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Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot Modem, flashed to Verizon Wireless
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- Connect up to 5 WiFi enabled devices at once
- Operates on Verizon Wireless 3G networks: To provide 802.11b/g wireless connectivity for up to 5 wireless devices
- 2-way text messaging capable: In USB mode for convenient chatting
- Internet- and email-capable: For convenient on-the go functionality. Compatible with Windows 7, XP, Vista, Mac
- Compact and lightweight form: Fits conveniently in your pocket for on-the-go operation
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However, first you need to set your expectations. When you use this, your PC, iPad, Smart-phone etc. are all sharing a "3G" link to the internet, which is basically a cellular line. The speed if this connection is whatever "3G" means in that particular place at that particular time - but if you expect Mega-bits per second, you will be disappointed - that usually only happens in Verizon ads.
That said, this is EXTREMELY useful for business travelers like me. When you need to get or send an email, attachments and all, or check a web-site for some information or updates - you can be sure you WILL be able to do it. Even while in motion 9and yes, it does work while in high-speed motion, if you are in a good coverage area), and even when visiting a company that does not have any arrangements to give visitors internet access.
Operation is dead simple - you turn it on, and connect your PC/iPad/Whatever to the WiFI network as usual. by default, the network requires a Password, and supports up to 5 simultaneous connections.
The battery seems to last about 2-3 hours, but in most cases, you can power it up, synchronize your email, and power it back down, with each session lasting openly a few minutes - which will allow this to give you a day's worth of service.
Now for the "annoying" part
1. When you connect it to a charging source, it turns on, even if you don't want to. to be
clear - you can't charge it without having it broadcast a WiFi network for the entire duration.
Aside from this limiting where you can charge it (e.g.Read more ›
Fairly simple, I am tech savvy but if you set up a wireless network in your home this will be no problem. Setup took about 5-10min. You access Verizon activation website, have your computer recognize it, enter some codes, reset and your ready to use.
Initial Testing (Stationary):
After activation I saw my phone was getting a signal from the device but a weak one which I attributed to being inside at work. I've received poor cell phone reception in the building before so this was not the MiFi's fault.Read more ›
These things are ALL REFURBISHED. No question. The support guy could see the details of the previous owner (no, he didn't share them with me).
I see others have had better luck, so I'm wondering if getting a device that will work depends on exactly that: luck. I don't fancy tying my luck again so I won't order a replacement.
I'm disappointed that the product description doesn't seem to mention the used aspect of these products, so will post a listing update suggestion later today.
Oh, these devices apparently aren't compatible with MyVerizon (or whatever it's called) so you can't manage your account online, either.
Good luck, peeps!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For rural living this is the best and least interrupted internet I have experienced yet.Published 1 day ago by David Litman
When I got this I was so afraid there was going to have some sort of water damage or a problem with signal. None of that was the case, and I'm happy about it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by William Cathcart
it would not work. it connected but would not let you go on internet. went in the retail store and called tech support they advised me to send back. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer