Termination of Service
Your H2O BOLT is about to strike lightning fast speeds on a new 4G LTE network with nationwide coverage!
With this new transition, H2O BOLT will feature an even more powerful mobile hotspot device with speeds faster than ever and offer a SIM card for your own compatible devices to take anywhere you go.
Due to the upcoming changes, the BOLT Spider Mini and the Flash will be discontinued.
However, service will be provided to active devices until September 30, 2015.
The last day you will be able to recharge your current H2O BOLT device will be August 31, 2015.
To ensure a smooth switch, mark your calendars with these key dates and reminders:
- The last day to recharge your current H2O BOLT will be August 31, 2015
- You will receive service until September 30, 2015
We hope you are as equally excited about these amazing upgrades. Stay in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter as well.
BOLT offered "unlimited" data on the Sprint (formerly Clearwire) WiMax network for $50 per month. Sprint is shutting down it's WiMAX network on Nov. 6th, 2015 so the demise of H2O BOLT is not unexpected. However the last day of service for BOLT is Sept. 30, 2015. I don't know why H2O is shuttering BOLT five weeks early. Perhaps Sprint is cutting off WiMAX to MVNOs early. However I think it's more likely that H2O just wants to concentrate on the BOLT LTE service they plan to launch. Before you ask, I don't know what network H2O's new service will use. I think Sprint, Verizon and AT&T, all of which H2O currently partners with, or T-Mobile, which seems very open to new MVNO deals, are all possibilities.
For current or potential BOLT customers, nobody else is offering unlimited mobile broadband anymore. But BOLT wasn't truly unlimited either. It's easy to find reports by BOLT customers that they were cut off for excessive use of "unlimited" data. See here and here for examples. If you need a relatively large amount of LTE mobile broadband data, the best current deals I've found are:
- Sprint network - 10GB for $59.99 from FreedomPop 1
- T-Mobile network 11GB for $70/month from T-Mobile Prepaid Mobile Internet
- AT&T network - 8GB for $75/month from AT&T GoPhone Mobile Broadband
- Verizon network 10GB for $90/month from Verizon Jetpack Prepaid Mobile Broadband