For the latest, check out the 2011 Virgin Mobile Broadband Cards Review
The Ovation MC760 is the only broadband card offered by Virgin and is identical to the Sprint U760. Also in the lineup is the Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Hotspot
That title surely does say Virgin Mobile Broadband Cards & AirCards doesn’t it?
Hate to burst your bubble but right now there’s only one Virgin mobile broadband card. Thankfully, there’s also the MiFi 2200. Truth be told, that’s pretty much all you’ll need.
The Virgin mobile broadband card available is the Novatel Ovation MC760. This card is not new. As a matter of fact, it’s sold by Sprint under a slightly different name. You may know it as the Ovation U760.
Due to the fact that a full in-depth review has already been done with screenshots to boot, I’ll let you read about here since there are no functional differences between Sprint’s U760 and Virgin’s MC760. They are the same broadband card just with different clothes.
What I will do for you is throw this 4 minute unboxing video of Broadband2Go from YouTube. While it’s lengthier than it needs to be, it does a good job of showcasing the Broadband2Go ‘top-up’ cards as well as the actual broadband card after purchase:
What’s different between the two cards is the price you will pay. While you may get deals through our partner LetsTalk to get Sprint’s U760 for free (discounted thanks to contracts), the Virgin MC760 will run you $80.
The MiFi 2200
Like the MC760, the MiFi 2200 is also not new.
For an in-depth review, see the Sprint MiFi 2200 review. The major difference between Sprint’s MiFi and Virgin is the unlimited mobile broadband.
Hold the phones and turn off the television. You can now share unlimited mobile broadband with up to 5 devices (or people) for only $40 a month. Getting the device itself will run $150.
In short, the MiFi 2200 could replace your cable or DSL connection if they provide service in your area and you don’t even need a contract.
How does Virgin mobile broadband match up against the competition?
Great question. That’s where the Prepaid Mobile Broadband Comparison comes in. You’ll see how Virgin matches up with other nationwide prepaid mobile broadband carriers in terms of price, speed, coverage, & broadband card options. Here’s where you can check that out.