The Best Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots In 2021 – Rolling Stone

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If you live in an area without broadband internet, but need speeds faster than dial up or DSL can provide, your best option is getting a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

This gadget receives the internet from a satellite via a SIM card (just like a smartphone), and creates a mobile Wi-Fi network you can connect to from your phone, tablet, computer, game console, or other internet-enabled gadget.

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots differ from traditional broadband internet connections in specific way: Many mobile internet plans have a monthly data limit, and charge penalty fees if you go over your allotment. You can avoid this by getting an unlimited data plan (if possible), shopping around for the best carrier deals in your area, or limiting bandwidth-intensive activities like video streaming.

That drawback is worth thinking about, but under the right conditions a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot can provide a similar experience to a standard broadband plan.

What Are the Best Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots?

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best mobile Wi-Fi hotspot for you; below are the most important ones, which we considered while we were researching this list.