Best Buy has started a new promotion that gives customers a free 3G wi-fi hotspot when they buy a wi-fi iPad. The only requirement is a two-year service contract with whichever carrier’s hotspot you choose: Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint.
You can get an AT&T MiFi 2372, a Verizon Fivespot, or a Sprint Overdrive hotspot. These all have the capability of supporting up to five devices at once. Essentially, you’re saving $130, although you are forced to sign up for the aforementioned two-year contract.
Here are the upsides and downsides: