Verizon Wireless will introduce the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot on May 17. The MIFi 2200 made by Novatel Wireless creates a Wi-Fi mobile broadband hotspot to share 3G Internet with up five Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as notebooks, netbooks, cameras,
gaming devices or portable media/MP3 players.
The MiFi 2200 is small enough to fit in a pocket, measuring
3.5" x 2.3" x 0.4" and weighing 2.05 ounces. It combines a variety of
features into its streamlined form factor, including integrated
internal CDMA and Wi-Fi antennas, advanced security and authentication
technologies. When one device is connected through Wi-Fi, the MiFi
2200's rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of active use and
40 hours of standby time on a single charge.
The MiFi 2200 gives more than 86 million customers access to the
nation's largest and most reliable 3G network," said Mike Lanman, vice
president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "With
projected growth rates of over 30 percent for Wi-Fi mobile phones, MiFi
will be of great benefit to both business customers and consumers. It
gives customers the flexibility to transform their Wi-Fi-enabled
consumer electronics into Mobile Broadband devices and to choose how
and when they need to be connected at a price point that will match
"The MiFi 2200 offers unprecedented possibilities for students,
mobile workers and families to all stay connected while on the go,"
said Peter Leparulo, chairman and chief executive officer, Novatel
Wireless. "We are very pleased to work closely with Verizon Wireless to
deliver the most advanced connectivity solutions possible to our
The MiFi 2200 will be available online and inor $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new
two-year customer agreement. If you use the Wireless and Mobile News' Verizon online coupon-link you will get the rebate instantly with an online purchase.
Customers can select from various price
- $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and 10 cents per megabyte overage
- $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and 5 cents per megabyte overage
Customers can also use the MiFi 2200 with Verizon Wireless' Mobile
Broadband DayPass for $15 for 24-hour access when the device is
purchased at full retail price without a monthly service plan.