T-Mobile To Unveil 4G Mifi Solution Next Year

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So what do T-Mobile and Lil Wayne have in common? We have no idea but we can tell you that seems to be the codename for something I know I’ve been wanting for quite a while on T-Mobile: Mifi. T-Mobile is set to introduce their very first Mobile Router sometime in March 2011 and then follow up with a second Mifi device something in the second quarter of 2011. Just in case you are still waking up and it’s still early that’s two Mifi devices coming early next year and I am more than happy to work with that. Unfortunately we don’t know much else other than what you see above, manufacturer or most importantly data pricing or why they are calling it Lil Wayne but for the moment, we can hope and wait that T-Mobile gives us HSPA+ speeds on a Mifi device at a price that makes Verizon and Sprint customers insanely jealous.

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  • http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog kingkool68

    T-Mobile already has one. It’s called a a Nexus One. It makes phone calls too!

  • http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog kingkool68

    T-Mobile already has one. It’s called a a Nexus One. It makes phone calls too!

    • http://twitter.com/aedillor  aLb3Rt 

      yea for an hour or so on the go…. ;)

    • J-Hop2o6

      exactly! same for my G2 & TP2, and many other phones that are able to do it via WiFi AP/Tether apps or built-in.. but a MiFi device was still long overdue for Tmo.

    • J-Hop2o6

      exactly! same for my G2 & TP2, and many other phones that are able to do it via WiFi AP/Tether apps or built-in.. but a MiFi device was still long overdue for Tmo.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget Nexus S!!! but you must remember we are talking about 4g hotspots of which neither Nexus is actually 4G

      • http://www.limardo.org/ Carlos G. Limardo

        T-mo REALLY isn’t 4G at all. When they say 4G speeds, they are referring to HSPA+ which the Nexus One (rooted) & Nexus S both have. Any rooted 3G phone can have it as it is just a firmware upgrade, shii my G1 has it as well. That’s why you see an H instead of a 3G next to your bars after rooting either a Nexus or G1.

        • http://twitter.com/mastershibby Drew

          Actually you’re wrong. Both Nexus phones and the G1 aren’t built to support the higher HSPA+ speeds. Only the G2 and MT4G are.

  • Dom

    Tmobile is just soaring

  • Dom

    Tmobile is just soaring

  • http://twitter.com/aedillor  aLb3Rt 

    yeah boi! TMO FTW! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/aedillor  aLb3Rt 

    yeah boi! TMO FTW! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/borodin1 Eugene Borodin

    I was hoping for more of a 4.3″ Android device but I’m sure this will make some people happy. Good find David, keep it up.

    • Dom

      that makes 2 of us.. the mytouch 4g was tempting but just wasn’t cutting it

      • http://twitter.com/borodin1 Eugene Borodin

        Mt4g did it just fine for me… loving it.

      • http://twitter.com/borodin1 Eugene Borodin

        Mt4g did it just fine for me… loving it.

      • Anonymous

        My first smartphone is a MT4G and loving it. Can’t wait 4 Gingerbread. Will wait on the Nexus S for NFC intergration in the market.

        • Anonymous

          Nexus S is amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/borodin1 Eugene Borodin

    I was hoping for more of a 4.3″ Android device but I’m sure this will make some people happy. Good find David, keep it up.

  • Anonymous

    I just wonder how useful this will be for the average person. Quite a few Android phones can broadcast data to multiple devices within range. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great TMO is releasing this….I just wonder how big of a demand there will be for it.

    • OneUpDave

      Verizon and Sprint are doing just fine, so there must be a market. You’re assuming the Average Joe knows how to tether with their Android device.

    • Blkbear_41

      True they can broadcast wifi, but at a cost to the device owners battery life and data usage. Great if you are plugged into AC, not so great if you are expecting to provide wifi for all your buddies on camping trip in the mountains for the weekend.

