Review: Verizon Jetpack 4620L by Novatel (Mobile WiFi Hotspot)

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The Novatel 4620L was a formerly popular hotspot on Verizon's network, and it is still occasionally found for sale on eBay and other secondary markets.

If you're considering a Verizon hotspot purchase, it's probably better to go with the more current Novatel 6620L or the Netgear AC791L instead - both of which will give you more capability and much more 'future-proofing'.

NOTE: The 4620L model is now discontinued, and due to the lack of XLTE support it should be considered obsolete.

Specifications

  • Battery Life: 5 hours
  • # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi / USB Tethering Suported
  • Networks supported: Verizon LTE Band: 13
    4G/3G: HSPA 900/1900/2100MHz - Global roaming supported.
    3G: Verizon CDMA EVDO Supported (800/1900MHz)
    2G: GSM EDGE - Quad band global roaming.
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
  • LTE Performance Category: Category 3
    (Max Theoretical Speed: 100Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: Single unofficial "test port" - TS9 connector.
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz only
  • Dimensions: 3.74" x 2.36" x 0.53" /  3.0 oz
  • SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
  • Retail Price:  $299 (original price)

Testing Status: We used the 4620L as our primary hotspot in late 2012. You can can read about our prior experience in our Technomadia blog post: Life In The Fast Lane – 4G Will Make You Lose Your Mind.

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Novatel 4620L Ratings
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Quick Take

The 4620 is now obsolete.

If you have this unit, we recommend upgrading to a newer unit.

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