Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sprint Plug-In-Connect Tri-Mode USB Modem (Frankin U770) Coming Soon

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Sprint has announced the Franklin U770 Tri-Mode "Plug-In-Connect" USB modem, which will operate on their new 4G LTE network as well as the 4G WiMAX network and nationwide 3G EVDO Rev-A network. It will be available on 11/23 for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new 2-year contract.

As soon as it's released, 3Gstore/evdoinfo will test it for router and antenna compatibility, so stay tuned!

For more details and ordering information, visit 3Gstore.com/U770

Below is Franklin's press release announcing the U770:

Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB is an easy-to-use mobile broadband solution for instant connectivity to Sprint’s 4G LTE, 4G WiMax or 3G CDMA networks. Business users can get work started quickly by plugging the Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB rotating connector into any USB port and connect to the Sprint 3G or 4G LTE or 4G WiMax networks within seconds. The Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB provides the flexibility that mobile workers need with real-time access to company resources, networks and data. Users can share the Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB with any laptop, or desktop with a Windows, Mac or Linux OS without certification or installation permissions on the host PC. With no software to install or start-up delay, the Plug-in-Connect Tri-mode works just like an Ethernet cable – just plug in and connect.

Easily supports transition between Sprint 3G CDMA plus 4G LTE and WiMAX networks
Backwards compatible to the EVDO Rev. A & 0 and 1xRTT Networks
Fold-away USB Connector
LED Service Status Indicator
Connection Manager application stored directly on the USB eliminating the need to have Connection Manager software on all
Supports Hands-Free Activation via OMA-DM
Auto-Connect capable / Auto NDIS
Supports datalink via over the air OMA configuration (LTE dependent on network development)
Support Over-The-Air updates firmware/PRL updates
GPS-Enabled for Sprint Location Based Services

Dimensions: 35 mm (width) x 84 mm (height) x 15 mm (depth)
Weight: 1.34 ounces
Interface: Rotating USB 2.0 connector
Chipset: CDMA and LTE: Qualcomm MDM9615, WiMAX: Broadcom BC350L
Bands: 800 MHz/1900 MHZ (CDMA), 2500 MHz (WiMAX) and 1900 MHz (LTE)
Compatibility: Windows® Vista, Windows® XP, Windows® 7, Linux and MAC OS® 10.4 or higher