Verizon Wireless And Samsung Announce 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

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Starting tomorrow, the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot from Verizon Wireless will be available for purchase in stores. If you can’t wait, you can order it online today. The hotspot will cost for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G Mobile Broadband plan. With the hotspot, you’ll be able to share your Verizon Wireless 4G LTE connection with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. Verizon Wireless says you can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas.

Verizon Wireless And Samsung Deliver The 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Running on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network, the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is Available Today

03/29/2011 BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is available for order today in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G Mobile Broadband plan. The 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot will be available in stores on March 31.

Key features:

    * Share 4G LTE internet connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices at the same time

    * 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas

    * Backward compatible with the Verizon Wireless 3G network

    * Dimensions: 2.32”(H) x 3.54”(W) x 0.45”(D)

Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot customers can take advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network by subscribing to a 4G LTE mobile broadband data package starting at $50 monthly access for 5GB. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Data usage can be tracked by logging on to My Verizon online at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G networks. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years. For more information about the LTE Innovation Center and Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 1:06 PM

This I don't really understand. I get the device but why at a stationary location when you can get the same for less with a residential broadband connection. The speed of a land line communications device is also much faster, and you can connect as many wireless devices as you want as well, not just 5!

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 1:06 PM

I mean if you just wanna blow some money for two years go ahead but why?

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wannab replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 1:43 PM

Seriously? its like paying for mobile dial up! Why not just find a place that offers free wifi?

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Ouch and $50 a month for a 5GB plan you could eat that up in a day if you were on vacation and steaming netflix

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The 4g data should be unlimited if I am not mistaken. At least it is on Clear. The problem with 4g mifi is the it is limited to the metropolitan area. This will likely never reach out to the areas where it would be most beneficial such as rural areas. The speeds are decent but the cost is outrageous. You could get a good Fios plan for less.

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don't forge that once you go out of the 4g coverage area the cost ballons, as 3g is what cost per GB.

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OSunday replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 6:09 PM

I've used a sprint 3G data card and I loved the availability of internet almost anywhere and especially when travelling but I definitely fall under the category of a high bandwidth user, and the data usage caps are what keep me away from products like this, even considering a 4G LTE networks strength and capability to withstand and traffic more data

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HHGrrl replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 9:50 PM

The flexibility of having an "anywhere" connection is nice with these Mi-Fis, but you definitely pay for it.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Mar 31 2011 1:23 AM

One thing Dammonritter, Verizon Wireless is in no way CLEAR, but you do have it right on the getting a FIOS account cheaper part. I am sure we will very shortly hear some nightmare stories. One thing though I have not heard much negative on the Thunderbolt which is basically the hand held phone version of this thing with a display. So I may be wrong but I do not think so.

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