Verizon Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

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SusanaB

Verizon Wireless has announced they are launching a 4G network on Sunday, Dec. 5. The speeds promised by the LTE system are near broadband speed. This is thanks to technologies called LTE. The Verizon 4G networks are being rolled out without any cell phones that support the technologies, meaning individuals must wait until Jan to get a full hands-on experience. I can't help but wonder if people are going to start taking out a pay day loans to switch to the 4G network.

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jibran_pcc

As you can imagine, instant Internet anywhere is infinitely useful. That said, your experience will vary widely depending on how congested the 3G network around you is. Downtown San Francisco is notorious for being a miserable 3G black hole, due to the concentration of 3G devices. One recent afternoon, our download speeds varied anywhere from 134 to 786kbps. After a short hop across the bay, we were consistently getting download speeds around 1100kbps as we sat on the shore of Oakland’s Lake Merritt and finished this review in the sunshine. The volatility of Verizon’s 3G network certainly isn’t the MiFi’s fault, but it’s worth considering how and where you might use it prior to buying in.Your Net Biz

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lairdo

Hi,I just bought/signed up for the Mifi and I really like it so far. I used it for about 3 hours last week while my wife was at a doctor's appointment. I had my MBP and my iPhone sharing the Wifi connection to the Verizon 3G network. (The doctor's office has terrible AT&T 3G coverage so the phone wasn't happy.) I got the unit for $50 after rebates when we moved my wife from T-Mobile to Verizon.I wasn't sure this was known based on the review, but the unit will work in Wifi mode while charging from the included A/C power adapter. I do wish it would work off a computer USB port this way and am not entirely sure why it doesn't (other than it goes into a tethered mode). One idea I have (and have ordered some cables to try this) is that if you use a USB cable that only passes power (but not data), it might charge off a computer but remain in Wifi mode. That would save lugging the power adapter.The unit uses the newer micro-USB connector.Laird

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