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Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Prepaid Mobile Hotspot (Virgin Mobile)
- What's in the Box: MiFi Broadband2Go Prepaid Mobile Hotspot, AC charger, USB cable, battery, carrying pouch
- experience faster average download speeds of 600 kbps - 1.4 Mbps
- Ready-to-connect with no software to install
- Universal Wi-Fi for ultimate compatibility
- Connect up to 5 devices simultaneously
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- Network Compatibility: CDMA
The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Prepaid Device is small and compact, making it extremely easy to travel with. Connect up to five devices to this Wi-Fi hotspot. Use the MiFi 2200 Mobile Hotspot to connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices to the 3G wireless internet, with no contract. Simple, one-touch connectivity makes it easy to operate. Get up to four hours of usage out of one charge for extended broadband access when you need it.
Constant Connection, Instant Web Access
When paired with a prepaid Virgin Mobile 3G connection plan, the MiFi 2200 is designed to handle both the bandwidth and data volume of up to five email/browsing users simultaneously. It is the perfect wireless solution whether you just want to connect quickly, or if you want the flexibility of being able to configure security. The Web user interface also gives you access to location-based points of interest and weather.
Designed to handle both the bandwidth and data volume of up to 5 users simultaneously
Compatibility. Universal Wi-Fi makes the MiFi 2200 Mobile Hotspot compatible beyond just a notebook. Connect and sync data to such devices as cameras, music players, personal media players, mobile phones and portable game consoles.
Ready-to-Connect. There's no software to install to use the MiFi 2200 with your devices. Easy online configuration is available to manage your connected devices. All you need is a computer with a working web browser.
WiFi Connectivity. Connecting up to 5 nearby devices is easy with MiFi's extended WiFi range of up to 40'.
Easy to connect with no software necessary. All you need is a computer with a working web browser
Sprint Mobile Broadband Capabilities. With the evolution to EV-DO Revision A, users in markets where this technology is deployed will experience faster average download speeds of 600 kbps - 1.4 Mbps and an average upload speeds of 350 - 500 kbps. Download speeds depend on area network coverage.
Reliable Security. The MiFi 2200 employs CDMA wireless technology authentication and identification system for top-notch security. The Mobile Identification Number (MIN) and Electronic Serial Number (ESN), together with CDMA spread spectrum technology, make it virtually impossible for unauthorized users to capture and decipher over-the-air messages and other sensitive information.What's in the Box
Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Prepaid Mobile Hotspot, AC charger, USB cable, battery, carrying pouch.
Virgin Mobile Service
With Virgin Mobile, you can pay only for the broadband you use. You can choose a plan that starts at $10 for 100MB of data, or choose a $50/month unlimited plan for 3G speeds up to 2.5GB. Pay-as-you-go users can easily Top-Up your Virgin Mobile account right from your phone. First, buy a Top-Up card at one of the thousands of retailers that carry them; or register your debit card, credit card, or PayPal account at the Virgin Mobile USA web site in order to add minutes to your account directly from your phone.
There's no contract or monthly bills to use the 3G mobile broadband service. Virgin Mobile USA's national coverage is powered by the nationwide Sprint PCS network.
Virgin Mobile contributes 5 percent of profits from downloadable content to The RE*Generation, its pro-social initiative to help homeless teens, as well as provides postage-paid return envelopes in every new package for customers to recycle old phones.
Top Customer Reviews
Anyways, the device itself is pretty easy to set up and should not require a call to tech-support...with that said, when I have called them in the early morning they have been more than helpful and courteous. Just follow the simple instructions that come with the device to set it up and don't forget to choose a payment method. I personally pay with a credit card and manually pay using it since I have heard of VM charging double by accident at times...I also don't like using top-up cards. Also, should your device ever become deactivated (it can happen by occasion), you don't really need to call tech support, just go to the MiFi's site that it will direct you to when you need to set it up initially and go through the set up process again. NOTE: multiple failed re-activations probably means that their network is down so just wait an hour or so and try again. Please make sure when on setup to write down all the information that is on your packaging like the SSID, ESN, Password, etc.Read more ›
Walmart has an exclusive $20/1Gb/month plan on their stores, which is great value. Although the item does what it does, there are some problems. In the southestern part of the USA, along the highways, the service cuts off. I can't explain why (poor coverage) but why wont they cover there? It's annoying. For some reason, as soon as you try to charge this thing, it turns on and it gets hot QUICK! I mean, really quick! I've never, ever, seen a small electronic get hot/warm that quick. It scares a little, because it makes you question the longetivity. Either way, it works and I take care of mine. I really do. Also, maybe I'm crazy and demanding but the speed *should* be faster. For surfing blogs, e-mail, small videos and forums it's fine. However, videos and gaming shouldnt be in your list. You'll burn through it and be frustrated by the slow speeds.
You should only get it for on-the-go light entertainment. It has value (although that mifi should cost less) but there is no contract and the plans are flexible. My best suggestion, get Walmart's $20 1GB plan. Most people will not use more than 2GB. If you think you will, get two Walmart cards or pay $50 for the unlimited 3G speed.
Great value and definitely feels great without the damn contract. Although, feel free to explore other options (T-Mobile, Verizon or whatever). Worth a look though.
I typically buy the $20 plan--I've found it to be enough data for family trips or short business trips.
It's a great device as far as I'm concerned.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute as can be, setting it up is a bit cantankerous. But eventually I got it working on Windows 7. I had to set it up about a dozen times, not sure why, I finally had to call... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Dear Miss Mermaid
Junk waste of money never worked used for 10 minutes n told my card was out of data for 3 Web pages.Published 2 months ago by cadizmom
The unit wont turn off and all your data is gone in a few days bad sellPublished 4 months ago by Penny