Why I Replaced My Thunderbolt with a MiFi

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I bought an HTC Thunderbolt earlier this year for two reasons – I wanted to play with an Android phone and I liked the option of using it as a wireless hotspot with unlimited data, something that my older Novatel 2200 MiFi didn’t offer on the Verizon network. They only offer limited data contracts. Sure […]

Why Verizon’s 4G Limits May be the Droid Bionic’s Achilles Heel

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The Droid Bionic might be the best 4G LTE phone you can buy, but Verizon’s limits will prevent the device from living up to its full potential. Both Motorola’s Droid Bionic and Verizon’s 4G network are speed demons, but what’s the use if you have to worry about burning through your data allocation before the […]

New Verizon 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Commercial

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A new commercial for the Verizon 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 4510L hit the airwaves and the company’s YouTube channel touting the benefits of a 4G hotspot for users. The updated MiFi will deliver both 4G and 3G connections to up to five devices through the Verizon network depending on your location. What you get is […]

AT&T’s 4G LTE Network in Atlanta Delivers Early Promising Speeds

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Earlier this week, it was reported that AT&T had turned on its LTE network, though an official announcement was not yet made, in the Chicago, IL area with speeds that were a bit lackluster especially when compared against Verizon’s 4G LTE network. However, there are now reports that AT&T is also turning on its 4G […]

T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 Coming Soon, But Without Key Features

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While we’ve gotten the official details regarding Sprint and Verizon’s version of the new BlackBerry Bold, we’re still waiting on word about AT&T and T-Mobile’s Bold 9900. We have a feeling we’ll be seeing AT&T’s on or around August 21st and we’ve seen a rumored August 31st release date for T-Mobile’s device but it appears […]

EasyTether on Sale at Amazon Appstore, Doesn’t Require Root

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Users who do not wish to a carrier’s more expensive monthly subscription plan for sharing their Android smartphone’s data with other USB- or WiFi-enabled devices can now have another option via EasyTether, an app that’s on sale at half off on the Amazon AppStore. EasyTether, normally a $10 app, is now available for $5. The […]

AT&T Makes Foray Into 4G with Hybrid HSPA+, LTE USB Dongle, Hotspot

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Following rival carrier Verizon Wireless’s lead with 4G LTE, AT&T had announced two new data products to be launching this summer to make use of the nascent 4G LTE network. AT&T will be rolling out LTE services in five markets initially–Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, so the 4G LTE mobile broadband services will […]

HTC ThunderBolt Reboot Update Has A Sinister Side

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As you probably know, Verizon rolled out an update for the HTC ThunderBolt that has seemingly fixed the random reboot issues that had been plaguing the device for weeks on end. And while that’s fantastic, there is also a dark side to the update that Verizon decided not to publicize, something that will come in […]

Verizon Data Plans: Don’t Try to Add Mobile Hotspot Online

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Verizon’s new tiered data plans are live, and we are already seeing the effect to adding plan features online at Verizon Wireless. While current customers can keep their unlimited data plans, a quick trip online could easily cut you off from unlimited data forever. Now that the free Mobile Hotspot promotion has officially ended, users […]

Verizon to Offer Two Tiers for 4G LTE Smartphone Tethering

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Alongside the carrier’s new metered data plans that are set to go live on July 7th, the same day that the flagship Motorola Droid 3 is supposed to be unleashed, Verizon Wireless may finally announce its pricing plans for smartphone tethering. The carrier will announce two tethering plans–one for users who are grandfathered into the […]

Verizon Cuts Off Data to Unauthorized Tether Users

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Verizon Wireless may be following rival AT&T in making it difficult for users who do not subscribe to an official tethering plan, valued at $20 per month for 2 GB of data, to unofficially connect their WiFi-enabled laptop to share their Android smartphone’s mobile broadband connection. One user noted that his data connection was blocked […]

Verizon Novatel MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review (Video)

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At first glance, the Verizon MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot router from Novatel bears a lot in common to the Sprint MiFi 3G/4G mobile hotspot, also made by Novatel, but under the hood, there are a few subtle differences. Both units promise to connect you to their respective carrier’s 3G or 4G networks where […]

What Happens to Free HTC ThunderBolt Tethering on May 15th?

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When the HTC ThunderBolt launched back in March, it came with free wireless tethering as one of the perks. The free 4G tethering ends on May 15th, which means you’ll no longer be able to use the mobile hotspot app without paying up. We’ve been wondering if the promotion will automatically charge customers until they […]

Verizon Joins Sprint in Offering Novatel MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

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Verizon Wireless has gone ahead and announced its own 3G/4G MiFi portable mobile hotspot unit made by Novatel. The unit was initially shown at the Consumer Electronics Show this year and now Verizon has gone ahead and made the device available for $100 with a two-year contract with discounts and rebates and $270 sans any […]

Samsung Droid Charge to Host 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Access for 10 Devices

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The Samsung Droid Charge will be able to serve as a mobile hotspot router to the most number of devices at 10, according to a leaked screenshot of the device’s training information. With the introduction of Android smartphones, carriers like Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have capitalized on the ability of those devices to serve […]

Verizon Launches Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

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It’s not often that a device launches ahead of schedule but that is exactly what Verizon’s Samsung-made 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot device did today. There had been talk of a release on March 31st but Verizon apparently decided to put this thing up for order 2 days earlier than expected. The 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot […]

Sprint Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Hands On

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Sprint is announcing their new Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. It is a mobile wireless broadband router which connects to their 4G network offering faster broadband speeds to eight other devices like a laptop, tablets or other wi-fi gadgets. Our own Chuong Nguyen was able to get an early look at the device and ran […]

Sprint Updates 4G Mobile Hotspot with Overdrive Pro 3G/4G

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Sprint is releasing an update to its first 4G mobile hotspot router called the Overdrive. The new model, dubbed the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Router, is an incremental upgrade from the original model and provides some refinements and a lower price tag. The new Overdrive Pro is still made by Sierra Wireless and will […]