In my CES travel gear post, I told you about the new AT&T Unite Pro that saved me several times while at CES. I participated in a Twitter party on the floor at CES. My cell phone wouldn’t connect, but my AT&T Unite Pro saved the day and I got online. (Disclosure: I was sent the AT&T Unite Pro to test and review.) The AT&T Unite Pro is a 4G LTE mobile hotspot from NETGEAR®, but it is so much more than a hotspot. You can also give your phone a BatteryBoost if you are running low. The Unite Pro is $49.99 with a 2-year contract.
Unite Pro Features
Several of the features that I like best:
- You can connect up to 15 wifi-enabled devices including tablets, laptop, smartphone and gaming devices.
- Gives you dual-band wifi which means if one band isn’t working in the area you are, there is still another to fall back on so you rarely are without a connection.
- Up to 16 hours of battery life. When I was at CES, I never charged the device over the 4 days. I didn’t use it non-stop, but I used it often and gave my phone a Battery Boost once. Includes the cord needed for the Battery Boost.
- Has a 2.4 inch touch screen so it’s very easy to use. It was very easy to set up and the password is right on the screen so you don’t have to try to remember it. It’s very easy to change the password too.
- Guest password – Set up a one-time guess password if you do not want to give out the password to someone. So when the wifi goes down at the coffee shop and the person sitting behind you asks if they can connect using your Unite Pro. Give them a guest password.
- It is very small and thin so I carry it with me in my purse all the time.
AT&T Unite Pro for Families
When we travel, even for the weekend, we have close to 15 devices between the 6 of us. Having the AT&T Unite Pro will save us money at the hotel. No more having to pay $12/device to connect to the internet. Now, we will use the mobile hotspot. The Unite Pro will also come in handy while driving. My kids will often bring homework to work on and they usually need to get online. If we use my smartphone, the battery drains really fast and it also slows down my phone. Now we will use the Unite Pro. The screen keeps track of how much data you have left and the signal strength.
AT&T Unite Pro by Netgear Video
Here is a short video done by the social media team for AT&T.
The AT&T Unite Pro (affiliate link) by NETGEAR is a device that I see my digital family using over and over. How does your family connect? Do you go online when you are away from home? How do you connect when you travel?
Disclosure: I was sent the Unite Pro to test. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links within post.