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Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Prepaid Mobile Hotspot (Virgin Mobile)

3.2 out of 5 stars 283 customer reviews
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  • 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
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Product Description

Product Description

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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.

Virgin Mobile Novatel Mifi

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'.

Virgin Mobile Novatel Mifi

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.

Beyond Talk

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.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004Y06GKU
  • Item model number: Novatel MiFi
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I purchased this device last November from another retailer for $150 at the time and was able to get the $45 Unlimited plan which was and still is since Virgin Mobile still honors it for current subscribers (otherwise you will be throttled after 2.5 GB's of usage. I purchased the device since I hated using the USB sticks from other companies, would like to use it with multiple computers (up to 5 Wi-Fi capable devices) and I only had dial-up because there is nothing else currently available. At worst the service speed for me at most times has been 30kbs and at most 600kbs. The service has been known to go out, but it is a rarity and it has not done this in recent memory (likely because Virgin Mobile burnt some bridges by changing their plans from a truly unlimited data plan with the speed to back it up).

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.
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This Mifi is very useful. Simply turn it on, put in your pocket and turn on your tablet/smarpthone/laptop.

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.
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Do NOT go with Virgin Mobile. I was an early adopter, thanks largely to NYTimes tech writer David Pogue's review (and the no contract option). But this thing is simply terrible. For at least 1.5 years, I have tried in numerous areas to make this work--Boston, NY, New Orleans, and the hinterlands of Alabama and the Florida panhandle--all to no avail. It really even has the hardest time just giving you enough juice to do e-mail (spotty service, often just doesn't even work at all). A very frustrating device, esp. after you have paid your fee and simply want to do basic web surfing and basic social network and e-mail functions. And forget it if you actually want to talk to a human being at Virgin Mobile. I think I have spoke with a human once, at most. In short, really stinks. Do yourself a favor--go elsewhere. Can't say enough bad things about it.
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I have had this MiFi for about 1.5 years and love it. It gets decent 3G speed--typically 450-750 Kbps download and about the same up. Connections have been stable in my use throughout the southeast, northeast, southwest, and west coast. I've used it for email, web browsing, and remote connections via Citrix. I've also used it to stream Netflix movies, albeit in a lower quality. I've connected a number of devices without issue, including an iPad 1, iPad 2, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Fire, Dell Inspiron notebook, Dell Inspiron Mini netbook, and a Dell Latitude notebook. I've shared the connection with colleagues and family while on the road and have had no issues. I can confirm that up to 5 devices can connect to it. Most impressive, my wife just used it with her laptop while we were in the car on a four hour trip along I-95 (east coast). The connection was solid the entire time. I typically get 2.5 to 3 hours on a charge. For extended car trips, I connect its USB charging cable to a USB lighter adapter and place the device on the dash.

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.
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