“I think I can rip out this review in 20 minutes,” I told David Pierce, our Reviews Editor, after having used Verizon’s Jetpack 890L on and off for a couple of weeks. I was joking, but not really.

“‘It gives you internet,’” he said, an offer of copy for what would be the shortest review in The Verge’s history. And indeed, mobile hotspots don’t really do anything other than “give you internet” — but the fact remains that Verizon offers no fewer than four different models of these little black boxes as of this writing, including the excellent 4620L from Novatel that we reviewed recently. So what sets the 890L apart, and why might you choose it? Read on.