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The Virgin Mobile MIFI 2200 Wireless Router is a very neat option to access high-speed 3G Internet while you are on the go. This broadband device can be easily set up as a wireless Wi-Fi hotspot, and you can connect up to five devices including your laptop, desktop, or portable game consoles that are compatible with Wi-Fi. With this device, browsing the Internet and accessing your official mails is easy, especially when you are travelling. This Virgin Mobile broadband device features single touch connectivity and is extremely easy to operate. It also helps you connect from a distance of 30 to 40 feet. This device gives you up to 4 hours of usage time with 40 hours standby. It also offers optimum security with its password protection feature. With VPN capability, auto detection, and a host of other connectivity options, this Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go helps you keep in touch with your office and friends while you are traveling.

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The Virgin Mobile MIFI 2200 Wireless Router is a very neat option to access high-speed 3G Internet while you are on the go. This broadband device can be easily set up as a wireless Wi-Fi hotspot, and you can connect up to five devices including your laptop, desktop, or portable game consoles that are compatible with Wi-Fi. With this device, browsing the Internet and accessing your official mails is easy, especially when you are travelling. This Virgin Mobile broadband device features single touch connectivity and is extremely easy to operate. It also helps you connect from a distance of 30 to 40 feet. This device gives you up to 4 hours of usage time with 40 hours standby. It also offers optimum security with its password protection feature. With VPN capability, auto detection, and a host of other connectivity options, this Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go helps you keep in touch with your office and friends while you are traveling.

Virgin Mobile MIFI 2200 Wireless Router:

  • Wireless interface.
  • One-touch connectivity.
  • Connect up to 5 Wi-Fi compatible devices.
  • VPN capability.
  • Usage time: 4 hours.
  • Standby Time: 40 hours
  • Removable lithium-ion battery.
  • Perfect for your mobile office and while you are on the go.
  • Specifications

    Multi Pack Indicator: Yes
    Battery Type: Lithium Ion
    Model No.: BB2Go Mifi
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.5 x 7.0 x 2.0
    Walmart No.: 8756400
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    Customer Reviews | 162 reviews | 3.8 out of 5

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    Save your money & TIME!!!!
    10/28/2011

    Customer review by CynJar

    1.0 stars 10/28/2011 by CynJar
    by CynJar

    As I read in one of the other reviews listed here: "Beware of reviews where the user has used the mifi less than a few weeks" This device/service works in spurts. You have a couple of good days in a row and than some bad days. And the bad days are a GIANT headache. I have had the device for about 2 months now and I have to reset the device no less than 10 times a day. Also it gets hot quickly and you have to charge it often, which overheats it too. I have to move from room to room just to get it to work and I live about 10 minutes from Los Angeles Intl Airport, so I am in a great area for reception. I actually had Sprint mobile broadband before switching to Virgin and had GREAT service with no problems, but decided to switch to save a buck. But I now realize its like they say, you pay for what you get and in this case you get trash!! I would not recommend this device or service even if they were offering it for free. Contacting Sprint now to switch back. SAVE YOUR MONEY...NOT WORTH IT!!

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    CynJar
    Hawthorne, CA
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Stay away from this company !!
    9/19/2010

    Customer review by bigmutt

    1.0 stars 9/19/2010 by bigmutt
    by bigmutt

    The only thing that's worse than the functioning of this broadband wifi router is the service provided by Virgin Mobile. I am in a fairly large city, with generally good coverage by Sprint (and the other telecoms here) but the speeds of this unit are HORRIBLE. Not only in one or two places in San Diego but I've tried it in various locations and it's always the same. I have used other mobile2go devices like the MiFi 2200 (same equipment) of Verizon and it's ten times faster. With the VirginMobile 2200 I get about 100 to 200 Kbps, which is one tenth to one twentyth of their advertised speed. But the tech support from this company?? it's even worse. Out of four emails to tech support, I received an answer to only one, and it was useless. My phone call to tech support was also TOTALLY useless and after 45 minutes I gave up & asked for a supervisor, who never did appear. I think this company and its tech support personnel are WAY over their heads.

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    bigmutt
    San Diego
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Great internet access alternative
    1/11/2012

    Customer review by Architect44

    4.0 stars 1/11/2012 by Architect44
    by Architect44

    The MiFi device works as expected. Setup was a little tedious but once it's up & running it's pretty reliable. Of course browsing speeds are 100% dependent on strength of cell signal to the device, and strength of wifi connectivity between the device and PCs/laptops/tablets. In areas where typical broadband internet services aren't available, this device is definitely the best option as long as you have good cell service where it's being used. This being a Virgin Mobile device, it either connects to Sprint or T-Mobile networks ... can't remember which. And the Virgin Mobile/Walmart Special $20/mo data plan gives twice the allowed data transfers per month than if you purchase the device elsewhere. Note: I set this up for parents in small town Tenn because broadband services aren't available, except for expensive satellite internet services. This device was a bump up from dial-up and a HUGE improvement!! It's NOT as fast as regular cable or DSL internet services, but it's way better than dial-up.

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    Architect44
    East Tennessee
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    Good product, for what it's worth
    8/19/2010

    Customer review by thejeepmaster

    4.0 stars 8/19/2010 by thejeepmaster
    by thejeepmaster

    Great product.. I bought this for my iPad and for times when I am away from my primary home-based Wi-Fi network. The price is right and Virgin Mobile's prepaid broadband plans don't break the bank. The only drawback is the fact that Virgin relies on Sprint's data network, which can be spotty in some locations compared to AT&T or Verizon. That being said, if you just need to do some light web surfing or social networking, this product will serve you in good stead.. I don't know if I would recommend it for streaming, though.

