If you are one of the people who purchased a new notebook or tablet and opted to not spend the money on the internal LTE modem and now want to get online away from a WiFi hotspot, there is help for you. What you need is either a smartphone that can act as a hotspot sharing its connection or a dedicated hotspot device like the new Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack.
The Jetpack is a hotspot device that landed online starting today and is available for 99 cents with a new two-year contract. The device is model number MHS800L and it can connect up to eight devices to the Verizon 4G LTE network. Power comes from an internal 2100 mAh battery good for up to ten hours of use per charge.
The Jetpack has a 0.9-inch OLED display that shows signal strength, battery life, data usage, and other important details. It supports 802.11 b/g/n networks and is VPN capable. Customers who already have a MORE Everything account can add the Jetpack hotspot to their existing account for $20 monthly. Another nice feature if you travel is that the hotspot is XLTE compatible so if you are in an area that supports those faster speeds you can use the faster speed.