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.
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.