Verizon's Fivespot gets down with the FCC with its global capabilities

Verizon's Fivespot gets down with the FCC with its global capabilities
Last month, we reported that Verizon was planning to introduce the FiveSpot, a typical Mi-Fi device that would share its 3G connectivity with other devices via Wi-Fi – but the advantage it has to offer is that it could be used globally. Now we're just one step closer to seeing this thing become a reality for consumers after it was found hanging around over at the FCC. The  photo taken is actually a non-carrier branded version of the FiveSpot which is manufactured by ZTE, but it's looking like the design and overall shape is going to remain intact – except for the Verizon branding it'll be adorned with. Not only will it provide EVDO connectivity to customers domestically, but it'll even pack along tri-band HSPA connectivity for those who plan on taking this abroad. Thankfully it has managed to make its way to the FCC because there was a rumor going around at one point that Verizon was planning on giving it the ax due to their recent LTE plans. Luckily it managed to dodge the bullet and now that it's over at the FCC, we can hopefully expect to see this soon.

source: FCC via Engadget


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