Internet On the Go, a Sprint broadband MVNO sold exclusively though Walmart, was a pretty good deal when they launched in 2012.
Data was aggressively priced, but the killer feature was that the data you purchased never expired provided you used the service at least once a year. For anyone who only needed mobile broadband once in a while for emergencies or while traveling, the non-expiring data was a welcome change from the typical 30 day plan. The only real downside was that data was 3G only.
Unfortunately, Internet on the Go has made some changes that have made it less attractive. Bucking the industry trend toward ever more and cheaper data, they have cut the amount of data included with their plans twice. To make matters worse, they recently started requiring that the service be used every 60 days instead of once a year.
Here's a table showing Internet To Go's shrinking data
|Date / Price||$10||$25||$45|
|Oct 2012||500 MB||1.5 GB||4 GB|
|May 2013||500 MB||1.5 GB||3 GB|
|May 2015||300 MB||1 GB||2 GB|
For users who only need mobile broadband occasionally, Internet On The Go might still be an OK deal. But only if they remember to set up a recurring calendar alert reminding to use the hotspot at least every 60 days.
Internet on the Go service is still 3G only but the Internet To Go website is advertising a LTE hotspot from Internet on the Gos' parent company, TruConnect. Unfortunately, TruConnect's pricing seems really expensive. There's a $4.99 per month charge whether you use data or not and data is 3.9¢/MB or $40 per GB on the top of that. There are much better deals for light usage LTE including Sprint MVNO FreedomPop's 500 MB for $3.99 with 3G fallback (free for LTE only) or RedPocket's T-Mobile based $5/month 500 MB service, See our US Prepaid Mobile Broadband Plans Compared post for more options.
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