Review of Verizon Samsung SCH–LC11 3G/4G Hotspot

Verizon Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH–LC11

on April 12, 2011   |   2 comments

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The Verizon Samsung SCH–LC11 3G/4G Hotspot enables users to tether up to five mobile devices to it and thus attain 3G or 4G coverage. The Samsung device is run by Verizon and connects to Verizon’s super-quick LTE 4G network.

The SCH–LC11 is requires customer support through the phone to activate, but once that is over with the sailing is pretty smooth. Its 4G capability isn’t the only quick thing about this 3G/4G hotspot – connection occurs in 20 seconds or less. The device also boasts a solid battery life and can be conveniently used while charging.

The downside of this gadget is the fact that it is WiFi operational only, and cannot be utilized as a USB modem. Also, the only way to track data is through the Verizon website, which requires a temporary password for first access online. Since this device is not SMS capable, the password is sent through e-mail, something of an ironic twist give the device’s intended purpose.  Other cons of the device include the fact that there is no battery or signal strength indicator on the front of the device. Related to this, there is no way to turn off the 4G capability and thus conserve power. The SCH-LC11 also lacks a MicroSD card slot.

Despite its flaws, the SCH–LC11 3G/4G Hotspot will almost certainly prove faster than your home connection, and is thus an intelligent investment as far as hotspots go.

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Jeff Gibson April 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I have been using the Hotspot for a week now and I love it. Small, compact and blazingly fast! Just slightly bigger than the hold 3G MiFi but soooo much more powerful. Just like the article said, startup time is really fast and it has basic network management for MAC address and port filtering. Also has basic port forwarding firewall capabilities. Lastly, it supports 802.11n as was as b/g.

Its a great little device for providing fast, portable internet connections.

Jeff

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