Samsung 4G Mobile HotSpot for Verizon Review
0. phoneArena 19 Apr 2011, 09:32 posted on
Two years ago we reviewed the Verizon Novatel MiFi 2200, which was Verizon’s first 3G mobile hotspot. Since then, things have changed, most notably with the addition of 4G LTE to its network. So it comes as no surprise that eventually there would be a hotspot to make use of it. That is exactly what we have here - the Samsung 4G Mobile HotSpot SCH-LC11...
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1. URC (unregistered)
Why no review on 3G performance? Most people still live in 3G areas, but would probably consider this on an upgrade to an existing MBB device in hopes that they will have 4G the second it becomes available in their area.
2. Sharper (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)
I got the card as soon as it was available and it works great with my iPad, the speed is awsome, except after two weeks it stopped connecting with my iPad, it kept kicking out, after talking to Verizon and finally going to Apple, I needed to reset my network on the iPad and it worked fine. Then a few days later my wife's did the same thing, I don't know if this is caused because we reset from default the password and name of the 4g card, but if it happens to others that's how to fix it. Otherwise it makes my iPad sing!
3. Ken (unregistered)
I'm running the Samsung 4G hotspot on Verizon 3G network. I got it because maybe someday we'll get 4G (!) and to be able to connect more than 1 device, as I was using the Novatel 727 3G USB card before, which I couldn't configure to be able to route multiple devices. I've been real happy with the throughput, seems noticeably quicker (say, 30%?) than the Novatel even though not on 4G network at this point. I am seeing problems with it dropping connections and not renewing automatically, but haven't had time to mess with the settings, so may be able to fix. Also have an old Palm T|X with WiFi, and it doesn't seem to be able to connect through WPA. Finally, I had to remove VZAccess Manager from my system, as it kept trying to manage the wireless connection to the Samsung, which caused it to fail - I kept having to reset the "let Windows mange this" setting even though I had set "ignore Wifi" on VZAccess Manager. So, speed is improved on 3G, I'm fairly happy with everything, but there are some gotchas....
4. WillLPotter (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
Using a Droid x, we purchased a Samsung 4G and have had connecting issues. We have tried two different Samsung's 4g devices. We went to the Verizon store and we had the problem there on both of our Droid X phones plus the one they had in the store. We are now trying the Novatel MiFi 4G hotspot and still having connection issues. Has anyone had this problem? If so, is there a solution to this.