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AT&T Announces Date and Pricing for Momentum and Elevate

Announced last month, AT&T is releasing two new mobile hotspot devices, the USBConnect Momentum 4G and Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G on August 21. Both devices will offer up 4G LTE connectivity for $50 a month for 5GB data, and $10 for each additional GB. The Momentum 4G will run you $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in-rebate. The Elevate 4G will cost you $69.99 on a 2-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate.

Also of note is those of you with a USBConnect Adrenaline, you’ll be getting an upgrade on August 26 to 4G LTE support via a software download.  You’ll be able to go to www.att.com/adrenaline (not yet active) to grab the software and start cruising the Internet while out of your office at 4G speeds if you’re in a coverage area.

Thus far only five markets have been announced for AT&T’s LTE service – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio – and those are due to go live some time later this summer.  Of course, more markets are planned for the future, but it may be a while before you can enjoy 4G LTE everywhere you currently get AT&T service.  Until then, you will still get to enjoy HSPA+ speeds as you move in and out of those areas.

Here’s a reminder of what you can expect from the Momentum and Elevate.

AT&T Momentum

AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G Tech Specs

  • LTE (700/AWS)
  • HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Expandable Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB for external storage.
  • GPS capable
  • Dimensions: 2.6’ L x 1.02’ W x 0.51’ H
  • Weight: Approximately 1.06 ounces
  • OS Support: Apple Mac OS (v10.5 or later), Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3 (32 bit only)

AT&T Elevate

AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G

  • LTE (700/AWS)
  • HSPA+/HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) enabled
  • Display: 1.77 inches, 160×128 pixels color LCD
  • Web UI for settings and advanced features
  • GPS capable
  • Dimensions: 3.8″ L x 2.2″ W x 0.7″ D
  • Weight: 3.6 ounces
  • Battery: 1800 mAh
  • Expandable Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB for external storage.
  • Use time: Up to 5hours
  • Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS (v10.5 or later), Ubuntu Linux 9.04

Are you interested in either the the USBConnect Momentum 4G or the Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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