NetZero offers free 4G plan with its Hotspot and stick

NetZero introduces a broadband service where the customers don’t need to sign a contract in order to get a data plan along with a flexible data speed
Pallab Jyotee Hazarika,

NetZero 4G mobile broadband service has recently been launched for the notebooks, Netbooks, iPads and other tablets. This service is being introduced by NetZero Wireless, a subsidiary of United Online Inc. This service lets the users create a personal Internet connection without being tied to insecure public hotspots like the coffee shops, airports and hotels.

The most interesting part about this service is that a customer doesn’t need to sign a contract in order to get a data plan and are allowed to upgrade their data plans at any time. Their data plans start just at $9.95 per month and they are offering a download speed of about 10 Mbps and upload speed of 1.5Mbps.

To avail these plans (including the free plan), the consumers need to purchase one of the two data access devices: the NetZero 4G HotSpot or the NetZero 4G Stick. The 4G hotspot is capable of supporting eight Wi-Fi enabled devices, including iPads and other tablets within a range of 150-feet. It is priced at $99.95. The 4G Stick which costs about $49.95 supports a single laptop or Netbook connected through a USB port.

The customers of the NetZero devices will also have the freedom to set the speed of their connection according to need. They can set their speed at either LightSpeed (with 1 Mbps download speed) or to WarpSpeed which provides a speed up to 10 Mbps.

The company also added that the 4G broadband service also includes a feature where users are alerted when they reach their monthly data limit, this will prevent them from exceeding the limit accidentally. The customers on a payment plan can even buy extra data top ups that they can use through the end of their current billing cycle.

The service is currently launching in 80 cities nationwide which includes New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington DC and Miami. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)