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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a good prepaid mobile internet option?

I'm looking for something that would be used via USB stick or one of the Mifi type devices.

Preferably, it would be something that allows a purchase of a bucket of data that can be used over time (i.e., purchase 1GB and use it over several months)

I would tether my phone, but it's an iPhone 5 so no jailbreak available.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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I'm looking for something that would be used via USB stick or one of the Mifi type devices.

Preferably, it would be something that allows a purchase of a bucket of data that can be used over time (i.e., purchase 1GB and use it over several months)

I would tether my phone, but it's an iPhone 5 so no jailbreak available.
You need jailbreak to tether?
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You need jailbreak to tether?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but unless you want to pay $20/mo through Verizon (my carrier), that's the only option.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 04:12 AM   #6
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T-Mobile offers a 300MB 4G no-commitment week pass for $15.00 and the Jet dongle is only $19.99. It doesn't really get any better than that I don't think.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:32 AM   #7
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but unless you want to pay $20/mo through Verizon (my carrier), that's the only option.
I'm on VZW and I have free tethering. Did you check recently to see if you can or cannot.

I saw a commercial for netzero for their mifi device, seems cheap enough, check them out
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I'm on VZW and I have free tethering. Did you check recently to see if you can or cannot.

I saw a commercial for netzero for their mifi device, seems cheap enough, check them out
Are you on a Share Everything plan or individual? Are you using a third party app or the built in mobile hotspot on your phone?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:00 AM   #9
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Hey Friend!!

Nice to meet you. If I were you I would go for a sidekick prepaid service plan. It's cheap with it being $1 a day with unlimited text and internet and its well a sidekick. However, get a MiFi device from Verizon Wireless and then use it with a WiFi-only iPad. If you're going to do this, you wouldn't need the 3G iPad, as the 3G would be built into the MiFi.Hope this will be useful for you.

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Virgin Mobile has some pretty good prices on their prepaid MiFi devices. They are a Sprint reseller, so if you don't have good Sprint service, it may not be good. Otherwise, they aren't bad.
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