Sprint to offer MiFi for BlacKberry and WiFi enabled devices

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Sprint has announced it plans to launch the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 intelligent mobile hotspot device for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year service agreement (excluding taxes).

MiFi allows users to connect to the Internet by bridging WiFi enabled BlackBerrry devices to Sprint’s 3G network – the EVDO Rev A Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. MiFi creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be shared among up to five users and a variety of WiFi-enabled devices through its connection to the network. Sprint is calling the service Sprint Mobile Hotspot, and it will be the first in the U.S. to support MiFi’s GPS capabilities, allowing users to take advantage of select location and mapping applications.

Stay tuned because Sprint’s MiFi service will launch the first week of June.

Pricing

Business and consumer customers may choose from the following service plans for the MiFi 2200: $59.99 per month mobile broadband only plan (excluding taxes and surcharges).

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$149.99 per month Simply Everything Plan + Mobile Broadband (phone plus device connectivity — excluding taxes and surcharges).

Both plans include up to 5 GB per month and 5 cents per megabyte overage for the MiFi 2200. The plan includes unlimited text, picture and video messaging, GPS navigation, email and Web surfing on their phone, plus 5 GB of 3G Internet access on your BlackBerru – for $149.99 per month, a savings of $599 per year vs. comparable Verizon plans. For that same price, customers can use the MiFi 2200 and connect to more devices at once.

  • DavidB

    This does what for BlackBerry? I guess I’m lost why anyone with a BB would want or need this? They already have EVDO access if they are a SPrint BB user abd Sprint has no wifi BB other than the Nextel 8350 Curve.
    Now, if this thing let’s me connect up to 5 wifi laptops or netbooks or whatever to Sprint EVDO that’s cool but I don’t see how that relates to a wifi BlackBerry???

  • DavidB

    This does what for BlackBerry? I guess I’m lost why anyone with a BB would want or need this? They already have EVDO access if they are a SPrint BB user abd Sprint has no wifi BB other than the Nextel 8350 Curve.
    Now, if this thing let’s me connect up to 5 wifi laptops or netbooks or whatever to Sprint EVDO that’s cool but I don’t see how that relates to a wifi BlackBerry???