Virgin Mobile takes prepaid MiFi live

Posted on June 29, 2010

Virgin Mobile USA has launched the promised MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. The provider’s first such product, it allows up to five Wi-Fi connected devices to share 3G. It’s also the first US-based prepaid plan available for a MiFi.

The MiFi 2200 offers WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP and SPI Firewall security, and has a VPN feature for remote work access. Its battery is rated at as much as four hours of use, or 40 hours of standby time.

The MiFi 2200 is priced at $150 and available through Best Buy and RadioShack stores as well as online at Best Buy, Walmart and Virgin Mobile. The launch of the MiFi 2200 also sees a price drop for the Ovation MC760 USB modem from Virgin, to $80 from $100. Virgin’s Broadband2Go plans range from $10 for 100MB over 10 days and $20 to $60 for up to 30 days of varying degrees of use, with the $60 plan offering 5GB.

By Electronista Staff

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