The Orbic Speed 5G UW, released March 3, 2022, is exclusive to Verizon.
This mobile hotspot includes support for all of Verizon's LTE and 5G cellular bands including low-band, mid-band, and millimeter-wave 5G.
- Model Number: R500L5
- # of Connected Devices: 30
- Control Panel and Default Password:
- Address: http://my.mobilehotspot
- Password: on Help Screen on device
- USB Tethering Support: Yes
- Modem Chipset: Qualcomm X55
- Supported Networks and Bands:
- 5G Sub-6GHz: n2, n5, n48, n66, n77, n78
- 5G mmWave: n260, n261
- LTE: 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 48, 66
- 5G Cellular Performance:
- Max Theoretical 5G Performance: Not Specified
- 5G Carrier Aggregation: Not Specified
- LTE Performance:
- LTE Performance Category: Not Specified (likely 20+)
- LTE Carrier Aggregation: Yes (not specified)
- MIMO Support: Not Specified (likely 4x4 internal)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Other Ports: Ethernet
- Wi-Fi Standard: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
- Claimed Battery Life: Up to 12 hours
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: No
- Battery Part #: BTE-4401
- Battery Purchase: Orbic
- Dimensions: 4.92 x 3.35 x 0.87 inches
- SIM Card Type: Nano
- Retail Price: $299.99
News, Videos, & Status
We purchased an Orbic Speed 5G directly from Verizon paired with a 5G postpaid connected device plan for testing.
Our MIAs can follow along with our testing:
- Testing In Progress Forum Thread: Orbic Speed 5G (Cellular Mobile Hotspot)
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