ZTE Peel allows 3G access on iPod, hits Nov. 14

Sprint and ZTE are launching the ZTE Peel, an add-on that allows an iPod touch to access 3G networks

U.S. iPod touch owners will soon be able to access the Internet without a Wi-Fi hotspot by using a new add-on being launched on Sunday by Sprint and Chinese network supplier ZTE.

The ZTE Peel works with second- and third-generation iPod touch devices and slips on like a case, enabling access to Sprint's 3G network. The add-on is priced at US$79.99 and will be available in Sprint's retail and online stores. The monthly service plan costs $29.99, with no annual contract required.

A similar add-on device made news earlier this year in China, but was marketed as a more affordable option for users wanting to make phone calls on their iPod touch devices. The Apple Peel 520, from Chinese developer Yoison Technology, is housed in a protective case that includes battery and SIM card. Solar technology Company GoSolarUSA plans to sell the device in America soon, and is currently offering reservations.

Sprint says the ZTE Peel will free iPod touch users from being forced to rely on Wi-Fi hotspots to access the Internet. With the add-on, an iPod touch can become a mobile hotspot that will allow two devices to connect with it at the same time. The ZTE Peel includes a battery for up to three hours of active use time.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags ApplePhonessprintconsumer electronicsportable media playersaccessoriesZTEMedia players / recorders

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Michael Kan

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?