For domestic traveling executives and field reps likes sales people, the Internet is critical. iPhone and Blackberry have become a mandatory device for email, but it is not the best device for surfing the Internet or accessing terminal server sessions within business.The screen is very small, and moving from on page to another while receiving a text message or phone call can disrupt surfing considerably. For regular reliable access to the internet, devices like netbooks, laptops and notebooks make more sense.
Knowing this, Verizon, ATT and Sprint offer a bunch of broadband cards, which is billed to the user for a flat fee, like an additional phone line. These devices come as both cards or USB sticks that will connect individuals to the Internet within a Windows and Mac environment. (Note: Only certain versions of these devices that will work in an Apple, so beware of this when purchasing.)
As Microsoft releases newer and newer versions of their operating system, users get confused and frustrated with Microsoft. Suddenly, switching to either Linux or and Apple becomes a consideration for stability, to avoid the nightmare of windows-like infections and overall reliability. Before MiFi, these broadband cards all required a software to connect to a broadband network. MiFi changes this. With Mifi, you can access the Sprint, ATT or Verizon broadband subscription without this software, which will allow any Windows, Mac or Linux device to function as a mobile broadband device, that can move to more than one computer device, and share the connection with other devices like a mini portable wireless box.