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    thejeepmaster
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:A few times per month
    Internet access in the country
    2/7/2011

    Customer review by IttyBittyBender

    5.0 stars 2/7/2011 by IttyBittyBender
    by IttyBittyBender

    I bought the Broadband2Go device for a friend who lives too far out of town to get cable, and doesn't have a land line to get DSL. It works very well for her purposes. She doesn't stress the connection, using mostly for email and Skype. I started her off with the WalMart special data package ($20), and she's already renewed that (within a week), and plans to go with the unlimited plan for next time. It's great that you can change when you want to, with no penalty. I also tried the device with two computers at once, and it worked well that way, too.

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    IttyBittyBender
    Rochester, MN
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Every day
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    by an anonymous customer 9/2/2010
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    • A. It can if you don't mind giving up your internet speed! The MIFI is only about 1 MB down and .5 MB up on a good day.
      by pharlap7/31/2011
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    • A. I certainly use it as my main internet source at home!
      by nho3ao2/16/2012
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    • A. Yes it can
      by De4dD0g12/30/2010
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    • A. This can work at home as your wifi internet, but for $40 a month it's almost the same price as Time Warner cable... which is much faster. I get 1MBps download speeds. My Time Warner is 10MBps.
      by UnoCuatro9/22/2010
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    • A. Yes. Its the only one I use I live in like a duplex and I have and upstairs and downstairs and it still works on both floors at the same times.
      by Bettyboo1239/22/2010
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    • A. Could be but, I found the speed and reliablitiy unacceptable. I have cable at home and it is rock solid. This is not like that but, might be acceptable for occassional users. Unit also gets pretty hot if left on for hours at a time.
      by Jzero699/19/2010
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    • A. Yes, but you will not see the same speed as your home broadband connection even with a strong signal. My advice would be to buy one, get the cheap 10 buck plan and take it home and see what type of signal strength that you get. You can always return it to walmart if you are not happy with it.
      by ajsujnndfks9/15/2010
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    • A. Sure if you don't mind a LOT slower speeds. It will be significantly slower than your cable/dsl modem. If you do nothing but read txt emails and basic surfing, it 'may' work, but I would personally not use it as my primary internet connection. Again, if your a very light user.. sure.. if not, then no.
      by nctechie9/12/2010
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    • A. This is what I am using it for. If you'd like, see my review on the products. I am very surprised with it's performance. make sure you are in a good data coverage area if you decide to purchase it.
      by hepzibah779/11/2010
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    • A. NO as its way too slow
      by bababooeyfafafooey9/7/2010
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    by an anonymous customer 8/28/2010
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    • A. It includes one and it works great.
      by jehrler9/25/2010
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    • A. The product comes with a adapter if you need to use it for a long period of time. I leave it plugged in at home, because I use it constantly, and when I go to work I just carry it in my brief case and have the 4 hour battery if I need it.
      by De4dD0g9/22/2010
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    • A. Yes, it comes with an AC adapter. WiFi and internet work while plugged in.
      by UnoCuatro9/22/2010
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    • A. Yes it comes with its own AC adapter
      by Bettyboo1239/22/2010
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    • A. Unit comes with both an internal rechargeable battery and an A/C adaptor that ends in a mini USB plug that powers the battery
      by Tagent2/4/2011
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    • A. Yes. It comes with an ac adapter.
      by 4kountryfolk9/19/2010
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    • A. Yes, adapter is in package. It is a mini-USB adapter.
      by Jzero699/19/2010
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    • A. Yes--I've used many different micro USB adapters.
      by SupaDave9/18/2010
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    • A. An AC power adapter is included with the device. I can surf the net at a blazing fast 5.2KB/s while using the AC adapter.
      by bababooeyfafafooey9/7/2010
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    • A. The MiFi comes with an AC adapter/battery charger and will power the unit.
      by DrDanCan2/4/2011
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    by Montyp 9/10/2010
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    • A. AC adapter is included, but not a car adapter.
      by WD1TBMyBook12/10/2010
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    • A. It comes with a home charger and a seperate USB cable that you can plug into your computer or a USB car charger, but it does not come with the car charger. You can pickup a USB car charger for about $10
      by tech4less12/6/2010
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    • A. One is not included out of the box, but can be purchased separately. I would check at Radio Shack, which is where I purchased my mifi.
      by capecodjewel11/21/2010
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    • A. It comes with a USB cord, if you stop by Best Buy or a store like it - they sale a little car adapter for the iphone that has a USB plug port. I plugged the USB cord that came with the MIFI into it and it worked!
      by pharlap11/11/2010
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    • A. The unit includes a USB cable to plug into any of the various automotive USB chargers and then into the mifi. These USB car charges have become very, very inexpensive but you will need to bring your own.
      by jehrler9/25/2010
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    • A. You can use any A/C adapter with a micro USB...
      by De4dD0g9/22/2010
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    • A. You should be able to use any USB charger with a mini USB cable. I used my cable from my Jawbone Icon bluetooth headset to charge the MiFi 2200 and it works fine. I'm not sure the WiFi and internet will work if charging thru USB. Alternatively, you could buy a power inverter and use the AC adapter that comes with the MiFi.
      by UnoCuatro9/22/2010
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    • A. I have found that a small inverter is the most economical way to go. My favorite is a 90 watt that plugs into the cigarette lighter or power outlet and it will power most any 110v charger up to a laptop in most cases. They usually cost about the same as the car adapter for most products and you only buy one for all devices so can save a bundle.
      by FleaMan479/19/2010
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    • A. Not included but, easy to find. Look for mini USB. Many cell phones uses this type of adapter. A/C adapter is included in package.
      by Jzero6911/11/2010
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    • A. You can plug the supplied AC wall adapter into an inverter and run it like that.
      by ajsujnndfks9/17/2010
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