The Novatel 5510L was a formerly popular hotspot on Verizon's network, and it is still commonly found for sale on eBay and other secondary markets.
- Battery Life: 8 hours
- # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi / USB Tethering Suported
- Networks supported:
Verizon LTE Bands: 4, 13
3G: Verizon CDMA EVDO Supported (800/1900MHz)
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- LTE Performance Category: Category 3
(Max Theoretical Speed: 100Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: No.
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz only
- Dimensions: 3.9" x 2.4" x 0.6" / 3.3 oz
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $199 (original price)
Review & Testing Status
There are other much more capable options in Verizon's lineup, and we have not felt this older hotspot was worth a hands on look.
Alternatives to Consider
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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.