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“Homeless Hotspots” sees controversy at SXSW 2012

“Homeless Hotspots” sees controversy at SXSW 2012

In a bizarre marketing stunt, New York marketing firm BBH and Texas based homeless advocacy group Front Steps have created the Homeless Hotspots campaign. The initiative sees homeless people carrying 4G LTE MiFis and changing people for access to wireless internet on the go. There’s no set rate, although the website suggests a fee of $2 for 15 minutes of internet access.

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Novatel Wireless Adds DLNA to the MiFi 2372

Novatel Wireless Adds DLNA to the MiFi 2372

We reviewed the AT&T MiFi 2372 back in January, but since then Novatel, the devices manufacturer, has recently updated the device’s software. DLNA streaming media support has been added to the MiFi 2372. The MiFi 2372 already functioned well as a mobile 3G or 4G hotspot, and sharing the microSDHC card helped set it apart from the competition. Adding DLNA support just sweetened the package.

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Novatel Mobile Hotspot patent opens door to MiFi legal firestorm

Novatel Mobile Hotspot patent opens door to MiFi legal firestorm

Novatel Wireless has clinched a mobile hotspot patent which could usher in the next round of legal battles between it and MiFi-making rivals. The patent, "Systems and methods for automatic connection with a wireless network," details the way in which a mobile hotspot automatically hooks up to a cellular data connection and pre-associated WiFi clients, bridging one to the other.

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Sprint Announces MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspots, Price And Date

Sprint Announces MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspots, Price And Date

Sprint announced today that it will be offering the ultra-compact award-winning MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Novatel Wireless. With the new MiFi service, customers can take advantage of 4G speeds and get one-touch connectivity for up to five WiFi-enabled devices, including tablets, eReaders, laptops, and gaming consoles.

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