Pros The Mifi 2200 is good of basic usage.
Cons Not good for streaming, movies or internet video games. This device will only allow the user to access 5 gigs at a time. If you go over that 5 gigs, streaming is extremely slow.
Summary It is an okay device if you are doing baic things on the internet but streaming or high graphics this is not the best device.
Pros up to 5 can use it. it is fast if in strong place
Cons It get really hot and can fail. if you do get it. keep it in cold dry place. do not put it in just any room that is hot!
Summary bottom line there can be better product out there but this so far do work as long it say cold.
Pros Under test for the last 45 days, this VirginMobile Hotspot was the best bang for the buck! A $149.00 unit that's slightly larger than a credit card provided an unlimited dataplan at $40 monthly. Cheaper plans for just checking email or light surfing.
Cons Their tech support teams are slightly inexperienced and behaved unprofessionally while handling business.
I would like to be able to call in and bypass their automated system.
I haven't found an inexpensive outlet that sells replacement batteries.
Summary This review was in desperate need of an update! As this MiFi technology from VirginMobile has provided consistent 2G speeds that have been very stable and dependable for more than 45 days. I'm using it currently to access this review and write this update!
Contrary to this negative review: I highly recommend the VirginMobile MIFI for home and travel! Regardless, that I have yet to see 3G speeds (as advertised) I'm more pleased to spend $40 dollars for stable and dependable 2G wireless service. As, I never even seen 3G nor, 2G speeds while using ATT wireless at their inflated price and... was unable to get out of a binding contract for years.
VirginMobile offers 3 separate NO CONTRACT wireless Internet dataplans!
Unlimited data @ $40.00 monthly,
1 GB data @ $20.00 monthly.
$10.00 for 10 days plan also.
Compared to the ATT plan that I used to access the Internet (by tethering my smartphone to my laptop) the VirginMobile MiFi is a much better bargain. The last payment to ATT for a "Business Dataplan in October 2010 was: "the Unlimted dataplan" and it was $59.99! I'm probably not going to surprised you by reporting that ATT gave me poor coverage, poor tech support and I couldn't help but notice that my bandwidth was routinely throttled.
That's what prompted me not to renew my contract with ATT and seek a suitable replacement. I'm a Microsoft Certified Profession and have worked with a lot of various equipment. For the newcomer and seasoned geek alike ....I have to say: that this is a pretty decent piece of equipment. It's available from Walmart and the Internet.
I hope that "my 2 cents" will aide my fellow netizen to avoid the "ATT Contract Nightmare" and make an informed decision about current resources that are available for accessing the Net! Happy Surfing and Speak your mind -to Help Keep INFO Free
Pros Small, good signal strength, long-lasting (see test results, below).
Cons Set-up was a bit time consuming, and I needed Verizon's tech support at one point because the set-up documentation was not complete. But once it was configured, adding new devices was a snap. Currently driving two PC laptops, an iPad and an iTouch.
Summary Ran a battery-life test on day two using a fully-charged battery. Connected to the Web using an HP Netbook Opened three Web pages that periodically refresh (Doppler Radar, MSNBC and ESPN). Performed a couple of software updates (Java and Adobe Flash).
Connection speed was a constant 54 Mbps.
At 3:40, the battery light began flashing red. At 3:48, the device shut down and signal was lost.
During the test the PC downloaded 79 MB and uploaded 13 MB, which I expect would be pretty typical road-warrior use.
After two days, I'm very pleased.
One comment about Verizon: When I upgraded from an air card, they modified my plan from $250 MB per month at $60 to 3 GB per month at $35. Where was that plan before?
"Fantastic!"on by Oklahoma29
Pros Fast, easy to use, portable, long lasting charge, doesn't plug in to computer or device.
Cons First have to initiate device with computer by USB.
Summary MiFi is amazing! I have been using an iPad with AT&T's 3G in a rural city. It was painfully slow and spotty. The day Verizon came out with this for the iPad I decided to try it well I was hooked only after a few minutes browsing. It is like having cable internet in the middle of nowhere! I absolutely love this thing. The only problem is I like to use it way too much. I activated this device on a Mac and had absolutely no problems. If only Verizon could have the iPhone........one day!