A 4G hotspot can make the difference between receiving that important business proposal while you’re sitting in the airport or several hours later, after you land. That’s why we went looking for the fastest and most reliable hotspots on the market, testing the latest and greatest devices from the big-four — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Find out which hotspots delivered the fastest transfer rates for the money and which fell flat.
Measuring 3.8 x 2.2 x 0.7 inches and weighing 3.6 ounces, the Elevate is one of the more pocket-friendly hotspots, and includes a 32GB microSD Card slot. For overseas travelers, the Elevate 4G can also be used in any of the 220 GSM countries where AT&T has roaming agreements. The Elevate performed the best among other 4G hotspots, averaging downloads of 12.4 Mbps across all locations and uploads of 8.3 Mbps, and proved generally faster when loading websites.