Snowbirds and travelling baby boomers share a common problem with other business people…how do you get portable, Internet access at a reasonable price for a small, travelling group? Some senior travelers maybe tired of hearing “Honey, can I use the Internet yet?” Many are finding it cumbersome to call the cable company or phone company to start and stop internet service at their 2nd (or 3rd, 4th homes) while others don’t want to pay for 2 broadband PC cards as the individual usage does not warrant the expense. The solution? The Novatel Wireless MiFi 220, offered by both Sprint and Verizon, provides internet access for WiFi enabled devices through connections on its broadband network. The device provides access for up to 5 users and is about the size of a pack of playing cards. The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 has a range of about 30 feet and can be run off of a rechargeable battery or with an AC adapter.
The device is simple to use once its configured and has a simple power on/power off button. While the device and pricing may not be for everyone, it provides a simple solution for seniors who travel and need to share internet access. For a mobile husband and wife or group of travelling friends, the MiFi provides an intriguing solution. Once you try one, you’ll see it’s a great solution for net access for a couple or small group.