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June 30, 2010

Virgin Mobile USA Ranks First in the Industry to Provide Prepaid Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

As a new offer for the ever-evolving mobile broadband market, Virgin Mobile (News - Alert), USA, recently announced the addition of MiFi 2200 to its Broadband2Go portfolio.

It provides customers with the foremost prepaid Intelligent Mobile Hotspot in the industry. This latest device permits users of any Wi-Fi enabled device to connect to 3G, prepaid wireless Internet service without the need for a yearly contract, monthly subscription or activation fee.
Virgin Mobile is going to introduce the Novatel Wireless (News - Alert) MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot at a price of $149.99. Lately, Virgin Mobile USA has reduced the cost of its first broadband product, the Ovation MC760 USB device, from $99.99 to $79.99 in conjunction with the commencement of MiFi. Also, the company Novatel Wireless developed the Ovation MC760 which is the world's smallest EV-DO Rev.
In a release Neil Lindsay who is the chief marketing officer of Virgin Mobile USA said that "We have seen the popularity of MiFi, heard the requests from our customers, and are excited to give them the freedom to pay for what they use when they use it, and the flexibility to change plans as they need."
MiFi generates a mobile hotspot that can be easily shared among a minimum of five users simultaneously using a variety of WiFi (News - Alert)-enabled devices. Some of the vital features of the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot are as follows:
·         Compact size which enables you to hold the device in your palm. It has a dimension of3.50 x 2.32 x 0.35 inches and weighs 2.05 oz.
·         Brushed aluminum finish
·         Offers mobile broadband Rev.
·         Supports a maximum of five WiFi-enabled devices
·         No need of software installation
·         Universal Wi-Fi compatibility
·         Highly developed security via WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP and SPI Firewall
·         VPN capability
·         Power for  four hours of usage, 40 hours standby from one time charging of battery
·         Easy top-up landing page with ability to top up from any device with an Internet browser
·         Automatic connectivity for Wi-Fi enabled devices
Users can easily activate the Broadband2Go service and the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. No fee is charged for activation. Megabytes can be frequently added when required using credit/debit cards or Virgin Mobile and Broadband2Go Top-Up cards.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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