Sprint follows Verizon in offering MiFi

Hot on the heels of Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel announced it will launch the MiFi device from Novatel Wireless.

The MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot will use Sprint's EV-DO Rev. A network to create a personal WiFi cloud that can connect up to five WiFi-enabled devices. Sprint is selling the device for the same price as Verizon--$100 with a new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. 

Sprint is offering customers two different options: either a $60 per month mobile broadband-only plan or a $150 per month Simply Everything plan and mobile broadband. Verizon said it will offer a $40 monthly plan for 250 MB of data, or a $60 plan for up to 5 GB of data. Verizon customers will be able to sign up for 24-hour access for a $15 fee.

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