Virgin Mobile USA’s MiFi 2200 is probably one of the best if not the best mobile hotspot available today. Not only that but its super affordable and you even prepay it. This new device allows those using any Wi-Fi enabled device to connect to 3G, prepaid wireless Internet service without an annual contract, monthly subscription or activation fee.
Some of you will ask why would you need this? If you have ever taken a long road trip or flight and been totally bored then this is for you. The Mifi 2200 and devices like it allow you to stay connected at 3G speeds no matter where you are (subject to carrier coverage). So if your taking that family trip and need to keep the kids occupied, bring the Mifi along and they can surf the Internet and chat with friends online. The Mifi will support anything that can connect to a wireless network including laptops, your iPad, iPod, gaming devices and more.
MiFi creates a mobile hotspot that can be easily shared among up to five users at a time using a variety of WiFi-enabled devices. Key features of the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot include:
- Easily fits in the palm of your hand
- Brushed aluminum finish
- Provides mobile broadband Rev. A Internet access
- Supports up to five WiFi-enabled devices
- No software installation required
- Universal Wi-Fi compatibility
- Advanced security through WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP and SPI Firewall
- VPN capability
- Battery provides four hours of user time, 40 hours standby on single charge
- Easy top-up landing page with ability to top up from any device with an Internet browser
- Automatic connectivity for Wi-Fi enabled devices
The Mifi 2200 does not require any activation fee and you can buy more bandwidth as often as you like. Plans range from $10 (data expires after 10 days) and $20 to $60 (data expires after 30 days), with the $60 plan offering 5GB. The Mifi 2200’s combination of very reasonable monthly cost, no activation fee and no contracts makes it a very attractive buy with little downside.
Virgin Mobile’s MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot for $149.99 (excluding taxes) and is currently available at Best Buy and RadioShack and online at BestBuy.com, Walmart.com and VirginMobileUSA.com.