Sprint 4G Case for iPad w/ Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot pocket free at Best Buy w/ iPad purchase

Sprint has launched the 4G Case for Apple iPad which has a pocket to house an Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, so you can simultaneously connect your Apple iPad and four more Wi-Fi enabled devices (think, iPhone) at 4G speeds anywhere within 4G coverage areas.

Visit any participating Best Buy to purchase an iPad and for a limited time get the 4G Case and Overdrive for free. Valid from April 16-23, while supplies last.

The Overdrive lets you sync up with any Wi-Fi device, like computers, phones, e-readers and portable game consoles. And when you’re outside of 4G coverage areas, it’ll automatically switch over to Sprint’s 3G network, so you can get online almost anywhere. The Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless sold separately.

See Sprint’s 4G Cities here.

25 Comments

  1. Okay, someone please un-confuse me. The Sprint info page states:
    “The Overdrive™ lets you sync up with any Wi-Fi device, like computers, phones, e-readers and portable game consoles. And when you’re outside of 4G coverage areas, it’ll automatically switch over to Sprint’s 3G network, so you can get online almost anywhere.”

    Is this 3G/4G converted from wi-fi or do you need a 3G iPad?

  2. @silverhawk
    I believe the unit is an independent wi-fi hot spot. You don’t need an iPad at all. You can use it to connect any wi-fi device including laptops, desktops, X-Box…. or an iPad.

  3. It’s a WWAN device acting as a mobile hotspot, that any wifi device can connect to, like an iPad. The key is, how much does the subscription cost. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to get a non-subscription iPad 3G?

  4. if they coulda done it for 29.99 a month with an attractive no contract like the att deal i woulda gone for it but when it costs more then my house internet and i phone internet plan combined they crazy i dont care if its going at 5g

  5. The price point is not where I’d jump on it yet, but it’s close. For example: If I signed up for the service and they threw in the device with a contract, I’d be fine.

    Another aspect is both my wife and I both have iPhones and if I purchased an iPad and got the 3G service for $14/month, our total data plan would be $75/month.

    However, what I don’t believe is that AT&T;will even “let” me cancel my data plan on the iPhones to get any cost benefit from using such a device as this from another carrier.

    Unless I’m wrong, iPhone users are pretty much stuck with the AT&T;data plan and the price point just for the iPad is way too high.

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