TheStreet tried the new Sprint MiFi hotspot under real working conditions -- while we were covering last month's CTIA Wireless 2011 trade show in Orlando.
We found the device's speeds to be very fast -- a drop faster than what our favorite Sprint 4G phones provide -- plus, we were getting super-strength signals wherever we roamed, indoors and out.Sprint's new MiFi is a little thicker than its older, 3G-only model, but it's still small enough to slip in a shirt pocket. The device can also be connected to a laptop via USB to get devices online when the MiFi's battery is low. Sprint is pricing the MiFi 3G/4G at $79.95 with a new, two-year data service contract. Sprint says its data plans start at $50 per month. --Written by Gary Krakow in New York.
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