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Sprint Offers Tri-band 4G LTE with MiFi 500 LTE
Posted: 15-Jul-2013 [Source: Sprint]

[The MiFi 500 hotspot device provides access to Sprint's LTE network on three spectrum bands.]

Overland Park, KS -- Sprint and Novatel Wireless, Inc. today announced the Friday, July 19, availability for the latest addition to the award-winning MiFi® Intelligent mobile hotspot lineup, MiFi® 500 LTE by Novatel Wireless™.

MiFi 500 LTE is among the first tri-band devices to join Sprint’s family of mobile broadband devices providing access to Sprint’s 4G LTE network at 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz. MiFi 500 LTE includes Novatel Wireless’ advanced software enhancements to the MiFi Technology Platform that extend usage time through more efficient use of battery capacity, so MiFi users will be able to stay connected longer without re-charging – while keeping a sleek and lightweight design.

MiFi 500 LTE will be available on July 19 for $49.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1, through www.sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1, retail stores and Business Sales.

Customers can activate their MiFi 500 LTE device on one of Sprint’s many mobile broadband data plans. Plans monthly prices, excluding taxes and fees, start at $34.99 for 3GB of combined 3G/4G data while on the Sprint network. Customers also can choose the $49.99 plan with 6GB of combined 3G/4G data (or $79.99 for 12GB of 3G/4G data).

“Sprint is thrilled to partner with Novatel Wireless to bring our customers the latest MiFi device that takes advantage of Sprint’s cutting-edge Network Vision technology,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Whether it’s streaming music or video on multiple devices, browsing the Web, online gaming, or just catching up on email, the MiFi 500 LTE gives customers a secure, fast connection while providing access to all three of Sprint’s 4G LTE network bands.”

MiFi 500 LTE allows users to enjoy all of the features they love about the MiFi intelligent mobile hotspot and more, including:

Advanced security

Long battery life (averages 10 hours of use on a single charge)

Compact and robust design

Easy-to-use, intuitive device menu with critical details right at your fingertips

GPS over Wi-Fi capability makes connecting to GPS applications a snap

WPS makes connecting to certain devices even easier

Quickly connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices, including laptops, mobile gaming devices and tablets

Accurately check data usage from the user-friendly Web interface

Rob Hadley, chief marketing officer for Novatel Wireless, said, “Built on the Novatel Wireless patented MiFi technology with a legacy of best-in-class performance and security features, we’re excited to introduce the MiFi 500 LTE and support Sprint’s Network Vision roll-out with this tri-band 4G LTE device.”

The launch of devices like the MiFi 500 LTE, which can operate on three spectrum bands, celebrates yet another milestone in Sprint’s rollout of Network Vision. Network Vision represents a nationwide update of the Sprint network leveraging the 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz spectrum bands and using the newest, most-advanced equipment in the industry. Sprint plans to consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of enhancing network coverage, improving call quality and increasing data speeds for customers.

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