Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 (Sprint)

The Good The Sprint Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 mobile router is an excellent mobile Internet solution for a single user or a group of up to five people. It's tiny and offers instant Wi-Fi Internet access and GPS point-of-interest function anywhere there's Sprint coverage.

The Bad The Sprint Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 mobile has a few shortcomings, including support for only five clients at a time, the lack of support for the Wireless-N standard, and a limited and expensive data plan.

The Bottom Line If you can afford the service plan and stay within the required data limits, the Sprint Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 mobile router is a great way to access the Internet on the go.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
7.0 Overall

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Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 (Sprint)

The Sprint Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 mobile router shares the same hardware as the Verizon Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot with different branding and slightly different service and pricing.

At $100, the device is actually more expensive than it seems when you factor in the required data plan by Sprint. The plan costs $60 a month with a 5GB data cap. If you go over 5GB, you'll have to pay an extra $0.05 per megabyte. This is similar to the top plan offered by Verizon for its MiFi 2200. However, unlike Sprint, Verizon also offers another two tiers of service where you get a smaller quota per month but pay more for the device itself and for each megabyte that's over the limit.

Data plans aside, as a mobile broadband router, the Sprint Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 is great product. It's tiny and offers instant Internet access the moment you turn it on and works with up to five Wi-Fi devices. Considering the fact that one can have more than one device nowadays, for example a laptop and a smartphone, five is a rather limited number. Unlike the Verizon version, it also has built-in GPS so you can search for points of interest near your current location as long as you have cellular coverage.

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  • MSRP $100
  • Brand Sprint
  • Type Network adapter
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