Wireless carrier Virging Mobile USA today announced the launch MiFi 2200 in its Broadband2Go portfolio, providing users with the possibility to enjoy the first prepaid Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. According to the operator, the new device is meant to enable users connect any Wi-Fi capable device to a 3G network, while benefiting from prepaid wireless Internet service, without monthly subscription, activation fee, or annual contract.
The wireless services provider
also announced that the new Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot would be available for its users starting today via Best Buy and RadioShack, as well as online via BestBuy.com, Walmart.com and VirginMobileUSA.com. The device can be used on the nationwide Sprint 3G network, and comes with a price tag of $149.99 (excluding taxes) attached to it. Additional details on the device and on how to activate the Broadband2Go service can be found on the carrier's website
, users would be able to create a mobile hotspot in order to share 3G connectivity with additional Wi-Fi enabled devices. Some of the main features of the device include:- Dimensions: 3.50 x 2.32 x 0.35 inches; Weight: 2.05 oz.
- Brushed aluminum finish
- Provides mobile broadband Rev. A Internet access
- Supports up to five WiFi-enabled devices
- Universal Wi-Fi compatibility
- Advanced security through WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP and SPI Firewall
- VPN capability
- Battery provides four hours of user time, 40 hours standby on single charge
- Automatic connectivity for Wi-Fi enabled devices
In addition to announcing the launch of MiFi, Virgin Mobile
USA announced the lowering of prices for its initial broadband product, the Ovation MC760 USB device. Originally put on sale at a cost of $99.99, the device is now available for $79.99 (excluding taxes). The Ovation MC760 was developers by Novatel Wireless too, and is the world’s smallest EV-DO Rev. A USB device, the company announced.
“We have seen the popularity of MiFi
, heard the requests from our customers, and are excited to give them the freedom to pay for what they use when they use it, and the flexibility to change plans as they need,” said Neil Lindsay, chief marketing officer, Virgin Mobile USA. Rob Hadley, chief marketing officer from Novatel Wireless, added, “We’re thrilled to support Virgin Mobile USA as the first operator to launch the MiFi 2200 nationwide with prepaid plans and continue to support their visionary market approach and bring true mobility to the masses.”