One of the first things Ted the Mobile
Device Broker, is, of course, to locate-acquire a lot-batch of these devices. Usually Ted obtains lots-batches from the corporates-enterprises
he's assigned to, in volumes of 125 to 155. He can usually with ease sell these units (all unlocked!) over the average three-day
Swap Meet length.
His AVERAGE IT Asset Disposal acquisition
is for around $37 to $44 each...he sells ALL his units at a $175 Minimum. So he makes money...but it's not so simple as "just
setting up a booth" and saying "I'm here!"
he'll obtain receipt of the units, then run basic diagnostics of each device. This lesson will concentrate on a VERY IMPORTANT
aspect of the Swap-Meet sessions successfully by Ted - that is loading
the Mobile Hotspot with the connection to usually 7 to 10 devices. That
is, when at the Swap Meet, Ted has the devices he's selling, all connected to the Internet via the Mobile (or, Portable) Hotspot. When people walk by his Kiosk or mini booth, he realizes that (just like a web site!) he's
only got a few seconds to "catch the eye of the bystander or walker."
When this means: as the people stroll through the area, when they pass Ted's
area, he want ALL the devices he's selling to be connected to the Internet, running a looping VIDEO that's "colorful,"
"kiss of death" in this type of marketing...to have a bunch of "dead" smartphones,
or laptops with stupid "sales tags" attached to 'em.
The Portable Hot Spot is a
combination device that creates a wireless Internet connection that can be shared with other mobile devices. It usually weighs
around 5lbs and the dimensions are usually around: 15" X 11" X 3 3/8" (5-1/4" w/Antenna up). It can use
CMDA and EVDO signals and powers from your cigarette lighter or
an electrical outlet. Internet access can be shared wirelessly or with Ethernet connections.
Many of our more aggressive and highly
paid Mobile Device Brokers-Liquidation Pros (by their clients!) use these devices as they traverse their
regions and participating in the many "New American Swap-Meet parties" that are seen weekly....it's the new "semi-underground
new US jobless economy" at work here! Our Mobile Device Brokers and Liquidation Pros are "lovin' it!"......
Why Use It:
This device can be used anywhere there
is service from the carrier and enables mobile Brokers to share an Internet connection so it makes a handy addition to your
mobile gear. It can be permanently mounted in a vehicle for those who use their vehicle as a mobile office. Many of our Brokers
operate from a Van and make $100K a year doing this.
You will always have a connection and don't have to worry about spending time changing settings or trying to make
your connection work each time you want to use it.
Who Should Use It:
Many of us Mobile Brokers have been in situations where we needed an Internet connection
for our laptop or PDA and nothing has been available. For example, when the Broker is in a setting
and has 75 mobile Devices for sale....and he wants 'em "ALL LIVE & NOT DEAD!"
Having your own Portable Hot Spot can eliminate
those issues. It also means you don't have to worry about carrying another small piece of gear such as an air card and risk
We will explore how Ted the Pro Cloud Guy (that
sells at Swap-Meets and makes around $400 daily) does all this......................................
out the smooth flow...from-to the handset or a hotspot (could be a Portable-Mobile Hotspot like Ted's!) to the cell towers
to the Internet via the Mobile Internet......
Wow...look at the total permeation of
radio waves...everywhere..just like all across America's new Wireless Revolution landscape...for the purposes of this Cloud
based Training_Lesson, let's assume that Ted's out there too...except he's got 17 or so of his Mobile Devices connected via
Wi-Fi to a couple of his Portable Hotspots
....as he is at his Kiosk at the Flea Market and he most definitely DOES want the casual "passerby" people to see
his Mobile Netbooks, Tablet PCs and Blackberrys...running a "cool"
endless VIDEO LOOP of exciting VIDEOS...so Ted makes a sale every hr or so of one of his Mobile Devices...pockets the $125
or $150 profit he just make...then attends to other Mobile Cloud business.....
(and, of course, Ted gained a long-term future client
for other Mobile Devices, add ons, accessories, Wireless Services, and more..)
replace the Router with a Portable Hotspot and there you have it.....
Below..let's substitute all this "junk
jewelry" with Ted's Smartphones, Blackberrys (all unlocked!)
Netbooks, eReaders, Laptops, Tablet PCs, and there you have it...the
"new" picture of America's "semi underground all Cash Swap Meet Economy"...why? Because there are millions
of people unemployed...and they NEED these Wireless Mobile Devices...and they GO TO THESE TYPE SWAP MEETS MORE AND MORE!
Assuming we replace (in the diagram
below) the Router with a Mobile Hotspot, then notice the 3G SIM (Subscriber Information Module) being connected to the access
point Router......Ted would have his SIM info recognized by his Portable Hotspot...so that his "for sale" Mobile
Devices could connect...just like Ted's a mini one man Starbucks Wi-Fi
Note - the term MiFi
is also used a lot by our Mobile Device Brokers - here's some basics:
BASIC DEFINITION : A MiFi
is a type of portable and pocket sized wireless router that serves as a mobile Wi-Fihotspot. By going over the cellular data network and, locally, over very small distances of
15 or 30 feet, Wi-Fi devices have full and cheap free Internet
access. The MiFi creates a local "cloud" of shared high-speed Internet connectivity
for all the devices Ted sells at the outdoor Swap Meets.
Just mix Wi-Fi with cellular technology, and you've got yourself a portable-hotspot!
Post by Cally Susan Barbara, St.
Petersberg, Fl. 9-11-10 She often travels though N. Florida going to Swap Meets to set up up to 10 Mobile Hotspots
and then to sell her Mobile Devices; Blackberrys, Netbooks and
handheld GPS Devices (to her "sportsman" type buyers)
is a mobile hotspot. Hotspots are
often referred to as Wi-Fihotspots.
In other words, combine Wi-Fi with cellular technology,
and you've got yourself a portable-mobile hotspot!
How does a mobile hotspot work?
Just take a cellular mobile broadband modem that you would normally attach into your laptop (using a PC Card or USB modem), unplug it, and put a battery inside so that you don't have to get power from your laptop.
Now take that unconnected
mobile device and add Wi-Fi protocol to it.
Now you can connect your laptop to the mobile Mi-Fihotspot
using your laptop'sWi-Fi technology.
And go on the Internet....fast too!
How many Mobile /Devices can connect to a MiFi
mobile broadband device?
five computers can connect to a Mi-Fi device at the same time.
In fact, it
doesn't have to be a PC/laptop. It can be any Wi-Fi enabled
device such as a smartphone, Tablet PC, Netbook, etc. Many
ask, "Why five devices?" I has to do with capacity. By capacity I mean that the more devices you have connecting
to the same Internet connection (in this case a MiFi device), the slower the connection will
become. For most people just surfing the Web and checking email, you won't likely notice any affect on speed when five
devices are connected.
Also, keep in mind that
wireless carriers also have to consider themoney they'll lose.
You could have five people in a tiny business using
the device for Web access.
these five individuals would have to buy five modems and five carrier plans; now they only have to buy one device and one
If wireless carriers allowed 10
or 20 people to connect at the same time, not only would the user experience start to slow WAY DOWN (i.e. crappy connection
speed), but the carriers would not make money....
Remember - Very few "regular"
wireless users need the ability to connect multiple users simultaneously on the go, which is the GOOD feature of MiFi
for Mobile Device Brokers, like Ted, "on-the-go!" He does need a cheap and FREE connection to the Internet so as
to "show off" his wares at the Flea Markets he goes to - and makes well over $150K a year, doing so too....