4G LTE Devices to Arrive for AT&T Customers

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Someday prices will drop on mobile broadband, until then I don’t think these things are feasible. Looks around the world at the prices of broadband, we’ve got the highest and it’s sickening really. Not just mobile of course, but regular home connections. Anyway, if you need it, AT&T has two new ones coming out soon…


With plug-and-play installation that takes about 60 seconds to complete on Windows computers, AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G customers can access 4G LTE speeds, where available, and when out of range have access to AT&T’s nationwide HSPA+ network, delivering 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul.  They can also take advantage of unlimited usage on AT&T’s entire national Wi-Fi network if using a post-paid data plan, and manage their connections and data usage with the preloaded AT&T Communication Manager.

The company’s first 4G LTE mobile hotspot device, the AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G, allows access to 4G LTE speeds on up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices in select markets.  Email, browse, download presentations and more when you’re out and about – without skipping a beat no matter if you are on LTE or AT&T’s nationwide HSPA+ network.  With no software to install and an LCD screen to guide you, setting up AT&T Mobile Hotspot is fast and easy.  Just power it up and connect your laptop using the Wi-Fi network name and security key displayed on the screen. Easily view device and connection status on the LCD, including battery status, signal strength, and data usage.

In addition to 4G speeds and an expandable memory slot, both Sierra Wireless-manufactured devices support global connectivity in more than 200 countries at international roaming rates.


“AT&T recognizes that customers want a consistent, responsive network performance from major cities to their neighborhood.  Our deployment of  4G LTE technology backed by our nationwide HSPA+ network allows us to give customers a superior mobile broadband experience today and for years to come,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobilityand Consumer Markets. “As we begin to roll out our 4G LTE network this year, AT&T customers will be able to choose from several new LTE devices, starting with the AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G and AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G.”

Price and Availability

AT&T will begin selling the AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G for $49.99 with two-year contract after a $50 mail-in-rebate. The AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will be available for $69.99 with 2-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.  AT&T expects both devices will be available this summer online and in company-owned retail stores.

LTE Roadmap

AT&T recently announced plans to roll out its 4G LTE network in five markets – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio – later this summer. Customers with compatible devices and 4G LTE coverage in those markets will be able to enjoy access to 4G LTE speeds as AT&T’s 4G LTE network is turned up.

As AT&T rolls out 4G LTE, customers outside of its 4G LTE footprint will have access to AT&T’s HSPA+ network. When combined with enhanced backhaul, HSPA+ enables 4G speeds that are up to four times faster than AT&T’s already fast mobile broadband speeds. Because AT&T has taken the extra step of deploying HSPA+ technology with enhanced backhaul, its customers will have access to consistently fast  mobile broadband speeds when moving out of 4G LTE areas.

By the end of 2011, AT&T plans to offer 4G LTE to customers in at least 15 markets, covering 70 million Americans. In addition, the company plans to add 20 4G devices to its portfolio this year, with some of those being LTE compatible.

Learn more about AT&T’s LTE network, the AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G and AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G at www.att.com.

AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G Specifications

  • LTE (700/AWS)
  • HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Expandable Memory:  MicroSD up to 32 GB
  • GPS capable
  • Dimensions: 2.6′ L x 1.02′ W x 0.51′ H
  • Weight: Approximately 1.06 ounces
  • OS Support:  Apple® Mac® OS (v10.5 or later), Microsoft ® Windows® 7, Vista®, XP SP3 (32 bit only)

AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G Specifications

  • LTE (700/AWS)
  • HSPA+/HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n
  • WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) enabled
  • Display: 1.77 inches, 160×128 pixels color LCD
  • Web UI for settings and advanced features
  • GPS capable
  • Dimensions: 3.8″ L x 2.2″ W x 0.7″ D
  • Weight: 3.6 ounces
  • Battery: 1800 mAh
  • Expandable Memory: MicroSD™ up to 32 GB
  • Use time: Up to 5 hours
  • Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Mac® OS (v10.5 or later), Ubuntu Linux® 9.04

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

(1). Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ (with enhanced backhaul) and LTE, where available. Compatible data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.

(2). Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.comfor details and locations.

(3). International Roaming: Requires compatible device. Availability, quality of coverage and service while roaming are not guaranteed. International roaming rates apply outside the U.S.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Limited-time offer. Mobile broadband coverage and other coverage not available in all areas. See coverage map at store for details. Other conditions and restrictions apply. See contract for details. Download and upload speeds may be subject to network, network availability and coverage levels, tasks, file characteristics, applications and the number of users sharing the connection and other factors. Subscriber must live and have a mailing address within AT&T’s owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activation fee applies. Equipment price and availability may vary by market and may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to $35 restocking fee may apply to returns; thereafter up to $325. Some agents impose additional fees. DataConnect Plan required. DataConnect is not unlimited and overage charges will be incurred if included monthly data allowance is exceeded. All data allowances, including overages, must be used in the billing period in which the allowance is provided or they will be forfeited. If you do not use a password, others will be able to use your mobile hotspot connection. Specifications subject to change. Windows is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. microSD is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

AT&T Promotion Card:  Price of AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G and AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G before AT&T Promotion Card & with 2-year contract is $99.99 and $119.99 respectively. Allow 60 days for fulfillment.  Card may be used only in the U.S. and is valid for 150 days after issuance date but is not redeemable for cash & cannot be used for cash withdrawal at ATMs or automated gasoline pumps.  Card request must be postmarked by September 19, 2011 & you must be a customer for 30 consecutive days to receive card.