Internet On the Go, a Walmart exclusive mobile broadband service that launched earlier this year, has cut prices and introduced some new plans which represent very good values. Internet On the Go uses the Sprint 3G network so coverage (map) and speeds aren't the greatest, but it will get you online on the cheap wherever there's Sprint coverage.
There are two types of plans. The first is called "Go Big" and has the killer feature that your balance never expires provided you use the service at least once a year. The other plan dubbed "Go Bigger", gives you twice as much data per dollar but only lasts 30 days. The table below details all the plans and pricing options.
To use Internet on the Go you need an Internet on the Go Mobile Hotspot (a rebranded Novatel MiFi 2200), which is available only at walmart.com for $99.88. Shipping is $2.97, ship to store is free. Airtime can be added online using a credit card or by using PIN cards sold at Walmart.
|Price||Go Big (Never Expires)||Go Bigger (30 Day Plan)|
|$10.00||500 MB||1 GB|
|$25.00||1.5 GB||3 GB|
|$45.00||4 GB||8 GB|
I suspect Internet on the Go's new plans are a reaction to the recently launched free WiMAX mobile broadband service from FreedomPop. While you can't beat free 4G, Internet on the Go's Sprint 3G coverage footprint is considerably larger than FreedomPop's Clearwire service area. Internet on the Go is also much less expensive than other Sprint 3G network options from Data Jack, i-Wireless or Virgin Mobile, although Virgin's has the advantage of providing both 3G and WiMAX.
Source: Howard Forums
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