Review: Verizon Jetpack MiFi 6620L by Novatel (Mobile WiFi Hotspot)

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Released in October 2014, the Novatel Jetpack MiFi 6620L was Verizon's flagship mobile hotspot for over a year.

Though it is still available, it has been eclipsed by the newer and more advanced Netgear Jetpack AC791L.

Specifications

  • Battery Life: 15-20 hours
  • # of Connected Devices: 15 Wi-Fi / Supports USB Tethering
    WiFiRanger Tethering: Tested & works
    Pepwave Tethering: Tested & works
    MoFi Tethering: Tested & works
    Control Panel: http://192.168.1.1 or http://my.jetpack/
    Default Password: Find on the LCD by selecting "Help" and then "Jetpack Admin Website".
  • Networks supported:
    Verizon LTE Bands: 2, 4, 13
    4G/3G: HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100MHz - Global roaming supported.
    3G: Verizon CDMA EVDO Supported (800/1900MHz)
    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.
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n/a - 2.4GHz or 5GHz
  • Dimensions: 3.7" x 2.6" x 0.76" /  4.74 oz
  • SIM Card Type: 4FF / Nano SIM
  • Retail Price:  $199

Testing Status: We have had a 6620L in regular use since it was first released, and we have extensive experience with it. Our in-depth hands on review (originally published January 2015) is included below.

The Review in a Nutshell:

This is a great all around hotspot, and it has proven itself over time.

But while it has some significant strengths, it also has some major weak spots.

Read on for the details, and for some tips on how to get the most out of a 6620L.

The rest of our in-depth review in the member section includes these topics:

  • *new* Video Overview & Tutorial
  • MiFi 6620L - Key Features
  • SIM Compatibility and Video Tutorial on Swapping the 6620L SIM
  • MiFi 6620L Bugs, Glitches, and Annoyances
  • Performance Results
  • MiFi 6620L Alternatives
  • Concluding Thoughts
  • 6620L Ongoing Updates
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Novatel 6620L Ratings
  • Overall Rating

Quick Take

A solid and well proven mobile hotspot for the Verizon's network - with support for all Verizon's key cellular technologies.

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