Mobile Hotspots and ModemsOur Reviews Of Mobile Hotspots and Modems

Mobile hotspots and modems are data only devices that convert a cellular connection to mobile internet usable for getting laptops, tablets, TVs and and gaming systems online. Some may also have a WiFi hotspot feature (often referred to as MiFi or Jetpacks), or need to be plugged into a router via USB. For more information and a comparative guide: LTE Mobile Hotspot Guide.

Pantech UML290

Verizon’s older and now obsolete USB cellular modem.

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Novatel 4620L

A pre-XLTE Verizon mobile hotspot that is now long obsolete.

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Novatel 5510L

An older XLTE-capable hotspot that is now discontinued.

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Netgear Beam 340U

AT&T’s USB Modem option is slipping towards obsolescence.

$169

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Pantech MHS291L

The first Verizon XLTE mobile hotspot to hit the market, but it suffers a critical flaw.

$159

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Netgear AirCard 341U

Sprint’s USB modem option with MIMO antenna ports.

$199

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Pantech UML295

The first USB cellular modem with XLTE, there are now better options.

$199

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Franklin Wireless Ellipsis MHS700L

Verizon’s original basic mobile hotspot, now discontinued and obsolete.

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ZTE LivePro Projector

Sprint’s combo mobile hotspot and projector.

$449

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Novatel MiFi 6620L

A former flagship XLTE capable hotspot worthy of consideration.

$199

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ZTE Velocity

AT&T’s entry-level LTE capable mobile hotspot is a decent basic choice.

$149

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ZTE Falcon Z-915

T-Mobile’s now-discontinued LTE Band 12 compatible mobile hotspot.

$110

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Ellipsis MHS800L / MHS815L

Verizon’s most basic currently offered mobile hotspot.

$149

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ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

A combinations LED projector and hotspot.

$449

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Netgear Fuse AC779S

Sprint’s prepaid mobile hotspot is very basic, but DOES support external antennas.

$168

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Karma Go

Karma’s proprietary mobile hotspot provides service powered by Sprint.

$149

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ZTE Mobley

AT&T’s connect car mobile hotspot provides internet while driving.

$99

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Zubie

Connect car mobile hotspot provides internet while driving on the Verizon network.

$99

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Franklin Wireless R850

Sprint’s newest mobile hotspot option, with LTE Plus support but no 3G fallback.

$144

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Alcatel ONETOUCH Ride-Fi

Sprint’s DC powered mobile hotspot, intended for use in vehicles.

$168

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Netgear 4G LTE Modems

A group of cellular modems that combine hardwired ethernet and cellular hotspot functions.

$120-$180

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HumX

Verizon’s connected car mobile hotspot provides internet while driving.

$150

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Winegard ConnecT WF1 & 4G1

Winegard’s unique-looking Wi-Fi extender and mobile router solution is an interesting addition to the market.

$549-$749

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ZTE Warp Connect WiFi Hotspot

A mobile hotspot device sold exclusively for Boost Mobile plans.

$49.99

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These Mobile Hotspots and Modems Are Now Obsolete

Franklin Wireless Ellipsis MHS700L

Verizon’s original basic mobile hotspot, now discontinued and obsolete.

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Novatel 5510L

An older XLTE-capable hotspot that is now discontinued.

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Novatel 4620L

A pre-XLTE Verizon mobile hotspot that is now long obsolete.

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Pantech UML290

Verizon’s older and now obsolete USB cellular modem.

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