Verizon Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH–LC11 review

April 4, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More

Verizon Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH–LC11Verizon has recently launched Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH–LC11 for people who want to access internet via 4G network on the go but have more than one Wi-Fi capable devices that they want connected simultaneously to the internet, for example, people traveling with a notebook and an iPad.

The hotspot is manufactured by Samsung and claims to be 10 times faster than 3G mobile hotspots. The device is 4G SIM card compatible and can connect to 4G networks or 3G networks (in places which are still not covered by 4G network).

The modem is really slim and lightweight. It weighs merely 2.7 oz. The black plastic body has rounded corners with Samsung logo on the top left corner of the upper side. A darker black strip has that familiar Verizon logo, 3 LED service indicators – 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi and a power button. The dimensions of the device are – 2.32”(H) x 3.54”(W) x 0.45”(D). Its actually smaller than a wallet and can easily fit into your pocket.

The device is equipped with 802.11b/g/n standard Wi-Fi and allows you to simultaneously connect up to 5 devices to the internet. The download speed varies between 5 to 15 Mbps and the upload speed varied between 3 to 6 Mbps. While traveling, the transition between 3G and 4G networks is seamless and does not disrupt the internet connectivity.

The device has a 1500mAh battery that gives you a usage time of up to 216 mins and a standby time of up to 9 hrs.

The hotspot is available at Verizon for $269.99 with month to month service or $169.99 with 1-year contract or $99.99 with 2-year contract.

Following accessories are included with the hotspot:

  • Standard Lithium Ion Battery
  • Wall/USB Charger
  • Important Consumer Information Brochure
  • Product Safety & Warranty Brochure
  • Quick Reference Guide

Specifications:

  • Technology Bands – CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A/Rev. 0: 800/1900 MHz, 4G LTE (700MHz)
  • Chipset – MDM9600
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi – allows connection with up to 5 Wi–Fi capable devices
  • Dimensions – 2.32”(H) x 3.54”(W) x 0.45”(D)
  • Weight – 2.7 oz.
  • Battery – 1500mAh
  • Usage Time – up to 216 mins
  • Standby Time – up to 9 hrs.
  • SAR – 1.13W/kg – Body
  • 4G SIM Card compatible
  • 4G LTE Mobile Broadband and Mobile Broadband capable
  • VPN Compatible
  • Auto Connect
  • System requirement – One Type A USB Port for charging with included wall/USB charger

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  1. Dan says:

    Rather than a review, this articles is merely a “description” of the product. How about a REAL hands-on in depth review!????

  2. bryan says:

    The claim of being VPN compatible appears to be somewhat of a joke. Several users, including myself, are unable to connect to VPN—a problem which Verizon knows about, but are evidently in no hurry to remedy this situation. Appears to be false advertising to me if they make such claims in their product descriptions.

    • Robert says:

      My experience exactly. Stay away from this product if you need VPN connectivity. I am using Microsoft’s VPN produce on a SBS server. I just called Samsung and they were ambivalent about the problem. Verizon has assured me they are working on a firmware fix, but that was at least three months ago. The 4G USB modem works fine and connects to our VPN flawlessly. It even maintained the connection for over 100 miles last weekend.

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