89

conclusion:We like it

89

As an upgrade to last year's Jetpack 4510L, the Novatel 4620L mobile hotspot adds enough new features to make it worth recommending, especially since it's available at the same $49 price (with a two-year Verizon Wireless contract) as the earlier model. The Jetpack allows you to share connectivity with up to 10 devices simultaneously, and runs on Verizon's fast new 4G LTE network. If you're out of LTE range, it will fall back to Verizon's slower 3G network -- and if you're really out of range (i.e. in another country) it can roam internationally, too (as long as you're prepared to pay up). Mobile hotspots are still a pricey proposition for most people, but if you need shareable broadband on the go, the latest Jetpack is the best way to do it.

Critic reviews

8.7
7 reviews
  • Ease of use
    8.4
  • Speed / throughput
    9.3
  • Configurability / networking features
    7.5
  • Reliability
    8.0
  • Range
    8.0
  • Durability

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User reviews

9.0
1 review
9.0
The Wirecutter Apr 26, 2012

Having fast internet almost anywhere is a wonderful thing. Because it's the best 4g/3g modem with Wi-Fi on the best network, I like the Verizon Jetpack 4620L. It's the successor to last year's favorite, and it's fixed some quirks while keeping its $50 price.

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9.0
PC Mag Apr 13, 2012

The Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4620L is a cellular modem that can bring you fast 4G LTE speeds in the U.S., and slower speeds almost anywhere abroad.

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9.0
PC Mag Apr 16, 2012

The Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4620L is a cellular modem that can bring you fast 4G LTE speeds in the U.S., and slower speeds almost anywhere abroad.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Apr 25, 2012

Verizon Wireless' $49.99 Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4620L delivers strong speeds, the ability to share with 10 devices and the added bonus of global capability for world travelers. We especially like the informative screen.

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8.0
CNET May 14, 2012

Business travelers will find the Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620L an excellent companion thanks to its fast connection, nice set of features, and long-lasting battery. Its expensive and limited data plans, however, might steer casual users away.

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9.0
SlashGear May 11, 2012

This hotspot will be ready for heavy use for the next couple of years for you without question. If you’re heading to Verizon this week to pick up a new mobile hotspot, this is the one you’ll want to be picking up. Grab it without doubting it a bit.

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9.0
MobileBurn Apr 27, 2012

In the end, there is an awful lot to like about the new Verizon MiFi 4620L. It offers good 4G LTE data speeds, great battery life, an easy to use interface, and you can connect to it while charging from a computer. There's also an extended double-size battery available for it.

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9.0
chardlee chardlee

This is a great, simple gadget. It's incredibly handy when you're riding in a car or train and just need some wifi. I use it now and then when my favorite Internet cafe's wifi is on the fritz or just too slow for something I really need to get done. The interface for resetting the SSID and...

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