Verizon to announce a Gusto II feature phone, pre-paid Jetpack 4G hotspot?

Verizon to announce a Gusto II feature phone, pre-paid Jetpack 4G hotspot?
Remember the Samsung Gusto? If not, we cannot blame you as it is just a pretty basic phone that Verizon released over a year and a half ago. Interestingly, it now seems that a successor is in the works and will be known as the Gusto II. Word comes from a tipster of ours – a Verizon store employee, who kindly shared with us an internal email as proof.

We don't really know much about the Gusto II yet, but we would be surprised if it is anything more than a feature phone. As far as pricing is concerned, we doubt that getting one would put a dent in anyone's budget.

Verizon may soon announce a Gusto II feature phone and a pre-paid Jetpack 4G portable hotspot

Verizon may soon announce a Gusto II feature phone and a pre-paid Jetpack 4G portable hotspot

But wait, there's more, as they say in those annoying commercials. Verizon might soon start offering its Jetpack 4G portable hotspot with a pre-paid plan. Again, details such as pricing and features are not disclosed, but our guess is that the device will be similar, if not identical, to the Jetpack that was unveiled in January during CES, and the only difference will be in the way customers pay for the service.

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6 Comments

1. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I hate my Samsung 4G mobile hotspot so no more "jetpacks". I am looking forward to the New iPad as my next LTE mobile hotspot with as much as 24-hour modem service.

2. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

sad truth of the matter is that doesnt pull the same speed as the android tabs. i have done the test side by side and its noticeable

3. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

having a dedicated device to your mobile hotspot (as opposed to a tablet) is a much better option. It just stinks that the jetpacks often lack quality in the devices :/

4. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

You can already do prepaid on the 4g network with jetpacks. You pay full retail for the device and pay for you sim (obviously) and they'll even offer you the $35 3GB plan if you honestly wanted it. Most commanly is the 5GB plan Under contract with MBB you must do the $50 5GB however....not sure why this is news? nonetheless if it makes the device more affordable that is a plus

5. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Maybe Verizon, insteading of worrying about hotspot this and Gusto that, maybe you dum no good sons a bitches need to worry about getting your f**king asses in gear and acquiring some better phones. You already f**ked up on getting the Note, the Lumina, Beam, HTC One series, so you might as well focus on something like the Salsxy S III instead of this Hotspot s**t.

6. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Gusto would have been cool in 98.

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