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The 6 Best Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots for Work, Travel and Cars

The 6 Best Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots for Work, Travel and Cars

Why work from home when you could work from the beach, the park or really anywhere?

If you’re thinking, “but where’s the wifi?” don’t worry, we were too until we discovered that you can get a portable WiFi hotspot or device for connectivity anywhere you want.

Many mobile carriers offer mobile hotspots as part of their phone packages, but they can be pricey or limited to just their customers who have a bundled service. And if you want to roam without worrying about others on your subscription, that might not be the best solution.

We want to cut the cord and let you roam around, especially in the summer when all we want to do is work under the sun instead of fluorescent lighting. That’s why we’ve put together some of the best and easiest-to-use portable WiFi devices and hotspots so you can have the world wide web anywhere.

Read on for subscriptions, contactless devices, and more to keep you roaming without fear of missing that important email from your boss or Zoom meeting in 2022.

Amazon

Stay connected on the go with this compact wireless hotspot. Create your own private Wi-Fi network and easily connect to your favorite streaming services such as Chromecast and Amazon Fire Stick on the go. It has amassed more than 14,000 reviews on Amazon, with an average rating of four stars.


A black WiFi hotspot device
Best Buy

Keep it simple with this no-contract hotspot from Simple Mobile. The device, which is sold at Best Buy, costs just $50, comes with a 2300 mAh rechargeable battery and has the ability to connect 16 devices at once. You can buy subscriptions that work for you at Easy mobile also, also sold at Best Buy for easy checkout.


A black WiFi router with a green screen
Amazon

This WiFi hotspot for travel keeps you connected wherever you are. The GlocalMe mobile router is sold at Amazon and works on a pay-as-you-go model, which is perfect for travelers or those who only need the hotspot occasionally. You can connect up to 10 devices to use the 4G network.


A man puts an orange WiFi router in his pocket
Amazon

No SIM card, no problem. This mobile hotspot device is equipped with 4G LTE WiFi and can connect to 10 devices at the same time. Best of all, it’s powered by Skyroam’s virtual SIM cards, which you can buy from $6 per GB.


Two black boxes of WiFi with the pink T-Mobile logo on one side
Amazon

Coming to cellular carriers, T-Mobile is great for looking at hotspots and roaming data plans. Grab this mobile hotspot for under $20 and then contact T-Mobile to set up your plan or activate the SIM card.


A black Verizon WiFi hotspot
Amazon

For a more robust Wi-Fi hotspot, this Verizon model is top notch. The touchscreen displays your usage, as well as who’s connected, battery life, and other information needed to connect on the go. You can then choose your data plan and buy directly from Verizon, depending on your needs and current plan.


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