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Verizon (s VZ) will start selling the MiFi 2200, a nifty, credit card-sized 3G router this Sunday, May 17th. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you use more than one device on the go.
The MiFi is a pocketable, battery-powered combined 3G modem and Wi-Fi router that effectively provides a hotspot that you can take with you anywhere. James Kendrick over at our sister site jkOnTheRun has had a pre-release version of the device for review and says that it’s “mobile broadband done right.” Once the device has been activated, hit the power button and — in a matter of seconds — your laptop, phone and any other devices (up to five at any one time) are connected to the Verizon Mobile Broadband network via Wi-Fi, without needing to install drivers.
Although the device goes on sale on Sunday from Verizon stores, if you ask nicely you might be able to get your hands on one now. The MiFi costs $99.99 (after a $50 rebate) and is available with a choice of two subscriptions:
- $39.99 month for 250 MB and 10 cents per MB overage
- $59.99 month for 5 GB and 5 cents per MB overage
Alternatively, you can buy the MiFi with no contract for an upfront cost of $269.99, with “day passes” available for $15.
The MiFi is a branded version of the Novatel (s NVTL) MiFi. Other carriers (like Sprint (s s)) will be offering their own versions, too.
Will you be picking up a MiFi?