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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Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.

 

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