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
- Control Panel Address and Default Password:
- Address: Verizon knowledge base - Admin page sign-in
- Password: Random - Check Device Screen
- USB Tethering Support: Yes
- Modem Chipset: Not Specified
- Supported Networks and Bands: Verizon
- LTE: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 20, 28, 46, 48, 66
- LTE Performance:
- LTE Performance Category: Cat-18 (Max Theoretical Speed: 1200 Mbps Down / 150 Mbps Up)
- LTE Carrier Aggregation: 5-band, including LAA
- MIMO Support: 4X4 internal, 2X2 external
- Cellular Antenna Ports: 2x TS9 'Test Ports' (not official antenna perts), overwrites internal 4x4 MIMO antennas. Right Port is the primary port, for uploads
- Other Ports: USB-C
- Wi-Fi Standard: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
- Claimed Battery Life: 24 hours
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: No
- Battery Part #: 40123117
- Battery Purchase: Verizon MiFi 8800L
- Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.75 inches
- 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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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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