MiFi question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by comer13, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. comer13
    Offline

    comer13 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have a wifi only ipad. Thinking of getting a MiFi - which one do I buy.
  2. leelai
    Offline

    leelai Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    24,857
    Thanks Received:
    1,287
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,361 / 0
    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The best mifi to get would depend on where you live.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012
  3. drb_52
    Offline

    drb_52 iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    184
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    I just bought a Virgin Mobile mifi2200. It's pay as you go, so no contract. Set up was not too difficult and it works well. Of course, not as fast as the home set up, but good enough for checking email on the go.
  4. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,642
    Thanks Received:
    1,078
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,158 / 1
    I, too, have the virgin mobile. Have you tried to use it in the car? I am lending mine to a friend when they go on a road trip and was wondering if anybody had experience with its use in the car.
  5. drb_52
    Offline

    drb_52 iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    184
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Haven't tried it in a car yet. But I'll be going out tomorrow and see what happens.
  6. tdrew
    Offline

    tdrew iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    50
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
  7. iluvmyipad
    Offline

    iluvmyipad iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    200
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    tallahassee, fol
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    I have the Verizon mifi. I've had it about 2 years. It works great, even on road trips as long as I can get a signal.
  8. drb_52
    Offline

    drb_52 iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    184
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Well because of a snowstorm, I didn't go out Saturday. But, we took the mifi2200 for a spin this morning. Never lost the signal while moving down the highway.
  9. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,642
    Thanks Received:
    1,078
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,158 / 1
    LOL-I was just thinking of our conversation on this thread just now. We must have been on the same wave length. Glad to hear that the signal did not fail-I just now loaded the mifi for $20 for my friend. Will give it a go and see how if works for her. I have not tried to use it on more than 1 device, even though it can deliver to up to 5. Not sure how much it would slow down or tax the wifi signal.

    Anyways,thanks for the update drb_52!

    We too had a snowstorm come through Friday into early Saturday, it was so icy and messy out. Terrible!
  10. TobyJuan
    Offline

    TobyJuan iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I use Fuzion Mobile's mifi for my iPad. Works great. I haven't tried it yet with a road trip, so I guess I'll try that out too. Fuzion Mobile Broadband's rates are VERY competitive and range depending on what you need. Plus, I'm not stuck in a contract. It's pretty convenient. I'd check them out and at least see if they have what would be useful to you. Best of luck!
  11. debbied88
    Offline

    debbied88 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Messages:
    28
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have the virgin peel. It is designed for iPod and can be used for two devices. I have used it with ipad and it works fine. It is less expensive than mifi and I will never use more than two devices. It works fine in car.
  12. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,642
    Thanks Received:
    1,078
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,158 / 1
    I didn't know there was a different virgin mobile device besides the USB and the 2200! That's good to know for future reference, Debbie! Thanks for the input!

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
best mi fi for ipad
,
best mi-fi for ipad
,

best mifi 2012

,

best mifi for ipad

,
best mifi for ipad 2
,
best mifi for ipad 3
,
mifi best ipad
,
mifi pay as you go for ipad 2
,
pay as you go mifi for ipad
,
virgin mobile mifi on ipad