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Recently the MVNO made some major changes to its plans. For some customers, two of the offerings will now be at much lower rates than they were before. A 3rd plan got an incremental increase in price but nearly double the amount of data that it previously had.
Internet On The Go Hotspot Plan Changes Summarized
A summary of the company's hotspot plans with their changes highlighted is below:
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- $10/month (3/10/18 - plan has been discontinued) - 500 MB of data, previously priced at $9 and had 300 MB of data
- $15/month - 1 GB of data, previously priced at $19
- $20/month - 2 GB of data, previously priced at $29
- $40/month - 5GB of data (new plan: updated 3/10/18)
A major difference between the old plans and the new plans is that the old plans included what the Sprint MVNO called "Forever Data." As the name implied, the old plans included data that never expired. It lasted as long as it took you to use it up, and you did not have to pay a monthly rate for it. The old plans were basically pay as you go plans.
Under the new plan structure, the data only lasts for a maximum of 30 days. If you do not use it all up within the 30 days, you lose it. If you use it up before 30 days, you can add more at the specified rates.
More About Internet On The Go
Service with Internet On The Go requires the purchase of a mobile hotspot device. Potential subscribers cannot bring their own device to the network, they must purchase one directly from Internet On The Go.
Currently the company is offering two (as of 3/10/18 there are now 3) mobile hotspot devices for purchase. One is a certified pre-owned D-Link mobile hotspot with the following specifications:
- Connect up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- Pocket sized, go-anywhere device
- 1400 mAh Li-ion battery
- 90 x 50 x 12 mm measurements
The device is priced at $29 and it is advertised as having a regular price of $97. (Updated: 3/10/18 - The D-Link mobile hotspot is now available brand new for just $34).
The other hotspot device available for purchase is a new Novatel MiFi 2 4G LTE Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot. The device has the following specifications:
- Connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices
- Long Life 11 Hour Battery
- 10 x 7.3 x 0.9 cm
- External memory up to 32 GB (microSD)
- Includes 25 channels YIP TV
The device is priced at $39 and it is advertised as having a regular price of $199. At Amazon I found it for $69.99.
At the time of this writing, there were only 98 devices available for purchase at that price.
(3/10/18 update) The latest hotspot device added to Internet On The Go's lineup includes the Franklin R850. It is priced at $49 and has the following specifications:
- Connect up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- 128 x 36 pixel OLED display
- 2,450 mAh Li-ion battery
- Dimensions of 3.5 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches
For reference the Boost Mobile version can currently be found on Amazon for $54.99.
Additionally, those that signup for service with the mobile broadband hotspot provider and enable auto pay billing in their account, will receive up to 1 GB of free data to use. The free data must be consumed within 30 days of receiving it.