mobile hotspot

FreedomPop gives iPod touch 4G with free data sleeve

FreedomPop gives iPod touch 4G with free data sleeve

4G iPhone sleeve company FreedomPop has returned with a new model, this time turning the iPod touch into a pseudo-iPhone complete with free mobile broadband access every month. The new Freedom Sleeve for iPod touch, up for pre-order now, clips onto the back of the media player like a speedy data barnacle and gives it a WiFi connection to play with, allowing for streaming music services like Spotify, FaceTime video calls on the move, and voice calls over VoIP services like Skype.

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Verizon Wireless Jetpack 890L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Verizon Wireless Jetpack 890L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Compared to the Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot we just reviewed at the beginning of May, this 890L 4G LTE model isn't all that unique. It connects to Verizon's 4G LTE network just as well as the 4620, has a similar lovely little display for you to monitor how many people are connected, your connection strength, and software updates - and you're working with the same data plan costs as well. The 4620L is made by Novatel Wireless while the 890L is made by ZTE - beyond that, what differences are there?

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SoftBank reveals radiation-scanning phone plus 13.1MP Android

SoftBank reveals radiation-scanning phone plus 13.1MP Android

Japanese carrier SoftBank has revealed its summer 2012 line-up, including an Android phone with an integrated radiation detector, the usual brace of big-screened beauties, and a 110Mbps mobile hotspot. The Pantone 5 SoftBank 107SH is the most unusual of the refreshed range, delivering not only eight hue options ranging from the salmony-pink shown here through to lime green and sober black, but the ability to track between 0.05 and 9.99 μSv/h of radiation.

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Samsung teams with US Cellular for LTE hotspot

Samsung teams with US Cellular for LTE hotspot

This week we're seeing another step in the rolling out of US Cellular's LTE network here in the United States with a brand new Samsung hotspot. If this hotspot looks familiar, it certainly should, as its essentially the same unit as we've seen previously working with Verizon - that same hotspot Google gave away at Google I/O 2011, in fact. This hotspot will in your hands working exclusively with US Cellular's brand of LTE soon.

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T-Mobile Sensation 4G Android 4.0 update ends free tethering

T-Mobile Sensation 4G Android 4.0 update ends free tethering

T-Mobile USA subscribers using the HTC Sensation will have to choose between free tethering and an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, with the carrier's fine-print revealing mobile hotspot use will no longer be overlooked. "HTC Sensation 4G [users] will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update"the Android 4.0 software update support document confirms, ahead of the new firmware's release on Wednesday this week.

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Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot review

Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot review

There's little to be said at this point about how powerful Verizon's 4G LTE network really is - we've found no more comprehensive coverage in the country at this point in history - but how well does this newest Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot harness that power? Verizon has several mobile hotspot devices in their store right this second, this being Novatel Wireless' newest look at pushing this LTE network to your many wonderful devices. You'll be getting fabulous data speeds in a tiny package - and this device has a lovely display, as well - but what's the difference when it comes down to it between this and the rest of the hotspots currently available at Verizon?

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4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot shares LTE, WiMAX and 3G

4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot shares LTE, WiMAX and 3G

Sierra Wireless has revealed the first triple-mode LTE, WiMAX and 3G mobile hotspot, the 4G LTE Tri-Fi, set to hit the Now Network later this month. Promising up to eight hours of active battery life and sharing for up to eight devices over WiFi b/g/n connections, the 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot also has a microSD card slot for working as a portable NAS using DLNA for easy access.

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Verizon intros new prepaid plans, Jetpack hotspot

Verizon intros new prepaid plans, Jetpack hotspot

Verizon has announced new prepaid plans that will let users avoid being bound to a two-year contract. The new prepaid plans will kick off tomorrow, May 1, starting with an offer that includes unlimited talk and text along with 1GB of data for $80 per month. It will initially be available only for one device, the Samsung Illusion, but other devices will likely follow.

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Verizon $30 Upgrade Fee implemented for existing customers

Verizon $30 Upgrade Fee implemented for existing customers

Mobile device users at Verizon will have a new fee popping up on their bills starting later this month if they do so choose to purchase new equipment at a discounted 2-year price. This fee will be $30 and will be added on to whatever cost a new device purchased on a 2-year contract would have been - this price only added for people already working with Verizon Wireless service. This upgrade fee will go live on the 22nd of April, so switch quick!

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