Verizon Releases Firmware Update 2.5 for Novatel MiFi 6620L

We’ve long considered the Novatel MiFi 6620L (our in-depth review) to be the go-to hotspot for Verizon customers – delivering overall solid performance and reliability. And one of the best things about the 6620L is that it has been getting better via ongoing firmware updates – with the LTE Band 2 and LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation being […]

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Novatel Promises LTE Band-2 Upgrade for Verizon MiFi 6620L

We recently released our member exclusive review of Verizon’s newest flagship hotspot – the Novatel MiFi 6620L. Though we were overall impressed, our biggest disappointment was that Verizon’s top hotspot was NOT compatible with LTE band 2, the 1900MHz PCS frequencies that Verizon is beginning to transition from 3G EV-DO to LTE usage. At the […]

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New: Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack (MHS800L) is XLTE Compatible

Today Verizon announced the arrival of the new  Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack (MHS800L), which is their latest Jetpack to be XLTE compatible. The new device can connect up to 8 devices, and has a non-removable 10-hour battery. It’s available for 99 cents with a 2-year contract or $149.99 if purchased at full price with no contract. Interestingly, it’s the […]

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Happy 4th Birthday LTE! (3G’s Days Are Numbered)

This week marks the 4th anniversary of the December 2010 initial public deployment of Verizon’s LTE network – the first large scale 4G/LTE network in the world. What a four years it has been! LTE has gone on to become the global standard for cellular data communication, blowing away the speeds of older 3G networks. […]

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Verizon’s new XLTE

Verizon yesterday gave a name to it’s new enhanced LTE service – they are calling it “XLTE”, and it is live in 44 states now. If you have a compatible device (most recent flagship phones are), you will now see as much as a doubling of speed in certain areas. And even if you do […]

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