Verizon today announced the availability of the ZTE-made Jetpack 890L, which was first introduced back at CES. The 4G LTE mobile hotspot will be launching this Thursday, May 24th, for $19.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract. The Jetpack 890L features support for up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices and it also global ready, meaning it can be used to access data service in over 205 countries, more than 125 of which support 3G speeds. There's also an OLED display on board for showing information related to things like battery life, signal strength and data usage.
The Jetpack 890L is the latest addition to Verizon's line of LTE-enabled mobile hotspots, which includes the MiFi 4510L, 4620L and the Samsung SCH-LC11. Looks like customers interested in a new hotspot for accessing Verizon's LTE network will have a decision to make when it comes time to actually select which device they'll use for hooking their Wi-Fi devices up to Big Red's 4G service. The full announcement of the Jetpack 890L's availability is below.
Go Global With the New Verizon Jetpack™ on the Verizon Wireless Network
Traveling abroad just got easier, thanks to Verizon Wireless.
May 22, 2012
Traveling abroad just got easier, thanks to Verizon Wireless. The new Verizon Jetpack™ 890L will be available beginning May 24 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.
First introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2012, the Verizon Jetpack, developed by ZTE, creates a personal Wi-Fi cloud that is capable of sharing high-speed 4G LTE connectivity with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Business customers can organize meetings and keep their team connected and productive whether they are meeting in a conference room or while traveling. The Jetpack’s Global Ready capability means customers and business travelers alike can enjoy wireless data service on their Wi-Fi-enabled devices in more than 205 countries, including more than 125 with 3G speeds.
With the Jetpack, business travelers can enjoy protected connections made possible by the device’s latest security software, featuring VPN passthrough and WEP/WPA/WPA2 support. Traveling customers looking for a leisurely wireless experience can benefit from new features including an OLED screen and interactive keypad, which helps customers manage their connections and settings and also displays data usage alerts.
With Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, customers traveling within the United States can expect blazingly fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas.
The Verizon Jetpack 890L will be available for $19.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. 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.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.