What about MiFi for the Ipad? Anyone tried it yet? How was the connection speed?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Mickeyinnyc, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have been thinking it might be a better idea to get a MiFi connection that to go for a 3G Ipad. Sprint's Mifi are free now with a 2 year contract and they are rolling out 4G service in many areas and its $59 a month for 5GB, Verizon's MiFi box is like $49 and there service is $39 for 250MB or $59 for 5GB, there is no activation fee for either company. If you like you Ipad and there's a good chance you may upgrade next year when version 2 comes out you would save approx $130 a year for the extra cost of the unit as your Mifi contract covers you for 2 years, the $260 saved and the difference for what AT&T charges $30 a month and the quality of their service, means your paying a bit higher cost for the service but it can also be used for up to 5 devices.
    Has anyone tried it yet with the Ipad or seriously thought about going this route?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Actually the 4G service is unlimited. It is the 3g part that has the 5G limit.

    Kenal0
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Used a vzw mifi yesterday all day and it worked flawlessly. Tucked it away and did not even noticed I was using it :)

    I got it just because my wife and I both have a laptop and iPad so it is nice having the ability to connect them all on the go if need be.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    arcanic

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    +1

    I too run my iPad with a Verizon MiFi, and let tell you, it works like a dream. Initially I considered the 3G flavor, however, declined as AT&T is terrible in my area.

    Arc:D
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    No issues

    In the dc area and have no issues with connection or speed
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I bought a palm pre on a friend's account since it has the free hotspot ability. It's worked well so far. I must say the vzw network isn't as fast at AT&T but I think i like this because I can connect 5 things at once.
     

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