This device was recalled in April 2021 due to burn and fire hazards. You can read more here: Recalled: Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
- Model Number: Franklin MHS900L
- # of Connected Devices: 8 via Wi-Fi
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel: http://my.jetpack or http://192.168.1.1
Default Password: Displayed on the external display
- USB Tethering Support: None
- Supported Networks and Bands:
4G/LTE: 4, 13
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- MIMO Support: 2x2 internal only
- LTE Performance Category: Category 3
(Max Theoretical Speed: 100Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Other Ports: microUSB
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz only
- Claimed Battery Life: 10 hours
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: No
- Battery Part #: 342123180
- Replacement Purchase
- Dimensions: 2.34'' x 3.46'' x 0.57'' (2.79oz)
- SIM Card Type: Nano
- Retail Price: $149.99
News, Videos, & Status
We purchased a unit at Best Buy as a prepaid unit for $49.99 for testing against more capable devices. The device works but most RVers and boaters would be better served with a more advanced hotspot.
- 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:
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