AT&T MiFi Liberate

8.1/10 AVG.

  • AT&T MiFi Liberate
  • AT&T MiFi Liberate
  • AT&T MiFi Liberate
  • AT&T MiFi Liberate
  • AT&T MiFi Liberate
  • AT&T MiFi Liberate
  • AT&T MiFi Liberate

Specs / Features

Network Compatibility: LTE | Minimum Rated Talk Time: 660 minutes | Minimum Rated Standby Time: 472 hours | Dimensions: 2.9" x 4.0" x 0.3" | Product Weight: 4.3oz

Network Compatibility: LTE | Minimum Rated Talk Time: 660 minutes | Minimum Rated Standby Time: 472 hours | Dimensions: 2.9" x 4.0" x 0.3" | Product Weight: 4.3oz



Brand AT&T
Model AT&T MobileHotspot Liberate
Size 7 cm (2.8 in)

Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)


Speedy 4G LTE connections for up to 10 wireless devices

from Wired
Like many of its subsidized phones, AT&T practically gives away the Liberate. It currently costs $30 with a two-year contract, but the price quickly goes up from there. You can expect to pay anywhere from $40 to $70 extra per month depending on your data needs. That’s in addition to the $20/month you’ll pay just to use the device. It’s not cheap, but if you travel a lot and need to bring Wi-Fi wherever you go, we haven’t tested anything better then the Liberate... Full review

Impressive LTE connection speeds

from TechHive
The Novatel MiFi Liberate from AT&T may be the fastest and most functional mobile hotspot in the market today, despite some touchscreen sluggishness and unnecessary features... Full review
Business Insider

One of the best WiFi hotspots you can buy

from Business Insider
If you're in the market for a mobile hotspot and are stuck between a few choices, I suggest you consider the Liberate. Its long battery life and LTE connection definitely make it stand out from the rest... Full review
Android Police

There's a lot of stuff that you really just don't get on your average hotspot

from Android Police

This is easily the best mobile hotspot on the market right now. There just isn't anything out there to compete with the Liberate, and it shows. If you absolutely need a mobile hotspot, and want the very best hardware, this is the one to get - period. But network coverage and data pricing are still going to be the first concerns for many would-be buyers, and that's where the buck stops. AT&T just doesn't have the LTE footprint of Verizon at this point, yet it charges basically the same for hotspot data (Verizon is $50 for 4GB, AT&T is $50 for 5GB).

All in all, the decision... Full review

Ars Technica

Has a touchscreen—and it’s surprisingly useful

from Ars Technica

The AT&T MiFi Liberate from Novatel is an absolutely solid device. After some time with the Liberate, it made sense that a Wi-Fi hotspot with this much functionality and customization would need to have those settings available on the device itself, so we're sold on the display. We were also surprised at how well it performed in varying situations, especially because our experience with AT&T hasn't always been the most pleasant. The numbers and anecdotal experience show that this little gadget will produce some amazingly fast LTE speeds, and it’s also global-ready, which makes... Full review


Touchscreen, ample battery life, and great connectivity

from GottaBeMobile

All in all, for what comes with the MiFi Liberate at its $49.99 price tag, this is the best mobile hotspot on AT&T and the one that those looking for a dedicated hotspot should have at the top of their list.

With superb connectivity and battery life to go along with a good-looking and intuitive touchscreen and the ability to host up to 10 devices, we recommend the MiFi Liberate to anyone with a dumb phone that is looking for portable access to 4G LTE speeds or to smartphone owners who either need a reliable back up or are tired of spending precious battery life on tethering f... Full review


Straight up the most advanced mobile hotspot on the planet

from SlashGear
While it's difficult in general to get too excited about an internet delivery machine, I wouldn't hesitate to say that the MiFi Liberate is easily the most awesome mobile hotspot I've had the pleasure of using. If you're looking for the top mobile hotspot on AT&T's network for 4G LTE, you've found it. Now you've got to decide if it's work the extra few Hamiltons you'll be paying for it over the one competitor it's got - good luck deciding!.. Full review

A stellar mobile hotspot

from Gizmodo
Should You Buy It? If you need broadband to go, then yes, this is probably the best product out there. As with other mobile hotspots, the biggest hangup is price—this one runs $50 to start, with a two-year contract, and you'll have to tack the requisite data plan onto your existing wireless burden. Those plans vary in price depending on how much data you need, but you can expect to pay at least an additional $20 a month... Full review
Laptop Magazine

Its impressive battery life is the real star of the show

from Laptop Magazine

If you're an AT&T subscriber and you're looking for a mobile hotspot, the MiFi Liberate is your best bet. The touch screen interface seems gimmicky at first, but it makes this device very easy to use. More importantly, this hotspot lasts well over 8 hours on a charge, making it a great partner for everything from your notebook to a Wi-Fi only iPad. While you'll pay $50 more for the Liberate over the Elevate, this MiFi's more robust feature set and longer endurance make it well worth the premium. - See more at: Full review


Arguably the best mobile router AT&T has offered yet

from Cnet
With a practical design and great performance, the Novatel MiFi Liberate makes an excellent mobile router for those who live and travel within the AT&T's coverage area and can afford its data plans... Full review Reviews Summary

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