NetZero 4G Mobile Low-Cost Broadband Goes Live

Internet service provider NetZero has just launched a new 4G mobile broadband service for as low as $9.95 per month.

Now, owners of an iPad can take advantage of the company’s contract-free Internet service in more than 80 cities in eight different states across the U.S. by using a mobile Broadband hotspot device without even needing a 4G-enabled iPad model.

The NetZero 4G Hotspot can be purchased for $99.95 and allows iPad owners, as well as laptops, netbooks and other tablets, to connect to the company’s 4G Internet for up to eight devices simultaneously. Services range from Basic, which offers 500MB of data for $9.95 per month, all the way up to the Platinum service, which offers 4GB of data for $49.95 per month. With the purchase of the 4G Hotspot, users can take advantage of 200MB per month for free for one year and can upgrade to a larger plan without any penalties.

This is potentially a money-saving investment for iPad owners. By using NetZero’s hotspot, there is no need to buy Apple’s new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G model. The Wi-Fi only model becomes a data-streaming tablet with this device. If you don’t think you’ll need to create your own Internet access too often, the yearlong savings could be tremendous.

Not only can you use the 4G Broadband service for you iPad, but up to eight additional devices up to 150 feet away can access the Internet with NetZero’s hotspot, making this service one of the most cost-effective available for the iPad.

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  • Albomax

    This guys are joking .The dongle costs almost same as 4 g build in radio in the I pad and the data plans are almost same price but with unreliable service and not as much widespread as the largest celular networks in the US.Wifi iPad + dongle is almost same price as 4g wifi I pad.Their prices are a bit cheaper but too much of a hussle….

    • lorygil

      You are forgetting that the NetZero dongle allows for up to eight devices to piggyback the Internet access at the same time. The new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G is only good for the unit itself. Plus, the fact that the first year is free with the basic plan makes it significantly less expensive than AT&T or Verizon.