It’s a rare Monday posting for me but I was pretty impressed with the new hotspot I purchased over the weekend. In a pinch it came in handy today. Can’t believe I worked without one for so long…
If your like me you spend a lot of time on the internet. As time marches on I have found that I cannot work without it. The days of looking for an open WiFi connection would have to end. I needed to have access to the internet whenever and where-ever, so I went on a lazy search for a fairly cheap but usable hotspot. I drove down the block to my local OfficeMax and picked up a Virgin Mobile pay as you go hotspot. Didn’t do any comparison shopping at all! It’s only $60 this week.
It’s called the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
When I got home I did some research on the Virgin plans and decided to go with a $35 a month plan which gives me access to 2GB of data on the 3G network. You get unlimited data on the 4G network but I cannot confirm if 4G is available in my area just yet although I hear it’s available in the city.
Today I was working off the only open public wi-fi connection I could find in my area. It was an unsecured hotspot. After about half an hour I was booted off with nothing else around to use. Remembering I had my new hotspot on me I turned it on and I was rolling along without missing a beat.
Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Hotspot Review
My new Virgin Hotspot feels cheap, most of the weight is in the battery. It has a small, cheesy, dot matrix display and looks unimpressive when you examine it closely. It didn’t even come with adequate directions to explain what all the buttons do. Turn it on and it only seems to want to connect to 3G. It’s probably not the best hotspot made and, since it was 50% off its original price, probably obsolete straight out of the box but… when I needed it, it did the job.
I got broadband speeds, I was able to stream some video, I got all my work done. It was easy to set up and connect to. I’m happy. That’s all I can ask for.
Are you an internet junkie like me where you always have to have access to the internet? The comment section is below. :)