Verizon calls its stand-alone mobile hotspot devices “Jetpacks.” Jetpacks create Wi-Fi hotspots backed by Verizon’s network. Computers, phones, and other devices with Wi-Fi capabilities can connect to Jetpacks like they connect to conventional Wi-Fi hotspots.
Postpaid Jetpack Plans
Verizon offers four postpaid Jetpack plans. Here’s each plan and its list price:
- Essential – 15GB: $20 per month
- Plus – 50GB: $40 per month
- Pro – 100GB: $60 per month
- Premium – 150GB: $80 per month
The list prices are only available for subscribers that already have one of Verizon’s postpaid unlimited plans. If you are not a current subscriber, the Pro and Premium plans are available as standalone plans for $30 per month more than the prices listed above. The Essential and Plus plans are not available in a standalone form.
Existing subscribers on the following Verizon plans may be eligible for a discount on a Jetpack plan:
- One Unlimited for iPhone
- 5G Get More
- 5G Do More
One of these plans’ perks is a discount that can be applied to a connected device (e.g., a smartwatch, a tablet, a mobile hotspot.) If you use the perk to save on a hotspot plan, you can get either of the following:
- A 50% discount on the Essentials or Plus plan
- $20 off the Pro or Premium plan
Subscribers that use all of their allotted data can use additional data at no charge, but they’ll typically be throttled to sluggish 600Kbps speeds. A 3Mbps throttle is used for customers that have a 5G device, happen to be in range of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service, and are not on the Essential plan. The Essential plan does not include access to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband.
Additional full-speed data can also be purchased for $35 per 5GB increment.
Prepaid Jetpack Plans
Verizon offers four prepaid plans for Jetpacks:
- 5GB – $40 per month
- 25GB – $60 per month
- 100GB – $80 per month
- 150GB – $100 per month
In areas it’s available, the 100GB and 150GBs include access to Verizon’s high-speed 5G Ultra Wideband service. The 5GB and 25GB Jetpack plans are limited to LTE and Verizon’s 5G Nationwide service.
Customers with an active Verizon Prepaid account are eligible for a $30 per month discount on any of these Jetpack plans.
Subscribers on these plans that run out of regular data may continue to use additional hotspot data at a severely throttled 600Kbps speed.
Data use on prepaid Jetpack plans is subject to deprioritization. As a result, subscribers on these plans may experience slower speeds than other users on Verizon’s network during periods of network congestion.
Jetpacks have essentially the same coverage area as phones on Verizon’s network. As is the case with phones, newer Jetpack models will tend to be capable of faster speeds than older Jetpack models. Thanks to Verizon’s industry-leading coverage, Jetpack’s should offer service in more of the U.S. than hotspot devices running over any other network. An interactive coverage map is available on Verizon’s website.
Last updated: April 2023