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    AT&T Introduces new netgear hotspot

    AT&T and Netgear Announce,

    The AT&T Unite Express 2,

    Specs:

    - 1.7" inch display with PMMA Glass

    - Qualcomm MDM 9240(Snapdragon X12 LTE modem) single core at 1.2ghz.

    - 256 MB Ram, 512 MB Flash memory.

    - Connect up to 15 devices at once to this hotspot.

    Wireless Technology:

    - 4G LTE Bands Supported: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14, 29, and 30.

    - 4G HSPA+/3G UMTS Support: 850/1900/2100MHz.

    - 2G/EDGE/GPRS: Does not support 2G/EDGE/GPRS networks.

    - Dual Band WiFi 2.4 Gigahertz & 5 Gigahertz ready. 802.11b/g/n/ac support.

    - Micro Sim Required for Cellular Operation.

    - Battery: 2,930mah(Removable).

    Price: $6.25 per month on AT&T Next 30 month agreement, or $124.99 full retail price.

    Link: https://soc.att.com/2DV4QuV
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    Wow. It's a new offering but with older technology. Why wouldn't they offer the X16 Modem at this point??

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    AT&T Introduces New Netgear Hotspot

    Thanks for posting that. That is a good find.Name:  NetgearComparison.jpg
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    It does have AT&T Band 14, which will be huge for some people.

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    AT&T Introduces new netgear hotspot

    I saw the title then instantly got excited thinking you were going to say AT&T announces Nighthawk 5G!

    But alas, it’s just a cheaper Unite Explore......

    Edit: Interesting that they chose to omit band 46 and band 66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brobot View Post
    I saw the title then instantly got excited thinking you were going to say AT&T announces Nighthawk 5G!
    Same!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brobot View Post
    I saw the title then instantly got excited thinking you were going to say AT&T announces Nighthawk 5G!

    But alas, it’s just a cheaper Unite Explore......

    Edit: Interesting that they chose to omit band 46 and band 66.

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    Not up on 5G info but the latest firmware on the Nighthawk included LAA. Isn't that ATT's 5G? I don't have 5G in my area so I can't test it. I am also very disappointed with the nighthawk, I rarely break 10Mbps. I'll admit that it is only getting 1 bar. My modem modules do a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gedster314 View Post
    Not up on 5G info but the latest firmware on the Nighthawk included LAA. Isn't that ATT's 5G? I don't have 5G in my area so I can't test it. I am also very disappointed with the nighthawk, I rarely break 10Mbps. I'll admit that it is only getting 1 bar. My modem modules do a lot better.
    It’s kind of funny, LAA probably goes about the same distance as 5G-NR does and is similar in speeds but it’s definitely not 5G standards compliant.

    It would be kind of interesting to see a coverage and speed comparison between the two on the same cell site.


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    My understanding is that this product was quickly thrown together in the wake of the ZTE ban and Huawei scrutiny. Netgear probably chose the X12 because of mini-PCI limitations of the Unite Express chassis. Replacing that with M.2/USB3 would have required redesigning the main board - and delayed the product significantly.

    Must stress I only know this from tearing down competitor products for design analysis. If AT&T had told me, I probably couldn't tell you.

    I am a bit surprised Band 66 didn't make the cut, but if they had to pick and choose, 14 is the better one to go with.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't there be interaction/interference issues between LAA and 5 GHz Wi-Fi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't there be interaction/interference issues between LAA and 5 GHz Wi-Fi?
    There could be, but there is a contention mechanism in its operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't there be interaction/interference issues between LAA and 5 GHz Wi-Fi?
    With all the bandwidth in the 5 ghz band, all LAA needs is 3 20 mhz channels, there's quite a few other channels available.

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    AT&T Unite Express 2 Mobile Hotspot AC797S-1A1NAS

    According to the AT&T website, they are not in stock at my local stores. Of course, I have had things actually be in stock locally even though the website showed otherwise. I sort of want to try one to see what Band 14 is like, when it shows up in my area.

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    Does AT&T still have an unlimited hotspot device plan - postpaid or prepaid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Useratt1 View Post
    Does AT&T still have an unlimited hotspot device plan - postpaid or prepaid?
    For new users, only if you’re talking about getting one in a car or RV.

    This all might change soon though with 5G-NR


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    I wonder if 5G will be added free to the current unlimited plans.


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