- Networks supported:
Verizon LTE Bands: 2, 4, 5, 13
Global Roaming on LTE Bands: 3, 4
4G/3G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz - Global roaming supported.
3G: Verizon CDMA EVDO Supported
2G: GSM EDGE - Quad band global roaming.
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes (2x 10MHz channels)
- LTE Performance Category: Category 4
(Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: Single unofficial "test port" - TS9 connector.
- Dimensions: 3.27" x 1.38" x 0.45" / 1.77 oz
- SIM Card Type: 4FF / Nano SIM
- Retail Price: $199 (original price)
Review & Testing Status
Novatel sent us a modem for evaluation, and we have spent some hands-on time testing it.
Members can follow along with our testing here: Cellular Equipment Field Testing Results – Netgear Modems / USB730 (Late 2017)
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The U620L has now been replaced by the Novatel USB730L, which is more modern and advanced device.
Verizon is still selling the U620L - but there is probably no good reason to purchase the older device any longer.
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.