Mobile users on the go frustrated by finding themselves sucked into data black holes may have just found a lifeline. The Elevate 4G from AT&T creates a personal wi-fi “hotspot” for up to five devices. Files can even be shared between connected devices by using the microSD card slot. Pretty cool considering the device is about the size of stack of credit cards.
Set-up is a breeze with its handy. It includes a data gauge and also gives you login to get on the wireless network it creates clearing up any “is this thing even on?” confusion.
Another great feature of the Elevate is that you can access AT&T’s LTE networks. The downside is Wisconsin folks will have to travel to Chicago to find the closest LTE network for the time being. Even though you may not be able to connect to an LTE network, this seems to be a pretty wise investment for someone who spends a lot of time in the airport or on the road where internet access is spotty.
Elevate 4G is $70 with a two-year contract. On top on the initial $70 customers must pay for a minimum $50 for 5GB of use with an extra charge for more data use.
The Elevate 4G is a handy device for a frequent traveler or a rural dweller. If you think you’ll get enough use out of the device to make it worth the investment, stop by an AT&T store and check it out.