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Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots recalled over fire risks

Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots recalled over fire risks

Until we reach that point in technological and manufacturing development, almost everything that has a battery can be considered a potential fire hazard, including the phones that we put in our pockets. The materials that power even the smallest of electronic devices are volatile and dangerous in certain combinations, resulting in accidents, damages, and sometimes even deaths. Fortunately, there are systems in place to alert consumers of such risks and, like in the case of Verizon's Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots, a system to have them replaced for free.

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T-Mobile launches its first 5G hotspot alongside 100GB standalone plan

T-Mobile launches its first 5G hotspot alongside 100GB standalone plan

T-Mobile has announced its first 5G hotspot, one that can be activated on multiple standalone plans offering up to 100GB of data per month. There are some big advantages to the 5G hotspot over the 4G LTE alternatives, including support for a huge number of devices connected simultaneously and lower prices with higher data caps.

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AT&T 5G mobile hotspot blends sub-6, mmWave and WiFi 6

AT&T 5G mobile hotspot blends sub-6, mmWave and WiFi 6

AT&T is launching a new 5G mobile hotspot, promising higher-speed data for your laptop, tablet, Nintendo Switch or whatever else while on the move. The Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Pro will be compatible with both AT&T's sub-6 GHz 5G and the faster millimeter wave service it brands "5G+" in a number of locations.

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T-Mobile $15/mo plan launches early over coronavirus

T-Mobile $15/mo plan launches early over coronavirus

T-Mobile has pulled forward the launch of its cheapest smartphone plan, slicing months off the timeline to offer $15 per month service. The launch - which also sees a new Metro by T-Mobile plan arriving - comes as many Americans find themselves working from home, furloughed, or unemployed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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AT&T 5G launch detailed: Pricing, coverage, and the device you’ll use

AT&T 5G launch detailed: Pricing, coverage, and the device you’ll use

AT&T has a launch date for its 5G network in the US, as well as confirming just how much the first 5G devices will cost - and how much you'll have to pay for data. The carrier is one of several currently locked into a race to light up 5G networks, promising significantly faster data speeds as well as a cut in latency and other improvements.

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Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon has unveiled the Inseego 5G hotspot, the first of its kind that will be offered by the wireless carrier. The hotspot will launch at Verizon in 2019, enabling customers to access the carrier's 5G mobile network for use with other mobile devices. The hotspot was introduced today during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui today.

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Karma Black ultra-secure LTE hotspot preorders go live at a discount

Karma Black ultra-secure LTE hotspot preorders go live at a discount

In August, Karma announced the upcoming launch of a privacy-minded mobile hotspot device that would, among other things, have a built-in VPN. Called Karma Black, that device will officially be available to purchase in January, the company has revealed. The hotspot will provide buyers with LTE data wrapped in a layer of security, helping protect data, block potentially harmful advertisements, and more.

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NETGEAR Nighthawk is AT&T’s first 5G Evolution mobile hotspot router

NETGEAR Nighthawk is AT&T’s first 5G Evolution mobile hotspot router

AT&T is now exclusively offering the NETGEAR Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, the first hotspot of its kind to support the carrier's 5G Evolution network. According to AT&T, its 5G Evolution features twice as fast speeds as standard LTE in some places (Indianapolis and Austin, specifically). Though this Netgear router is exclusive to AT&T at the moment, it won't remain that way.

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AT&T Nighthawk mobile hotspot claims up to 2x LTE speeds

AT&T Nighthawk mobile hotspot claims up to 2x LTE speeds

AT&T has a new speedy mobile hotspot router, the AT&T Nighthawk, and while it may continue the carrier's "5G evolution" fudge, you might not mind so much when you see the speeds. The Netgear-made hotspot could deliver speeds up to twice as fast as regular LTE, AT&T claims, though there are some big provisos there too. Most importantly, it'll depend on where you are.

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Karma Black hotspot has a built-in VPN for privacy

Karma Black hotspot has a built-in VPN for privacy

Karma, the company that offers mobile data plans and the hardware to go with them, has announced a new hotspot product designed specifically for those who care a lot about their privacy. Called Karma Black, this upcoming mobile hotspot will feature a built-in VPN to help protect its user's browsing habits, as well as some other features like blacklisting.

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Verizon Jetpack MiFi 7730L brings wireless storage via USB-C

Verizon Jetpack MiFi 7730L brings wireless storage via USB-C

Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots today are no longer one-trick ponies. After all, a device that does one and only one thing seems like a waste of precious space. Getting in with the times, Verizon's new MiFi 7730L Jetpack is offering something in addition to high-speed Internet. Through the magic of the new USB-C standard, this pocket Wi-Fi can turn any USB-C storage device into a network storage. It can even charge your phone in a pinch.

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Turning your Chevy into a 4G hotspot just got much cheaper

Turning your Chevy into a 4G hotspot just got much cheaper

GM is cutting the cost of its OnStar 4G LTE data plans, halving the price of data for its WiFi hotspot and connected apps services. The automaker began installing LTE modems in almost every car it sells in the US in 2014, and it's been a well-received move: Chevrolet, for instance, has sold more than 2.1 million such vehicles in the past two years.

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