Wireless Data Equipment

This page has information and specifications about wireless devices we give to our members as a benefit of membership.

Current Models



Coolpad Surf

Coolpad Surf photo This is the standard device we provide with 'Contributor' level memberships. The Coolpad Surf combines premium design and powerful technology to provide seamless high-speed Wi-Fi access on the go for those who want reliable Wi-Fi access in a sleek, lightweight and portable device. Hotspot and device management is achieved via web interface.

Specifications
  • Battery Life: 5.3 hrs usage / 48 hrs standby
  • # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi
  • Networks supported: B2/4/5/12/13/25/26/41
  • 3G: No 3G fallback. LTE only.
  • (Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: None
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 4.25” x 2.6” x 0.59” / 3.4 oz


Links Coolpad Surf user guide

Inseego Mifi 8000

Mifi 8000 photo This is the standard device we provide with 'Contributor Plus' level memberships.

Released in June 2019, this is Sprint's newest hotspot device. It supports Sprint's LTE Plus 5x carrier aggregation features, has TS-9 antenna ports that can be used with external MIMO antennas and supports USB tethering to a router or access point.



Specifications
  • Battery Life: 24 hours hotspot usage, multiple days standby
  • # of Connected Devices: 15 Wi-Fi unless limited by firmware
  • Networks supported: LTE Bands: 25, 26, 41 (aka "Sprint Spark")
  • 3G: No
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes - 5x
  • LTE Performance Category: Category 18 (Max Theoretical Speed: 1200Mbps Down / 150Mbps Up)
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: 2x TS9 'Test Ports' (not official antenna ports), overrides internal 4x4 MIMO antennas
  • Right port is the primary port, for uploads.
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac - Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.8" x 0.75" / 5.71 oz


Links Review: Sprint MiFi 8000 by Inseego (Mobile Hotspot)
Mifi 800 user guide (English)


Discontinued Models



ZTE Pocket Wifi



ZTE pocket wifi photoThis is the standard device we provide with 'Contributor Plus' level memberships. Though first announced way back in late 2014, this remains Sprint's flagship hotspot device - and is one of only two hotspots currently supporting Sprint's LTE Plus carrier aggregation features. This is a sturdier and more expensive hotspot than the Franklin R850, and it supports 3G as well as 4G so that the network coverage area is much larger.

Specifications
  • Battery Life: 8-10 hrs usage (removable)
  • # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi
  • Networks supported: LTE Bands: 25, 26, 41 (aka "Sprint Spark")
  • 3G: Sprint CDMA 3G fallback. Global roaming locked out.
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes (2x 20MHz channels)
  • LTE Performance Category: Category 6 (Max Theoretical Speed: 300Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: None ( * see special note below)
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz and 802.11 a/n/ac - 5GHz
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.4" x 0.55"" / 4.23 oz


Links ZTE Pocket Wifi user guide

* Note: The ZTE pocket wifi has 2 hidden antenna ports. There is a primary and a secondary port. You can hook antennas to these ports. If you just want one antenna use the one opposite of the reset button. To take advantage of the carrier aggregation (more speed) you need a dual antenna setup (mimo). Opening up the device will void the warranty and is not recommended.

Franklin R850

Franklin R850 photo This is the standard device we provide with 'Contributor' level memberships. Released in February 2016, this is Sprint's newest hotspot device - and is one of only two hotspots currently supporting Sprint's LTE Plus carrier aggregation features.

Specifications
  • Battery Life: 8 hrs usage / 41 hrs standby
  • # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi
  • Networks supported: LTE Bands: 25, 26, 41 (aka "Sprint Spark") - hardware also supports 2, 4, 5, 12
  • 3G: No 3G fallback. LTE only.
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes (2x 10MHz channels)
  • LTE Performance Category: Category 4 (Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: None
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz
  • Dimensions: 3.46" x 2.62" x 0.47"" / 3.5 oz


Links Franklin R850 user guide



Franklin R910

Franklin R910 photo

Released in October 2017, this device features 3G/CDMA fallback.



Specifications
  • Battery Life: 12 hrs usage / 27 hrs standby
  • # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi
  • Networks supported: LTE Bands: 25, 26, 41 (aka "Sprint Spark")
  • 3G: Yes
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes
  • LTE Performance Category: Category 4 (Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: None
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac - Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.8" x 0.75" / 5.71 oz


Links Franklin R910 user guide (English/Spanish)