As someone who over-relies on the power of the internet for work, one of my pet peeves is being at the mercy of sluggish wifi when traveling. I’ve been frustrated by having a slow connection in conference spaces, hotels, meeting rooms, and airports and my solution has always been a mobile USB stick unless we’re traveling as a family. Rather than paying the pricey daily rate for wifi per device, connected families should invest in a NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband hotspot.
How does the NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband hotspot work?
NetZero devices operate off of the 4G cellular network, the same network as many cell phone carriers are using, to provide secure, fast internet access. Your NetZero hotspot is password encrypted to provide a private connection to the internet that keeps your information safe from hackers. Each time you want to connect to the internet, turn the NetZero hotspot on and type in the password that appears on the screen on the top of the device to access the internet via the 4G cellular connection.
This compact device fits in the palm of my hand and is highly portable. I’ve added it to my arsenal of tech products I travel with because it provides a secure internet connection. I’m no longer at the mercy of free public wifi that always poses a security risk, potentially jeopardizing my personal information to identity thieves.
The NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband is also great to use when we travel as a family since multiple devices can connect to the internet at the same time. It allows up to 8 laptops, netbooks, iPads, and tablets to be online at the same time and is easy to use right out of the box once it’s fully charged.
How much does it cost?
NetZero has different devices available. There’s a stick that can be plugged into your PC or Mac that allows a single user to access the internet at a time and the 4G Mobile Broadband hotspot that allows multiple devices to connect.
NetZero has a holiday offer where they’re offering 50% off devices and your first month of service free with a paid purchase plan until January 3, 2013.
My NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband hotspot is $49.98, half off the regular purchase price of $99.95. The NetZero 4G stick is on sale for $24.98.
The monthly plan you select depends on how much data you plan to use per month. There are multiple plans available to meet your needs:
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I received a NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband hotspot device and a year of service in exchange for this post as part of a Mom It Forward campaign. All opinions are my own. Images courtesy of NetZero.