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MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

Use the MiFi 2200 Mobile Hotspot to connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices to the 3G wireless internet. No contract.
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wii device work in Mexico?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Bob
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answer 1
Sorry, no. Broadband2Go works strictly within the USA.

Broadband2Go devices use the Sprint Nationwide Network which only extends throughout the US, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. The VMUSA BB2G devices do not roam across other networks either. For these reasons Broadband2Go devices cannot provide web access when located outside the USA. There is no option to make Broadband2Go work outside the USA.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
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Will this device work in an area covered by the Nationwide Sprint Network instead of the 3G network?
According to the Sprint website, I live in an area covered by the Nationwide Sprint Network, but not the 3G network. Will this device still work or will it just run slow?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
worldgirl06
Kearney, Nebraska
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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Broadband2Go devices use the Sprint Nationwide Network which extends throughout the US, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

Check your COVERAGE on the top line of this webpage.
           OR
Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5679

Be sure to select your coverage interest such as 4G, data coverage(3G), or voice coverage.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
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Can I use it to connect my iPad to the Internet?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Bill
Spring,Tx
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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Yes, if your computing device is WiFi-enabled. You may need a Mac or Windows PC to set up your Broadband2Go account and configure your MiFi 2200.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - MiFi 2200

• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.3 & higher
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7; PDF Reader
• Your Mac or Windows PC must be Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g enabled to connect to the MiFi 2200.

Manage Wireless Network Activity – MiFi Device Settings
MiFi Device Settings: Allows you to manage, monitor, and customize your Wi-Fi Mobile Broadband connection through an easy-to-use interface when the device is in Wi-Fi mode (that is, without the use of the USB cable). page 5
See the MiFi 2200 user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/mifi_usermanual.pdf

Your Virgin Mobile account is setup using a browser window. The MiFi 2200 is also configured using a browser window. The MiFi 2200's device drivers will be downloaded to your Mac or Windows PC from the MiFi 2200. You must use a Mac or Windows PC to setup your Virgin Mobile account and configure the MiFi 2200.

Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your MiFi 2200 you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
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How far does the mifi hotspot cover?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
joe
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
Broadband2Go devices use the Sprint Nationwide Network which extends throughout the US, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

Check your COVERAGE on the top line of this webpage.
           OR
Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5679

Be sure to select your coverage interest such as 4G, data coverage(3G), or voice coverage.

• Connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices at one time within a 30-foot radius
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
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what type of range does it have?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
bob
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
Broadband2Go devices use the Sprint Nationwide Network which extends throughout the US, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

Check your COVERAGE on the top line of this webpage.
           OR
Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5679

Be sure to select your coverage interest such as 4G, data coverage(3G), or voice coverage.

• Connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices at one time within a 30-foot radius
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
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how well will this work with XBox Live?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
gamer kid
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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Click on REVIEWS above this white area for customer opinions about this Broadband2Go device.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
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Is the MiFi 2200 fast enough to accomodate online game play (on PS3 Network)?
The sales representative at BestBuy told me that the Virgin MiFi 2200 was NOT fast enough to accomodate gaming play on the PS3 network. He said the connection was too slow, and would probably cause excessive lag in game play.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
BGuy
Northville, MI
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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• Virgin Mobile answered your question in the FAQs:
Data speeds of Virgin Mobile’s Broadband2Go 3G/4G devices
Operating on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network, the Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go Overdrive Pro™ 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot and the U600 3G/4G USB Sticks average speeds ranging between 3 – 6 mbps as compared to 600 kbps – 1.4 mbps on the 3G Nationwide Sprint Network – that’s up to 10 times faster!* The Sprint 4G Network reaches over 70 markets in the US.
*Based on download speed comparison of Sprint 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps – 1.4 mbps) vs. Sprint 4G avg. speeds (3 – 6 mbps). Actual speeds may vary based upon plan or other factors. These Virgin Mobile’s Broadband2Go devices operate on the Sprint 4G WiMAX Network.
http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5677/

Important: Before buying any 4G device you should check 4G COVERAGE in your area on the top line of this webpage.
OR
Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5679

Be sure to select your coverage interest such as 4G, data coverage(3G), or voice coverage.

• You need one of the Broadband2Go plans and a Broadband2Go device that is compatible with your computing device. See the System Requirements for each Broadband2Go device to determine compatibility.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
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How do I know if this service is available in my area at those speeds?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
amos33
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
• Your COVERAGE answer is on the top line of this webpage.
OR
Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3164/kw/coverage

Be sure to select your coverage interest such as 4G, 3G Data Coverage, or Voice Coverage.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
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Can you use the device when charging it via wall outlet (not USB)?
I know that the device loses connectivity when charging with the USB connection, but does the device lose connectivity when it is charging from a wall outlet?

Secondly, I've read that a tech was said to say 'not to use the device when it is charging from a wall outlet'. Has anyone else heard or read this?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Psyberwolf
Union Grove, WI
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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Yes, you can use the MiFi while charging it. The MiFi's USB cable is only used to charge the battery. It connects to computers via WiFi only.

See the MiFi 2200 user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/mifi_usermanual.pdf
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
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will this work in other country? what country?
What country is covered with this service?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
mon
usa
on MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
Sorry, no. Broadband2Go works strictly within the USA.

Broadband2Go devices use the Sprint Nationwide Network which only extends throughout the US, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. The VMUSA BB2G devices do not roam across other networks either. For these reasons Broadband2Go devices cannot provide web access when located outside the USA. There is no option to make Broadband2Go work outside the USA.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
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