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AT&T MiFi Liberate 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (AT&T)
 
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AT&T MiFi Liberate 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (AT&T)

by AT&T
1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2.88 inches, 0.34 inches, 4.05 inches
  • Weight: 4.32 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: LTE
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 660 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 472 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 0.3 x 4 inches ; 4.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00A42N9TI
  • Item model number: MiFi Liberate
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,952 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Connect up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the Internet with this AT&T MiFi Liberate MIFI5792 mobile hotspot, which features 4G LTE speed for blazing-fast connectivity. The 2.8" capacitive touch screen offers easy setup and device management.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
51 of 59 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars unsteady performance, iffy documentation January 8, 2013
By TTFK
This is an initial out-of-the-box review of this product. This particular unit was purchased in-person at an AT&T owned store.

The unit was activated in-store with the $50/mo no-contract plan. There is also a $36 activation fee which is added to your first bill. The local store offered a two year plan as well, but not the one-year version offered on the website.

Setup was completely painless. The unit came with a 75% charge on the battery. Starting it for the first time entailed only pulling out the battery protector and pressing the power button. After an initial minute of what I would assume was first-time startup processes, the unit went directly to the remote-device setup information. This was presented clearly allowing for immediate connection of a Nexus 7 tablet. WPS is also supported.

The screen has relatively bright colors. Based on performance, I would guess it is resistive-touch. Icons and text are large and easy to read. Basic access information for both connecting devices and using various secondary devices is easy to find, although trying to remember the various web addresses for the different functions could prove a bit unwieldy for some; there are contextual help popups available on some screens, however.

Initial speed test was completed using Speedtest.com's Android app in AT&T's newly-activated 4G LTE service based in Springfield, MA on a Nexus 7 approximately 5 feet from the hotspot. Speeds were 11922kbps down, 6722kbps up with 84ms ping from a server based in West Plains, MO. It may be just the light 4G load in the area so far, but performance was excellent.

This unit supports up to a 32GB micro-SD card, offering not only file sharing, but also streaming directly to either a web browser or DLNA-supported unit.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product. 4G wifi on the go. December 13, 2012
By Randy M
Using this product right now for this review. Name says AT&T cause its AT&T. Pretty clear! Price is unbelievable low. AT&T 2 year contract. Blazing 4G speed. Use it for up to total of ten connected wifi devices at one time. Use this with my new iPad mini on the go, and at home when my cable ISP goes down. Can't not believe the easy of operation, and great speed. How did I ever live without this? Previously had a iPad 3 with cell service. Problem was service was tied to only that one iPad device. Now I use the wifi only iPad mini version, plus this hotspot. The perfect solution. Wifi here, wifi there, wifi everywhere. Connect all your wifi devices and pads. This is the only way to fly!!! Seems so good I can't believe it's legal. Forget pad devices with cell service built-in only usable by that one pad device. Expand your wifi world. Cover all the bases. Hotspot your wifi. It's always nicer to share and not hog wifi service. Hotspot lets you share with ALL your wifi ready toys, anytime and anywhere.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unit number 4 still a dud December 16, 2013
I am on my fourth Liberate in about 18 months. All came from an AT&T store or were exchanged for a refurbished model by mail. I am even on my second SIM card.

They all worked fine for about 45 days and then the dreaded beeps started indicating it had dropped the signal. They would work for about 10 to 15 minutes before the drops started with recovery about 10 minutes later. We live in a remote location in Eastern Tennessee, but the cell tower (unfortunately) is within sight on the next mountain.

Customer service is always polite and they are willing to ship a refurbished unit out, but the hassle is not worth the time. I just got off the phone and they agreed to send out a Unite mobile hotspot to see if that works any better. I pointed out the negative reviews on Amazon, but I just got a subtle lack of caring about independent reviews. We shall see how the Unite works out.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terribly bad JU JU December 2, 2013
I live in a rural setting where such waaaay cool stuff like Fios and cable are nonexistant, and Satellite or Cellular are the choices for broadband high speed internet.

