Stay Connected With This Giveaway

Stay Connected With This Giveaway

Update: On 10/1, my wife randomly selected the winner of the Jetpack… and it’s Tiffany C!!! Congrats!

I can admit I’m a bit of an online junkie, and I like to be connected wherever I happen to be. I’m getting ready for my 30th reunion (yes, I know that was a long time ago). Back in high school, staying connected meant I had gas money so I could get to a friend’s house or get out to do something.

Today, connected means something completely different. Back when I was in school at Carnegie-Mellon, it was cool that I could go find a dumb terminal to log in and get a note to a friend at Case Western Reserve… We didn’t even realize we were on an Internet precursor or Ty our notes were email. Now, I get 100 emails a day delivered to a device that fits in my pocket (I refuse to wear a phone on my belt!), and I expect to have contact with people all the time. In fact, the school I went to is still the most connected campus in the US, being wireless over the whole campus.

Cities are starting to offer wireless in areas, but I’m kind of a small town/rural kind of guy, and connectivity can be spotty in those areas. At least in my little part of the world, Verizon Wireless s really the only wireless carrier that gives me a solid signal. I’m not saying that because of the Savvy Gourmet program… It’s just how it is.

So, combining the fact that Verizon Wireless is doing this program letting me try out a Xyboard tablet and that they have such a great signal, the giveaway they’re doing with me is pretty slick. I’m running a contest to give away… Drumroll, please… A Jetpack!

No, this isn’t the Jetpack I was promised back in first grade that would let me fly around, but this Jetpack will let the winner fly through the interwebz. At 4G LTE speed, up to 10 devices can connect to the Internet. Pretty slick! The Jetpack includes:

  • A Verizon JetpackTM 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620L
  • $150 Verizon Wireless gift card, for equipment or service
  • A SIM card
  • The service isn’t free, but the gift card pays for over 6 months’ usage. If you’ve wanted to get a mobile hotspot, this is a great giveaway!

    How do you win? It’s easy… Comment here and tell me how you’d use your Verizon JetpackTM 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620L, or tweet about how you’d use it and add the tag #lfhotspot, or like the Livefire Facebook page and comment there about how you’d use the hotspot.

    I reserve the right to exclude inappropriate entries, so keep it clean! I’ll randomly select a winner on October 1.

    Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Gourmets program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

    About Curt McAdams

    I guess I'm a bit of a foodie, learning to cook from my mom, then getting obsessed with outdoor cooking, competition barbecue, bread baking and just about all things food. Lately, I've been trying to upgrade my photography skills a bit, though I still have a long way to go.


    1. I think this jetpak would be very handy when traveling or camping. Thank you for the chance to win it!

      • Schmidty,

        It would be interesting to see how a jetpacl works while driving… You could stay connected cross-country!

    2. I would use it to keep my iPad online when traveling! It seems you always need Internet access when you’re out of town- and I don’t have a smart phone!

    3. Amanda Sakovitz

      This would be great for going on vacations. I’m from Boston and we go to Maine a lot but I don’t get a good signal out there at all.

    4. Rhonda Grisham

      Not having a smartphone, I would use it to connect my iPad or Kindle when traveling. Thanks for the opportunity!

    5. Looks sweet!

    6. This would be so useful during trips!

    7. Brittany Whitley

      Our Verizon wireless USB internet device just recently broke and this would be perfect!!

    8. Use when i’m traveling

    9. Thanks for the chance to win.

    10. This would work out perfect for all of our wireless devices in the home and shop!

    11. This would come in handy for our family. We travel a lot and have a cross country road trip coming it. It would keep the kids busy and the parent sane.

    12. Id love to have a 4g hotspot for my tablet.

    13. I would use it on the treadmill at the gym.

    14. I would use it for work, especially when I travel.

    15. I live about 15 miles in the country and I would use it all the time. Internet out here is SO spotty and I have AT&T for phone service and it is constantly dropping the internet and calls! I would love to win this!

    16. I would love to win, thank you

    17. great while traveling for a mobile hotspot

    18. This would be perfect for our family trips as well as work.

    19. would definitely use this while traveling in car or hanging out on beach/picnic

    20. we do alot of car traveling and this would definitely come in handy for all of us, myself and four kids. when we arrive at our destination, my husband could jump on and use it too.

    21. We have very terrible slow internet at my rural home, being able to use this would hopefully be a huge improvement.

    22. I would use to help me continue looking for a job online. Its really hard jobless with no internet access to help submit resumes online. Thanks Great contest. Count me in.

    23. I would use this literally everywhere, believe me it wouldn’t gather dust on a shelf somewhere or end up on craigslist.

    24. thanks

    25. I just started the fall semester at my college which happens to have a library with a lousy wifi connection that hardly works properly so for me, winning this would be a lifesaver. I am always going from campus to campus and my schedule is so full its overwhelming at times. The Verizon Jetpack would make my life SO much easier. Thanks for giving us the chance to win!

    26. This would be wonderful to use when I’m traveling. Thanks!

    27. I think the hot spot would be great for travel

    28. A Jetpack….SWEET!

    29. I would use it at the hotels that charge outrageous amounts for Wi-Fi!

    30. I would use it at home, on the road, maybe during a nice hike to upload some pics, the options are nearly endless!

    31. I would use this when we travel. We travel alot for business and have many smartphones, laptops, and ipods. Being able to use this would make it easier to do business on the go. Hope I win!!!

    32. I would use it in the car, long car rides are boring for me when Hubby drives.

    33. I’d use it to stay in contact with my family on the road

    34. Please count me in on this contest. This would be useful during trips.

    35. As an emergency backup for my current broadband

    36. watch netflix

    37. I would use it while Im on the go and traveling

    38. I would love to win this one. Thank you.

    39. Would give it to my Mom and Dad to use with with their laptop. They are just starting to learn how to use it and this would make life so much easier.

    40. Trasina McGahey

      One place I would use it is at the park while the kids run off their energy!

    41. I would love to win, thanks!

    42. I’d love to have this! I need a personal internet connection in the office…

    43. love to win this..this would keep the kids quiet while we travel.

    44. I would use it to fly around… always wanted a jetpack. Wait… something’s coming back to me. Now that I think about it… you said that it’s not that kind of jetpack. Drats! It’s still impressive though. I’d use it for travel, camping, etc. I’d also use it at those places where the wifi is spotty and limited (i.e. coffee shops, restaurants still not offering it, etc.). Would it work on a plane? That’d be nice too.

    45. Not an entry – I already have one of this exact model and love it. I have had mine for about 6 months and it comes in so handy for work and personal use. I use it with my phone, my android tablet and my laptop. It’s made mobile blogging easy.
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    46. Keep the entries coming! Keep in mind that the contest says you have to say how you’re going to use it, not just that you want it!
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    47. This would be great – I’d be able to do work and support my favorite local coffee shop that doesn’t offer wi-fi as opposed to Starbucks.

    48. to see if i could actually get good service as i live in the middle of BFE.

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