Verizon Jetpack is announced – 4G LTE mobile hotspot for just $20

Verizon Jetpack is announced – 4G LTE mobile hotspot for just $20
Here's one more way of staying connected to the web no matter where you are – with the use if a Verizon Jetpack! This pocket-friendly gizmo is a newly-announced mobile Wi-Fi hotspot that runs on the carrier's speedy 4G LTE network. It can be yours for only $19.99, as long as you don't mind waiting for a $50 mail-in rebate and signing a new two-year contract with Verizon. 

Developed by Novatel Wireless, the Verizon Jetpack can provide Wi-Fi internet access to as many as 10 devices, all the while ensuring that the connection is secure through the use of WPA2/WEP encryption and VPN support. It is equipped with a screen, on which the user can monitor their data usage in real time, if needed. That's pretty neat for something that costs less than 20 bucks. Verizon will be offering the Jetpack mobile hotspot online starting January 31, and then have it in stock at stores as well in the coming weeks. Is anyone interested in getting one?

source: Verizon

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13 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Dude, i was on this page and an old add for the Samsung Fascinate popped up from where it used to be $200, but yes i would not mind having one of these

2. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Too bad can't get it for that price with out new contract. Would go great with my unlimited data plan!

3. COLAPSEDLUNGMAN

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Jetpacks can't be on an unlimited data plan regardless.

7. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

actually if you move the sim card from an unlimited phone to a jetpack then yes

8. kaintae

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

U sure about that?

9. COLAPSEDLUNGMAN

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

most jetpacks take a different sized SIM anyways but if you did have a model that took micro switching it automatically changes the device and priceplan in VZ's backend system.

4. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I said too bad...don't hate that I have unlimited!

10. COLAPSEDLUNGMAN

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

haha im not hatin, I still have my unlimited too!

5. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Hey why not give it away, since they are ripping you off for the tiered data plan. WHat's the use of a gee-whiz hotspot if it cost you a fortune to keep connected?

6. AtomicMe

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Some Verizon stores will actually discount the device by $20. So the initial cost for the hardware is $50 before the $50 rebate, so it ends up being free. You might have to ask them nicely though :)

11. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Well a thumbs down for no good reason is hating.

12. COLAPSEDLUNGMAN

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Wasn't me man.

13. sectime unregistered

Listed as software upgradeable for LTE on AWS, where would that be an advantage over the 4260LE. You lose GSM world roaming.

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