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Get bad service through AT&T? Their new Mobile Hotspot MiFi device could help.

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AT&T doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to providing good service. For instance, here in San Francisco, it’s hard to go more than a few blocks before encountering dead zones and thus, dropped calls, missed calls, delayed SMS.

Horrible 3G means a poor internet connection which of course hinders the other stuff smartphones are supposed to do: Checking email, posting to social networks, surfing the web.

Well, AT&T is finally rolling out a possible solution for those of you with connection headaches.

That’s right, after long last, AT&T has finally introduced its Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372 from Novatel, a device which acts as a traveling mobile hotspot, enabling you to have a great connection wherever you might be. It’s going to be rolling out on November 21st for a mere $50 (after a $100 mail-in rebate) and it’s going to come loaded with a few nifty features including support for up to 5 devices as well as built in AGPS.

Of course, you’ll also need a DataConnect plan. Those will run you $35 a month for 200MB or $60 a month for 5GB. You can also go off-contract if you wish. A little on the expensive side, but hey, split it with a co-worker or a spouse or a friend.

So, if you have trouble getting wireless in your office or have issues getting a connection on your phone, this is definitely something to look at especially if you’ve got $50 to burn.

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Published November 17, 2010 — 18:32 UTC