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Calyx Device Premiums

The devices listed here are, or have been, available as Calyx membership premiums. There are two types of devices:

  • Mobile Hotspots: These devices come with unlimited 4G or 5G internet connectivity on the T-Mobile network in the US and Puerto Rico (for as long as your membership is active).
  • CalyxOS Phones: These phones come with pre-installed with CalyxOS, an alternative Android operating system with greatly enhanced privacy and security.

NOTE: Currently, Calyx Institute hotspots will connect to the Sprint network. If the Sprint network is completely unavailable, it will use the T-Mobile network in roaming mode, although the internet usage is still unmetered.

Pixel 4a (CalyxOS)

First released in August 2020, the Pixel 4a is a midrange headset made by Google. It features a large and bright OLED display, a great camera, and 128 GB of built-in storage. It has a polycarbonate body.

MiFi M2000 (5G Hotspot)
Released in December 2020, the MiFi M2000 supports 5G connectivity, an internal 4x4 MIMO antenna, Advanced Carrier Aggregation (on band 7), USB tethering, and can be used as a battery bank. The M2000 does not have external antenna ports or work without the battery in place.
LINKZONE 2 (4G Hotspot)
The LINKZONE 2 mobile hotspot supports USB tethering and all possible T-Mobile/Sprint 4G bands, including T-Mobile's extended range bands and the bands formerly used by Sprint. In comparison to the Franklin T9, it uses USB-C, has longer battery life, and includes the ability to charge other devices.
Franklin T9 (4G Hotspot)
The Franklin T9 mobile hotspot supports all possible T-Mobile/Sprint 4G bands, including T-Mobile's extended range bands and the bands formerly used by Sprint. In comparison to the LINKZONE 2, it has shorter battery life and does not have the ability to charge other devices.
MiFi 8000 (Discontinued 4G Hotspot)
Released in June 2019, the MiFi 8000 supports Sprint's LTE Plus 5x carrier aggregation features, has TS-9 antenna ports that can be used with external MIMO antennas and supports USB tethering to a router or access point. The Calyx Institute no longer offers these devices because our hardware provider no longer carries them. We do not expect to have it back in stock at any time in the future.
Coolpad Surf (Discontinued 4G Hotspot)
The Coolpad is a sleek, lightweight device that brings Wi-Fi access while on the go. Hotspot and device management is achieved via web interface.
Device Troubleshooting
Tips and tricks for when your devices is acting up.