Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: AT&T Mobile Hotspot

*Disclosure: I received this product to review for myself and a gift card to cover data use for one month. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

Even though it's almost the year 2015, my husband and I live in somewhat of a technological dark age- we do not own smartphones. However, we do have iPods and Windows phones that are capable of accessing the internet.  And, since we live in very technology-loving city, pretty much everywhere we go has free wifi, so we are still able to get online when we are out and about. I didn't really think much about using free public wifi until I read several articles recently that discussed just how easy it is to get all sorts of personal information from devices connected to a public network. Not good! Happily for me, I recently received a new device that solves my internet issues- a personal mobile hotspot from AT&T!

AT&T offers several different mobile hotspots including the Unite Pro, the Unite and the Unite for GoPhone.  I received the Unite for GoPhone, which does not require an annual contract or credit check.  When you want to use the device, you can buy a monthly or weekly data plan.  And, best of all, you can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices to it at a time!

Setting up my mobile hotspot only took a few minutes and I thought the instructions on the activation page were easy to understand and follow. It was also very simple to connect my iPod to the hotspot. I love easy-to-use technology!
With my iPod 5, for size comparison. Unite Hotspot on the left

I really like how small and portable this device is. Even though I'm currently toting around a small purse, the hotspot doesn't take up much space and isn't heavy.  I've really enjoyed having this device. It's nice to have fast, secure wifi when I'm out of my house. It's come in handy especially when we are out and need to look up traffic info or need details about somewhere that we are heading.  I love my Unite hotspot!

So, if you're looking for a great gift for someone in your life who needs wifi access on the go, check out this great mobile hotspot from AT&T!