AT&T 4G Devices arrive Aug. 21 with $50 data plan option
AT&T Wireless today via press release announced the availability of its newest 4G-enabled data devices starting August 21st. Both the USBConnect Momentum 4G and the Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will reportedly be available in AT&T stores and online this Sunday. However, the most notable news in the press release could be that customers signing up for new data plans will be able to subscribe to 5GB of data at $50 per month.
If you recall, AT&T removed the 5GB for $50 option when it moved to tiered data plans. Currently AT&T offers 5GB for $60 or 3GB for $35 data plans for its notebooks, netbooks, USB modems, and 3G/4G Mobile Hotspots. However, the Momentum, Elevate, and the USBConnect Adrenaline, can be subscribed to the less expensive data plan. Already available in stores and online, the Adrenaline will be provided with an update that enables 4G starting on the 26th of August.
The soon-to-arrive 4G devices were first announced by AT&T back in mid-July and the company expects to have 15 markets covered by its 4G service by the end of 2011. Both the Momentum 4G and the Elevate are compatible with HSPA+ and LTE. In addition, the Momentum features a microSD slot that supports memory cards up to 32GB while the Elevate allows up to 5 Wi-Fi connections and features an LCD status display.
The official press release can be found below.