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Remember when mobile hotspots were clunky little black boxes that just had one or two LED notification lights? Those days are gone. These days, hotspots are just as whiz-bang as any other modern gadget, and AT&T is about to pick up perhaps the most innovative one to date. The company announced today that it will carry Sierra Wireless' Unite, a 4G LTE-capable hotspot that has a unique 2.4" touchscreen and can support up to 10 connections at once. Customers can also manage connected devices, change network and device settings and block unwanted devices from joining the network – directly... Read more...
It may not look like a mobile hotspot, but that's exactly what it is. Developed by Novatel Wireless, this AT&T-bound hotspot is actually not the strangest we've ever seen. That honor undoubtedly goes to the Verizon iPad, which also doubles as a wonderful mobile hotspot. That aside, this new Liberate is designed to operate on AT&T's 3G and LTE networks, boasting a 2.8" color touchscreen and support for up to 10 simultaneous connections. That screen is a real boon; anyone who has used a prior-gen MiFi knows how troubling it is to see flashing lights and nothing more as you attempt to troubleshoot.... Read more...
Oftentimes, we find ourselves wishing that Wi-Fi was everywhere. Kind of like oxygen. But given that it's not going to happen any time soon, this is actually getting us closer to the goal. TruConnect Mobile has announced a partnership with Walmart that'll bring Internet on the Go to customers. It's described as a "prepaid mobile broadband service that offers a great value for casual users." The keys here are twofold: Walmart, meaning widespread accessibility, and prepaid, which puts in the hands of so many people who have no need to commit to a two-year data agreement. The service will start by... Read more...
Verizon has been impressively aggressive in rolling out 4G LTE networks all over the country, and part of the benefit of doing so is that the wireless provider can offer products like the Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (MiFi 4620), which will be available at Verizon Wireless and Best Buy stores starting on April 12th. The MiFi 4620 purports to support up to ten WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously and should operate in 205 countries, granting international travelers high-speed mobile Internet. There’s a simple user interface with an OLED display that allows users to adjust settings... Read more...
MiFis and mobile hotspots are small, but they aren't tiny. Yet. Option is aiming to redefine how a wireless hotspot / router should look, by introducing the smallest one you've ever seen. The XYFI is indeed hailed as the world's tiniest mobile hotspot, offering Wi-Fi signals to up to eight devices. In addition to connecting to cellular networks to share Wi-Fi, XYFI also connects to WiFi presenting the user as a hub to connectivity and providing carriers with significant Wi-Fi offload benefits. XYFI is powered via USB connection, meaning users can take advantage of a wide variety of USB-enabled... Read more...
We've discussed the fragmentation of Android and the shoddy update services of the various carriers before, but the Droid 3's situation is raising these issues again. According to pre-CES reports, Verizon is poised to end-of-life (EOL) the Droid 3 along with its entire current lineup of MiFi hotspots. The BlackBerry Curve 3G and Palm Pre 2 are also reportedly on the chopping block, but the former is low-end device that's several years old, while the latter is a bit of an anachronism. The Droid 3, in contrast, is barely six months old. It's the only Motorola phone with a physical keyboard that Verizon... Read more...
Xcom Global has made of name for themselves selling rental MiFis to American travelers heading to far-off places, but now they're expanding. The company has partnered with Rebtel, a leading VoIP service operator, to provide XCom Global customers with an affordable option for placing international calls. To build awareness of this new service offering, XCom Global is issuing a Rebtel voucher for 133 minutes of free international direct dial calls to the United States with every USB/MiFi Hotspot rental. XCom Global’s high-speed Internet access rental service provides international travelers... Read more...
For Americans, traveling to Europe can be expensive. The plane ticket usually isn't the killer, but rather the international data roaming: at around $5 per MB, just checking email a few times could leave a traveler with quite a shocking bill. While travelers can purchase European SIM cards, the endeavor can be a hassle. That's where Xcom Global is coming in. The company has made a name for itself by renting MiFi and USB WWAN devices to travelers who go to select overseas countries, and now it is expanding to the bulk of Europe with a single device. This new Euro SIM is a serious all-in-one punch,... Read more...
There comes a point in the life of every laptop computer where an Internet connection becomes a necessity. It's all grown up. It's no longer just a viable option; it's a requirement. And TRENDnet is helping notebooks everywhere "get their grown-man on," with the shipment of the ultra portable 3G Mobile Wireless N Router, model TEW-656BRG. This device shares a single Internet connection from a compatible Sprint, AT&T, Verizon or other USB 3G / 3.75G USB modem with multiple users. The TEW-656BRG is one of the lightest and smallest 3G routers available; so small that it can slip into any laptop... Read more...
The Mobile HotSpot shown here isn't new. It's a device that has kicked around on a few carriers in its day, but now, one of America's most prominent cable companies is taking a major step toward becoming an all-in-one service provider. Comcast has just launched this 3G/4G device as a part of their Xfinity Internet2go lineup, enabling pay-TV customers to get mobile broadband from the very same parent company. The device here isn't the story. It's a 3G/4G MiFi, just like the ones that have been around for years now. But Comcast is undercutting Sprint's version ($80) by charging just $25 on a one-year... Read more...
Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless announced the MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. As the next-generation of the Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, the new MiFi 4510L lets you share your LTE connection with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. The MiFi 4510L also has a new status display that shows signal strength, battery level, roaming status, and the number of connected devices. The MiFi® 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Available On The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Beginning April 18 04/18/2011 - BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless... Read more...
Are there ever enough MiFi options in the world? Nope. Sprint's got one more for the picking, and it's a good one. Thanks to integrated 3G and 4G support, the new MiFi Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless is a two-faced device with lots of potential. As with most other MiFi devices, this one will also provide mobile broadband for up to five devices connected over Wi-Fi, and obviously it'll do WiMAX in locales that support it and 3G in other areas. The unit also comes preloaded with the MiFi OS, widgets and application support, but it's a bit thicker than the previous MiFi 2200. There's a microSD... Read more...
Another Verizon Wireless / Samsung announcement? It's true! The two companies just keep on giving at CES this year, this time introducing something for those who just can't stand to disconnect while on the go. VZW was one of the first carriers out with Novatel Wireless' MiFi 2200, but that only operates on 3G. Now, with the company's 4G LTE network live in 38 regions around the country, it's time for 4G hotspots. Samsung Mobile has just launched the 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, a handheld, battery-powered device that connects to Verizon's LTE network and rakes in download rates between 5Mbps and 12Mbps,... Read more...
Ah, the MiFi! It's a great product, and one that's probably overlooked and under-appreciated by most consumers who don't see a burning need to carry around a live 3G connection when they commute or travel. But for those who remain connected at all times, or long to remain connected at all times, there's hardly a better product on the market. Tethering a smartphone definitely does the trick, but it quickly drains battery life and ties up your phone's connection. The MiFi is a standalone pebble, but for those who prefer AT&T's high-speed 3G, they haven't been able to indulge. In practice, AT&T's... Read more...
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