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Is a jetpack faster than using a phone as a hotspot?
Mathew1085
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Is a jetpack faster than using a phone as a hotspot? I can't seem to get my laptop to connect to the internet with my mifi jetpack, but can using my phone as a hotspot... I find this peculiar and am wondering why I'm paying for it if 1, it doesn't work, and 2, my cell phone hot spot is faster... Help?

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Re: Is a jetpack faster than using a phone as a hotspot?
glitchedpixel
Sr. Member

It's pulling off the same plan using the same towers, a jetpack isn't any faster.

Unless you have a fixed amount of data, expect it to get 15GB 4G speed before dropping to 3G. With Above Unlimited, you actually get 5 extra GB of 4G hotspot speed directly from the phone while Jetpacks are capped.

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Re: Is a jetpack faster than using a phone as a hotspot?
mervin0587
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The hot spot is probably on an unlimited data plan that only gives 600kbps, you might just need to change the data plan on the hotspot.  My phone and hotspot give about the same speeds, i've tested them various times with a speed test app.