Office On The Go Essential: Mobile Hotspot

Disclaimer: I received an AT&T Unite Pro by NETGEAR with 4G LTE/4G where available and one month of service to facilitate this review.

Let’s be honest – I love working from home full-time. The flexibility that it offers and the availability to be there more for my family – a huge part of my why and the purpose I am working so hard to create this legacy for future generations.

Let’s, also, be honest – sometimes it truly feels as though the walls are closing in on me. I am a homebody by nature, but getting out and about is necessary and needed for my sanity and well-being.

Having a mobile office is a great thing! I can be productive from virtually anywhere. While most places offer free wi-fi, due to the confidential nature of some of the projects that I work on having a mobile hotspot is not just beneficial, but necessary.

Office On The Go Essential_ Mobile Hotspot

I recently traveled to Las Vegas for a conference and some Diva Time and having my own Wifi hotspot device was a lifesaver. While the hotel provided Internet, it was spotty at times in the conference room. Also, it seemed that being on the 18th floor made connectivity very difficult.

Between video-chatting with my family, staying connected with my team while away, handling a crashed site and managing my day-to-day social media responsibilities – it’s easy to understand why having reliable WiFi, even when traveling, is so important.

Since up to 15 devices can connect to the AT&T Unite Pro by NETGEAR, I was the MVP with my girlfriends who could easily connect their smart phones to access social media and email (because, again 18th floor equaled terrible reception).

How would a mobile hotspot benefit you?

4 Ways My Mobile Hotspot Has Been a Lifesaver in 4 Weeks
  1. Stuck in traffic, I was able to quickly download a video to my tablet for my youngest two children because there are only so many times one can listen to the soundtrack of Frozen sung by your 4-year-old
  2. I was able to use the battery boost option to keep my cell phone charged while waiting for a client at a local coffee shop.
  3. My husband, a part-time deejay, was able to access his digital music collection when playing at a location that did not have WiFi access available.
  4. During a vendor a event, I was able to have my tablet available for viewing online products and processing payments – even though the venue did not have public WiFi available for attendees. This definitely set me apart from other vendors who either had to use their cell phone data or were unable to process credit card payments at all.

For me the biggest benefit to my own mobile hotspot is a faster, more reliable secure internet connection when I am out and about. The AT&T Unite Pro is available for $49.99 with a 2-year contract or $199.99 without a contract. AT&T and NETGEAR also offer a prepaid mobile hotspot:  AT&T Unite for GoPhone. Their website has all the details you need to make the best decision for you and your needs.

Divas, do you currently invest in a mobile hotspot? If so, how does it benefit your family and business?

If you do not have one, is this something you could utilize?