This device or plan has been discontinued or we consider it obsolete. While current owners of this device or plan may continue to find performance to be adequate for the foreseeable tech-future, we do not recommend upgrading to or purchasing it.
In September 2020, Inseego released the M2100 which includes Sub6 support as well for their nationwide 5G network - which should be considered instead of the M1000.
- Model Number: Inseego 5G MiFi M1000
- # of Connected Devices: Unknown, Supports USB Tethering and Ethernet
- Control Panel and Default Password:
- USB Tethering Support: Unknown, but likely
- WiFiRanger Tethering: Not tested
- Pepwave Tethering: Not tested
- Networks supported:
- mmWave 5G: n260, n261
- 4G LTE: 2. 4, 5, 13, 48, 66
- UMTS: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes, 7-band, including LAA
- MIMO Support: 4X4 internal (LTE)
- LTE Performance Category: Category 20 (Max Theoretical Speed: 2000Mbps Down / 300Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Other Ports: USB-C, Ethernet
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac - Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Battery: 4400 mAh Li-Ion
- Claimed Battery Life: 24 hours hotspot usage, multiple days standby
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: Unknown (Unlikely)
- Battery Part #: Unknown
- Dimensions: 4.85" x 3.48" x 1.5" / 5.7 oz
- SIM Card Type: Nano
- Retail Price: $649.99/ $499.99 with a 2-year contract
News, Videos, & Status
We consider this a very limited device with support only for mmWave Ultrawideband 5G, and not worth acquiring considering we (and nomads in general) are seldom in places where this sort of coverage exists.
- Recalled: Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack Mobile Hotspot Due to Fire and Burn Hazards Posted on: April 9, 2021
- Verizon Goes Big in C-Band Auction - Investing Billions in 5G Spectrum Posted on: March 1, 2021
- Verizon Prepaid Offering Limited Time 'Third Month Free' Promo Across Plan Types Posted on: February 19, 2021
- Verizon Adds News Streaming Service discovery+ to Select Plans Posted on: January 5, 2021
- Coverage? App Now Includes Maps for 5G, Canadian Carriers and U.S. Cellular Posted on: December 18, 2020
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Mobile hotspot devices are small, self-contained units that receive a cellular data signal and transform it into an internet connection. They are a cellular modem and router combined. Most can create their own personal Wi-Fi network.
They are typically designed with a specific cellular carrier in mind and require a suitable cellular data plan of their own to operate. You might see them called Jetpacks (Verizon's term for them) or MiFi (Inseego's name for them).
Here's a quick video going over the features of a hotspot, and what makes one better than another:
The guides below have been hand-picked to help further your education about selecting mobile hotspots and best utilizing them in your mobile internet setup.