NETGEAR INTRODUCES NEW PREPAID MOBILE WIFI HOTSPOT FOR SECURE, EASY ACCESS TO AT&T 4G LTE SERVICE
A must-have travel accessory, the AT&T Unite Express gives you fast, secure mobile WiFi on the nation’s most reliable LTE network virtually anywhere and whenever you need it
SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 12, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced today that AT&T will bring the NETGEAR AirCard® 779S Mobile Hotspot to market under the brand name AT&T Unite Express™ for GoPhone. With its slim and sleek profile, this newest addition to the NETGEAR product line of mobile hotspots provides prepaid Internet access on the go using AT&T’s 4G LTE network (www.att.com/netgearmobilewifi). You can enjoy secure, reliable, affordable WiFi when you need it, on your terms, with three flexible rate plans and no annual contract or credit check.
Similar in size to a deck of cards, the AT&T Unite Express fits snugly into a pocket, a purse or a backpack. It’s your must-have travel accessory for sharing Internet access with up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices. With password protection and guest WiFi, this accessory offers you safe, hassle-free access on AT&T’s network, which has the nation’s strongest 4G LTE signal*, so you don’t have to rely on public WiFi to stay connected. You’ll be able to entertain your kids, do homework, and catch up on bills and office email while on road trips or between appointments. The AT&T Unite Express also offers an optional interface in Spanish, the first NETGEAR mobile hotspot from AT&T to do so.
“Our newest mobile hotspot is an easy-to-use device that our customers can simply turn on and connect, without adjusting settings,” said Judy Cavalieri, vice president, AT&T voice and prepaid products. “NETGEAR has designed our AT&T Unite Express with the intuitive setup and the outstanding experience that meets our high standards for quality. We’re also happy to offer our Spanish-speaking customers an optional Spanish language interface to make using the hotspot even easier.”
The AT&T Unite Express is ideal for people who want secure on-the-go access away from home, but don’t want the long-term commitment of an annual contract. Within minutes, parents, students, travelers, renters, telecommuters, and those with second homes can set up the AT&T Unite Express, add a prepaid data plan, connect to the built-in wireless access point, and get online. With an easy click, you can safely share your 4G LTE connection with up to 10 laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, gaming consoles, and other WiFi-enabled devices.
- 4G LTE / 3G support
- Up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge
- Color LCD screen to monitor battery life and network connections
- Guest WiFi for one-time users
- Securely connects up to 10 WiFi devices
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- Optional Spanish language interface
- NETGEAR AirCard App compatible
“We’re very pleased that AT&T has teamed with NETGEAR again to expand its portfolio of mobile broadband products,” said Jim Kirkpatrick, senior vice president, LTE Products at NETGEAR. “We’re confident that moms, dads, students, travelers and small business owners will be delighted by how easily they can set up the AT&T Unite Express to share their 4G LTE connection with friends, family and co-workers. Mobile WiFi has simply never been easier.”
Pricing and Availability
The AT&T Unite Express mobile hotspot is available now through AT&T branded retail stores at an MSRP of $79.99 (taxes may apply) in the U.S. You may also purchase it through retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Wal-mart.
With no annual contract or credit check, you can buy data when you need it. AT&T GoPhone offers three flexible data plans: $25 for 2GB of data, $50 for 5GB of data, and $75 for 8GB of data. Unused data expires 30 days from plan activation.
Accessories from NETGEAR for your AT&T Unite Express
NETGEAR 4G LTE Signal Boosting Cradle with Ethernet (DC113A): The optional, compatible Signal Boosting Cradle is a convenient place to dock your NETGEAR mobile hotspot for charging. The cradle has two built-in MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) antennas to boost your LTE signal for faster speeds** and for more flexible indoor placement options. If you happen to be in an area with a weak connection, you can boost your LTE signal to get high-speed wireless Internet access that goes the distance.
The Signal Boosting Cradle is also equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port that you can use for connecting wired devices that aren’t WiFi-enabled, such as a desktop computer, laptop, printer, media server, network attached storage (NAS), or any other Ethernet-enabled device. You can even use the Ethernet port to connect a WiFi home router to the cradle if you need the full-fledged capabilities and features of a higher performance router, but still want Internet access through your hotspot’s mobile broadband connection. It can also serve as a failover connection for emergencies. The NETGEAR 4G LTE Signal Boosting Cradle with Ethernet is available at an MSRP of $69.99. See the NETGEAR website for additional details: www.netgear.com/home/products/mobile-broadband/hotspots/DC113A.aspx
NETGEAR AirCard App: NETGEAR offers a complimentary app with multi-language support that enables you to conveniently manage the status, connection, and settings of your NETGEAR AirCard mobile hotspot (www.netgear.com/AirCardApp). The NETGEAR AirCard App is available for download from the Apple® App Store?, Google Play™, Windows® Store, and Amazon Appstore to iPhone®, iPad®, Kindle® and Android™ smartphones and tablets.
- For more information on NETGEAR mobile hotspots for AT&T service, please visit: www.att.com/netgearmobilewifi
- For more information on NETGEAR mobile broadband products, go to: www.netgear.com/home/products/mobile-broadband
- Connect with WiFi Family powered by NETGEAR on major social networks and visit the blog at wififamilyblog.com
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 33,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
* Reliability: Reliability claim based on nationwide carriers’ LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.
This device is restricted to GoPhone service during the first six months after activation, and cannot be used with any other carrier’s service. Commercial resale is prohibited except by AT&T’s authorized agents or retailers. You may not alter any of the hardware or software in this device or export this device from the US. Activation and use of device are subject to the GoPhone Plan Terms and Terms of Service. Listed data plans and data packages are available on mobile hotspot devices and tablets only. Monthly Data Plans: All monthly plans and packages are for a period of 30 days at the applicable rate plan charge. Monthly plans expire at 11:59 p.m. C.S.T. on the 30th day. When you first activate a plan, the day that the plan is activated counts as the first full day and counts towards the first 30 days. Accordingly, during the first month of activation, your plan may be less than a full thirty days depending on the time of plan activation.
Data Plans: The applicable data plan charge will be automatically deducted from account balance. If account balance is insufficient to pay the rate plan charge on the renewal date, plan services will not be available. Unused data does not roll over. International data roaming is not available. For more details, see GoPhone Plan Terms or go to att.com/gophoneplans. Service provided by AT&T Mobility.
Devices connected to your Mobile Hotspot use data from your plan. Overage charges apply if the included monthly data allowance is exceeded. The number of devices you can connect depends on your device. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors. If you do not use a password, others will be able to use your Mobile Hotspot connection. Other charges and restrictions apply. Visit a store or att.com to learn more.
** Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.
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