Originally Posted by jwnall
So, then, with an MiFi module on my boat I can have wi-fi available to run a laptop? (Provided that the signal from the carrier exists, of course). I'm going to change my verizon plan tomorrow (just by way of coincidence) anyway, so should perhaps get unlimited data plan? My marina does not have wi-fi service available (possibly the last remaining marina on the face of the earth which does not!) and I sorely miss the internet when I am down there.
Yes, that's correct. In my office, we had a very intermittent internet signal because of some line-of-site interference (the brain trust here installed a wireless point-to-point provider), so I started to use the Mifi hotspot - it works quite well. As long as you can get a signal, you can use a Mifi modem. You have another option - if you have an unlimited data plan, download an app called Foxfi, pay a one-time $7.95 fee, and you can use your phone as either a wireless or wired (via USB) router - no Mifi hardware needed.