T-Mobile has lots of 600MHz LTE smartphones and a couple of 600MHz LTE tablets, but today it’s launching its very first 600MHz-capable mobile hotspot.
The Coolpad Surf is now available from T-Mobile. Pricing is set at $0 down and $3 per month for 24 months, or $72 full retail price. With the Coolpad Surf, you can use T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network to spit out a Wi-Fi connection that supports up 15 simultaneous connections.
Coolpad’s mobile hotspot supports 4G LTE bands 2, 4, 12, 66, and 71, as well as 3G bands 1, 2, and 4. It includes a 2150mAh battery that offers 5.3 hours of usage time or 48 hours of standby time and recharges using microUSB. It’s also got LED indicators and a control panel that offers important stats, like battery life.
Of course, the Coolpad Surf won’t do much good without a data plan as well. Here’s what T-Mobile’s mobile hotspot data plans look like:
- 2GB: $10 per month with $5 autopay discount
- 6GB: $25 per month with $5 autopay discount
- 10GB: $40 per month with $5 autopay discount
- 14GB: $55 per month with $5 autopay discount
- 18GB: $70 per month with $5 autopay discount
- 22GB: $85 per month with $5 autopay discount
It’s good to see T-Mobile grow its 600MHz device selection with a new mobile hotspot device. While most smartphones can also function as a mobile hotspot, a dedicated hotspot device can still be useful for folks that regularly need a hotspot connection. When you’ve got a mobile hotspot device, you don’t have to drain your smartphone’s battery to get your other devices online.
Does a dedicated mobile hotspot with 600MHz LTE support interest you?
Source: T-Mobile: Coolpad Surf