People who know me, know that I am a little bit of a technology freak! I mean, in this business we are somewhat blessed that we can actually use the newest gadgets and be legitimate about it.
Well, last week I was on the phone with Verizon for over an hour getting my Blackberry straight. Anyway, while I was on the phone with the customer service representative (who was awesome) she mentioned a new device that Verizon had out called a “MiFi”, a personal WiFi point. (This MiFi card will allow up to 5 different users to access the internet through your card, as long as they are within 20-30 feet of your card) As soon as I was off the phone I was in my car headed to my local Verizon Store at Valley View Mall in Roanoke VA!
You see, I have used wireless cards for years as my primary internet source and I have always had the frustration of nobody else at the house could be on the computer while I was on it…..the curse of rural living! (Verizon was the first in my area to go high speed so I naturally progressed to them since speed is time and time is money.)
Upon purchasing my “MiFi” I quickly installed it and loaded the software (I did have to call customer service and have them walk me through some settings) and was on my way. This thing is incredible! I have used it anywhere and everywhere I go. I have been on it and had other agents sign on to test it and now if my girlfriend and I need to be on the computer at the same time it is simple as accessing a WiFi point. This is a “must pack” item for anytime I go out of town, especially with some hotels and resorts charging up to $20.00 per day for internet access! This wireless card works like any other wireless card, as long as you have signal you have internet. It is particularly handy for travel so that your travel companion can surf the web on a lap top instead of a blackberry. Clients are impressed that you can pull the laptop out and share the information you are looking at with them as opposed to looking at a blackberry screen.
All in all I give Verizon a huge thumps up for the MiFi!