I have had a Verizon USB air card for many, many years. Got it a long time ago when I got my first laptop and wanted to travel with my travel trailer but still be able to get email and send and receive engineering drawings so that I could, if necessary, do some work while away. It sure came in handy many times. As you know, the last short trip I took, my blog didn’t get posted because I couldn’t get my air card to work with Windows 7. Last week I went to the Verizon store and they told me to go to their web-site and download the latest programs, which I did. That did not work either, because Windows 7 kept telling me that it could not find any device. So, yesterday, I took both our laptops up to the Verizon store along with my air card to see if they could get it to work. They said that they could but why not get one of their portable wifi units instead. The big advantage was that you could run four or five units off the same little device that could fit in my shirt pocket. Now, since both my wife and I have Toshiba tablets that we both prefer to use over a computer, that sounded like a good idea. They were having a special on them and I purchased one along with some insurance that would replace it if it got damaged. Last night my wife and I tried it out. We turned our main wifi off and turned on this new little gadget, laid it on a table and we both used our tablets and computers. Love it!! It will work great while traveling and my wife can be on her tablet while we are going down the road. Also makes a great back-up in case the DSL line goes out.
I guess you would like to see what I am talking about, so here are a couple of pictures:
I put a quarter next to it to give you a perspective of the size. Here is another view showing that it is thin enough to fit in my shirt pocket:
Not sure how long the battery lasts, but it was only half charged when we purchased it and it ran a lot of hours last night and it still has lots of life in it. For all you RVers out there, you may want to consider one of these. Of course you all probably have one and I am just now discovering them.