Walmart Internet on the Go plans now with less megabytes in some plans
Prepaid mobile broadband service, Internet on the Go, offered only at Walmart, has introduced some plan changes to its customers. The Sprint’s MVNO has been notifying its customers with an email letting them know that one of its current plans will be discontinued as of May 15 as well as some plans will include less megabytes than they are including right now.
The “Use Whenever” plans never expire and offer three options. The $10 option comes with a 500MB of data, $25 with 1.5GB and $45 with 3GB (old plan included 4GB of data).
The 30-Day plans previously offered three options as well but now a $10 option with 1GB of data is no longer available. Instead, users can choose from the $25 plan with 2GB of data per 30 days (old plan included 3GB of data) or $45 plan with 4GB (previously it included 8GB) of data.
The original email sent to customers:
“Thank you for being a loyal Internet on the Go customer. On May 15th, Internet on the Go will be changing some of its plans. This price change will affect some but not all of our customers, in fact many will be unaffected by the change. We wanted to give you a heads up, so that you are aware of this upcoming change.
With increasing costs from our network providers, we need to adjust the number of megabytes offered in some plans and will discontinue one of our 30-day plans. As of May 15th, the plans will be:
“Use Whenever” Plans (megabytes never expire)
$10 – 500MB
$25 – 1.5GB
$45 – 3GB
30-Day Plans (megabytes expire after 30 days)
$25 – 2GB
$45 – 4GB
Refills added to your account prior to May 15 will be honored at the previous prices, regardless of when the plan MB’s are used or the 30-day period expires.
We truly regret that we have to make these changes at this time and will continue to work hard to offer you the best plans in the marketplace. As we provide better pricing in the future, we will immediately make that available to you.”
To be able to use the service, users need to purchase an Internet on the Go Mobile Hotspot. It is available for $79.88 at Walmart.
MVNO FreedomPop that uses Clearwire’s WiMAX network also offers mobile broadband. They offer 500MB of free Internet each month, 4G rather than 3G speeds, they have expanded coverage to Sprint’s 3G network, offer 3G/4G mobile hotspot for $39.99 and are planning to switch to Sprint’s LTE by the end of the year. However, the advantage of the Internet on the Go mobile broadband is the “Use Whenever” plans that don’t expire and therefore are very useful for customers who travel.
Source: Howard Forums, Prepaid Phone News