NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com),
announced the launch of the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate
with Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications company (www.telstra.com.au).
This is the first pre-paid mobile broadband hotspot in Australia with a
data usage meter integrated into Telstra's billing system. The feature
offers customers visibility into their data use so they can pay for data
only when they need it and more effectively manage their budget.
The Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate mobile hotspot (Photo: Business Wire)
Telstra provides Australia's largest mobile network with four times the
4G coverage area of any other mobile network in Australia, enabling
customers to experience fast mobile broadband in more places. The
Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate (www.netgear.com/MyPocketWiFiUltimate)
mobile hotspot supports Category 4 LTE speeds and is the first Pre-Paid
mobile device compatible with Telstra's new APT700MHz spectrum, expected
to roll out from January 2015.
Telstra's Director of Device Management, Andrew Volard, said "Our
customers have told us cost certainty is really important. We want them
to enjoy the benefits of being connected in more places while staying
up-to-date with their available data allowance.
"The other exciting aspect of the My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate is that it's
our first pre-paid mobile broadband device that's compatible with our
APT700MHz spectrum. 700MHz spectrum is the next stage of Telstra's
network evolution and will be progressively switched on from the start
of 2015. This will offer customers wider regional and deeper in-building
4G coverage, improved speeds and more capacity. Owners will be among the
first to benefit when we switch this new spectrum on."
Supporting up to 10 WiFi devices simultaneously, this mobile hotspot
(NETGEAR AirCard® 785S) provides support for students, travelers,
renters, telecommuters, temporary work sites, and seasonal and mobile
homes. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, gaming consoles,
and other WiFi-enabled devices can easily connect on-the-go to the
built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless access point and share a single mobile
This sleek lightweight hotspot features a 1.77-inch colour LCD toggle
screen that can monitor connection status, receive alert messages and
view estimated data usage. Customers can view, monitor, adjust and
change settings from the device's web portal where they can also be
guided through the startup and activation process.
Set-up is accomplished in minutes as there's no software to install, and
new WiFi devices are easily added to the network. Using the latest
wireless encryption technology, customers can easily set up one-time
guest WiFi access to the network.
"We're pleased to be a part of Telstra's commitment to offer innovative
solutions that help their customers conveniently manage their data
usage," said Michael Clegg, senior vice president and general manager of
the Service Provider Business Unit at NETGEAR. "With the Telstra
Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate, Telstra customers have the
advantage of secure, reliable WiFi when they need it, now and in the
Accessories for the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate
Ethernet and Antenna Charging Cradle: Similar to a desktop
cradle, the charging cradle easily charges the battery and boosts the
3G/4G signal in fringe areas by docking the mobile hotspot and taking
advantage of the built-in MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-out)
antennas. In addition, the cradle is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet
port for connecting a desktop computer, laptop, printer, network
attached storage (NAS), media server, or any other Ethernet-enabled
device. Customers can also connect a WiFi home router to provide
Internet connectivity. Beyond the built-in MIMO antennas, the cradle has
two external antenna connectors to support additional antennas to
further boost the range.
NETGEAR AirCard App: NETGEAR offers a complimentary app that
enables customers to conveniently manage the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My
Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate Mobile Hotspot status, connection, and settings
from an iOS or Android™ smartphone or tablet. The NETGEAR AirCard App is
available for download on Apple iTunes®, Google Play™, and Amazon
Pricing and Availability
The Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate Mobile Hotspot is
available now through Telstra branded retail stores and online for $149
(AUD), which includes 5GB of data.
The Ethernet and Antenna Charging Cradle is available through antennashop.com.au
and Telstra stores.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers
innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For
consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to
use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect
people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses,
NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the
cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service
providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their
customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven
technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on
reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately
49,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately
39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San
Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is
an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com
or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR
©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and AirCard are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its
subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand
names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be
trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to
change without notice. All rights reserved.
**Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11
specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary.
Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of
network traffic, building materials and construction, and network
overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage.
NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about
this product's compatibility with any future standards.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements
concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance
characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market
growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's
products and technology are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's
current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties,
including, without limitation, the following: the actual price,
performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the
price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product
performance may be adversely affected by real world operating
conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause
permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may
develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in
NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its
products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products;
and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further
information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its
business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to
release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements
contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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