Verizon launched its first 4G mobile hotspot late last month, but if for some reason you weren't feeling that device or prefer to use MiFis for you tethering needs, today Big Red's got you covered. Verizon just announced that the MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, which was originally unveiled at CES back in early January, is available online today and will be arriving in their brick and mortar locations on Thursday, the 21st. You'll be paying $99.99 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate (or $279.99 contract-free) for this 4G MiFi, but handing over your hard-earned dollars, you'll gain the ability to tether up to five devices to Verizon's LTE network. Also, for you folks living in non-LTE areas interested in taking advantage of the new MiFi to pull down LTE speeds, Big Red tweeted this morning that they'll be expanding their 4G network to "a mess of new cities and towns" this Thursday.
Forking over $100 for a 4G mobile hotspot on a two-year contract may seem crazy to some with the prevalence of hotspot-enabled smartphones, but for anyone that needs every last drop of juice out of their handset, these dedicated hotspots could be perfect. Are any of you planning on picking up the latest addition to Verizon's mobile broadband stable?
The MiFi® 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Beginning April 18
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL) today announced that the award winning MiFi® 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot that runs on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network is available online today at www.verizonwireless.com. The MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is the next-generation of the Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, building on innovation and design, proven performance and industry-leading user experience.
The MiFi 4510L allows businesses and consumers to create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the high-speed Internet connectivity of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE and 3G Mobile Broadband with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. The 4G LTE MiFi 4510L includes new features, such as an intuitive status display on the device showing signal strength, battery level, roaming and number of connected devices.
4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
Backward compatible with the Verizon Wireless 3G network
Simple one-touch connectivity
Intuitive eInk® display with status indicators
Security: WEP/WPA/WPA2 and VPN pass-through support
Supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
Advanced integrated antenna technology
Battery: up to 5 hours usage
Wi Fi connectivity: 802.11b/g/n
Dimensions: 3.74"(H) x 2.36"(W) x 0.53"(D)
Pricing and availability:
The 4G LTE MiFi 4510L is available today online at www.verizonwireless.com and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on April 21 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G Mobile Broadband plan.
4G LTE Mobile Broadband plans begin at $50 monthly access for 5GB. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Data usage can be tracked by logging on to My Verizon online at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
For more information on the MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot or other Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.