Sprint has released its first international mobile hotspot. The device, made by ZTE, is equipped with an unlocked SIM card and slot, so you can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices (802.11b/g) on the Sprint 3G network or a single device on the GSM network.
The ZTE Wi-Fi Hotspot is compact and secure, providing “connector-less” Mobile Broadband access with WEP/WPA/WPA2 security and a web interface to customize your settings. Just be sure to use it in the U.S., first, before you start using it abroad. Sprint claims 4 hours of use time (1,000 hours standby) and includes multiple country adapters for recharging in international outlets.
Price and Availability
The Sprint International Mobile Hotspot by ZTE is available now for $49.99 with agreement at sprint.com.
- Universal Wi-Fi compatibility
- Provides mobile broadband access to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices while on CDMA and 1 Wi-Fi enabled device while in GSM
- Easy to use: compact, portable device requires no connector or software installation
- Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, Macintosh Linux
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
- Web UI for customized settings and security
- External display indicating data transfer and battery condition
- World Mode — device comes with a pre-installed, unlocked SIM card that is both WCDMA and GSM capable
- Multiple country adapters for easy charging in international outlets included in box
- Wi-Fi range up to 131 feet