Karma's Take-Anywhere WiFi Hotspot Now Offers Unlimited Data Option
For $50 a month, Karma users can now get unlimited WiFi, or they can continue to buy it in smaller pay-as-you-use-it packages.WiFi hotspot vendor Karma is now offering a $50 per month "Neverstop" unlimited data option for the Karma Go mobile hotspot so customers can use it without worrying about data usage charges. The company, which has been marketing Karma mobile hotspots since its inception in 2012 with non-expiring data packages from 1GB to 10GB priced from $14 to $99, announced the new unlimited monthly data package on Nov. 5. All of the company's data plans are no-contract offerings. Under the company's existing 1GB to 10GB data packages, customers pay for the package and then can use it until it runs out without any time restrictions, when they can replenish it again. Customers get data speeds of about 6M bps to 8M bps, with high speeds of up to 25M bps, and can use the hotspot with up to eight personal devices online at a time, according to the company. Karma Go operates on 4G LTE through Sprint Spark, with a fallback to CDMA 3G service on Sprint's network, according to Karma. Under the Neverstop data plan, customers will get upload and download speeds up to 5M bps, and be able to use it with up to three personal devices at a time on their account. Customers can pause a device temporarily so that they to use a fourth device under the plan, according to Karma.
Steven van Wel, Karma's CEO and co-founder, wrote in a Nov. 5 post on the Karma Blog that the new unlimited data option was added in response to customer needs. "When we first launched, the best way to do that was to offer pay-as-you-go data," wrote van Wel. "It was simple: pay only for what you use, keep what you don't use, no contracts, no fine print. That's it. The goal is to keep you connected without having to stop and think about how much data you've used."