Sunday, March 18, 2012

NetZero Launches Low-Cost, No-Cost Mobile Broadband

NetZero Wireless, a subsidiary of United Online, began offering a 4G Mobile Broadband data service on the Clearwire network, with no-cost or low-cost pricing. An entry plan is $0 for 200MB of monthly data. The next tier is $9.95 per month for 500MB. Customers are not required to sign a contract. Modems cost $49 for a USB stick or $99 for a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot supporing up to 8 devices.

The NetZero service launches today in over 80 cities nationwide, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Miami.

NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband also lets customers switch the speed of their service. "LightSpeed" delivers download speeds of up to 1Mbps. "WarpSpeed" provides download speeds of up to 10Mbps. An alert lets customers know when they reach their monthly data limit, at which point, they have three options. Option One: If customers are on a pay plan, they can buy extra data "Top Ups" that they can use through the end of their current billing cycle. Option Two: Customers can upgrade to a higher capacity data plan. Option Three: Customers can wait until the next month to utilize the service with a fresh allotment of data according to