Sure, the MiFi works with virtually any WiFi-enabled device, like the iPad.Use a mifi? I haven't really it seen mentioned, but surely using a mifi might be an option if Apple doesn't have a CDMA compatible iPad?
One other thing to consider is that the MiFi device has recently been revealed to have MAJOR security problems. I don't know if they have been resolved yet.Sure, the MiFi works with virtually any WiFi-enabled device, like the iPad.
The drawbacks (to me) are that it's a separate device that has to be charged-up and carried around, it requires a contract, and the monthly data rates are at least 2x more expensive than AT&T. http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/mobilebroadband/?page=plans
If you're going to use the MiFi with other devices, those might not be major drawbacks. But for just an iPad, there's no way I could justify that.
Not mine! The first MiFI unit I had MUST have been defective. I quickly got it replaced via overnight delivery while vacationing, and haven't had a moment's trouble since I got the second unit. Like Apple likes to say, "it just works".The Verizon mifi is a finicky little device sometimes.
I personally have the Sprint MiFi and depending on your area and coverage Verizon is faster. The plans on Verizon and Sprint cost the same $59.00. If you have strong Sprint coverage and available 4G coverage this is what you wantThis is the first time I've heard anything about MiFi but after reading on the web some, it sure sounds interesting. If I got it, I could use both for my iPad as well as my wife's aging laptop. I looked at Verizon though and the monthly service charge looked very expensive. Are there any other cheaper alternatives?
All carriers have a cap except Clear Wireless which piggyback off of Sprint.I work for Verizon and IMHO the data charge per month is just absolutely rediculas... Its the same as at&t's but 60 bucks a month for 5gb cap is just insane to me. There is a lower 40 dollar plan for 250 mb but hardly any verizon will sell you the mifi on that plan.
The only downside I can see to getting the Overdrive over the Mifi would be the weight. You could conceivably put the Mifi into your wallet and barely notice, it is so light. However at more than twice the weight, the overdrive might start to feel a bit heavy and bulky. I've been thinking about replacing my non-Apple phone with the Mifi and using Skype with my iPod Touch (and possibly as a wifi hotspot for a future iPad), but I'm now reconsidering and will check out how the Overdrive feels next time I'm in a Sprint store. Also, since I'm in a 4G city, it really does make sense.Unless you already have it, then get the Sprint Overdrive. Even if you don't live in a 4G city, it's still possible you might pass one during travel (then again, the Overdrive is a little more expensive than the MiFi).
But yeah, I was thinking of carrying around that and the iPad Wi-Fi, but it seemed like it would be annoying.
If you're getting it for both the iPad and maybe a laptop, then it's definitely worth it and it works!