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Sprint Offers Tri-band 4G LTE With MiFi 500 LTE By Novatel Wireless; Available On July 19

Sprint (NYSE:S) and Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL) today announced the Friday, July 19, availability for the latest addition to the award-winning MiFi ® Intelligent mobile hotspot lineup, MiFi ® 500 LTE by Novatel Wireless .

MiFi 500 LTE is among the first tri-band devices to join Sprint’s family of mobile broadband devices providing access to Sprint’s 4G LTE network at 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz. MiFi 500 LTE includes Novatel Wireless’ advanced software enhancements to the MiFi Technology Platform that extend usage time through more efficient use of battery capacity, so MiFi users will be able to stay connected longer without re-charging – while keeping a sleek and lightweight design.

MiFi 500 LTE will be available on July 19 for $49.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card 1, through www.sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1, retail stores and Business Sales.

Customers can activate their MiFi 500 LTE device on one of Sprint’s many mobile broadband data plans. Plans monthly prices, excluding taxes and fees, start at $34.99 for 3GB of combined 3G/4G data while on the Sprint network. Customers also can choose the $49.99 plan with 6GB of combined 3G/4G data (or $79.99 for 12GB of 3G/4G data).

“Sprint is thrilled to partner with Novatel Wireless to bring our customers the latest MiFi device that takes advantage of Sprint’s cutting-edge Network Vision technology,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Whether it’s streaming music or video on multiple devices, browsing the Web, online gaming, or just catching up on email, the MiFi 500 LTE gives customers a secure, fast connection while providing access to all three of Sprint’s 4G LTE network bands.”

MiFi 500 LTE allows users to enjoy all of the features they love about the MiFi intelligent mobile hotspot and more, including:

  • Advanced security
  • Long battery life (averages 10 hours of use on a single charge)
  • Compact and robust design
  • Easy-to-use, intuitive device menu with critical details right at your fingertips
  • GPS over Wi-Fi capability makes connecting to GPS applications a snap
  • WPS makes connecting to certain devices even easier
  • Quickly connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices, including laptops, mobile gaming devices and tablets
  • Accurately check data usage from the user-friendly Web interface

Rob Hadley, chief marketing officer for Novatel Wireless, said, “Built on the Novatel Wireless patented MiFi technology with a legacy of best-in-class performance and security features, we’re excited to introduce the MiFi 500 LTE and support Sprint’s Network Vision roll-out with this tri-band 4G LTE device.”

Stock quotes in this article: NVTL, S 

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