AT&T now has a MiFi Mobile Hotspot, too [Update]

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A little late to the game, AT&T now has its very own MiFi Mobile Hotspot. It’s perfect timing for AT&T who recently announced that eighty percent of its network now has HSPA+ coverage. Verizon, Sprint and Virgin Mobile aren’t the only ones with these pocketable data cards now, so if you’re on AT&T and you just love their data service in your area, you’ll be able to enjoy and share that experience with others, too.

The MiFi 2372 for AT&T will be $49.00 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, so be prepared for that when you waltz into the store looking to grab one of these things. Once we get more info on data plans and additional pricing, we’ll be sure to report back.

[Update]
AT&T contacted MobileCrunch with pricing details for the new MiFi hotspot, and it doesn’t look pretty:

AT&T got back to us on our pricing/data inquires. $35 per month gets you 200MB of data (Around 17 cents per megabyte. Welcome to the future, folks.) while $60 gets you 5GB (Around 1 cent per megabyte). In comparison, Verizon’s $35 plan nets you 3GB, while their 5 GB plan goes for $50. Virgin Mobile’s MiFi gets you unlimited data for $40 a month. AT&T’s offering looks to be the worst of the bunch.

Still stuck in the $60/5GB age there, AT&T? It makes any one of the other options a no-brainer.

[Via: MobileCrunch]

  • http://ditherati.com/ Owen Thomas

    Color me confused: In what sense is this a “card”? A MiFi is a standalone device, not a card that you insert in a laptop.

    • Anonymous

      In the sense that it’s roughly the size of a credit card. Still, post updated to clarify that point. Thanks for pointing that out!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDMURVS7BQRU42INXRRGKGHWIU Scott

    As an AT&T customer after having been with Verizon for over a decade, without question, AT&T’s service and reliability are horrible.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDMURVS7BQRU42INXRRGKGHWIU Scott

    As an AT&T customer after having been with Verizon for over a decade, without question, AT&T’s service and reliability are horrible.

  • ctsluder

    I think this pricing is a joke, I will keep my jailbreak tethering on my iphone before I will go for something like this.

  • Magana2006

    I called att and wanted this service. They said it didnt exist. They wanted to give me a card for 69.99 a month for 200 mb. I went to Verizon and got the mifi for 50.00 and got a free 7 inch tablet because of the promotion they offered. Bye bye att. Ive had you for about 10 years and i will wait till my iphone contract ends and I will go with Verizon. I will tell you the associate at the store was very helpful yet he said I would recieve a 15% discount as a school employee in which I dont qualify unless I add a phone line. 

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