LTE hotspots are becoming increasingly popular as consumers increasingly turn to cellular services to avoid the congestion that comes with a cellular network.
But if you’re a Verizon customer, there’s a new hotspot offering for you: the $50 iPhone 5s Wi-Fi hotspot.
The deal is available at Verizon Wireless stores and on its website for $100 per month.
“We want to provide you with a truly wireless experience,” Verizon Wireless said in a statement.
“The hotspot will give you the convenience of using the Internet on your iPhone 5 with the convenience and flexibility of Wi-Max.”
While the price may seem steep for a device that can support 4G LTE and LTE speeds of up to 600Mbps, it’s $50 cheaper than the $130 price of a standard Wi-MAX hotspot at the time of writing.
Verizon says the hotspot can be installed on any iPhone 5 and will be compatible with both LTE and Wi-MP2 speeds.
The hotspots come in three different flavors: a basic $50 hotspot that comes standard with the iPhone 5; a $100 Wi-HPi hotspot for $60, and a $150 LTE hotsphere for $70.
Verizon Wireless offers a “smart phone hotspot” for $150, but you can get that for $50 with the standard iPhone 5, $100 with the Wi-AMP and $150 with the LTE hotspatcher.
If you’re in the market for a hotspot and you haven’t yet gotten your hands on an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c, you can save up to $60 by using a credit card to get the hotspots.
The iPhone 5C and iPhone 5 also come with a “mobile hotspot,” a $60 Wi-HDX that comes in the same flavors.
You’ll have to get a separate wireless adapter for each device, though, as both devices use the same basic 3G/4G network.
The basic $30 iPhone 5 hotspot comes with the same LTE and WiFi speeds as the basic $100 hotspot from Verizon.
The $30 Wi-Hex hotspot has a higher download speed of up 500Mbps, while the $60 LTE hotspipe is a bit faster.
The Wi-AM hotspot supports up to 8 simultaneous hotspot connections, with each connection using one of the three wireless bands.
The hotspots can be configured with or without a network, with an unlimited amount of data and calls on your phone, but the device has to be paired with a Wi-Wifi network.