1Sprint Tri-Fi Hotspot
Sprint sells the Tri-Fi, which can connect to 3G, LTE and WiMax, for $100 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year service agreement. Data plans start at $35 for 3GB of 3G/4G data and climb to an $80 option. In keeping with Sprint’s “green” initiatives, it comes in a box that’s made of 30 percent recycled paper, is printed in soy ink and has a glue-less construction.
2Sprint Tri-Fi Hotspot
3Sierra Wireless Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
4AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G
5Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L
6Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L
7T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot
8Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
9Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200
The Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200 is arguably the sleekest-looking of all—but there’s no little window with 1998-era font telling you how much data you’ve used, or what state the battery is in, like there is on the Tri-Fi. It’s also all 3G, all the time. Still, there’s no contract, it can connect up to five devices and it sells for $100.