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Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L

Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L
alaAverage 2.5

13 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Wireless Data Devices for all reviews. People really like the price. The size and usability get negative reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

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On average, users rate this product 31/100 and experts rate this product 70/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Wireless Data Devices on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Verizon MiFi 890L Jetpack 4G Mobile Hotspot (Verizon Wireless)Verizon MiFi 890L Jetpack 4G Mobile Hotspot (Verizon Wireless)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Howley (laptopmag.com)

Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L

 

Verizon's ZTE-built hotspot can connect 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices and offers fast 4G LTE speeds.

Fast overall performance; Supports 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices; Global Ready

Display nearly impossible to read outdoors; Interface less intuitive than MiFi; Large size

Click to EnlargeAlthough the first Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L we tested was slow and inconsistent, our testing of a second device leads us to believe that we had a bum unit. While the 890L's throughput was slower than the MiFi 4620L, it...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (theverge.com)

Verizon Jetpack 890L mobile hotspot review

 

"I think I can rip out this review in 20 minutes," I told David Pierce, our Reviews Editor, after having used Verizon's Jetpack 890L on and off for a couple of weeks. I was joking, but not really. ...

Excellent power button ; Fast speeds ; Global roaming support

Poorly designed on-device UI ; No USB tethering support ; Slightly bulky for battery size ; Occasional data hiccups

Why does this exist? I don't know

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Verizon Wireless Jetpack 890L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

 

Compared to the Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot we just reviewed at the beginning of May, this 890L 4G LTE model isn't all that unique. It connects to Verizon 's 4G LTE network just as well as the 4620, has a similar lovely little display for you to...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L

 

The Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L is great for getting your devices online here and abroad, but it isn't the best option available.

World modem. Fast 4G speeds. Good battery life. Interactive status display

No MicroSD card slot. Dim display. Tricky navigation controls

Like most hotspots, the 890L is simple to use. Turn it on, wait 30 seconds or so for it to connect to Verizon's network, then connect to the modem as you would with any other wireless connection, and you're ready to go. It automatically appears in your...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Verizon Wireless Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L

 

It's very similar in the rest, however, offering very fast and reliable 4G connection (at least where I tested it) and a very helpful LCD that shows all you want to know about your network and wireless connections at a glance. It also shares the same...

The Verizon Wireless Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L is good-looking, well-designed, and offers a very fast 4G connection to up to 10 Wi-Fi devices. The router is also affordable for those willing to sign a new contract.

The Verizon Wireless Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L is comparatively bulky and has relatively short battery life for its size. It comes with limited and expensive data plans.

The Verizon Wireless Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L is one of the best choices for travelers who can afford Verizon's limited and expensive data plans.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: William O'Neal (techradar.com)

Verizon Jetpack 890L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot review

 

A capable mobile hotspot that works around the world

Works internationally ; 4G LTE speeds ; Works with up to 10 devices simultaneously

No unlimited data options ; The UI is confusing ; Disappointing battery life ; Bulky ; Confusing price structure ; No microSD card slot

If you need a reliable Wi-Fi hotspot that's super fast in the States but also works in more than 200 countries you'll no doubt be pleased with the Jetpack 890L 4G LTE. Of course, the lack of an unlimited data option may be a deal-breaker for many power...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: grandmalub (cnet.com)

"Do not waste your time with this product!!!!"

 

I spent days trying resolve issues around this product. When calling for support I kept getting sent from company to company, each one blaming the other for the problem. Tech support at Verizon finally discovered that there were a lot of customers...

It works on some sites.

Wouldn't let me sign in to the site that I needed to pay my bill or to several other sites with SSL protection. Tech support was sketchy in knowing and then following up on the problem.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: VVX03 (cnet.com)

"Disconnects CONSTANTLY!! - Slam dunk it into the Trash!"

 

Maybe somthing from Sierra Wireless? The Novatels pretty bad too, but this is even worse!

Looks nice.

Every 30 minutes the network side will disconnect. would be bad enough if you could log into the browser and hit connect, but that invariably fails. You then have to pull it down, yank the battery, and reboot. FW update button connects to NOTHING!

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: 4gltemall (cnet.com)

"it can be better"

 

1. Horrible display - Impossible to see screen in daylight. 2. Does not hold an internet connection more than 10 minutes. 3. Plug does not stay in. 4. design is not cool One day, i use this device to have a vedio meeting, but it suddenly disconnect in...

i don't like this one because bad experience happened to me when using it.

i had used this unit and also huawei E589 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, perhaps i'm more familiar with HUAWEI System, the HUAWEI E589 4G Hotspot is more user-friendly than 890L. Regarding the speed, HUAWEI E589 could support higher speed.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Madison-P (cnet.com)

"Horribly annoying, but otherwise terrific!"

 

An extra brick to lug around! This is great to use at home as a backup device. We purchased it to use our laptops on long car trips and it is horrible for that use. It requires electric -- must be plugged in at all times because it has such a short...

Very Fast 4G Fast Internet Speed. Good wireless reach.

Frequently drops connection and has to be restarted often. Short battery life (less than 2 hours of usage). Mini USB connection on device does not click (like a phone jack) and plug constantly falls out.

Jan, 2013
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