Novatel Wireless Brings LTE-Only MiFi Brand Mobile Hotspot to U.S. Cellular

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:MIFI), a leading provider of wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the launch of the MiFi® M100 LTE hotspot with U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM), the nation’s fifth largest wireless carrier. This is the first LTE-only MiFi brand mobile hotspot for North America, equipped with numerous bands for exceptional coverage, including Band 12 for coverage in underserved areas.

The device is designed with simplicity in mind. With one touch to connect and a simple mobile app to check data usage and more, the MiFi M100 is an affordable mobile hotspot for anyone in need of reliable, secure, Internet on-the-go.

“Novatel Wireless is thrilled to collaborate with U.S. Cellular as they further expand their 4G LTE device lineup,” said John Carney, EVP sales and marketing for Novatel Wireless. “MiFi is the leading mobile hotspot brand with the best track record of maximum 4G LTE wireless performance providing connectivity and advanced features required to maximize the benefits of U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE device offering at an affordable price.”

MiFi M100: Affordable without compromising MiFi brand features:

  • Security First: MiFi technology platform delivers advanced security features including hacker prevention and VPN pass-through.
  • Reliable LTE: Bands 2/4/5/12/17, ideal for busy metros, suburban, and rural areas.
  • Reliable Quality: Extended operating temperature range for tougher climates, supports -20° to 55°C.
  • Easy to Use: No complex menus, just simple one-touch connectivity with MiFi Mobile App to monitor data usage, look up and change passwords, and more.
  • Keeps You Connected: Connects up to 15 Wi-Fi devices with a 10-hour battery dedicated to data.
  • Simple, Clean Design: One-touch power button, LEDs communicate connection status and battery life, charge port, and removable and rechargeable lithium ion battery.

The MiFi M100 is priced at $0.01 on a two-year contract and available at select U.S. Cellular retail stores and online at www.uscellular.com.

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIFI) is a leader in the design and development of wireless solutions based on 3G and 4G technologies. The Company delivers Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud SaaS services to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi® Mobile Hotspots, USB modems, embedded modules, Mobile Tracking Solutions and Asset Tracking Solutions. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises worldwide. Novatel Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. @MIFI

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities. Currently, 94 percent of U.S. Cellular customers have access to 4G LTE speeds, and 98 percent will have access by the end of 2015. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

MiFi is a registered trademark of Novatel Wireless, Inc. – the creators and patent holders of MiFi technology.

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless’ products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless’ filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

CONTACT: Editorial Contacts:
         For Novatel Wireless
         Anette Gaven
         agaven@nvtl.com
         619.993.3058

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