Hawaiian 3G Hotspts
January 5, 2011 7:43 AM   Subscribe

Best Pay-As-You-Go 3G data option for a Canadian visiting Hawaii?

Mrs Beetle and I will be visiting Oahu next month, and while the hotel we're going to be staying in is amazing, it lacks one crucial thing: wireless internet. It has wired in-room internet but that's $15/day. We'd rather have a portable hotspot (MiFi, etc) to take with us.

The current plan is to stop by Best Buy in Oahu on the day we arrive, and buy a Virgin MiFi with a pay-as-you-go plan, then sell the MiFi on eBay once the trip is over.

Does this sound do-able for a non US resident? Are there any better options for getting a couple of hundred MB of wireless data over the course of a week?
posted by blue_beetle to Technology (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I know next to nothing about MiFi, but I'm not sure that Vigrin has any coverage in Hawaii. I don't think I've ever heard any advertisements for their service, anyhow.

On the other hand, CLEAR certainly advertises here. Another possibility is Mobi, which is a local company that I'm certain has pay-as-you-go plans for its cell phones, and has a wireless internet service called "Hele".
posted by lex mercatoria at 8:13 AM on January 5, 2011

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