Clearwire Corporation today unveiled their flagship device, the Rover Puck: an ergonomically designed portable Wi-Fi hotspot that lets you share 4G broadband access, or “Puck”, with up to eight devices at home, out on the town or nearly anywhere the feeling strikes you. The Rover Puck can easily slip into a purse or backpack and serve as an on-the-go broadband access point for devices such as laptops, netbooks, the iPad, the iPod touch®, smartphones, PSP® systems, game consoles, and Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras, among others. Users have the option to connect up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.
The Rover Puck features mobile download speeds of three to six mbps, with bursts over 10 mbps (up to 4x faster than conventional 3G), using Clearwire's 4G network. The Rover Puck is available today for $149.99 (plus tax).
Rover is the nation's first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service priced at $5/day, $20/week, or $50/month for unlimited 4G internet usage. Depending on the retail channel, customers will be able to purchase a Rover Re-Up PIN code or physical Rover Re-Up card in $20 or $50 denominations. Rover Re-Up is available online at rover.com, at all retail outlets carrying the Rover Puck or Rover Stick, as well as at Rover Re-Up specific retail locations. Rover does not require a credit card to activate service and is designed to bring broadband internet to a new audience. New users receive two free days of service to ensure Rover's metro-focused 4G coverage fits their mobile lifestyle. Rover has a 14-day no-hassle return policy for any device purchases made on rover.com or in CLEAR stores.
4G Network of Networks
Rover is the newest brand connected to the Clearwire 4G network, joining brands which include CLEAR®, Sprint 4G, Comcast High-Speed 2Go, Time Warner Cable Roadrunner 4G, Best Buy Connect and Cbeyond. Today, the Clearwire 4G “network of networks” is available in select cities throughout the United States, where approximately 56 million people live.
Detailed coverage maps of service availability can be found at www.rover.com/coverage.
- Connect on your terms
- Link up to 8 Wi-Fi devices to your Rover Puck
- 3-6 Mbps Download and Up to 1 Mbps Upload
- Wi-Fi Modes: 802.11 b/g/n, WEP (64 & 128 bit) or WPA / WPA2 / Wi-Fi
- Range of 100+ feet
- 1.6 lbs and fits in your backpack
- Re-juiceable battery with up to 4 hours of go time
- Offers two SSIDs – one for you and one for your Puck buddies
- Quick connections with little or no configuration
- Compatible with both PC and MAC