AT&T may be in the news recently for controversy
surrounding its impending acquisition of T-Mobile, but the company today
revealed that its first LTE/HSPA+ devices would be hitting store shelves next
Momentum 4G is a USB dongle that users can plug into a free port to access
AT&T's burgeoning LTE network. As its name implies, the accompanying Mobile
Hotspot Elevate 4G is a standalone LTE device that will broadcast to up to
five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
In addition, the already available USBConnect Adrenaline -- which has a
software-disabled LTE chipset onboard -- will get a firmware update on August
26 to allow it to access AT&T's LTE network.
LTE plans will be priced at $50 for 5GB of data. Users who
go over their 5GB monthly allotment will pay $10 for each additional gigabyte
of data used.
AT&T plans to launch its LTE service this summer
in five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Until
those cities get "lit up" with LTE, customers will have to rely on
AT&T's existing HSPA+