The 411 On Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpots! Why I Love My NetGear Zing! #sponsored

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Have you ever been out and about and searching for a Wi-Fi connection and noticed “HotSpots”?  I have to admit, before Sprint asked me to review their NetGear Zing HotSpot, I wasn’t 100% sure of how exactly they worked.   Here’s the 411…

#SprintMom Zing Mobile HotSpot on top of iPad

Why Do I Need a Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot?

I can access the internet on my phone, which is great, but there are times when I need to type on a keyboard or see a larger screen than my phone offers.  I have an iPad, but don’t pay for an internet connection.  With a Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot, your laptop, tablet, or any wi-fi enabled device can login to a wi-fi internet connection anywhere you have phone service.  It’s as if you are carrying your home modem with you.  But it’s smaller and even easier to use!

#SprintMom Zing Mobile HotSpot at Lunch

When Do I Use a Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot?

Over the summer, I was used to being able to use my laptop at home pretty much all day, every day.  Now that Rosie is back in school and after-school activities have started, I’m finding myself spending more time away from home.  Sitting in the car line, watching after-school activities, or traveling no longer means unproductive time!

How Does a Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot Work?

Sprint sent me the NetGear Zing and to be honest, it sat in the box for a week or two, because I didn’t feel like I had time to set it up.  Ha!  I wish I had known how easy and fast it would be.  The Zing has a touch screen and the device is extremely user-friendly.  It was this simple to start:

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Where Else Do I Use my Sprint NetGear Zing Wi-Fi HotSpot?

#SprintMom Zing Mobile HotSpot at the Train Station

 Features of the NetGear Zing Mobile HotSpot

  • Expand up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices sharing one connection (devices include laptops, tablets, eReaders, portable gaming systems and more)
  • 2500 mAh battery provides up to 10 hours of typical use on a single charge
  • GPS functionality (i.e., Location Based Services)
  • Equipped with the latest wireless encryption technology so that personal data/information is not shared when lending out your mobile hotspot. It also supports the most advanced mobile security protocols such as NAT Firewall, VPN pass-through, and password-protected administration user interface

One of the things I was most surprised about was the size!  It’s incredibly small and lightweight.

SPECIFICATIONS: • Dimensions: 4.3” L (110 mm) x 2.7” W (69 mm) x 0.6” H (15.2 mm) • Display: 2.4” / 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) resistive LCD touchscreen with data usage meter • Weight: 3.95 Ounces (112 grams)

Where would you use a Zing Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot?

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review.



  1. 1

    How cool to have full Internet connectivity wherever you go and whenever you want.! I travel quite often and I could use this with my ipad as I hate having to surf the net using my smartphone with the itty bitty screen! This would certainly help me kill time when I’m on a long road trip.
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    I would use it while waiting on an appointment

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