04/24/2013, FreedomPop recently set to upset the world of ISPs by offering free broadband Internet, which was a little too good to be true when we realized it would offer only 1GB of Internet service for free per month. It’s now setting its sights to the world of 4G Internet as they’re announcing their first hotspot. FreedomPop’s Overdrive Pro is a $40 hotspot that features a dual-mode that allows it to use […]
02/04/2013, AT&T took the wraps off its LTE-toting mobile hotspot dubbed as the AT&T Unite earlier this month, but didn’t specify how much it will cost. Well, today, the carrier is announcing that the AT&T Unite will be available for $0.99 together with a two-year contract on February 8th. Sporting a 2.4-inch touchscreen display, the AT&T Unite promises to connect up to ten Wi-Fi-enabled devices at once. Going in par with […]
01/29/2013, It was CES 2012 when Verizon announced its Jetpack mobile hotspot which was developed by ZTE to give Verizon customers 4G LTE access wherever they went in the U.S. The Jetpack came with an OLED screen and an interactive keypad to help manage connections as well as view data usage alerts. It looks as though Verizon has announced the successor to the Jetpack, called the Jetpack 4G Mobile Hotspot MiFi 5510L. […]
05/22/2012, At the CES in January this year, Verizon introduced two Jetpack mobile hotspots from ZTE and Novatel Wireless. We even wrote to you about the Verizon Jetpack manufactured by ZTE that promised to give Verizon users access to the Internet in and out of the country. Today, Verizon has announced that its Jetpack 890L will be available this coming May 24.
03/14/2012, Remember the Homeless Hotspots program that we talked about a few days ago? Well, it seems that the idea is probably not the best one in the world after raising plenty of hue and cry since its announcement, and the New York advertising agency behind this idea has decided to scrap it and distance themselves from such a controversial plan. According to Emma Cookson, chairman of BBH New York, “We […]
10/21/2011, If there ever was a time where you would bid farewell to unlimited mobile broadband and hotspot plans from Sprint, October 31st would be the perfect day to do so. Why, you ask? Well, we just have gotten word from Sprint that they will be officially axing both plans from November this year onwards, where data sent and received over tethering will have a 5GB cap. Bear in mind that […]
08/24/2011, The Windows Phone Mango update is really shaping up to be something. The folks over at wpcentral did some digging around and discovered that Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) will have the ability to share the phone’s internet connection with up to 5 other devices. Just like Android and iOS, Windows Phone joins the rank of operating systems that can turn devices into mobile hotspots. However, just like the internet sharing […]
03/29/2011, We brought you news of Verizon making the Samsung SCH-LC11 available to the masses, but did not manage to obtain the pricing. Well, fast forward to today, and you know that this new 4G LTE hotspot device has started to ship for $99.99 a pop after rebates, not to mention a new 2-year data plan agreement. Of course, the rebates will comprise of a $50 online discount, where the 2-year […]
03/27/2011, Verizon has finally decided to make an honest hotspot out of the Samsung SCH-LC11 which was first announced at CES 2011 earlier in the year, making it the carrier’s first dedicated hotspot to arrive at retail channels when March 31st rolls around. There is still no word on pricing as at press time, although you can expect Verizon to offer a competitive figure for this puppy – as they tend […]
03/17/2011, Sprint has just added a new addition to its lineup of mobile hotspot devices. Called the Wireless Overdrive Pro from Sierra, this mobile hotspot gives Sprint users 3G/4G connectivity to their WiFi devices. A successor to the first Overdrive Pro, this new version offers connectivity to up to 8 devices simultaneously, and has a larger LCD screen but a smaller overall size. It has an improved performance – it powers up […]
03/11/2011, According to reports online, one of the most-requested features of the BlackBerry OS, mobile hotspot tethering will become a native feature in the next version of the BlackBerry OS. Some leaked slides of the upcoming update to BlackBerry OS have surfaced online courtesy of N4BB, and they show off the Mobile Hotspot function of the operating system. Finally, BlackBerry users have the ability to share their phone’s internet connection with […]
03/09/2011, For the first time ever, the amount of free WiFi hotspots in the US outnumber the amount of paid WiFi locations. According to some statistics released by JiWire, an advertising company that specializes in marketing through WiFi networks, the growth of free WiFi has taken the driver’s seat and is now leading the way for providing public internet access spots around the country. JiWire also noticed that this isn’t a […]
01/26/2011, Are you planning to take the big jump over to Verizon Wireless just to take advantage of a CDMA iPhone 4? Well, assuming you don’t mind taking the plunge, you can also fork out another $20 monthly to use your iPhone 4 as a wireless hotspot – at least that is what Brenda Raney, executive director of corporate communications, mentioned. Good thing it isn’t more expensive than what Verizon smartphone […]
01/12/2011, One of the major features of Verizon’s iPhone 4 is support for creating your own personal hotspots that supports up to five Wi-Fi devices to share the iPhone’s data connection. While there isn’t any official confirmation just yet, word is going around that Apple is planning to bring the same personal hotspot feature to GSM versions of the iPhone in the upcoming iOS 4.3 update.