Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot review – Broadband2Go plan
The MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot is tiny device that actually has a huge importance in people’s lives today. Most of the population is in the constant need for the Internet. As soon as you leave the comfort of your home, trouble starts. Airports, hotels, wherever you are, offer connection at overpriced rates, far from reliable or don’t offer it at all. So, for whatever reason you need to stay connected, you can reach Internet from almost anywhere by using MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, a portable 3G router that shares a single wireless connection with up to five WiFi devices, at affordable rates and excellent terms, provided by Virgin Mobile and its Broadband2Go plans.
Broadband2Go plans review
Broadband2Go plans offer browsing the web at nationwide Sprint 3G network since Sprint owns Virgin Mobile. First plan costs $10/10 days and 100 MB of data for approximately 5 hours of web browsing and 10000 emails without attachments. Second plan for $20/month offers 500 MB of data and that is enough for 24 hours of web browsing and 50000 emails. And the last plan is unlimited plan. Here, you are eligible to unlimited data or more precisely to up to 2.5GB, since carrier reserves the right to lower your speed for “unreasonable” usage.
These plans require no contract, no overages and no activation fees and offer a lot of flexibility since you can switch between plans as many times as you need, if it shows that you need more or less data usage. The great thing about MiFi 2200 being prepaid device is that no contract obligates you to pay monthly fees for something that you don’t use all the time. Therefore, the real benefit of this device at Virgin Mobile is being a budget saver. Knowing your typical activities online, you can easily plan how much you need to spend and that is great. All you need to do is to pay one time fee for the device, which is $149.99 and all other costs are transparent, no hidden fees.
MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200 is a rather small and light device that measures 3.5 inches by 2.3 inches and weights about 2 ounce. Its dimensions are very handy because when you travel (the most common situation when you need this router), it does not add to the weight or take almost any space of your personal belongings. Another feature is simplicity. It takes few simple steps that anyone can follow within 5 minutes to activate MiFi 2200. The instructions are found in a quick start guide included in the box or online. So one-touch connectivity is all it takes.
Since MiFi 2200 shares a single wireless connection with up to five WiFi enabled devices, it is important to understand that all connected devices share a single pool of bandwidth. So if one device streams high-definition video, other devices can run slowly.
For successful connection to MiFi 2200, the devices should not be more than 30-40 feet away from each other. Also, promised data speeds between 600 and 1400 Kbps may vary due to many factors but mostly is within the range. And the only possible shortcoming of this mobile hotspot is the battery life. It lasts up to 4 hours when in use and 40 hours in standby.