|OK, folks. I fess-up. I borrowed this from the Internet.|
Short version...I was using a 22GB internet service at $95 per month. (Note: I don't watch TV and have a basic flip phone...so, bundling I wasn't looking for.) Each month I kept telling myself to get a cheaper/less expensive service. Finally, I spent a few hours and found 4GCommunity.
Amazing rates are quoted. The one I was interested in was $250 plus a membership fee of (I think) $15. So, what do you get for $265? One year of unlimited Internet usage and the Hotspot device (a small gizmo that gets you connected). Amazingly, the second year is only $168.
For those of you who aren't familiar with a Hotspot device, you can haul this around with you and as long as it's charged and there is service you have the Internet.
I was a little hesitant to sign on with them. Why? First off it just seemed to be too good to be true. Also, for tech support and information about the program, there are limited hours that you can seek help. Yes, daytime hours only and no tech support on Sunday.
I left a message on the information number. My call was returned a day later. OK, I'm feeling a little better about these folks.
I found a forum where several folks mentioned them and reported the service worked as advertised. Yes, that was good to read.
Also, asked myself, Do I really need 24-hour tech support? The Hotspot I have now has been running for about a year. Yep, just plugged it into the charger and that was that. The one I have now I will occasionally have to restart it if I can't get connected. Just turn it off and back on. So, no, I don't really need 24 tech support.
OK, I signed up...
My Hotspot got here in just a few days. Yippie. OK, I tried to get connected and couldn't. Dang. Sent off an email to tech support. Kept fiddling around...the magic code or what-have-you was hard to read. This is shown on the Hotspot gizmo. Yes, old eyes and small print. I was leaving off a small a that looked like a period or something. If I hadn't goofed up on that, it'd been working in a couple of minutes.
Tech support? Yes, they called me in about 8/12 hours. Though everything was working fine had a nice conversation with Scott, about 4G.
And, that's my story folks....
EDIT: You might even be able to use this for phones, though I surely don't know.