This is similar to the router offered by TMobile (Asus AC68u). I just want to start a thread on the Sprint version since there should be a demand there as well.
To order, you call 1-866-556-7310
and ask for Sprint Wifi Connect Router in order to better take advantage of wifi calling function of your phone. I assume you have to have at least one wifi calling enabled phone on your account in order to order this router.
Do not let them transfer you, if you are transferred, then the rep doesn't know the deal. Hang up and call back again. Other department can not order this yet (except for maybe a supervisor of Retention department). The number provided is to the Airave department. They can tell you whether you qualify and order it for you.
I ordered mine last week and it arrived yesterday.
I haven't played with mine yet but may try to put a stock firmware on it in order to use Access Point mode. It'll be nice for people to start putting some info on the router in the wiki area.
Good luck and enjoy the router.
Info on this page:
The router is yours free of obligation after 1 Year. If you are cancelling before 1 year is up, you either pay $85 or have to return the router.
"Ownership of Equipment: Sprint will retain ownership of the Equipment for the first full year after
you order it. If your Sprint wireless service account remains active with Sprint beyond one year, there
is no charge applied for the router at any point, and ownership of the Equipment transfers to you. If,
within one year of receiving the Equipment, your Sprint wireless service is discontinued or terminated
for any reason, you may either (1) choose to return the Equipment to Sprint, or (2) keep the
Equipment and pay the Equipment Fee."
Anyway for those of you that want to use it in AP mode.
When you first connect the router, go to setup wizard and go into "manual setting". Once there, you have two choices, router and access point. If you fail to pick the option the first time, you will have to reset the router to factory setting then try again.
Here's something I found on the Asus website of the interface for the factory firmware so this would be close to the factory if you were to change it to Asus firmware: