• Review

    Globalgig Hotspot: Taking the pain out of data roaming

    Posted April 8, 2013 - 11:37 am

    Business travel is, under the best of circumstances, a royal pain in the butt, and when you're roaming internationally with a smartphone and need to make some calls and keep up with email, you face a zonking great bill when you get home.
  • Review

    Hot hotspot gateways

    Posted April 1, 2013 - 10:10 am

    Four products that deliver Wi-Fi guest access
  • Why you can totally tether your Verizon Android phone for free

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 8:19 pm

    Verizon thought it could strike down unofficial Android tethering, but the DIY hotspot movement became more powerful than it could imagine.
  • Review

    4G mobile hotspot face-off: AT&T, Verizon LTE hotspots fight to a draw

    Posted May 17, 2012 - 9:22 pm

    Dedicated mobile hotspots have been around for a few years now, but they've gotten progressively easier to use. And with the advent of 4G service, they’ve become notably faster, capable of connecting to more devices, and just a lot more useful.
  • Mobile 4G Wi-Fi hotspot: iPad vs. NetZero vs. Jetpack

    Posted March 31, 2012 - 7:02 am

    Nobody goes out to buy a 4G iPad expecting to use it only as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. But, independent testing has confirmed that the iPad is capable of acting as a Wi-Fi hotspot for a full 24 hours under the right conditions, so it has its benefits.
  • iPad hotspot feature will be available on Verizon, not AT&T

    Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Consumers trying to decide between Verizon and AT&T on their new 4G-enabled iPad have an additional consideration to take into account: Only one of those companies will be offering Apple's Personal Hotspot feature at launch. That capability allows users to share the fast 4G connection on their iPads with other devices, such as a laptop or smartphone, via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB.
  • The quirky conundrum of tethering and hotspots

    Posted January 20, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    Can you use your phone as your go-to connection for getting work done? Yes, but only if you're willing to pay serious monthly cash--or play a game of hide-and-seek with your carrier.
  • 802.11u and Hotspot 2.0 promise Wi-Fi users a cellular-like experience

    Posted September 7, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    Why can't connecting to a Wi-Fi network be as easy as connecting to a cellular network?
  • Verizon establishes early lead in iPhone customer complaints

    Posted February 3, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    Pre-orders swamp Verizon's ability to deal with them; AT&T to make iPhones into hot-spots on a network that's already spotty.
  • GSM iPhones may get mobile hotspot feature, say reports

    Posted January 12, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Apple may soon let GSM-based iPhones become a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot similar to the recently announced feature on the Verizon-compatible iPhone 4, according to rumors. The news comes out of Europe where two blogs--Greece-based iPhoneHellas and Netherlands-based iPhoneclub--claim they have confirmed through anonymous sources that the hotspot feature is coming to GSM iPhone 4 devices. AT&T is the exclusive carrier of GSM-based iPhones in the United States.
  • FAQ: What you need to know about the Verizon iPhone 4

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    After years of rumors, there finally really is a version of the iPhone that runs on Verizon Wireless's network. Verizon announced today that the iPhone 4 will be available begining Feb. 10. In most respects, it's the same iPhone 4 that AT&T has sold since last summer. But there are some differences in the phone as well as in the Verizon network and capabilities.
  • Mobile Hotspots: Which Are Fastest, Most Reliable?

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 11:29 am

    No one wants to have to purchase separate wireless coverage for every device--wired or mobile--they do their computing on. Consumers want to buy a single connection to the wireless carrier’s network, one that will travel with them and connect any of their devices as needed.
  • Getting a taste of Sprint 4G with Overdrive hot spot

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Like the Mi-Fi and other mobile hot spot devices, the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot combines a mobile Wi-Fi router with a 3G/4G wireless connection, this time via Sprint.
  • Clearwire hopes to attract Apple users with new hotspot

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Clearwire has expanded its portfolio of personal hotspots to include the iSpot, which has been designed to attract Apple users, the operator said on Wednesday.
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