Thanks- at first glance I was thinking what a good post but when you read this carefully, here is what Peter actually says: 1) MIFI is better because it is awkward to put your phone in the middle of a room and have people run their computers off it. But is it really? What is so different about putting an Iphone or a MIFI in the middle of a room?
2) Power issues- not entirely sure what he means here but if it is battery issues this is true, but someone could always plug their phone in and not run the battery down.
3) optimized for data. This could be his strongest argument but, as usual, he doesn't drive the point home. What are those differences and how does it translate when looking at performance. NVTL should be generating that data and reporting on it.
4) Rate plans- I think this true for AT&T which charges a lot for tethering but I've read that VZ will be different. Anybody know?
5) voice/data interruption. This doesn't seem like an issue to me. If I'm using the smartphone for data and get a call is the data interrupted if I don't answer the call?