Articles about hotspot

FreedomPop Announces Sprint-Friendly Hotspot For $40
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 Sprint’s […]

AT&T Unite LTE Hotspot Pricing And Availability Announced
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 […]

Verizon Jetpack 4G Hotspot 5510L Available January 31 For $20
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.The […]

Verizon Jetpack 890L mobile router shipping on May 24
 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.


Homeless Hotspots to be discontinued after outcry
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 […]

Sprint to end unlimited mobile broadband and hotspot plans
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 […]

Windows Phone Mango has internet sharing
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 […]

Verizon ships Samsung SCH-LC11
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 […]

Verizon offer Samsung SCH-LC11 mobile hotspot
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 […]

Sprint introduces Sierra Wireless Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
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 […]

WiFi hotspot function coming to BlackBerry OS 6.1
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 […]

Free WiFi hotspots outnumber paid WiFi hotspots in the US
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 […]

Novatel's WiMax MiFi at FCC, Headed for Sprint
Sprint has launched the Overdrive, a portable hotspot device that allows users to connect up to five devices to the carrier’s mobile broadband 3G CMDA or 4G WiMax network, and now the Overdrive is either getting a companion or a replacement in the form of the Novatel MiFi 4082 in Sprint’s lineup. The WiMax MiFi device from Novatel–the Overdrive was made by rival Sierra Wireless–will also be a multi-mode device […]

New Jersey Planning to Add WiFi to Trains
Following New York’s WiFi plans for Internet access to train commuters, New Jersey is now asking companies to submit bids to provide Internet hotspots on trains and rail stations so passengers can browse the web, access email, and stream audio and video. The proposal would cover 12 rail lines and 165 train stations in New Jersey’s transit system and an award for the winning bid should be awarded by the […]

Ford Customizes Cars Using WiFi
Using the same technology on its Ford SYNC system that allows drivers to create a mobile WiFi hotspot within Ford cars, automaker Ford is now using that same WiFi tech to customize cars off of the assembly line. WiFi transmitters at an assembly plant can customize the car’s infotainment system, but the use of WiFi for car customization will lead to more possibilities down the road as well.Beyond setting the […]

Huawei Introduces Its E583 Mobile Hotspot
Huawei has just introduced its latest mobile hotspot, the E583c, which looks pretty good. It’s dressed up in a silver and black color scheme, and sports a 1-inch color OLED display to provide status information. Functionality seems pretty standard as its offers a 3.5G HSPA connection with up to five devices over Wi-Fi, and can even support a sixth via a direct USB connection. Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms are […]

No Hotspot And Tethering For The Motorola Droid
While you can bet that many Motorola Droid owners out there are looking forward to getting hold of the Android 2.2 update, the update will apparently not be offering two of the more requested features of the device, which are tethering and mobile hotspot functionality. The lack of tethering is down to the lack of a necessary application that isn’t part of this update. The lack of mobile hotspot is […]

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a Wi-Fi hotspot on wheels
Looking for a new fuel guzzler? The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee might just be the ticket for you, since it not only lets you get up and about in style, it also features Uconnect Web, a Wi-Fi hotspot which lets you enjoy Internet connectivity while you’re inside. This is made possible thanks to an integrated router which receives 3G broadband Internet, letting you check up on your Facebook status regardless […]

Blackberry Bold 9700 UMA issue fix
Phew, UMA is back and it is stable!I’ve had UMA issues with the T-Mobile Blackberry Bold 9700 since I got it a few weeks ago, and I finally found what was happening (btw, the T-mo BB 8900 has UMA working on the same network). I’m posting this because other people seem to have problems connecting via UMA as well. Note that while I have solved my particular UMA connectivity issue, […]

Sprint Launches MiFi 2200 Personal Hotspot
Sprint is launching the Novatel MiFi 2200 personal hotspot on its network. If you’re not familiar with this product that other carriers already use, it connects to Sprint’s 3G network and turns it into a local WiFi bubble of around 30 foot around you. It runs on battery and can last a theoretical 5 hours in active mode and 40 hours in standby mode. It is still a 3G wireless […]