Verizon offers its mobile WiFi hotspot, also known as MiFi, to those who wish to take the Internet with them wherever they go. There are many differences between using Verizon's mobile WiFi hotspot and a traditional home network. Choosing a service depends on your personal needs and Internet habits.
Verizon WiFi Mobile Hotspot
Verizon's personal WiFi mobile hotspot allows up to five devices to share an Internet connection, with download speeds at 5 to 12 Mbps and uploads at 2 to 5 Mbps. The device uses Verizon's LTE 4G network to deliver a high-speed Internet connection over standard cell data networks. It transmits a WiFi signal up to 30 feet and operates on battery power for up to four hours. Internet availability is limited to areas with a strong cell tower signal.
Home networks offer a faster and more permanent connection for web access. Internet access provided by local cable and satellite companies can exceed speeds of 25 Mbps. Home wireless options are also available through the use of wireless routers. These networks can handle all of your Internet-ready devices in the home through a single connection.
Both Verizon's WiFi hotspots and home networks have varying monthly costs. Dedicated home networks have a set price that does not change from month to month, although different tiers are available for higher top speeds. Verizon's Internet hot spot service offers only one speed option but charges for data usage. Different plans are available for varying amounts of data usage. There is a charge for ever