Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Flexibility, Key to Mobile Broadband Happiness

For travel purposes, I use a mobile broadband device from Verizon Wireless. My choice over the last year has been the USB760 Modem. It was necessary to use this broadband device exclusively for an extended period of time due to circumstances beyond my control. The USB760 Modem performed well.

Now I'd like more flexibility. A call to Judy at  Verizon Wireless Communications (1.800.222.8588) provided an upgrade to a MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.

Cost for the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot today $99.99 (before the application of a $50 mail-in rebate) and a $20 upgrade fee. Monthly cost remains the same.

The USB760 Modem will continue to work until activation of my new MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. FedEx will be bringing it to my door Thursday.

It's easier and faster to check all 10+ email boxes using an iPod touch instead of logging in and out of each on the laptop. The MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot will allow me to use my iPod touch anywhere and at any time, great to have access to all my iPod touch applications while stuck in some out of the way place.

The MiFi 2200 will give me the flexibility to use my laptop and/or any of my other wi-fi enabled devices almost anywhere. Flexibility, the key to mobile broadband happiness.

One big drawback, five devices (the maximum allowed) using the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot at the same time will use up the 5 GB allowance five times as fast. So it's best to check usage often.

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