AT&T announced Wednesday a version of Novatel Wireless’s MiFi mobile hotspot for Ma Bell’s network. Like other carriers MiFi-branded devices, the MiFi 2372 for AT&T will connect up to five other devices to the Internet across AT&T’s wireless network, and it supports AT&T’s HSPA 7.2 network (where available).
MiFi devices are small mobile hotspots that connect to the Internet through a wireless network, and then broadcast that connection over a short range WiFi network. Connect your device, say an iPod touch, an iPad, or a laptop, and you can carry your own mobile hotspot around with you. Sprint and Verizon both carry mobile hotspot products, and Verizon offers the iPad bundled with such a device.
AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372 is priced at $149.99, but the company is offering a mail-in rebate of $100 to bring the after-rebate price down to $49.99. It will be available in AT&T stores starting on November 21st, 2010.
AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372