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78 of 84 people found the following review helpful.
If you are going to use this jetpack for stationary use (at home or office) this jetpack will work perfectly fine for you. However if you plan to use it in your vehicle (traveling out of town, or work in your vehicle) this device's performance is marginal. I previously had a Jetpack MHS291LVW which worked perfectly fine on the go but after the battery gave out my company replaced it with the 6620L (this listing).
First day back on the job I wanted to throw this thing out of the window because it is garbage. It will only swap between towers when it loses signal from a tower. I am a Deputy Sheriff and I drive all over the county and once this device connects to tower A it will not try to connect to a better tower until tower A is out of range. Long story short, if I am connected to tower A and travel 10 miles in another direction this device will drop to 1 bar and go on 3G (slow) mode because tower A is too far and the signal is too low (even thou I am now parked in the grassy area next to tower B). I can sit next to tower B for hours and still have a 3G connection, however if I power off the device and turn it back on I will now magically have 5 bars and 4g connectivity because when it boots it will Scan and connect to the closest tower.
Since I travel all over the area, my CAD system will log me off 6 to 10 times in a 12-hour shift (I have to authenticate two different connections before my in-car dispatch system is back online), while with the previous Jetpack I had (MHS291LVW) I had ZERO connectivity problems. By the way this is not an isolated issue as all of my shift is having this same issue.
I hope Verizon updates the device's firmware soon before more people start noticing this issue.
On a final note, I bought on eBay a used Jetpack (older model, MHS291LVW) and had one of our IT guys activate it for my car and I had no problems since.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Great product. Box a little damaged.
By Cameron Smith
Quick delivery, great product. The Verizon box it came in was a little beaten up and crushed (not the shipping box). The verizon box was inside a shipping box which had packing peanuts, so it didnt get beaten up during shipping. The mifi still seemed to work fine once I changed out Sim cards with one I already had activated.. Other than that, it was what I expected. Thanks.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 62 customer reviews...
Best Verizon (or GSM) hotspot on the market
By Jesse D Harris
People in the know had been telling me that the 6620L was worth every penny. After a few months of slumming on a hand-me-down 4510L (and previously a UMX240 on Straight Talk), I figured I'd take their advice. And holy wow. I'm glad I did. If you need a Verizon hotspot, this is the one to grab.
- Fully GSM SIM unlocked. Got an AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, FreedomPop, etc SIM? Slap it in, set the APN through the web management interface, done.
- VERY strong signal. Compared to other devices, this gets a stronger signal using the exact same towers (CDMA, GSM, and LTE).
- Very long battery life. The included battery is 4000mAh. I've been able to use this continually all day long without worrying about the battery.
- Pass-through to charge a device using the internal battery. I have a nice Anker battery pack, but one less device when I don't need that much juice is welcome.
- Great physical and web interfaces. Management is very easy and there are lots of options you can tinker with (if so inclined).
- The info page displays signal strength in dB. I appreciate having that raw data instead of just bars.
- Kind of on the bulky side. It makes it a little harder to get it into a dash-mount cradle.
- GSM unlocked is for 2G/3G only, not LTE.