The best mobile hotspot in 2024

best mobile hotspot: Man and woman using Netgear mobile hotspot to connect laptop in airport waiting area
(Image credit: Netgear)

The best mobile hotspot allows you to connect your laptop, tablet or other device to the internet, wherever you are. So if there's no public Wi-Fi, or it's just not very good, you can still get online without having to worry. 

Of course, these days the best smartphones can also be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot. But there are lot of reasons why you might not want to do so. For instance, you might not have unlimited data as part of your smartphone plan. Or you might be low on phone battery, and expecting an important call. 

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.