The Liberate was represented as being a great device, so I signed on for one.

The first unit worked so so with a need to reboot every few days to keep the thing supplying internet service.

About a month ago the little beast died and would not connect to the net, all the while showing 3 bars of signal.

After multiple calls to customer service a new one was supplied, still no joy.
Service was on/off/on/off and just horrible.

Called multiple times and was run through software updates, resets and sundry other wastes of my daylight.

I called tech support two days ago and spoke with a nice young fellow who was quite willing to try and help.

They are shipping me a brand new "UNITE" as a replacement.

The liberate is a POS, ATT knows it as so many users do and yet this garbage is still being sold.

I gave it one star because they wont let me give it a minus five (-5)

I was not sure of the trouble until I read so many reviews by folks with the same troubles.

Stay away from this unit, bad ju ju
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 5 bar signal but frequent disconnects February 2, 2013
I bought this to replace a MiFi 2372 that died (at&t says it died because it was left plugged in all the time??), and I am completely frustrated with it. The liberate cannot seem to hold the connection even though I have a 5 bar signal. It will lose the connection about every 3 minutes, then it's a 40 second wait while it reconnects. I'm running Windows 7 on a fairly new Toshiba Satellite. Tried various settings, not much seems to help. I'd like to throw it in the river but I have no other internet service available. The old MiFi 2372 did not have this problem. I'd take slower and more dependable then faster and unstable any day. What use is a high speed if you are waiting every few minutes for a reconnect. Try shopping online and having it drop during your checkout. Swell.

PS: It dropped twice while trying to publish this review.

Update 3/20/2013: I changed my rating to one star. Now, I have to pull the sim card out daily to get the thing to connect. This thing is junk.

Update 12/5/2013: 5 weeks ago I gave up this piece of junk and replaced it with an AT&T Unite, purchased slightly used. I put the Unite in the same place in my home that the Liberate was in before. In 5 weeks, I have not had one single issue with the Unite. Not one. Not one freeze, not one loss of connection, I don't have to ping it, perfect. So..I'm out the $200 or so I paid for the Liberate (no contract), but my blood pressure is way down!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Worse than junk
In over 20 years of active website work this device is absolutely the worst piece of technology I have ever used! Read more
Published 25 days ago by Jerry
2.0 out of 5 stars Good product about 80 per cent of the time!
Same issues that others have written here. it's a good product...when it works. Maybe I'm just funny when I buy something like this I just expect it to work 100 per cent of the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by B. Mihm Jr.
1.0 out of 5 stars I had the Verizon mifi for three years without a ...
I had the Verizon mifi for three years without a hitch...course it was back in the 3g years. I got my first mifi liberate in March and it would occasionally not turn on unless I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by David Crockett
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Works great but cost to much to operate.
Published 1 month ago by Harvey Spindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Hotspot Yet
I have had a number of MI solutions from the Virgin MiFi card (great option too for pay as you go and tiny credit card size). Read more
Published 3 months ago by Guido L Gato
1.0 out of 5 stars at&t liberate
This has to be the worse experience. The device worked inconsistently for two weeks and then stopped altogether. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brenda Joseph
1.0 out of 5 stars POS
Unreliable, stopped displaying usage only a couple of months in. Constantly will just send me to the att page and lock me out of internet for no reason. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jeff Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Device
This device does exactly what I need.
It is light weight and compact. I carry it with me everywhere. The connection is wonderful.
Published 6 months ago by Ancilla Cuffy
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad product and bad data plan
Bought this thing in January of 2013. I thought this would be a good replacement for my landline internet connection so we could take it with us when we go camping. Read more
Published 7 months ago by esmereldalee
2.0 out of 5 stars AT&T MiFi Liberate 4G Mobile Hotspot (AT&T)
AT&T MiFi Liberate 4G Mobile Hotspot (AT&T) was returned due to lack of ATT support to put it on vacation until needed. Should not have activated it until I was ready to use it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dr. Richard C. Evans Sr.
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