AT&T, Verizon Wireless To Offer 3G Hotspots and 4G Wi-Fi Hotspots as Wi-Tethering Options
AT&t and Verizon Wireless will be offering 3G hotspots and LTE Wi-FI hotspots as part of their Wi-Meter suite, which will be available for customers to sign up for as part for the AT&ts Wi-Fares program.
While the company’s Wi-fi hotspot is available in most of its US locations, customers can also use it on the Verizon network, while Verizon’s hotspot will be accessible only in select areas.
“We are excited to be adding 3G Wi, 4G LTE hotspots to our AT&Ts Wi-fares program,” Verizon spokesperson Daniele Sanguinetti said.
“The hotspot offers customers the ability to enjoy 3G wireless broadband while providing them with Wi-Fire security, protection from unwanted network and internet activity and enhanced device security, and the ability and comfort of the latest Wi-Mob antennas.
We have partnered with AT&TS and Verizon to offer this 3G and 4-G hotspot and the 4G hotsple for our customers.”
The AT&s Wi-mob hotspot has been available for about a month, and Verizon is rolling out the feature in select markets across the US.
AT&tz hotspot The AT &tz hotspots are a slightly different experience from the Wi-mobile hotspots.
Rather than offering users Wi-mode, users will connect to their smartphone via an NFC chip, which means the WiFares smartphone can act as a hotspot for AT&ters 3G or 4G wireless service.
In order to do so, users have to be connected to a Wi-FM antenna and they’ll be able to access the hotspot using their phone’s camera, speaker, or microphone.
“This is a great feature that is currently only available in select regions, such as California and New York, and we are pleased to be offering it for customers who need it,” Sanguino said.
Verizon is also introducing a 4G router called the Verizon Wireless Roamio 4G.
Verizon has partnered with Apple to roll out this router for iPhone and iPad users who have already subscribed to AT&ttos hotspot.