If you like the idea of an iPad that can connect anywhere but dislike the idea of paying a monthly fee, you might want to check out Walmart’s new “Internet on the Go” service, which provides a low-cost, wireless mobile broadband solution.
Walmart has teamed up with TruConnect to offer customers a new service that has no monthly fee and no expiration date on data – the perfect solution for casual users.
Internet on the Go is powered by the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and comes with a plan from TruConnect, which is powered by the Sprint Network. To get access, customers must purchase the mobile hotspot from Novatel, and then purchase the Internet service.
The initial MiFi device costs $119.98 at Walmart.com, and is able to connect five laptops, phones, or tablets at once.
Internet on the Go is priced at $10 for 100 MB, $25 for 500 MB or $45 for 1 GB. Automatic online refills can be purchased at $20 for 450 MB.
These prices are more expensive than what you would pay with a monthly plan (AT&T offers 3 GB for $30), but the caveat is that the data does not expire and can be used at any time with no additional fees.
Internet on the Go supports Wi-Fi equipped devices that run Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android. It can be purchased through the Walmart website, or at your local brick and mortar store.