This Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack MHS800LPP mobile hotspot features 4G LTE speed, so you can connect up to 8 devices to the wireless network for quick, easy Web access. The 2100 mAh battery enables extended use on a full charge.
The device worked well, the plans were horrendous
Posted by: Expat from: on
I was looking for an easy to use temporary internet connection while in transition between full-time providers. The device was easy to use and set up quickly and offered decent coverage throughout the house. However, the data usage was just beyond belief and extremely expensive. In two weeks of use I burned through three bundles 16 gigs worth costing way over $150. This was no live streaming, no music just basic data searches, email and social sites. Never again. Beware of these bundle plans.
58 out of 61 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Ultron from: on
Bought this for my father in-law who does not have home internet. He was able to get online and do a few things as needed with this device. Good for occassionaly use, but not practical for long term due to hig cost of data.
28 out of 29 found this review helpful.
Great mobile Hotspot for traveling
Posted by: sandym from: on
We were traveling in our RV and had trouble getting reliable Wi-Fi. This item worked wonderful and also gave a secure connection to do banking.
22 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bugbasher from: on
This hotspot works well anywhere in the Verizon coverage area. If you already have a Verizon account but want to add a pay as you go device it is a little harder to get it activated so find the Verizon activation number and talk to a support person. The automated system will send you in circles.
22 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Works Great... At First but...
Posted by: SpiderWayneWLD from: Walnut Creek, CA on
When I first got it the speed was incredible but soon after I started to notice the speed I was getting started slowing down... almost like it was being throttled back. I did some research and I see others are experiencing the same thing. Don't get me wrong, overall it still works pretty good and over time I get both great speed and okay speed. It has noting to do with where I'm using it as others have stated the same thing happens to them in the same place too. I've had others and overall I still like this one the best.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Sickstangzz from: on
I've been debating ordering this prepaid device to use to play games online. I live in the country and can only get satellite internet which is not able to play fps online.
Bought this device and payed $60 for 5gbs. Works great so far. Been playing on my ps4 and xbox 360 with little to no issues. Wouldn't recommend to use for updating large files but for gaming and browsing it works great.
The verizon online account allows me to monitor by usage as well. Great product. Data is pricey though.
23 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Disappointed at First
Posted by: Mitch155 from: on
I purchased this in Tallahassee, FL for a trip to Montana. I used it with my iPod to link it with my GPS to get traffic and weather updates on my trip. It worked fine at first but between Bainbridge, GA and Dothan, AL it constantly stopped working and I would have to turn it off and back on. I later realized it was not a fault of the device but of the cellular system and not switching from tower to tower. When we got near Montgomery, AL it worked like a charm and continued to woirk all the way to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and back. When we got back to Dothan, AL the problem began again. As we left Alabama it started working as it should. Great device, not as fast as land based wireless but not bad. It was great to have in the hotels that charge for wi-fi. I will certainly continue to use it while traveling.
29 out of 35 found this review helpful.
Pointless Waste of Money
Posted by: Arien888 from: on
I was tired of my kids not having wifi in the car so I thought perfect idea, but I was wrong. It was the biggest hassle never worked went thru 20 bucks of data in 20 minutes. It now sits in the closet.
23 out of 28 found this review helpful.
Internet data with limitations
Posted by: Jonn from: on
Verizon Ellipsis Mi-fi unit does what is supposed to do but has limitations. First is owners manual which doesn't detail all features and capabilities. Wanted similar characteristics to a router but no details of doing so are in manual. However found through usage that the unit allows individual connected phones, tablets and computers to "talk" to each other like in router LAN/WAN. Not sure though if there is a data usage (cost to me) connected with using hotspot unit as a router like device.
Next is VERY limited battery life. Charged battery with charger only to find battery charge lasted less than 12 hours! Using local hotspot device in present location requires 24/7 usage so device has to stay continuously connected to the charger.
Also have tried several times since setting up usage two weeks ago to use built-in readout to view data usage. Just tried again and still get same indication: "Data usage is not available at this time"! Looks like Verizon will get some additional data usage from me as I'll have to go on line to access the account to monitor current data usage rather than get a free usage count through the device.
Lastly was a concern regarding whether planned usage location did in fact have 4G coverage as this device only works where there is 4G/4G lite signal. The Verizon coverage map had some questionable notes and symbols at planned location. Found unit through use that worked fine at the location.
So overall device works as advertised but has some limitations with workarounds.
20 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Hotspot Worked great
Posted by: Happy from: on
I purchased this mobile hotspot since I did not need to sign up for a contract. The only problem I had was during setup, I called customer service and apparently the unit was not activated at the store to show it had been purchased, so while I was on travel I had to go to a different best buy to get assistance. Once the sales person told the Verizon customer service rep that I indeed purchased the unit, I was able to setup the device to receive internet service using the prepaid data cards. You will need to create an account online after a phone number is provided if you plan to just purchase prepaid data cards. I rated this four stars, since the clerk where I purchased the unit did not activate the unit by providing me additional information that I would need.