"Frustrating"on by Stratus5ss
Pros Sharp looking device
Frequent loss of service
Short battery life
Summary There are times this device works great, but most of the time it stuggles holding a signal. I can only get about 2-1/2 hours on a charge. I had this product replaced twice with no improvement. This product should not have been put on the market until it could be developed into a useful and dependable device.
Pros Small & convenient
Cons Same issue as others are having - says signal strength is strong and its "connected" but not to the internet. Wonder if this is Verizon's way of scamming some extra money?
Summary Unfortunately, you never know when it will connect or if it will even stay connected. Its just too unreliable
Pros great for a drop in connection wherever Verizon is available. able to perform meetings through this device.
Cons NO PRINTER WIRELESS PRINTER SUPPORT!!!
Summary although the system is working for my 3 laptops,the advertisement says it can connect up to 5 wireless devices. Well my printer is a wireless device and it does not connect due to some type of process which the Hotspot does not allow.
Pros Portability and ease of use it will fit easily in any of my pockets it has easy to read LED lights for 3G and 4G I'm fortunate to live in Atlanta were coverage with Verizon is exceptional and download speeds approach 9 Mbps or more. Yes it gets a lil warm
Cons A battery indicator light would be welcome but not necessary I have gauged how long the battery will last with certain usage unplugged. A more powerful battery will be welcome though
Having nothing to do with the mifi, Verizon needs to offer unlimited us
Summary The first model was good but this one is absolutely grt8!Very happy to update my review.....
Updated on Nov 8, 2011
Pros NOT A SINGLE THING.
Cons My laptop says "connected" and "strong signal" but when you connect to the internet, once you flip to the next screen, you get "server not found."
Summary We live in a very rural area of Colorado outside of Denver in rolling hills. Our only options for internet were satellite (which is horrible but better than this) or this. Verizon's map showed that we were definitely in a 3G area and 4G was just outside of us. However, when I brought this home, it was easy to connect and my brand new laptop says "connected" and shows a full signal strength, but when you open up web browser and go to the first page, it says it cannot find server. Then you might regain a connection, then lose it 30 seconds to a minute later. I think the reliability of this device probably all depends on where you live. There is also nothing to show the battery life left on the device, but keeping it plugged in is not a problem for me. Too bad, I was really hoping this would work. I guess I'll keep paying overpriced fees for 12MB (yes that's correct not GB) of download per month with satellite, because at least it's a reliable connection, even if slow and limited.