The Best Wi-Fi Hotspot

The Best Wi-Fi Hotspot

Our pick

Verizon Inseego Jetpack MiFi 8800L

Verizon Inseego Jetpack MiFi 8800L

Best overall Wi-Fi hotspot

The 8800L works on the fastest, most reliable LTE network and has sufficient battery life to crank through all but the longest workdays.

Buying Options

$200 from Verizon
(without contract)

Most people who need only occasional Internet access for their own laptop should just tether to their phones, but the Verizon Inseego Jetpack MiFi 8800L does the job more reliably and for much longer periods. Its battery lasts through all but the longest workdays—it averaged almost 13 hours in our tests—and it has a USB-C port that you can use to charge your phone or tablet if necessary. And because the hotspot charges via that same port, you can use the AC adapter from a USB-C laptop or Android phone to recharge it, saving on bag space. Finally, Verizon’s network remains the best for nationwide LTE wireless service, especially in places where free public Wi-Fi is scarcest. (For more on why Verizon’s network is superior, read our guide to the best cell phone plans.) But to get the most value out of this carrier, skip past its postpaid plans and buy one of its prepaid hotspot plans instead.

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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