Verizon rolls out latest Novatel LTE-capable MIFi hotspot for $50
The LTE-capable Verizon Jetpack MIFi 4620L personal hotspot from Novatel Wireless is being sold on the Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) website and will be arriving in the operator's retail stores over the next few weeks.
Verizon is selling the device for $49.99 after a $50 online discount with a new two-year customer agreement. Full retail is $269.99. According to Novatel, the MIFi 4620L will also be available soon in Best Buy locations.
The MIFi 4620L is an upgrade over the previously introduced 4510L model, which was also LTE-capable. The latter featured an e-ink display, which has been swapped out for a larger, interactive OLED screen in the new model. The 4510L is still being sold on Verizon's website for $49.99 with a two-year contract. Certified pre-owned units of the 4510L are available for free, again with a two-year contract required.
The MIFi 4620L can share LTE connectivity with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. The device is designed to enable wireless Web access in more than 205 countries, including more than 125 with 3G speeds, according to Novatel. Specific modes and bands supported are: CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A/Rev. 0 at 800/1900 MHz; LTE at 700 MHz; GPRS/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; and HSPA+/UMTS at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz.
Novatel said the MiFi 4620L is the first product to support GPS over Wi-Fi, enabling applications to access streaming GPS (NMEA) services wirelessly.
Novatel and Verizon announced the MiFi 4620L during January at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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