Mobile WiFi Hits The Streets, For A Price You Might Refuse

Mobile WiFi Hits The Streets, For A Price You Might Refuse

Anthony Nguyen
May 7, 2009

As we slowly move into the world of mobile WiFi (or MiFi, as they like to call it), we're starting to see the first glimpses of new "on-the-go" networking products that allow you to connect all of your WiFi goodies to the web. You know what that means - now all of your sweet babies (netbooks, handheld gaming devices, and digital cameras) can enjoy that precious 3G connection. That is, of course, if you agree with their cute little data pricing scheme...

One of Verizon's newest products out there is the Verizon Wireless MiFi router, which enables up to 5 gadgets to be connected at a time, via the carrier's 3G wireless network. The integrated radio supports wireless 802.11 b/g and is designed to be small enough to throw into one of your laptop backpack pockets with ease.

However, if you're looking to obtain this sort of fabulous power, you better be ready to eat up the fees. A total of two service plans are available via Verizon. The first (1) $40 monthly subscription gets you 250MB of data (with 10 cents/MB overage fees), while the second (2) $60 plan gives you 5GB (with 5 cents/MB overage fees). The other option would be to purchase a 24-hour "DayPass" for $15.

Sounds like quite a few pennies there for a mere 250MB. Your thoughts?

(Via Crave)

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