Verizon's MiFi to offer shared 3G service

Verizon's MiFi to offer shared 3G service
With the 3G service becoming ever more prevalent across the country, Verizon Wireless unveiled the MiFi that will share 3G connection over Wi-Fi. Up to five different devices can be connected to the MiFi and access Verizon's fast 3G fast internet connectivity network. It's a small box that is portable enough to carry around just about anywhere with battery life rated at 4 hours. Just like their mobile broadband modem cards, the MiFi can be used by subscribing to their $40 per month plan that allows for 250MB data transfer and 10 cents per megabyte once the limit has been reached. Heavy users might want to go for the $60 per month plan that is to provide 5GB capacity and 5 cents per megabyte for overages. And if you prefer not to sign up for a monthly plan, you can choose to stick with the $15 daily charge for a period of 24 hours. The MiFi will be available starting May 17th for $99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. This is just another solution for people out there looking for something compact that is easy to set up in pretty much any location.

via engadgetmobile



1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I like the idea a lot, but. . . not liking the monthly price tag.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the device is sleek. but ya that price is gay

3. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

They have to make money somehow. We all do....

4. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

ahhh ok, I get it. This acts like the mobile broadband cards but is like an all in one, model-router combo. Ok, seems pretty nice... I think I will wait for the LTE version...


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Phonearena's pricing is all wrong. To get the correct pricing call or visit your local verizon store.

6. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

two dumbest thing vzw did in their history was to mess up with touch pro and put a usage cap of 5 gb/mo for all the broadband access internet cards... 5 gb is seriously nothing... just watch 10 youtube videos per day, you'll gonna see a 5k bucks bill next month... why vzw... why!!!

7. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

All the major carriers have a 5GB cap.

8. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Because if everyone that had an aircard had unlimited usage and were using it all day for stuff like youtube videos or online gaming it would negatively affect the cell phone reception. Cell phone towers only have a limited amount of channels that allow people to operate off of them, and if people with aircards had a constant data connection for most of the day it would cause a huge amount of dropped calls or would cause people to have to try multiple times just to get connected to a call. I agree it sucks that there is a cap, and if it were unlimited I would invest in one in a heart beat, but I would rather have reliable service on my cell phone.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

unless verizon builds more cell sites :-)

11. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

hmm... good point... my bad... lol

10. Mayday3420

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This is awesome. You can be driving and be on the internet or take it to a condo on vaction and have 5 computers connected at once? for the same price as an air card where only one comp can be connected.

12. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Sprint has thier's coming next month, same prices except they have Everything Bundle for $150 that still baffles me as to why the family plans can't get the same thing

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