Sprint and Sierra Wireless announced the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. With this second generation of the popular Overdrive device, you'll get the ability to connect up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously to a 4G network. You'll also get a 45 percent larger LCD screen. The new generation of Overdrive also features a 35 percent improvement in power-up and power-down times when compared to its predecessor, the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. The new Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will be available March 20 for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement.
Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless, Exclusively from Sprint,
Delivers 4G Speeds to Millions of Wi-Fi Enabled Devices
Available March 20, Sprint's 19th announced 4G-capable device is the next generation of the popular Overdrive mobile hotspot, with an increased number of shared users from five to eight,
and a 45 percent larger LCD screen
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and VANCOUVER, Canada, Mar 17, 2011-- Sprint and Sierra Wireless today announced upcoming availability of Overdrive(TM) Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless. As the second generation of the popular Overdrive device, Overdrive Pro allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously - including laptops, tablets, eReaders, gaming devices, cameras and even smartphones from other carriers - through a single connection (via Wi-Fi) to a 4G network offering download speeds up to 10 times faster than today's 3G service.1
Overdrive Pro creates a connection between the Sprint 4G network and virtually all of the hundreds of millions of Wi-Fi-enabled electronics devices owned by or available to customers today. Beginning on March 20, customers will be able to purchase Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot exclusively from Sprint for $49.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement. Customers can purchase the device and sign up for 3G/4G plans at select Sprint retail stores, through business sales, Web (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1).
"There are endless possibilities for how our customers can take advantage of the easy wireless connection to Sprint 4G through this small device," said Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. "Teams can travel and share access on-the-go, families can be connected in one household with tablets, game consoles and televisions, and shuttle buses can provide Internet access to their customers while en route to a destination. With Overdrive Pro, customers no longer have to look for mobile hotspots because they always have one with them."
With Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, the benefits to consumers and businesses are endless:
Overdrive Pro offers several enhancements over its predecessor, Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, focused on performance and usability, including a 35 percent improvement in power-up and power-down times. Overdrive Pro's integrated LCD screen, which provides valuable information like signal strength, battery life, and number of devices connected, is 45 percent larger than the previous version for a wider viewing angle, while the device itself is smaller for easier portability. The LCD display has also been made even more informative, with detailed connection and device information available through additional screens that can be accessed by double-pressing the power button.
Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless requires activation on a Sprint 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Plan starting as low as $49.99 per month.2 Device can be used on both the Sprint 3G and 4G networks. This flexibility allows customers to enjoy 4G performance in any of the 71 Sprint 4G markets or to use Sprint's reliable, nationwide 3G network.
"Overdrive Pro, combined with the power of Sprint's 4G network, is a valuable tool for both consumers and business users looking for the best way to stay connected on the go," said Dan Schieler, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Computing for Sierra Wireless. "It's remarkably easy to get up and running, and with support for eight Wi-Fi connections and a range of up to 150 feet, it's equally useful to a remote work team sending reports and presentations back to the office as it is to a varsity team posting highlights from their winning game."
Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless offers an easy way to keep all of your Wi-Fi-enabled devices connected, even when you're on the move:
As the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, Sprint made history by launching 4G in Baltimore in September 2008. Sprint currently offers 4G service in 71 markets in 28 states. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.
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