Clear discontinued the iSpot personal 4G hotspot for iOS devices yesterday. The iSpot was easily hacked to work like its more expensive counterpart with all computers and even had trouble with some iPads without hacking.
Clear recently dropped the price of the iSpot by 80% and will continue selling them until they sell out of retail inventory.
Sprint (who own 54% of Clear) is also about to announce a new Mifi device which may also account for the iSpot discontinuation (below). One major drawback of the iSpot is that it only works in the few spots that have Clear 4G, it doesn’t drop down to 3G if you leave a 4G area. The new device, which also uses Sprint’s 3G network, does.
- Best Buy bundling free Verizon, Sprint or AT&T MiFi with iPads, 2 year contract required (9to5mac.com)
- Hacking 4G for fun and profit (and Mac compatibility!) (9to5mac.com)