These devices provide internet connectivity by connecting to the 4G/LTE cellular network and broadcasting a local Wi-Fi network that you can connect your device to. For all devices, the service is unmetered and unlimited, everywhere that is reachable by the Sprint and T-mobile networks.
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.
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.
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.
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.