Novatel MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot (Sprint) by Sprint PCS.
This review is from: Novatel MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot (Sprint) (Wireless Phone):
I opted for this one versus the verizon due to the lower price point and the options on the device. I am aware that verizon has a faster network at times but 50 for 5 gigs is too expensive if you ask me.
What I like most anbout this model is the options to turn off the gps thru the admin settings and setting it to 4g only or 4g preferred. I happen to live and an area that is 4g regularly thus I have no issues I have made phones calls, facetime calls, watched hulu and netflix on this without a problem.
The battery life is much better than expected as well with the gps set off and setting it to 4g only I get a little over 5 hrs and some change.
It is very light to carry and not turns on easily, I have had no over heating issues.
As for the negative, ity really only has one and that is the upload speed is slow, but it is not horrid, and for unlimited I can tolerate this.
The major problem I see is that COMCATS/XFINITY have just announced this same device for 25 dollars, sure its 5 bucks more. but the monthly fee is only 40 dollars and offers all the same features on the same exact network used by sprint.
SO if your thinking of getting this and have comcast check it out with them as the contract with them is only 1 yr versus the 2 yrs I signed with sprint. Do i regret it. it is a yes and no, theis stuff happens all the time and if you love gadgets an technology you have dealt with it before. What does suck is that sprint knows this and can offer the same price if they so chose.
But have yet to do so.
As for the device I used this with. I primarily use it with my ipad2 and laptop and xbox when home.
Compatibility. Universal Wi-Fi makes the MiFi Mobile Hotspot compatible beyond just a notebook. Connect and sync data to such devices as cameras, music players, personal media players, mobile phones and portable game consoles.
Ready-to-Connect. There's no software to install to use the MiFi with your devices. Easy online configuration to manage your connected devices. (Note: Your device will be set up on your Sprint account at the time of purchase.)
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MicroSD Slot. Create on-the-go shared network storage for up to 5 connected devices with the MiFi's MicroSD slot. The MiFi supports MicroSD cards up to 32GB.
GPS Capable. Use your MiFi for autonomous and simultaneous GPS using GPS Navigation for turn by turn directions, and points of interest searches.
WiFi Connectivity. Connecting up to 5 nearby devices is easy with MiFi's extended WiFi range of up to 33'.
Specification Novatel MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot:
Dimensions: 3.54" x 2.36" x 0.52"
Weight: 3 oz.
Battery Information: 1530 mAh
Usage Time: 4 hrs
Standby Time: 60 hrs
Compatibility: Supports Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems
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