Sprint introduces WiMAX routers
Sprint has added two 4G/3G broadband routers that allow subscribers to connect multiple WiFi-enabled devices to Sprint's network, regardless of whether they are in a Sprint 3G market or a market where Sprint offers WiMAX service through partner Clearwire. Sprint currently offers 4G mobile WiMAX in Baltimore, Portland, Atlanta and Las Vegas. It plans to launch several more markets by year end.
The Cradlepoint MBR-1000 Broadband Router, which retails for $250, is designed for businesses and supports up to 32 simultaneous WiFi connections. The Sprint Personal Hotspot PS300S supports up to four WiFi connections and costs $160.
Both devices are available with data plans ranging in price from $39.99 to $79.99 per month. Used in conjunction with devices that have Sprint's 3G/4G USB modem U300, these routers can simultaneously connect WiFi-enabled smartphones, laptops, MP3 players, cameras and other devices to the Sprint 1xEV-DO or mobile WiMAX network. The routers are designed to provide access to the Sprint 4G network as it continues to roll out new markets.
- see this press release