Does anyone know of a good prepaid mobile internet option?

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    gsugolfer

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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.
     
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    You need jailbreak to tether? :confused:
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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    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?
     
  9. MarkBapist, Dec 18, 2012
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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.

    Thanks a lot.
    Mark Bapist

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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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