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

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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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Quote from MozartA View Post :
So it use Clear WiMax 4g just like freedomPop? Or it just use Sprint 3G?

Based on their download/upload speed , looks like 3G only

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

average download speeds will range from 600-1400 Kbps,
average upload speeds will range from 350-500 Kbps,
The MiFi is a 3g device.

If you're an occasional user this is ok. And a decent deal. For example. I have my mom using a Virgin Mobile Mifi when she is at her snowbird nest in Arizona since she doesn't have an internet connection there. I buy her a $20 card (500mb grandfathered plan) and it seems to last her a few weeks of email, surfing, etc. But I'm going to check this out, as I like the idea of no expiration. But $80 for that device is a bit steep. The Mifi on VM is going for cheap now ($30 on Amazon).
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Will this show up to my wifi devices as Ad Hoc or as Infrastructure mode? If the latter, I might be interested. I have a couple of wifi-only devices which do not support Ad Hoc...
Probably infrastructure, since it supports up to 5 devices simultaneously.

So is Sprint or Verizon the backend for this?
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thanks, something to consider.
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So if I buy this from walmart do I also buy the 1GB card and I will receive the 4GB card?
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So if I buy this from walmart do I also buy the 1GB card and I will receive the 4GB card?
I believe so, I'm going to do an online top up on the internet to go website until Walmart updates their website
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"We apologize but we cannot refund the restocking fee. Once a package is opened, it cannot simply be sent back to the shelf for resale. We must send it with all the other devices to go through the refurbishing process and, as we are a new/ small startup, that is a cost within the business model we cannot tap into. I wish I could help you out, perhaps reimburse you in another way (do you have a Freedom Friend who could use free data?). However, as you do not wish to continue with our service, I cannot provide you with anything of value. Again, we apologize but cannot refund your restocking fee."

From this post: http://slickdeals.net/f/5273826-FreedomPop-FREE-4G-Mobile-Internet-500MB-per-month-with-49-99-deposit?v=1&p=53923466#post53923466

Also read their ToS under "Leased Equipment" section.
ok, thanks again for the heads-up. any details on restocking fee? i haven't found that number yet.
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I believe so, I'm going to do an online top up on the internet to go website until Walmart updates their website
online topup? Whats that?
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online topup? Whats that?
You can top up with a credit card on the Internet On the go website
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This looks like a really goo deal since there is no expiry date.
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#55
Is this better than FreedomPop Beta?
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#56
I'm a noob to mifi.

Can I connect my pre-configured home router to the hotspot?
Thus, the router will be the only device connected to the hotspot.

I would much rather have my home router provide the wifi, to as many devices as needed.
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http://www.internet-go.com/
$45 Refill card which used to provide 1gb over twelve months has now been increased to 4gb (still showing old top ups on walmart)
Where can I find this? I'm not seeing it. I only see the 1GB for $45.
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i have the virgin mobile overdrive pro. looking for an alternative as the coverage isn't great, but i don't know how i feel about this. is coverage the same between the two?
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sprint network? no thanks. they cant even support their own lucrative postpaid iphone data users...
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Will Sprint converting to LTE affect this down the road? (i.e., my hotspot will totally be useless)

How do I get the 4GB for $45?
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Last edited by Samwise Gamgee October 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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