Verizon's Fivespot: It Works, But International Roaming's a Spoiler

At a Glance
  • Verizon Wireless Fivespot Global Ready 3G Mobile Hotspot

    TechHive Rating

    The 'first global hotspot' works fine, but the cost of roaming overseas on Verizon's partner GSM 3G networks could render the device a very expensive novelty.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    The 'first global hotspot' works fine, but the cost of roaming overseas on Verizon's partner GSM 3G networks could render the device a very expensive novelty.

    Pros

    • Works on GSM networks overseas
    • Works on GSM networks overseas
    • Connects at reasonable 3G speeds
    • Connects at reasonable 3G speeds

    Cons

    • Roams only Verizon-contracted global networks
    • Roams only Verizon-contracted global networks
    • Setup process unnecessarily complex
    • Setup process unnecessarily complex

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