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August 4, 2009

Sprint unveils two mobile broadband routers

Connects Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the Sprint 3G and 4G networks

By CBR Staff Writer

Sprint is rolling out two mobile broadband routers, Personal Hotspot PHS300S and Cradlepoint MBR-1000 broadband router for business, each featuring both 3G and 4G connectivity.

Sprint said that when used in combination with its mobile broadband devices such as 3G/4G USB Modem U300, these mobile broadband routers can connect Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, laptops, MP3 players, cameras, gaming devices and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the Sprint 3G and 4G networks.

In addition, when used with a broadband device, the routers provide access to the Sprint 4G network and access to 3G network virtually everywhere.

The PHS300S router supports up to four Wi-Fi connections and MBR-1000 router supports up to 32 Wi-Fi connections. Both routers will support all of Sprint 3G and 4G mobile broadband USB devices, the company said.

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Todd Rowley, vice president of Sprint 4G, said: “These mobile broadband routers provide an unprecedented bridge to high-speed network performance for multiple Wi-Fi devices or multiple users. The addition of these mobile hotspot products offers even faster connectivity speeds to Wi-Fi users without the need to find a Wi-Fi hotspot.”

The company said that the PHS300S is priced at $160 and the MBR-1000 broadband router is priced at $250. These devices are also available with any Sprint 3G or 4G data plan ranging from $39.99 to $79.99 per month.

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