Virgin Mobile launching prepaid MiFi next week

Posted on June 23, 2010


The spotlight on Sprint’s MiFi has definitely faded since the launch of the Overdrive and EVO 4G — both of which can kick it into high 4G gear when in range — but Sprint subsidiary Virgin Mobile is bringing Novatel’s groundbreaking mobile hotspot back into the forefront by taking it to the prepaid world. What that means is that you’ll be paying $149 for the MiFi itself — contract free, naturally — plus any of a number of prepaid data rates ranging from $10 for 100MB all the way up to $60 for 5GB. It’s said to be launching next Monday online and in Best Buy and Radio Shack locations — so if you’re an occasional data user, this might be about the best option on the block.

By Chris Ziegler

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