Review: Verizon Jetpack 5510L by Novatel (Mobile WiFi Hotspot)

novatel-5510l-verizon-mifi-modem-review-bannerThe Novatel 5510L was a formerly popular hotspot on Verizon's network, and it is still commonly 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 Novatel 6620L or the Netgear AC791L instead - both of which will give you more capability and much more 'future-proofing'.

NOTE: The Novatel 5510L model is now discontinued, but due to its basic XLTE support we do not yet consider it totally obsolete.

Specifications

  • Battery Life: 8 hours
  • # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi / USB Tethering Suported
  • Networks supported:
    Verizon LTE Bands: 4, 13
    3G: Verizon CDMA EVDO Supported (800/1900MHz)
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
  • LTE Performance Category: Category 3
    (Max Theoretical Speed: 100Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: No.
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz only
  • Dimensions: 3.9" x 2.4" x 0.6" /  3.3 oz
  • SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
  • Retail Price:  $199 (original price)

Testing Status: There are other much more capable options in Verizon's lineup, and we have not felt this older hotspot was worth a hands on look.

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Quick Take

The 5510L is nearing obsolescence. If you have this hotspot, we recommend planning an upgrade.

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