Verizon clears Jetpack 4G Mobile Hotspot for take off

Big Red readies $19.99 Jetpack MiFi 5510L for Jan 31 launch.

Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 5510L
Verizon Wireless

Need a way to surf almost anywhere without relying on sketchy public Wi-Fi? Verizon sure thinks you do and hopes to entice subscribers with a new Jetpack mobile hot spot.

Called the Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 5510L and made by Novatel Wireless, this gadget ships January 31 for $19.99 and continues the carrier's line of portable 4G sharing products. The hockey-puck-shaped 5510L can spread its 4G LTE data connection to up to 10 mobile devices such as smartphone, tablets, and laptops via wireless Wi-Fi connection.

With the largest LTE data network roll out in the U.S., the chance to link to Verizon's 4G infrastructure while on the go is a tempting prospect. Of course you will have to beef up your monthly data plan to include multiple devices, which will add up quickly, as high as $180 per month. I suggest you choose your plan wisely.

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