Now Network. A great device to bridge the transition in 4G technologies. You can even use it to turn your iPhone 4S into a 4G device. Just hook up your iPhone to the hotspot, and you will have 4G speeds anytime you are in a Sprint LTE or WiMax coverage area.

 

This Tri-Network Hotspot is designed to search for 4G LTE first, then WiMax, then 3G EVDO. And at intervals, it will scan for another network to see if it can locate an even faster signal than the one it is connected to. It supports up to 8 simultaneous connections, has a range up to 150' and even offers 32GB of storage on board.

 

Pricing information is still unknown at this time.

 

 

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Photo courtesy of gottabemobile.com

 

Source: Undisclosed Internal Source

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That means the Texas markets and Atlanta will go LTE live by the end of April or early May. Sprint will over deliver regarding their network vision launch.

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That means the Texas markets and Atlanta will go LTE live by the end of April or early May. Sprint will over deliver regarding their network vision launch.

 

I have the market dates for the First Round. I will be releasing them soon. Just planning how I want to deliver the series. I have a tendency to over plan.

 

But your dates are a little over optimistic. But there will be LTE sites in all those markets (and several more, even some not yet announced by Sprint) that will be live before this device goes on sale.

 

Robert

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I have the market dates for the First Round. I will be releasing them soon. Just planning how I want to deliver the series. I have a tendency to over plan.But your dates are a little over optimistic. But there will be LTE sites in all those markets (and several more, even some not yet announced by Sprint) that will be live before this device goes on sale.Robert

 

Any news when NYC might go live in some sites?

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Without an LTE phone, or hot spot, how can you detect if there is a 4G signal nearby?

 

Just whip out your trusty RF spectrum analyzer, and set the range to 1990-1995 MHz. You do have an RF spectrum analyzer, right? ;)

 

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Any news when NYC might go live in some sites?

 

I do have a NYC Market schedule update on my to do list. Stay tuned.

 

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Without an LTE phone, or hot spot, how can you detect if there is a 4G signal nearby?

 

Ummm. I don't think you can, short of a RF spectrum analyzer (as my friends joke about above).

 

Robert

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Robert, I heard that Laurie Partridge can pick up LTE on her braces.AJ

 

You think she might charge less than a RF spectrum analyzer? Hmmm. Tempting...

 

And, hey pal, I appreciate you coming up with a reference from my generation!!!

 

Robert

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