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Samsung SCH-LC11 4G Mobile Hotspot (Verizon Wireless)
 
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Samsung SCH-LC11 4G Mobile Hotspot (Verizon Wireless)

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2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.54 inches, 2.32 inches, 0.45 inches
  • Weight: 2.72 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 480 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 9 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches ; 2.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004U29CLM
  • Item model number: SCH-LC11
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,110 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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Small enough to fit in your pocket, the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot from Verizon Wireless is powerful enough to bring the Internet to your whole family wherever your wireless phone works--no cables required. Just power it on and instantly connect up to five Wi–Fi–enabled devices.

And with the power of Verizon 4G LTE, your connection is faster than ever. You can download 20 photos in a minute or a song in just four seconds--10 times faster than downloading over a 3G network. You can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas. In markets not currently served by Verizon 4G LTE, the Samsung SCH-LC11 mobile hotspot will connect with Verizon Wireless' 3G network.

You can plug the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot into a wall outlet with the included AC adapter, or power it via the internal rechargeable battery, which provides up to 3.6 hours of Wi-Fi usage (9 hours of standby time).

LTE/CDMA Dual-mode

Take advantage of Verizon's new 4G LTE network--no matter what brand of phone, tablet or laptop you use.

Connects with Up to Five Wi-Fi Enabled Devices

With this device, you can provide Wi-Fi access to up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. It's like having an office on the road, with enough connecting power to provide a whole team of co-workers with reliable Wi-Fi access.

Carry Anywhere

At just under 3 ounces, it's small and portable and it fits easily in a purse, pocket, or briefcase. No more lugging a brick-sized gizmo around to stay connected.

Specifications

  • Connects with up to five Wi–Fi enabled devices
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi compatibility (802.11b/g/n)
  • USB port for charging only
  • Dimensions: 3.54 x 2.32 x 0.45 inches (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 2.7 ounces
  • Battery: 1500 mAH for up to 216 minutes of Wi-Fi usage

What's in the Box

Mobile hotspot device, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, quick start guide

Product Description

Take advantage of Verizon's new 4G LTE network--no matter what brand of phone, tablet or laptop you use. At just under 3 ounces, it's small and portable and it fits easily in a purse, pocket, or briefcase. With this device, you can provide Wi-Fi access to up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. It's like having an office on the road, with enough connecting power to provide a whole team of co-workers with reliable Wi-Fi access.





Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
93 of 96 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good hotspot, with some limitations April 19, 2011
This is a great little solution for so many uses! Great speed and good short term reliability, although it is important to realize that every location is unique. Plan to test it in your area to be certain your 4G reception is solid. I live in a rural area with no good DSL availability, but the Verizon 4G signal is solid.

Samsung did a great job on the device, and it solves some real needs. However, people may be looking for a 12 or even 24 hour 4G solution (like those of us in rural areas!) may want to realize the service is not fully continous/stable.

Over two days I tested the system for twelve hours straight, running a business level VPN, and although it had a couple brief service gaps that caused my VPN to drop (the VPN was easily restarted), it mostly held up. On one occaision I had to restart the hotspot (it had signal but no internet traffic). The restart restored service quickly.

I have heard of some people having an incompatible VPN, but mine worked fine. Webex and email, as well as file share access was all very good, with excellent performance (other than the two VPN drops).

The other problem/limitation occurs when you use the device for an extended period of time - it turns itself off. What appears to happen is the charging rate (with a 110v adapter) appears to be less than the consumption rate, so it slowly drags down the battery. I am turning the system off at night, giving the battery time to charge, then it runs for a day while plugged into power. After eight or ten hours you risk it reducing signal power and turning off.

This means a full time operation is not possible, and makes 12 hour availability problematic, but workable.

All of the above is after four days of testing. So, I continue to look for ways to make this very good device a bit more reliable in a continous use environment.

Every location is unique. Plan to test it in your area!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
This may change as more people join Verizon's LTE(4G) Network. But as of this morning(04-04-11), in Emeryville, CA I received the following speed test results:

17.94Mb/s Download
12.56Mb/s Upload
43ms Ping

WOW! is right.

Verizon, is way a head of the game in the East Bay. As you can see I am getting faster speeds than many people even get on their home networks. Remarkable. I recommend going into the Verizon store in your area and do a Speed Test on one of their set up machines. This will give you an idea of what to expect in that area.

Only con I have noticed with the device, so far, is that when additional WIFI devices connect to the hotspot it occasionally drops the connection on one of the devices, causing me to have to reconnect. Other than that, the battery life seems reliable, though I have not clocked it yet.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung 4G Hotspot - Excellent design & super-fast June 17, 2011
This hotspot is really fast - I've gotten 17 down and 14 up driving in my car!

