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Hi. I am looking for a portable wifi hotspot. Does anyone here havw any suggestion on which would be best, for the pricing and best coverage?


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We use a hotspot from StraightTalk, i.e. Walmart. It uses the Verizon network and runs about $50/month for unlimited data. There are cheaper plans with limited data. We don't stream movies or such, just FB, YouTube, email, and various web surfing. Works great for us.

We don't use it all the time, so we can not use for six months, or whatever, and not pay monthly fees. Then reactivate and off we go.


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Be aware that some Unlimited plans will throttle down their service to 2G after a few hours of usage.

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Quality also depends on location. We have two Verizon Mifi's which work great in Ohio, but droop when in Orlando Florida for the winter. Last winter we got a similar MiFi from Sprint, and it worked much better in Orlando, and works great in Ohio.


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Find one that has external antenna inputs.

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Or you can just use the one on your phone if your plan provides one. Saves having extra hardware.

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We bought a bundle/kit from mobile must have. They have a great video that goes over all of their bundles. It's more of an industrial hotspot with a roof mounted antenna than a hotspot you hold in the palm of your hand without an external antenna.


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An advantage to a stand-alone unit is you can go with a different carrier to expand your coverage options.

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The only "best" hotspot is the one that fulfills your needs at a price you want to pay. Just like everything, they range in functionality from your phone to a dozens of stand alone units. Will you be using it for work, streaming, or just checking emails. Some carriers are better geographically than others, so again - depends. Do you need unlimited data? Who is your carrier now? Maybe the have a bundle to add it to your plan. But there is no "best". Each model - including your phone and each carrier have their own advantages and disadvantages.


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