Verizon this past week announced the SmartHub – a box designed to use a cellular connection to provide residential home internet, a “landline” phone jack, and smart home control of lights, thermostats, and locks.
Verizon explains it this way:
“SmartHub is a wireless, smart home solution that manages your connected home devices, provides reliable, high-speed internet powered by America’s Largest and Most Reliable 4G LTE network, and home phone service with HD Voice, all in one elegant device.
You can use SmartHub as your primary source for internet and phone service at home or when you travel.”
With a built in battery and an ethernet port – is the SmartHub actually a viable “primary source for internet” for those living a mobile lifestyle?
We’ve dug up the details – and discovered the major downside that makes the SmartHub decidedly dumb.
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