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.
- Battery Life: 5 hours
- # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi / USB Tethering Suported
- Networks supported: Verizon LTE Band: 13
4G/3G: HSPA 900/1900/2100MHz - Global roaming supported.
3G: Verizon CDMA EVDO Supported (800/1900MHz)
2G: GSM EDGE - Quad band global roaming.
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- LTE Performance Category: Category 3
(Max Theoretical Speed: 100Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: Single unofficial "test port" - TS9 connector.
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz only
- Dimensions: 3.74" x 2.36" x 0.53" / 3.0 oz
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $299 (original price)
Review & Testing Status
We used the 4620L as our primary hotspot in late 2012. You can can read about our prior experience in our Technomadia blog post: Life In The Fast Lane – 4G Will Make You Lose Your Mind.
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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).
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