Beginning on Nov. 14, Sprint customers can attach ZTE Peel to their iPod touch and connect to Sprint’s 3G network.
The ZTE Peel is a device that cradles the second- and third-generation iPod touch with a case-like form factor. With universal Wi-Fi compatibility and support for up to two Wi-Fi enabled devices, iPod touch users will have a virtually anywhere, anytime Internet connection that removes the reliance on a Wi-Fi hotspot for a data connection, says Fared Adib, vice president, Product Development. Customers simply slide their iPod touch (touch-screen face out) into ZTE Peel, press down on both sides until it clicks into place, and then press the power button located on the back of ZTE Peel to connect to Sprint’s 3G network.
The ZTE Peel will be available beginning Sunday, Nov. 14, through Sprint retail stores and direct ship sales channels, including web sales (http://www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) for US$79.99 (taxes excluded). The ZTE Peel $29.99 monthly service plan from Sprint allows up to 1GB of 3G data on the S
Features of the ZTE Peel include security through WEP, an internal antenna and compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 and higher and Windows 7/Vista/XP. No software installation is required for use.
With the ZTE Peel supporting up to two hotspot connections, users can also enable laptops, tablets and other mobile devices with 3G data speeds. With the Sprint Free Guarantee, customers can take advantage of ZTE Peel for 30 days. If not satisfied, customers may return the device within 30 days to get reimbursed for the device purchase and activation fee, get the restocking fees waived, and receive a full refund for the monthly service plan charges.