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Mobile hotspots are becoming almost as common as any other wireless device, especially in the prepaid realm. The list of prepaid mobile hotspot providers is pretty decent length, and most carriers have some sort of prepaid data plan available. Netgear and AT&T’s prepaid segment, GoPhone, recently announced that it has added a new hotspot device to the lineup, effective immediately.
The AT&T Unite Express is roughly the size of a deck of cards and will fit easily into a pocket, purse or bag. It boasts a colorful and easy to read color LCD screen and comes with bot and English and Spanish language option. The AT&T Unite Express boasts up to 10 hours of battery life, 3G and 4G connectivity, a built-in wireless access point and the ability to connect up to 10 wifi compatible devices simultaneously. For your security and peace of mind, the device also allows for password protection as well as guest Wifi settings.
In order to use the hotspot, users must subscribe to an AT&T mobile hotspot data plan. For prepaid customers, data plan options include:
$25 – 2 GB
$50 – 5 GB
$75 – 8 GB
There is one huge downside though: the data does not roll over at the end of the 30 day prepaid cycle, so light users might be better served by going with the smaller plan or a different company entirely. If you’re not sure how much data you’ll need, check out this article to demystify data!
The AT&T Unite Express is available now through AT&T branded retail stores and online or in store at select third-party locations including Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. The device has an expected retail price of $79.99. Visit an AT&T store near you for more information.