Like most mobile broadband rental companies, there are 4 steps:
- Order Your Broadband Card (of Device)
- Receive in your mail via courier
- Install software, plug in your broadband card, use it
- Return it via a prepaid mailing envelope.
The process doesn’t change much from provider to provider.
Instead, the major differences come down to the company, how much it costs, the underlying network provider (speed & coverage) and what devices you can get.
WiFiRents relies on AT&T & Verizon’s mobile broadband networks (you’ll be able to tell which network you’re on based on your broadband card). As such, they inherit their 3G speed & coverage:
Mobile Broadband Provider
|Advertised Download Speed||700 Kbps – 1.7 Mbps||
600 Kbps – 1.4 Mbps (3G)
|Real (Tested) Download Speed||900 Kbps – 2 Mbps||
600 Kbps – 1.7 Mbps
|Advertised Upload Speed||500 Kbps – 1.2 Mbps||
500 Kbps – 800 Kbps
|Real (Tested) Upload Speed||550 Kbps – 1.1 Mbps||
300 Kbps – 550 Kbps
|Regional or National?||National
|Full Review Available?||AT&T Wireless Broadband Review|
Next, how much does it cost?