Google FI Hotspot Using T-Mobile Quanta Model D53

If you want inexpensive 5G Internet, this is not a bad way to go. First of all, it is 5G with the potential to be very fast. Our testing under less than ideal conditions gave us 27 Mbit/s download and 4.5 Mbit/s upload speed. The best part is, it works, and the second best part is it’s affordable. OK, one more accolade, it has 1 button, it is easy to use.

It is the size of a cell phone, perhaps a little thicker than a cell phone.

Simple to use, there is a power button and type-c USB for charging.

The sim-card slot is on the opposite side.

Hotspot for Google FI

We use Google FI, but the device ships for T-Mobile. When changing the default APN profile from T-Mobile to Google FI, the performance went up by 4X. Yes, the test is a tiny sample size, but that is what we got.

For details on APN settings, user manual, and where to buy, see this post.