Cellular South Introduces The Ultimate Road Warrior Tool With New Wireless Mi-Fi® 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot From Novatel Wireless

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World’s Smallest Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Transforms Wi-Fi-Enabled Devices Into Powerful Mobile Internet Tools; Connects Up to Five Wi-Fi Enabled Devices Simultaneously to the Internet At Mobile Broadband Speeds

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MiFi is the fastest and easiest way to get online on-the-go for multiple users and offers our customers the ultimate in personal communications freedom.

Cellular South, the nation’s largest privately held wireless communications provider, introduced today the award-winning MiFi® 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL). The MiFi 2200 gives customers the ability, for the first time, to create a personal Wi-Fi cloud that can connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet over Cellular South’s mobile broadband 3G high-speed data network.

The MiFi 2200 is the world’s smallest mobile Wi-Fi hotspot weighing just over 2 ounces with the thickness of eight stacked credit cards. The device, which provides simultaneous 3G high-speed data access for notebook computers, netbooks, smartphones, PDAs, cameras, portable gaming devices, MP3 players and more, combines a variety of valuable easy-to-use features into its simple design.

“MiFi is the fastest and easiest way to get online on-the-go for multiple users and offers our customers the ultimate in personal communications freedom,” said Wade Smith, director of Product Development and Management for Cellular South. “With the simple push of a button, they can now wirelessly access the Internet from virtually anywhere and at any time with a wide variety of WiFi-enabled devices. Because it supports multiple users, customers can now share their Cellular South 3G mobile broadband connection with friends, family members and co-workers.”

The sleek, tiny device measures just 3.5” x 2.3” x 0.4” and is small enough to fit in a pocket or the palm of your hand. The MiFi 2200 features integrated CDMA and Wi-Fi antennas, advanced security and authentication technologies, GPS-enabling for location-based services and supports multiple operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of active use and 40 hours of standby time on a single charge when one device is connected through Wi-Fi.

“The MiFi 2200 offers unprecedented possibilities for students, mobile workers and families to all stay connected while on the go,” Smith said. “It’s perfect for the mobile professional and creates a virtual office wherever you go for you and your co-workers and staff.”

The MiFi 2200, named the most innovative product in the 2010 Mobile News Awards and one of the world’s top 25 best technology gadgets in 2009 by Time Magazine, can be purchased online at http://www.cellularsouth.com and in Cellular South retail stores beginning today. Customers can select the following mobile broadband access plan for the device:

  •     $59.99 a month for up to 5 GB of data
  •     With better coverage, fewer dropped calls and more 3G high-speed data services than its competitors, Cellular South offers the best mobile broadband experience for the MiFi 2200.

The Novatel Wireless name, logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc.

About Cellular South
Cellular South is a privately-owned diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers get the most out of their wireless devices and services. The nation’s largest privately owned wireless communications carrier accomplishes this goal by providing the most reliable and advanced 3G nationwide wireless voice and data network, offering industry-leading smartphone devices and accessible flat rate plans, and through its online and in-store Discover Centers, which give customers easy, simple and convenient tools, tips, advice and information to get the most out of their mobile phone. For more information about Cellular South and its products and services, as well as its ground-breaking Cellular South Original user generated programming, visit http://www.cellularsouth.com. This news release and other announcements are available at http://www.cellularsouth.com/news/.

About Novatel Wireless
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless’ USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information, visit http://www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2010 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and logo and MiFi(R) are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, contact:
Dave Miller, Cellular South
(601) 974-7725
dnmiller(at)cellularsouth(dot)com

Charlotte Rubin, Novatel Wireless
(858) 812-3431
pr(at)nvtl(dot)com

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