Thursday, October 28, 2010

NEW 3GB, 5GB, and 10GB Plans for VZ MiFi/Fivespot

Effective today, customers purchasing the Verizon MiFi or Fivespot mobile hotspot devices will be able to choose from three different plans:
  • 3GB for $35/month, $10 per GB overage*
  • 5GB for $50/month, $10 per GB overage
  • 10GB for $80/month, $10 per GB overage
*the 3GB plan is a promo plan - it will only be available for 90 days. After the promo period is over, customers who signed up for the 3GB plan with a 2-year contract WILL get to keep that plan for the life of their contract, but no NEW customers will be able to select it.

All other 3G devices (USB760, PC770, UMW190, etc) are NOT eligible for these plans - the standard $59.99/mo for 5GB plan still applies for those devices.

Read more: Verizon Announces New 3GB, 5GB, and 10GB Plans for MiFi and Fivespot Hotspots

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sprint Announces the Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Available 11/14/2010


The Samsung Galaxy will be available from 3Gstore in November - to be notified when the Galaxy is available, sign up at 3Gstore.com/tab

Sprint has announced that the Samsung Galaxy tablet will be available on November 14th for $399.99 (taxes not included) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Sprint customers will have two rate plans to choose from for their Samsung Galaxy Tab: a 2GB data plan with unlimited messaging for $29.99 per month or a 5GB data plan with unlimited messaging for $59.99 per month (plus taxes and surcharges).

Key features include:
  • Android Market™ for access to more than 80,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
  • ThinkFree Office to open and make changes to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF documents
  • Sprint Navigation can also be added for $2.99 per day or $9.99 per month (plus taxes and surcharges)
  • Stereo speakers
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n
  • Integrated GPS
  • 2GB onboard memory, 16GB microSD card included, with support for up to a 32GB microSD card
  • 4,000 mAh battery
Learn more: Read Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Announcement or check out the Galaxy Fact Sheet.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sprint to Launch Dell™ Inspiron™ 11z Notebook & Inspiron™ Mini 10 (1012) Netbook



Top: the Inspiron 11z notebook; bottom: the Inspiron Mini 10 netbook


Sprint announced today that they will be launching a dual-mode 3G/4G-embedded netbook and notebook from Dell this fall. The Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 10 (1012) netbook with Windows 7 Starter is designed to deliver long battery life, on the go entertainment and maximum connectivity in a compact size, while the ultramobile Dell™ Inspiron™ 11z notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium provides PC performance in a stylish mobile package that can go anywhere.

Starting Nov. 14, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) will be available from 3Gstore.com for FREE (after a $100 mail-in rebate) with a new-line activation (or eligible upgrade) on a Sprint Mobile Broadband plan and a two-year service agreement.

Also on Nov. 14, the Dell Inspiron 11z notebook will be available from 3Gstore.com for just $149.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate) with a new-line activation (or eligible upgrade) on a Sprint Mobile Broadband plan and a two-year service agreement.

Dell Inspiron 10 (1012) netbook and Dell Inspiron 11z notebook will work with two distinct two-year pricing plans, a 3G/4G price plan and a 3G-only Entry Level price plan.

  • The 3G/4G plan is $59.99/month (excluding surcharges and taxes) and includes Unlimited 4G and 5GB of 3G per month (300MB domestic roaming/off-network limit for 3G; additional MB: $0.05/MB for on-network usage, $0.25/MB for off-network usage). This plan is eligible for existing dual-mode bundled pricing.
  • The 3G-only Entry Level price plan is $39.99/month (excluding surcharges and taxes) and includes 500MB of 3G per month (100MB domestic roaming/off-network limit for 3G; additional MB: $0.05/MB for on-network usage, $0.25/MB for off-network usage).
Learn more: Read Sprint's
Inspiron™ 11z Notebook & Inspiron™ Mini 10 Netbook Announcement, or check out the Inspiron 11z Fact Sheet or Inspiron Mini 10 Fact Sheet.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Extended Battery for MiFi Powers Your Verizon MiFi + iPad Combo 3X Longer!

iPad MiFi

With Verizon now planning to sell the iPad along with the MiFi hotspot, lots of new users are becoming familiar with the MiFi. The MiFi is a perfect solution for providing WiFi to your iPad (and all your other devices!) on the go, but one thing users will quickly notice is that the iPad battery far exceeds the battery life of the MiFi 2200. The iPad battery lasts about 10-11 hours on average, while the MiFi 2200 battery only lasts 3-4 hours. For users who are constantly on the go, this creates a problem since they won't be able to stay connected throughout the entire day. 3Gstore.com has a solution for users who need more than 3-4 hours of battery life from their MiFi 2200. Our MiFi 2200 Extended Life Battery provides up to 12 hours of consecutive usage time, which makes it a must have for any mobile professional or frequent traveler!

The 3600mAh extended life battery for the MiFi 2200 provides THREE TIMES the battery life than the standard battery that comes with the MiFi 2200. Our extended life battery provides a 3600 mAh capacity, whereas the stock battery only provides 1150 mAh capacity. This is the longest-lasting replacement battery available for the MiFi 2200!

3Gstore.com has been selling the MiFi Extended battery for a couple months now, and it has become incredibly popular with our customers. One happy customer wrote in with the following rave about the battery: "The extended battery for the MiFi 2200 is fantastic. My whole purpose in getting the MiFi was to use it with an IPad so I could save the money and get the wifi only version. Well the included battery would have run out way before the Ipad would so this extended battery is the perfect solution. Now I have approximately 10 hours on the extended battery and another 4 hours on the original one that came with the MiFi. I can leave the MiFi in my pocket turned on and ready to connect all day...."

This extended life battery is larger than the stock battery, and requires a larger battery door (included). While this does make the MiFi slightly bulkier, the size difference is not dramatic, especially since the MiFi is already ultra portable. Even with the larger battery, the MiFi still fits in large pockets and of course in any purse, backpack, laptop bag, etc. The vastly improved battery life far outweighs the slight increase in size! See the size difference below:

MiFi 2200 Extended Battery Size
MiFi 2200 with extended life battery size comparison

MiFi 2200 with extended battery compared to standard MiFi
MiFi 2200 with extended battery (bottom) compared to MiFi with standard battery (top)

The 3600 mAh extended life battery works with the Sprint & Verizon versions of the MiFi 2200, as well as pre-paid MiFi 2200's. Note: This battery is NOT compatible with the GSM versions of the MiFi for AT&T and T-Mobile.

Verizon MiFi 2200 with extended battery

Verizon MiFi 2200 with extended battery

Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200 Extended Battery

The Extended Life Battery is also compatible with the Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200!


The MiFi 2200 extended battery is on sale now at 3Gstore for just $89.99 (regular price $109.99)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Verizon Confirms VZ4G LTE Service to Launch in 38 Markets in 2010


At today's CTIA Press Conference, Verizon officially announced that they'll be launching their 4G LTE service (dubbed "VZ4G") in 38 markets by the end of 2010. They wouldn't comment directly on pricing, but to our surprise they stated that "there is a place for unlimited plans" as well as pay-per-use models (which is what recent rumors were indicating Verizon planned to use for their 4G service). We won't know until Verizon releases more information, but it sounds like there may be an unlimited option available at launch after all, which puts them on level ground with Sprint and CLEAR, who offer their 4G WiMAX service on an unlimited basis.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Nexaira BC2 Router Named a Finalist in CTIA's Annual Hot for the Holidays Awards Competition

NexAira Logo
NexAira BC2

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexaira Wireless Inc. (“Nexaira”) (OTCBB: NXWI), a progressive and innovative developer of 3G and 4G firmware and hardware routing solutions, is pleased to announced that its Business Class II Router has been named a finalist in the Gadget Guru category in the CTIA 2010 Hot for the Holidays awards competition, which honors the most innovative and cutting-edge mobile electronics products and applications for the holiday season. CTIA Hot for the Holidays award winners will be announced at CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2010, which takes place in San Francisco at Moscone Center West October 6-8; partner conferences begin on October 5, 2010.

The Nexaira Business Class II Router is designed to enable operators, enterprises, and home office users to expeditiously connect to, maintain and manage high-speed wireless data connections rivaling traditional landline connectivity with unmatched functionality, speed, and ease of use. Features like auto fail-over with anti-flap, enable the BCII to switch to a wireless backup connection within seconds of the primary wire line connection going down. Nexaira’s Xtreme Speed Optimization provides the best possible speeds a broadband connection is capable of which is in part what distinguishes the Business Class II Router from other less application specific broadband routers.

“The BCII router offers a powerful alternative for integrating wireless broadband solutions into enterprise networks, once the domain exclusively of wire line, by leveraging the wireless carrier networks while meeting the business demands for security, redundancy and speed,” said Rusty Wright, Vice President of Product Development for Nexaira.

CTIA 2010 Hot for the Holidays winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS on Thursday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. PT. A panel of mobile CE media and analysts judged entries and selected finalists based on innovation, functionality, creativity and “hotness.” One winner will be selected from each category. All award submissions will be prominently displayed in a special showcase at Moscone Center West during the CTIA show in October.

In addition to the 10 award categories, the public has the chance to vote for their favorite products, and ultimately the “CTIA 2010 Hottest Web Pick” online athttp://ctiait.ctia.org/HolidayHotList/2010/public/index.cfm/viewEntry/103. The entry that earns the most text votes during the show in San Francisco will be named “CTIA 2010 Hottest in Show.”

About Nexaira Inc.

Nexaira’s cellular solutions are simple to install, yet provide the advanced management and business class features demanded by the most sophisticated users. Nexaira’s wireless devices are ideal for high availability applications acting as the primary router for wireless, DSL, landline or cable networks or can be used to provide complete device and network redundancy in wide area network-failover/fail back applications. For further information on how Nexaira is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between wireline and wireless services and provide businesses the assurance that operations continue during wireline network service interruptions, visit our website at www.nexaira.com.

Nexaira, Inc. is based in San Diego and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexaira Wireless Inc