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Internet On The Go Hotspot from Walmart - 4GB Data $45 - "Go Big - use whenever" Plan - No Expiration

worldco 915 589 October 18, 2012 at 05:43 PM in Internet & Websites (3) More Walmart Deals
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Last Edited by Jbh98 December 9, 2015 at 03:36 PM
The hotspot has been reduced again from $99.99 to $79.99, it went on sale for $119.99 around June of this year

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Interne...t/20665535
https://www.truconnect.com/truconnect-mifi.html
$45 Refill card which used to provide 1gb over twelve months has now been increased to 4gb (still showing old top ups on walmart)

"Thank you for being a loyal Internet on the Go customer. We are pleased to announce that effective today, Internet on the Go will be improved with new plans and more megabytes. The current "no expiration" plan will continue to be offered as the "Go Big - Use Whenever" plan, but with more megabytes for each of the refill options. We are also introducing a completely new "Go Bigger - 30-Day" plan that gives you even more megabytes for use within a 30-day period.
The next time you refill your account, you will be able to choose one of the following plans:
• Go Big - Use Whenever plan
o $10 / 500MB
o $25 / 1.5GB
o $45 / 4GB
• Go Bigger - 30-Day plan
o $10 / 1GB
o $25 / 3GB
o $45 / 8GB "

How does the "Go Big - use whenever" plan work?
Posted by Peter Maas on 10 October 2012 12:44 PM
The "Go Big - use whenever" plan gives you megabytes that you can use whenever you want. If you don't use your megabytes, they will stay in your account as long as your account has not been cancelled or deactivated. You will only need to refill after your megabytes have been used up.

THE ZIP CODE CHECKER ON THE WALMART SITE NOW APPEARS TO BE WORKING - The correct Coverage map from INTERNET ON THE GO can be seen HERE, they use the Sprint network http://www.internet-go.com/coverage/

Easily connect your laptop or tablet with the TruConnect Internet on the Go Mobile Hotspot. With the footprint of a credit card and only one third of an inch thick, the Mobile Hotspot allows you to connect up to five WiFi-enabled devices. With the Internet on the Go plan, you only pay for megabytes and your balance never expires as long as you use it at least once a year. There are no other charges, like monthly bundles or activation fees, and the nationwide network will allow you to connect virtually anywhere you go!


TruConnect Internet on the Go Mobile Hotspot:•Quick and easy setup
•Connect up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices
•Removable lithium-ion battery
•Up to 4 hours of usage/40 hours standby battery life
•Great value pre-paid plan
•No monthly charges
•Balance never expires (when used at least once a year)
•Internet on the Go wireless network services are provided on the Nationwide Sprint Network
•Zero monthly fees
•Balance never expires (if used once a year)
•Never lose your megabytes at the end of a month
•For use with Internet on the Go mobile hotspots and service
•Only at Walmart

Loving the initial Test - PING 133 - Download 869 kbps - Upload 934, not 4G but way fast enough for checking email and the web. Received the bonus $25 3gb 30 day plan which is now pending. Device is nice and has 2 Bright green lights on it. Also showing tenths of a MB with the online account.
Recent Account Activity

10/25/2012 3:06pm
Refill
500.0MB

10/25/2012 3:23pm
Pending
(4.9MB)
495.1MB

Balance
495.1 MB Remaining
You have 1 refill(s) waitingBonus 3.0 GBPurchased: 10/25/12
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Last Edited by Samwise Gamgee June 14, 2013 at 12:39 AM
If you have a Walmart nearby, you can check it out for an out-of-pocket expense of $10.00
Walmart offers a 2 week Full Refund policy on this Hotspot unit (NOT ON THE REFILL CARD). You can buy the unit, register it and pay $10 online and check it out yourself. Try at home and other locations where you intend using it; if it is satisfactory, keep it; else within 2 weeks return it for a Full Refund.

I have been using it for 3 weeks and am happy with it, mainly because it serves my purpose; checking Email, reading a few blogs. (NO NETFLIX, YOUTUBE etc..).

The issues are coverage and speed; expectation and experience is different for everyone; so best to try it out for yourself.

When I registered and purchased the first refill of $10 online, I was offered a free $25 credit; not sure whether this is for everyone or not.

If you are concerned about bandwidth usage, do a google on it to find tips on saving bandwidth. Opera turbo, Firefox with Image suppress option, Ad blocking etc.. may save you bandwidth. Without any of these, my normal Email check, blog reading of about 5 days (5 hours) consumed about 300MB.

One full charge seems to last about 4-5 hours.

I have been able to set this at a central location at home and get service up to 40 ft. through one wall.



http://support.internet-go.com/Kn...oad-speeds

Download and upload speeds
--- average download speeds will range from 600-1400 Kbps, peaking at 3.1 Mbps and average upload speeds will range from 350-500 Kbps, peaking at 1.8 Mbps.


May 15, 2013 - Price plan for Walmart's Internet On The Go [internet-go.com] changes.
  • Was $45 for 8GB, 30 day plan. Or $45 for 4GB, no expire plan.
  • Now $45 for 4GB, 30 day plan. Or $45 for 3GB, no expire plan.
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I'm ok with this device. Coverage is ok in WA, but speed is very slow that sometimes I have to wait 10s for the web page to open. hope they can get better speed or switch to 4G.
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