Kirkland 4G broadband provider Clearwire today announced a special version of its mobile hotspot for people using Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The iSpot is a puck modem similar to 4G Sprint Overdrive, but it’s white and “made exclusively for Apple mobile products,” Clearwire said in its release.
The iSpot also supports more simultaneous users – up to eight devices can connect at once via WiFi, versus the five with the Overdrive.
Clearwire’s selling the iSpot for $100. An introductory data plan costs $25 per month and provides unlimited data at speeds of 3 to 6 megabits per second, with bursts up to 10.
Strangely, the iSpot will only support Apple devices with a $25 per month plan. Higher priced plans are available to open the hotspot to all WiFi devices, similar to the Overdrive. A spokesman said the device limits access to Apple devices by filtering MAC addresses, allowing only devices in the range used by the Apple products.