Even though it looks nearly identical to its older sibling the 7730L, the 8800L is a major step forward in terms of raw cellular capability - and it was the first device to bring gigabit-class LTE technologies to Verizon's Jetpack lineup.
With 5G technology infiltrating the 4G/LTE world, this hotspot represents Verizon's LTE performance pinnacle in what was once a pre-5G world. It is still Verizon's top LTE-only hotspot device and worthy of consideration for those without 5G on their radar.
In September 2020, Verizon released the MiFi M2100 5G UW, which includes mmWave and low-band 5G support, but also a Cat-22 LTE modem - at double the price and lacking antenna ports. For LTE Verizon applications, the 8800L remains our top pick.
- Model Number: Inseego 8800L
- # of Connected Devices: 15 Wi-Fi / Supports USB Tethering
- Control Panel and Default Password:
- USB Tethering Support:
- WiFiRanger Tethering: Works Great
- Pepwave Tethering: Works Great (except for Surf On-The-Go)
- Networks supported:
- 4G/LTE Bands: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 20, 28, 46, 48, 66
- 3G: UMTS 1, 2, 5, 8; HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz (No support for Legacy Verizon CDMA network, which is going away 12/31/22)
- 2G: GSM EDGE
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes, 5-band, including LAA
- MIMO Support: 4X4 internal, and 2X2 external
- LTE Performance Category: Category 18 (Max Theoretical Speed: 1200Mbps Down / 150Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports:
- 2x TS9 'Test Ports' (not official antenna ports), overwrites internal 4x4 MIMO antennas
- Right port is the primary port, for uploads.
- Other Ports: USB-C
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) - Simultaneous 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
- Simultaneous 2.4GHz/5GHz Range (reported): 50-70ft
- 5GHz Range (reported): 40-50ft
- Battery: 4400mAh, 16.7 WhrLi Ion battery
- Claimed Battery Life: 24 hours hotspot usage, multiple days standby
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: No
- Battery Part #: 40123117
- Battery Purchase
- Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.8" x 0.75" / 5.71 oz
- SIM Card Type: Nano
- Retail Price: $199.99
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- Verizon Releases System Update 4 for Inseego 8800L Mobile Hotspots Posted on: April 27, 2022
- Verizon Releases Firmware System Update 3 for Inseego 8800L Mobile Hotspots Posted on: January 17, 2022
- Verizon Pushes 2A Firmware Update to Inseego 8800L MiFi Jetpack Posted on: May 13, 2020
- Verizon Finally Releases 8800L 1S Firmware Update - Hopefully Fixing Reboot & Disconnects Posted on: August 6, 2019
- Verizon Launches New Flagship Mobile Hotspot Device - The MiFi 8800L Posted on: October 29, 2018
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