- Size (LWH): 3.1 inches, 1.12 inches, 0.64 inches
- Weight: 0.96 ounces
- Network Compatibility: LTE
AT&T Elevate 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot (AT&T)
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- Easy setup via 1.77-inch LCD screen; microSD memory card slot; supports 802.11b/g/n devices
- Share mobile broadband connectivity with laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more
- Share AT&T's ultra-fast 4G LTE network with up to five devices via Wi-Fi (also compatible with 4G HSPA+ technology)
- Up to 5 hours of continuous use; released in November, 2011
- What's in the Box: hotspot; rechargeable battery; charger; USB cable; quick start guide; SIM card (preinstalled)
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Get ready to experience 4G LTE speeds on all your Wi-Fi enabled devices with the AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G, which provides fast mobile broadband Internet connectivity to up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices--from a laptop or tablet to a gaming console or another phone. You'll be able to browse the web, e-mail, download presentations, and more when you're out and about without skipping a beat--no matter if you are on 4G LTE or AT&T's nationwide HSPA+ network.
Setup is fast and simple via LCD screen (see home screen details).
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With no software to install and a 1.77-inch LCD screen to guide you, setup is fast and intuitive. Just power it up and connect your laptop using the Wi-Fi network name and security key displayed on the screen. Easily view device and connection status on the LCD, including battery status, signal strength, and data usage.
The Elevate 4G also includes a microSD memory card slot that's compatible with optional cards up to 32 GB in size, and you can receive text messages (viewable via a web user interface; sending text messages not supported). And it can help you stay connected even when travelling the globe, allowing you to connect to international 3G networks in over 200 countries (international roaming rates apply outside the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S.V.I.).
- Display: 1.77-inch color LCD (160 x 128 pixels)
- Wi-Fi networking: Compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices within a 60-foot radius
- Wi-Fi security: WPS
- Memory expansion: Integrated microSD slot for optional cards up to 32 GB
- Device management: Web user interface for advanced features and administrative settings
- Battery: 1800 mAh rechargeable battery (removable) for up to 5 hours of continuous use
- Supported OS: Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP; Apple Mac OS (v10.5 or later); Ubuntu Linux 9.04
- Wireless technology: LTE (700/AWS); 3G (HSDPA, 850/1900/2100 MHz); GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
What's in the Box
AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G; rechargeable battery; charger; USB cable; quick start guide; SIM card (preinstalled)
AT&T's 4G LTE network allows for quicker access, smoother media streaming, and faster web experiences. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, LTE technology offers a faster response time due to lower latency--the processing time it takes to move data through a network--vastly speeding download times for web pages as well as improving services such as mobile gaming and two-way video calling.
By the end of 2011, AT&T plans to launch its 4G LTE network in 15 major metropolitan areas, covering at least 70 million Americans. Coverage will continue to expand in the next few years and is planned to be largely complete by the end of 2013.
And when combined with 4G HSPA+ technology, AT&T is capable of delivering a quicker, more consistent mobile broadband experience than ever before. AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber). Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
| LTE = Long Term Evolution |
Advanced wireless technology capable of increasing AT&T's already-fast network speeds. Now in select markets with deployment ongoing.
| HSPA+ = High Speed Packet Access |
Paired with enhanced backhaul--the accelerated pipeline between our network backbone and cell towers across the country--this technology boosts network performance.
Top Customer Reviews
- All the wireless activity chews through the battery pretty fast (a few hours) and I always keep it connected to external power at home.
- Like virtually all cell phone data service, you're limited to 5 GB per month (unless you want to pay overage charges); thus its not intended for downloading/streaming video (i.e. Netflix). The display has the amazing feature of a progress-bar showing your current monthly usage, which resets every month.
- Like any wireless broadband service (including Clear WiMAX), its *VERY* dependent on the current load on the cell tower its attached to (which can change moment to moment) and on the tower's backhaul bandwidth. I've seen mine run under 1 Mbps up to 7 Mbps.
Tricks I've got it to do:
- Streaming Pandora music from my iPad while driving for miles down the freeway, with no dropouts.
- I added the obscure AT&T "i2gold" APN feature to my account, to enable Static IP and accept inbound connections via Port Forwarding, and it actually works.
Features I haven't tried:
- I inserted a MicroSD memory card, but haven't used it.
- AT&T has not lit up LTE in my area yet (waiting, waiting, waiting...)
- It has ports for special external antennas for use in weak signal areas.
Features I wish it included:
- DynDNS support, but I might be the only one on the planet to ever use it.Read more ›
Two favorite things about it:
-My internet connection is secure. I use the Elevate in Starbucks or B&N or other public areas when I'm going onto a site such as banking or PayPal.
-I can connect up to 5 devices on it at the same time, so I'm able to share with a friend, wherever I am, if I want to do so.
The unit is smaller than my Blackberry. I keep it in my purse or pocket when I have it on.
The $50/month (AT&T) is a bit steep, but I'm able to do with the iPod Touch instead of iPhone (saving $25/month, since I have a contract-free Blackberry to use as a phone anyway) and I was able to get the less expensive iPad
(saving $25/month and about $100 for wifi instead of 3G).
I haven't run into any dead-spots, using the Elevate on the highway or in towns and country. I haven't traveled far with it yet, though.
as far as it being a little slow, I'm glad I have a 30 day money back guarantee, so that said, I'm planning on waiting and see, hopefully it wont disappoint me.
Setup is fast and easy. Just contact ATT to give them the identifying numbers of the device to activate it, then you're in business. I recommend getting an antenna for the device. The Elevate has two ports for antenna attachments.
Note: I have seen 7Mbps downloads in Nassau County, NY with this modem on 4G LTE.
AT&T 3G vs AT&T 4G vs AT&T 4G LTE:
AT&T 3G, available for years, is HSDPA technology which peaks at 7.2 Mbps download. Real results are probably more like 3+ Mbps
AT&T 4G, available in many markets since 2010/2011, is HSDPA+ (better 3G done with upgrades to existing equipment). Peak downloads are 21 Mbps -- real results are lower.
AT&T 4G LTE, available from 2011 in some markets is LTE (Long Term Evolution) and requires deployment of new equipment. Some websites have reported getting >20 Mbps consistently on AT&T 4G LTE. This could change as more users adopt LTE.
Note: That AT&T LTE deployment is limited and you should check the AT&T website for coverage.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this unit to enable me to have 4G WI-FI service when travelling in areas without any decent local WI-FI in conjunction with my WI-FI enabled tablet. Read morePublished 20 months ago by custombill
Don't waste your time with AT&T you will tear your hair out with their service, it is constantly down. Read morePublished 21 months ago by D. Rehart
Not much info AT@T, As a stand alone pay as you go unit, NO CONTRACT, THEY SET ME UP ON A PLAN I FERST REQURESTED....... WEEK AT A TIME. Read morePublished 21 months ago by seeking1124
I brought this to use with multiple computers. It's the least expensive option over using your cell phone for thethering and hot spot. It drops the signal every now and then.Published 22 months ago by Ace
If you read bad reviews on this device you should believe them! I had my first hotspot device croak on me a few months ago and AT&T sent me a new one at no charge but it was a... Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Jess
have 4 different computers, the device only works with windows 7, wont work on older operating system.
battery issues, don't seem to work right. Read more
I bought this from the at&t store the first day it was available. It worked until a couple of weeks ago. It doesn't work with Ancestry.com now. Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by sam