These days, being an LTE modem just isn't enough. Obviously, any LTE modem worth its salt needs an LCD screen, too. Such is the life of AT&T's Beam, a Sierra Wireless-sourced LTE modem that plugs into a laptop's USB port and shots vital signs on the embedded display. Beginning May 10th, customers can pick-up the AT&T Beam from AT&T stores and online for $19.99 with a two-year commitment.
The AT&T Beam is a USB modem with an on-device LCD screen, giving customers access to helpful information - such as network indicator, signal strength, and data usage - with just a glance. The AT&T Beam includes an expandable memory slot that supports microSD cards up to 32 GB in size, too. In addition to Windows 7 support, AT&T Beam is certified for Windows 8 and Windows RT laptops and tablets, and the connectivity software, AT&T AllAccess, also provides Windows 7 laptop users the ability to create a mobile hotspot that can share the nation's fastest 4G network with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Obviously, this will work on AT&T's 3G networks as well, but hopefully your own town will get blanketed in LTE soon enough.