I bought both Verizon 4G hotspots - Samsung and Novatel - and I also had the the previous Novatel 2200 mi-fi.

The Samsung is the true successor to the Novatel 3G mi-fi, carrying on the tradition of the Novatel's form factor, while Novatel has incredibly veered off course with their 4G hotspot which is nothing like their previous model.

The Samsung form factor is way better than the Novatel 4G hotspot, which is dreadful. The new Novatel is not at all like the previous Novatel mi-fi. It's bigger than the Samsung, has a cheesy chrome bezel, and little feet - showing that they designed it as a very small table-top router. The Samsung has a nice soft-touch matte plastic case, and is smaller than a deck of playing cards - it's like a stack of credit cards in size.

The Samsung is much more similar to the previous 3G Novatel mifi in size and form. The Samsung works great in a pocket or in the sunglasses pocket on the inside roof of your car or under the visors. Also, it has LED's for on/off/low-battery, 4G, 3G, and network activity. The Novatel eInk paper display sounds good in reviews but it is very dull, hard to see, and ugly.

You can set the Samsung to sleep after not being used for a period of time (like 30 minutes) to save battery, or you can set it to never sleep.

You can safely ignore the negative reviews, which are entirely attributable a combo of the first firmware version, customers who have never used a mobile hotspot, battery-save 30-minute shutdown (which can be turned off), and also Verizon 4G is still in its early implementation phase and is occasionally off-line or slow, although those problems are slowly becoming much less frequent.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its been great for me October 23, 2012
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So I assume from all the bad reviews I have found; when this first came out that it was a horrible product. I have to say since I have had it its been great. I have tested HD videos from Amazon and Netflix streaming while being online. It does have its hiccups but thats more to do with wifi itself then the devices problems. I think its great and would recommend it to anyone. Now i would never use verizons overpriced plans but I was able to find a way around that. After some research this is what i have found to work best.

1) It works better it you can keep it stationary, its fine in a car but while in the car dont move it around a lot. Give it room to breath. the more wide open space you can give it the better. So buried at the bottom of a purse is a bad idea
2) For not having an external antenna it gets a good signal but think of it this way, if you cant get a signal with your phone this isnt going to get a great signal either
3) Have your security settings to WPA2 (AES) this will work the best
4) I have not had a problem but many say to change the 30 min inactivity turn off (set it so it does not turn off automatically after 30 mins)
5) There is a detail app in itunes that lets you see more of the device without having to log into it. Search for "Hotspotsam" its free (sorry not andriod app that I could find)**Update 1/1/13: This app works will any hotspot that has an IP address of 192.168.1.1**
6) Because it does have an internal antenna go into the settings and look at the signal strengh. setting the device a certain way will result in a little better signal (every little bit helps)
7) UPDATE THE FIRMWARE (sorry this should be first)
8) This is personal preference plus your equip must support it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This product was sol as an unlocked and it is not it is the ball and chain by Verizon.
Published 25 days ago by E. Michael Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars OLD HOTSPOT OUT PERFORMS NEW ONE!
I REPLACED MY OLD 'HOTSPOT'. ALL I HAD TO DO WAS REMOVE THE 'SIM CARD' FROM THE OLD HOTSPOT AND INSTALL IT IN THE NEW 1. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniel W Sass
3.0 out of 5 stars Samsung SCH-LCH11 Verizon 4G hotspot
The Samsung device was as described. The only complaint is that the charger that came with the device didn't work. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lisa Northcutt
1.0 out of 5 stars It didn't work
We received the hotspot in appropriate packaging, but when we tried to turn it on no power. Even after charging it we were unable to get it to turn on.
Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok for email
Works good for where we live. Hard to get cell service in our area too but for checking emails it works fine.
Published 6 months ago by Renee
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful experience
This device exceeded my expectations. I strongly recommend this product. Keep uo tge great work. I will continue to be a customer.
Published 7 months ago by Stephanie M. Sherfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Product works as expected
The product works as advertised and does what you need it to do, which is provide mobile 4G service, However, it has several added benefits that many of you may not know about. Read more
Published 7 months ago by JEREMY LITTLEFIELD
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awful
Battery life was abysmal. Connectivity was worse. This item was well taken care of, but performance degraded drastically over time. Read more
Published 7 months ago by K. Williamson
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of cash
Didnt know I had to sign a contract with verizon just to activate , oh and they offer the newer model with that contract. Waste of cash for me
Published 8 months ago by terrance
3.0 out of 5 stars Excited yet disappointed
This is my first time ever shopping this way, but the experience was easier than I expected. The product arrived on time even around the holidays. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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