Walmart Rolls Out $10 Prepaid MiFi Wireless Service for Tablet Users

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, 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.

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  • Teresa Barnhardt

    BEWARE!!! We purchased one of these & was told it was a flat fee! Of course it isn’t. Its based on the usage. We started using this for all of our internet use. We went over $365 in one month! We have a service agreement so now we only use this when we aren’t home. But if we had known the truth, we would never have purchased this.

    • Al Day

      It’s not designed for ALL your internet. Just a way to connect when not near your base wifi. If you used it for everything no wonder your bill was so high. It is designed to allow you to be mobile and still use your tablet, laptop, etc in wifi mode.

  • linda carr

    I don’t understand how the lady was charged 365.00 for overage. If we have to buy refills how can you go over? I am thinking of getting one but am Leary.”

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