T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot Prepaid
Best prepaid mobile broadband device
Unlike other carriers, T-Mobile offers its fastest 4G service to prepaid customers. The T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot Prepaid achieves average download speeds of 2 to 8.4 Mbps in tests -- not as fast as the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4510L (*Est. $100 with two-year contract), but fast enough to stream Netflix movies and so forth. It reverts to 3G in non-4G areas, so check coverage in your area before buying. Like the Verizon hotspot, the T-Mobile Hotspot fits in your picket and beams a Wi-Fi signal that up to five devices can share. Although you can get the Verizon hotspot with a month-to-month contract, T-Mobile offers a true prepaid option with no contract and no credit check. Choose from a 100 MB week pass (*Est. $10) or month-long plans of 1 GB (*Est. $30) or 3 GB (*Est. $50).