Overview: We.Stream Global Hotspot (Mobile WiFi Hotspot & Data Service)

The We.Stream global hotspot system offers a global cellular modem that supports multiple carriers in the US including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. We.Stream also offers international data service that can be purchased directly on the device.


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We.Stream Device

This Category 4 hotspot device has 2 SIM slots and an embedded cloud SIM for international use. While the device itself uses older LTE technology (modern hotspots are Category 13+), the multiple SIM slots and a built-in global SIM are unusual and handy features for some nomads, particularly those who travel frequently outside the US.

The embedded SIM technology allows for data access in over 100 countries and We.Stream also offers a built-in VPN.

Data can be purchased directly from the device through We.Stream service or you can add your own SIM card from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint.



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Specifications

  • Model Number: N/A
  • Control Panel and Default Password: N/A
  • USB Tethering Support: No
  • # of Connected Devices:  5
  • Supported Networks and Bands:
    • LTE Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/17/19/20/38/39/40/41
    • Global roaming supported
    • GSM EDGE - 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
  • MIMO Support: 2X2 internal
  • LTE Performance Category: Cat 4: MAX Speed: LTE: Download: 150Mbps / Upload: 50Mbps
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: None
  • Other Ports: USB 2.0 (for charging other devices only) and MicroUSB 2.0 (for charging the we.stream
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: IEEE802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Claimed Battery Life: 15hrs
  •  Can Be Powered Without a Battery: Unknown
  • Dimensions: 2.6 x 5 x .6 in
  • SIM Card Type: eSIM + 2xNanoSim
  • Retail Price: $179.99 - sometimes includes several free day passes

We.Stream Data Service

We.Stream data service is pretty lackluster. We.Stream data service is high-priced, and has data limitations that do not make it a great solution for US based nomads seeking US based data. However, for  those who plan to be hyper mobile across international borders, We.Stream may be a solution.

We.Stream offers data service that can be used directly on the We.Stream device.

Plans Offered:

  • Yearly Worldwide Plans:
    • 2GB, 5GB, 20GB of high speed data per month, then slowed data capable of texting & emailing
    • Prices range from $21 - $149, depending on high speed data bucket
  • Daily Worldwide Plans
    • 500mb/day of high speed data, then slowed data capable of texting & emailing
    •  $8/day
  • Weekly Worldwide Plans
    • 500mb/day of high speed data, then slowed data capable of texting & emailing
    •  $7/day
  • 30 Day Worldwide Plans
    • 5GB Plan: $99
    • 10GB Plan: $149
  • Top-Ups: additional high speed data may be added monthly as needed, although the price per GB is pretty high (i.e. 2GB/30 days $99)

Plan Specifications

  • Carrier Networks Used: T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T in US - local internationally
  • Carrier Relation: Reseller
  • Plan Types Available: Data Only
  • Device Types Permitted: We.Stream Hotspot
  • Device Purchase Required: Yes
  • Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes
  • Throttling/Network Management: Plans have a high-speed data cap which is full speed available. Yearly/Daily/Weekly plans are granted slowed data after high speed bucket is reached.
  • International Roaming: Yes!
  • Domestic Roaming: Unknown
  • Plan Period: 24hours, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly
  • Data Roll Over: None
  • Overage Charges: There are no overage charges on prepaid plans - once you use your high speed data, data service is slowed or cut-off.
  • Streaming: No streaming services are provided.
  • Unlimited: Technically on some plans, as speeds are slowed drastically (but unlimited) after high speed data bucket is tapped.
  • Device Lock/Unlock Policy: N/A

Testing Status:

We are not currently reviewing this product or plan.


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Quick Take

Cat 4 mobile hotspot device with global SIM capabilities and 2 SIM slots.

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