AT&T seems to be getting serious with mobile hotspot as it is set to release a hot new device from Sierra Wireless in less than a week. It’s the AT&T Unite, a 4G LTE hotspot device with HSPA+ fallback, and those who need a gadget like this will be happy to know that you’ll be able to buy one of these starting February 8th for just $1. That price will require the signing of a two-year agreement, of course, but if you have to go that route then you can’t get much better than that.
The device has a 2.4 inch colored display that will feed you useful information such as battery life, data usage and connection status. Speaking of battery life, AT&T says you can expect 10 hours on use and 10 days of standby — in case you don’t know, that’s nothing to sneeze at for these small-sized units.
Users can connect up to 10 different devices via WiFi. It can be activated on existing individual or family accounts with either legacy plans or Mobile Share plans starting at an extra $20 per month. That’s not a bad deal so give it some real consideration if you find yourself needing one of these in the near future. Read on for full press details.
AT&T* announced today that the AT&T Unite is available for $0.99 with a two year agreement. The 4G LTE mobile hotspot from Sierra Wireless can be purchased through all AT&T channels beginning February 8.
Powered by the nation’s largest 4G network**, AT&T Unite can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi® enabled devices, as well as provide a guest network for one-time users. Unite is easy to use with a 2.4” touchscreen display featuring data usage status and Wi-Fi network information right on the home screen. With up to 10 hours of battery life and up to 10 days of standby, it is powerful enough to keep up with customers’ lives. Customers can also manage connected devices, change network and device settings and block unwanted devices from joining the network – directly from the touchscreen.
Customers purchasing connected devices from AT&T have more options in choosing the plan that’s right for them and their mobile devices. Customers can choose one of AT&T’s existing individual or family plans or select a shared data plan. With AT&T Mobile Share plans, new and existing customers can share a single bucket of data across smartphones, tablets, and other compatible devices, including the AT&T Unite. Adding a mobile hotspot device to a Mobile Share plan is just $20 a month.***
“It’s easy to use and easy to carry with you, making it ideal for staying connected to family and friends throughout the day,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices and Developer Services, AT&T. “When combined with the nation’s largest 4G network and our flexible Mobile Share plans, AT&T Unite offers a tremendous value for customers that are looking for reliable internet service while on-the-go.”
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 288 million people. AT&T’s 4G LTE network covers more than 170 million people.
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** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
*** Smartphone required. Up to ten devices per plan. Additional monthly charge per device. $15 per GB for add’l data. Unlimited talk and text for phones only. Activation fee may apply. Additional deposits and other restrictions may apply. Access to corporate email, intranet sites and apps available for $15/mo. per device.
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