The Virgin Mobile Broadband WiFi Modem is heaven sent for many wireless Internet users. I have personally used Virgin Mobile Broadband as an Internet Service Provider for quite some time, and it got to the point that their USB modem became frustrating. There are times where you would shake it, pull it out and re-connect again for a better Internet connection. Gone are those days.
Their WiFi modem is a ZTE MF62 (as pictured, with the plastic coating still on it) and is super light at only 95grams. That's right, only slightly heavier than a standard Mars bar. The only complaint I would have about this modem on Virgin Mobile Broadband's WiFi Internet plan is that the battery runs out quite quickly. The good news is, while you have your computer battery plugged in, you can do the same with your WiFi modem and still be connected to the Internet. The wire to charge up the device could be a little longer, yet the good news is your device (Laptop, PC, iPad or iPhone or any other device in which you can connect to the Internet) only needs to be within 25 metres of the WiFi modem for an awesome Internet connection.
Where to select your WiFi connection the first time
This is great; no more plug ins into my laptop. I can now download photos from my iPhone without needing to shut down my Internet connection. Bliss. I can now download images and access files from a USB disk while still on the Internet.
You can keep this modem in your pocket or in your handbag. You now have some freedom whereby you can connect to the Internet on up to eight devices on this modem, for example an iPad, iPhone and MacBook Pro = three devices. The modem also tells you in the top right hand corner how many devices you're using the Internet on. You can access the Internet almost anywhere, even at your friends house on their computer without using up any of their Internet.
This neat modem in use
This modem is light, portable and a clever machine that does need to be charged constantly. Switch it off, you're now automatically disconnected from the Internet. It only takes a few seconds to connect to the Internet the moment you turn it on. I have now uploaded multiple pictures, and have also watched TV shows and YouTube videos on my computer with this fantastic modem, and hardly had any problems. Just keep the modem in the corner of your living room, and watch TV on your laptop while chilling out on the couch. Nice one.
No more plug ins. Hooray.
If you have an Internet plan on your mobile phone, there is no more excuse to pay for excess data usage. If you know that your phone Internet usage is almost at its peak in any given calendar month, then switch to WiFi on your Virgin Broadband WiFi modem. Just remember to click on Virgin Mobile Hotspot 1C3E4E. If you're using the modem for the very first time, you need to enter in the password featured on the modem. The modem comes with some battery when purchased; and yes, enough to use immediately.
As a result I am on a much better plan too. Extremely happy. I only pay $29 a month for 6GB of data on a 12 month contract, whereas on my old crappy (in comparison) USB I paid the same amount per month ($29) with 4GB of data. There are so many advantages to this modem, and most importantly I am enjoying a fast Internet connection and service where webpages no longer time out; in tandem with no drop outs and other DNS and server issues.