It is perfect for that application - almost. With this card, you will need to buy a MiFi 2200 from Walmart that says "Internet On The Go" on the label. No other devices will work with this card, such as the MiFi 2200 from Virgin Mobile or Verizon. I said "almost" as you have limited bandwidth on these cards, and if you watched a movie downloaded using this card-device combo, you just might eat up the entire usage available on the card. Spending $25 to watch a movie just isn't a smart move. It is fine for e-mail, Facebook, browsing, etc., however.
Rose this would be perfect if you don't have a plan of your own. The ONE BIG THING is to check out the coverage map first!!! We have been using ours in tree surrounded campsites in Texas State Parks, but when the coverage map says no coverage, it means it!!!
If you're downloading a lot of videos, pictures, the data may not last long, but it's great for text.
The gadget is not cheap and it only works with the one carrier. Be careful about the coverage map before you commit to the seventy or eighty dollars for the gadget.