  • Anonymous

    I just wonder how useful this will be for the average person. Quite a few Android phones can broadcast data to multiple devices within range. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great TMO is releasing this….I just wonder how big of a demand there will be for it.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been wondering why TMO doesn’t have this option. Good news. Lets see it.

    Stay thirsty my friends!

    • TheDude

      Stop with your unoriginal “pulled from a commercial about beer” tagline, the one you have to lamely type on every post

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been wondering why TMO doesn’t have this option. Good news. Lets see it.

    Stay thirsty my friends!

  • mmeyer4663

    Will T-Mobile have a monthly 250GB data cap like the cable guys?????

  • Anonymous

    LIl Wayne FTW!

    • J-Hop2o6

      haha.. yea where did that come from? but can’t wait to see how that works out, lol.

  • LSxChevelle

    Galaxy Tab works as one too!

    • Aroma

      Not really…please don’t confuse ppl.

  • Anonymous

    I dunno. My Comcast internets are $43/mo for 16meg and I cant imagine either A. Tmobile 4G currently matching my internet speed or B. Tmobile 4G costing less than my internet. And atleast with Comcast you can get 6 or 12 month deals that take it down to like $29.99/mo. Not yet a real benefit for me at this or that point in time.

  • Anonymous

    coool!!! i just HOPE they don’t have Lil Wayne promoting this. :P

    • Anonymous

      Lil wayne is lame

    • Anonymous

      They should have rihanna or b.e.p. promoting this.

  • Anonymous

    coool!!! i just HOPE they don’t have Lil Wayne promoting this. :P

  • BlackBerry4Now

    I love the great service I’ve received from TMO, but I live in an EDGE-only area for TMO customers, and the nearest city is 3G only. I’ve been needing MiFi but will have to go with Verizon. They at least have 3G in my area.

  • Some Dude
  • Lindseytown

    Mytouch 4g also capable. If you’re just paying the same plan as the web sticks which is 39.99 you’ll be limited to 5, MAYBE 10 GB/mo (currently it’s 5) then=throttled

  • cubanito151

    So if someone lives on an edge only city it means the mifi wont work since its only edge and not 4g.

    • Anonymous

      Go back to Cuba, tu eres un pato cabron. Dile a tu mama Que quiero mi dinero

      • Greennmonkey89

        what the hell is wrong with u bio?

        • Anonymous

          Que te pasa?

  • Lamcha

    So how is Mifi any different than just creating a hotspot through our own Android 2.2 phones? Sorry, I’m new to this “Mifi”.

    • Anonymous

      Technically its the same. The phone can become a hot spot and MiFi already is a hot spot. The difference is that the phone hotspot is cheaper because they don’t assume ppl will use it as their primary internet supply. The phone hotspot is limited to 5GB that your phone is allowed before tmo slowes down your speed. MiFi is intended to be the primary supplier of internet to numerous devices and costs more. MiFi SHOULD have a higher cap of well over 10GB since it will cost so much more. I’ve heard the limit on home internet like cable is 250GB so what your paying for is the convenience to take MiFi internet anywhere you want(as long as you in a 3G-4G coverage area)

  • Anonymous

    Is MySpot the actual name of the the service or device? That name appears on the right of the bottom picture and it looks like it is describing what this new router does.

  • DatNizzle

    Please no more posts about the hotspot feature on phones. Not the same thing, this would be a home internet replacement. Which T-mobile has said time after time the hotspot feature is not. Besides how ling can I playy ps3 before I go over 5gb. I would say thos would have a higher cap, if any.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_USBXTASBJZ4TWXI36INWGSIEEI chriso

    I live in EDGE country, but have wifi so that I can live with. But I work and shop in a small city that even has HSPA+ in limited areas. But every time I step into a building, regardless of where it is in town, it’s back to EDGE. I cannot get 3G inside a building. Works fine outside or in a car. So if I had my choice, I would rather have what is here working inside and outside before moving on to something else that only works outside.