Discuss EVDO PCMCIA Cards, ExpressCards, EVDO USB, PDAs, Phones, Coverage and Mobile Broadband Cards. Discuss Sprint & Verizon Coverage. CradlePoint CTR350, CTR500, PHS300, MBR900, MBR1000, MBR1200, PHS300. Discuss Improving signal with 3Gstore Antennas and Amplifiers.
EVDOforums.com
Discussion forum for EVDO users
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in   Login with Facebook 
Our sites Include: EVDO Info :: EVDO Forums :: EVDO Maps :: 3Gstore Blog :: 3Gstore.com

To purchase your EVDO Card / Antenna / Amplifier / Router from the EVDO Experts, just contact us!


Follow Us On:

twitter FaceBook EVDOinfo.com

The first EVDO/WiMAX USB device REVEALED!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    EVDOforums.com Forum Index -> 3G/4G USB Modems
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Maureen
Site Admin


Joined: 03 Sep 2008
Posts: 809
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: The first EVDO/WiMAX USB device REVEALED! Reply with quote

UPDATE: 12/18/08 -- click here to read about latest info on the Sprint U300

It's not available yet, but by the end of the year the Franklin U300 dual-mode USB device will be for sale!

Here is what we know so far:
-- It will work on both EVDO Rev A and the WiMAX network
-- USB format
-- NOT Mac compatible
-- HSDPA compatible

We do NOT know:
-- Cost
-- Pricing plans: We expect that you would be required to have both a 2-year EVDO contract as well as one for WiMAX service.
-- Availability date: it should be available by the end of 2008, but we do not have an exact release date.
-- Antenna/router compatibility.

We hope to have more details soon - and get our hands on one for testing!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
dario
3Gstore Employee


Joined: 03 Jan 2008
Posts: 439
Location: Tampa Bay Florida

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The monthly cost would be interesting. Wonder if they will have a promotion on the EVDO and WiMAX combination?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Maureen
Site Admin


Joined: 03 Sep 2008
Posts: 809
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is still not any OFFICIAL news on the release date or pricing of the device or service, but there are some rumors circulating that are likely to be true.

Here's what we've heard:
1) The monthly service will be $79.99 and require a 2-yr contract for the EVDO. It will include the standard 5GB of EVDO (and don't forget they will start charging for overage beginning 11/2 - see http://www.evdoinfo.com/overage ) and unlimited Xohm/WiMax (for now - they MAY impose a limit at some point; seems likely since they did with EVDO).

2) The "full retail price" - aka the price without a contract - will probably be in the $300 range. However, the cost will likely be much lower when purchased with a contract, just like they discount EVDO modems.

Hopefully there will be more news soon!

What do you all think of this device? Would you purchase it? $80/month is cheaper than getting EVDO at $59.99 plus WiMAX service on top, and only buying one device is nice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Jim_in_VA
EVDO Addict


Joined: 09 Apr 2007
Posts: 1066
Location: On the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would purchase it. WiMax devices are going to proliferate, the prices are going to come down, and the "2-year contract" business model is going to disappear. Xohm is available without contract, Verizon is available monthly. Networks are starting to open up. Times - they are changing.
_________________
evdo-tips.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xenophon
EVDO Addict


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 2033

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It needs to be the same rate as EVDO at $60/month. You likely can't be on both networks at the same time. It makes no sense to be over the rate of the higher priced service. Bad move if true.

Sprint needs to get as many WiMAX devices out there as possible. If the combo device were the same rate as EVDO only, then most anyone would go for the combo device, even those not yet in WiMAX areas, significantly increasing the presence of WiMAX devices. It may also entice someone considering Verizon EVDO if WiMAX capability is a unique addition at no extra charge.

If most people go for the combo device, then it might force Novatel and Sierra to get into the WiMAX game.

But typical Sprint isn't that logical.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
stanleycr1
EVDO Fledgling


Joined: 26 Nov 2008
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Data Plans Reply with quote

Sprint Clearwire and or Clear really need to get to work on there Data Plans. The Flat 5 GIG limit has to GO. Or at least they need plans with 10 and 20 gig options. These one sided contracts that the wireless companies make us sign should be OUTLAWED.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dario
3Gstore Employee


Joined: 03 Jan 2008
Posts: 439
Location: Tampa Bay Florida

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Data Plans Reply with quote

stanleycr1 wrote:
Sprint Clearwire and or Clear really need to get to work on there Data Plans. The Flat 5 GIG limit has to GO. Or at least they need plans with 10 and 20 gig options. These one sided contracts that the wireless companies make us sign should be OUTLAWED.


I think Wimax or Clear will have pretty wide data plans not unlimited but maybe 50 gigs. One of the reasons is that WiMax or Clear is not competing with cellular users. Therefore its deteriorating the network
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Maureen
Site Admin


Joined: 03 Sep 2008
Posts: 809
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clear does indeed offer unlimited plans (for now... let's see how long that lasts...)!

Check out the full details at 4Ginfo.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
jmartin
EVDO Newbie


Joined: 18 Dec 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: U300 EVDO Wimax - Wimax chip inside? Reply with quote

Who is the maker of the Wimax chip inside the U300? It does not look like a Wavesat chp.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    EVDOforums.com Forum Index -> 3G/4G USB Modems All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum







Buy from the 3G/4G Experts @ 3Gstore.com


Pantech UML290 3G/4G


MBR1400


MBR95


Peplink/Pepwave


MBR1200B


3G/4G Booster Antenna


3G & 4G Amplifiers






3G and 4G routers



Digg Us :: del.icio.us :: technorati :: furl

4G :: 4G Forums :: Pepwave :: Peplink :: CradlePoint :: Wilson Electronics :: CloudCams :: MBR1400