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.
The newer model adds support for LTE Band 4, which Verizon refers to as XLTE.
- Battery Life: 6 hours (not removable)
- # of Connected Devices: 8 Wi-Fi / No USB Tethering
- Networks supported: Verizon LTE Band: 13
4G/3G/2G: No fallback - LTE only!
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- LTE Performance Category: Category 3
(Max Theoretical Speed: 100Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: Dual unofficial "test ports" - TS9 connector.
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz only
- Dimensions: 3.07" x 2.2" x 0.49" / 2.9 oz
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $149
Review & Testing Status
There are other much more capable options in Verizon's lineup, and we have never felt this limited hotspot was worth a hands on look.
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Be careful when shopping on eBay and make sure that you're buying JUST the mobile hotspot, and not also a rental Verizon data plan.
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:
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