WiFiRents | Mobile Broadband Rental Review

2010 Mobile Broadband Review 

Since last year, WiFiRents hasn’t changed much. However, that may serve as a testimoney to providing solid service that their users value.

In a mobile broadband rental industry that charges different rates depending on the day and device chosen, this company stands out with a simple weekly rate structure and all types of broadband cards available to fit any laptop.

Click on any section for a more detailed review.


How Does It Work?

How WiFiRents WorksLike most mobile broadband rental companies, there are 4 steps:

  1. Order Your Broadband Card (of Device)
  2. Receive in your mail via courier
  3. Install software, plug in your broadband card, use it
  4. Return it via a prepaid mailing envelope.



What’s The Speed & Coverage Like?

Verizon & AT&T ServiceWiFiRents 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.

The quick and dirty way is to think of AT&T as having the fastest 3G network while Verizon has the most 3G coverage (and reliability). Your choice then becomes one of quality vs. speed..



How Much Does It Cost?

WiFiRents Plans & PricesUnlike a number of other mobile broadband rental providers, here you’ll find a flat per week and monthly rates regardless of which device is being rented.

On the other hand, there’s a prorated data cap of 5 GB. That means, if you rent for a week, your cap would be 1.25 GB.



WiFiRents Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspots

WiFiRents Broadband CardsWiFiRents has a good selection of broadband cards in addition to mobile hotspots.

Whether you have an older laptop that works with only PC Cards or simply want to keep USB slots free while using an ExpressCard, there’s device for use with AT&T or Verizon service. To put some icing on the cake, they’ve even got 3G netbooks available for rent if you don’t want to use your own laptop or don’t have one.


Looking For A Comparison?

If you’re looking to see how they match up to other mobile broadband rental companies, check out the Mobile Broadband Rental Comparison.

It may help put things in perspective when you see what all of your options are whether you plan to use it regularly or occasionally.


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