Verizon Wireless announced it will launch the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot on May 17. Developed by Novatel, the MiFi 2200 lets customers create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the Verizon Wireless 3G Mobile Broadband network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as notebooks, netbooks, cameras, gaming devices or portable media/MP3 players. Here is more info:
"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 most budgets.?
?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 combined customers.?
The MiFi 2200 will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers can select from various price plans:
* $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.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com Business customers may contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ."