Sprint Announces Combination 3G / 4G USB Modem

Sprint's 4G network is continuing to expand, but even the company realizes that you won't always be in an area with 4G speeds. To help meet the needs of users everywhere, Sprint announced a new combination 3G / 4G USB modem. As the second dual-mode 3G/4G USB device available from Sprint, the Sprint 3G/4G USB U301 provides access to 4G wireless speeds whenever available and 3G speeds in most other places. The new modem is compatible with both PCs and Macs.

Advanced Features of the U301 Include:
  • GPS enabled supporting Sprint Navigation, BlackBerry Maps and other GPS applications when using the Sprint 3G Mobile Broadband Network
  • Employs 3G/4G wireless technology authentication and identification system for top-notch security
  • Sprint SmartView software for connectivity to Sprint’s 3G and 4G network, as well as quick links for Sprint supported services and tools with an applications drop-down for ease of access to tools like Sprint Speed Test, the Digital Lounge and other pre-defined applications
  • 4G data speeds (WiMAX) – Peak download speed of more than 10 Mbps; peak upload speed of 4 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps
  • 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) – Peak download speed of 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speed of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600Kbps–1.4 Mbps)
  • Backwards compatible to the EVDO Rev. 0 and 1xRTT Networks

  • Dimensions: 3.5 inches (h) x 1.27 inches (w) x 0.92 inch (d) (88.9 mm x 32.26 mm x 23.37 mm)
  • Weight: 1.25 ounces (35.44 grams)
  • Interface: Rotating USB 2.0 connector
  • Chipset: QSC6085 and BCSM250
  • Compatibility: Windows® Vista, Windows® XP, Windows® 7 (compatible mode with SSV 2.28) MAC OS® 10.5 and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)