Verizon 4G Novatel MiFi is now available

Verizon 4G Novatel MiFi is now available

Summary: If you have been waiting for the Novatel 4G (LTE) MiFi to become available on the Verizon network, your wait is over. The MiFi 4G is for sale today on the Verizon online store.

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If you have been waiting for the Novatel 4G (LTE) MiFi to become available on the Verizon network, your wait is over. According to the folks at Novatel the MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (who thinks up these long names for tiny devices?) is up for sale today on the Verizon online store and will be available in Verizon retail outlets on April 21.

The Novatel MiFi taps into the super-fast Verizon 4G network and dishes it out over WiFi to up to 5 devices over a personal hotspot. Unlike the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot that I am using, the Novatel MiFi supports VPN to access corporate environments. The Novatel 4G MiFi costs $99.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and service starts at $50 monthly for a 5GB 4G data plan. I'll have one of these shortly to do a comparison with the Samsung model from Verizon.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Verizon, Wi-Fi

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  • RE: Verizon 4G Novatel MiFi is now available

    I too am using the Samsung 4G LTE Hotspot. However, I've used it with my company's VPN without any problem. I have to say that using Verizon's 4G network has been all that they've said it would be...... really fast!
    buzz411@...
  • RE: Verizon 4G Novatel MiFi is now available

    Not a valid option for me until they have a reasonably priced unlimited data plan. In this day and age there simply isn't a valid reason to have data caps, especially on devices that are designed to feed data as fast as possible to multiple objects.<br><br>I consistently go over 50Gb/month on Sprint using a mix of 3G/4G services, most I have used to date is 212Gb in a single billing period. I haven't noticed my speeds being throttled back, like TMobile does; and I don't foresee any reason to change my habits. Tethering my phone has simply meant the ability to support my customers from anywhere at anytime instead of having them wait for me to find an insecure hotspot somewhere and then create a VPN connection to my home office to bounce through and securely support them.<br><br>Anybody care to figure out what that would cost on Verizon?<br><br>Yes Sprint lacks 4G coverage in many areas, but it is improving and with increased competition will improve more. Thankfully I get good coverage almost everywhere I go regularly.
    l_creech
    • RE: Verizon 4G Novatel MiFi is now available

      Answer to my question - At my average usage of 50GB/month, I'd be paying Verizon $400 in data fees over and above the normal data fee of $80 for 10GB. That's $10 per GB of data, I'll never be making the switch.
      l_creech
      • RE: Verizon 4G Novatel MiFi is now available

        @88Fan I use data heavily and have never exceeded 5 GB per month. You must be streaming a LOT of video, which is forbidden by all carriers including Sprint.
        JamesKendrick
  • RE: Verizon 4G Novatel MiFi is now available

    @JamesKendrick
    I do stream quite a bit of data via SprintTV, the NASCAR app, download ISO files to my phone when traveling, and massive amounts of remote desktop support. Sprint store employees actually helped me setup the phone for tethering (I pay for the service, even though my phone is rooted), and Sprint has yet to complain to me about excessive data usage.
    l_creech
  • Verizon 4G MiFi in Charlotte, NC

    Not sure WTH is going on with my device, but it is SLOWER than my 3G MiFi regardless WHAT signal it gets 4G/3G! Huntersville, NC Salesman claims 4G coverage from Charlotte north to Statesville, but no 4G at my home 2 miles from his store. Then in Charlotte I get 4G signal but SpeedTest.Net from central Charlotte has me at .9mbps down, .2 up. This had better be a hardware issue!
    carlupq
  • 4G Novatel MiFi 4510L is HORRIBLE!!!

    I have the 4G Novatel MiFi 4510L, and it is HORRIBLE! Called Verizon tech support and they pulled the CYA '1.3mbps is within tolerance' BS. AVOID!!
    carlupq
  • RIM Playbook is NOt compatible

    RiM found anyway to make its Playbook to be the only wifi device that won't support the MiFi (feel free to check RIM customer service) looks like they believe anchoring the Playbook to Blackberry phones is ping to save the Playbook
    flyguy29