Verizon launched the Verizon MiFi M2100 5G UW in early September. The device is the second, 5G-compatible hotspot offered by Verizon. The first device, the M1000, had a price tag of about $650. The M2100 comes in at a more reasonable, but still steep, $400. For those who don’t want to buy it outright, Verizon also offers the device on a 24-month installment plan with monthly payments of $16.66.
At the time of writing, the MiFi 2100 5G UW only has one review on Verizon’s website. While the reviewer gave the device five stars, no additional details were provided.
Based on the information I’ve seen so far, the device looks like it has solid specs. Once I get my hands on the device and have some time to test it, I’ll update this page with a full review.
Since Verizon’s 5G coverage is still limited, I expect most people with the device will rely on 4G connectivity most of the time. However, Verizon will probably vastly expand its 5G coverage over the next year.
- 3500mAh battery (up to 24 hours of usage time)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon SDx55 processor
- 2.4 inch touchscreen
Verizon’s new Unlimited Plus plan is available to subscribers on Verizon’s postpaid unlimited plans. The add-on plan has a base price of $30 per month, but Do More Unlimited and Get More Unlimited subscribers can get the plan for $15 per month. The word “unlimited” in that plan is a bit of a misnomer. The plan only allows 30GB of regular-speed data use each month. Subscribers that exceed 30GB of use can continue to use their Jetpack, but they will be throttled to 600Kbps. In my opinion, that’s an almost unusable speed for a mobile hotspot.
Verizon has a second add-on plan that’s a bit cheaper at $20 per month ($10 per month for Do More Unlimited and Get More Unlimited subscribers). It’s unclear whether this plan actually supports 5G hotspots. While Verizon only lists 5G access as a perk on the Unlimited Plus plan, I think it’s possible the cheaper plan also works with 5G devices.