Best MiFi Plans!

Are you excited about mobile hotspots and researching what are the best MiFi plans without a contract (i.e.Huawei Cricket Crosswave MiFi Hotspotprepaid)?  Well, there's nothing but good news for you, as there are a ton of great options now available.  When I first started this page (many years ago!), there were only a couple of offers on the market.  Now there are so many that I recently reorganized the information to make it easier to view all of the information!


In fact, initially there weren't any prepaid Mi-Fi offers that could be classified as traditional prepaid offerings.  You had to basically buy a Sprint or Verizon MiFi hotspot modem at full price with a month-to-month plan.  In other words, no prepaid broadband providers offered MiFi devices, leaving you still receiving a bill from Verizon or Sprint!  Though with the month-to-month benefit, much like other prepaid broadband offerings, you'll pay more for the hardware/modem than you would have to if you signed a one or two year contract.


Fortunately, early 2010 was a sort of prepaid broadband revolution, if you will, that resulted in the major providers (ex. AT&T and Verizon) to begin offering prepaid wireless broadband plans.  TheyVerizon ZTE Fivespot Global Mobile Hotspotentered the no contract market due to the incredible demand as customers continued to shift from postpaid contracts to prepaid, no contract broadband Internet plans.  Fortunately Verizon had a postpaid MiFi modem that they were able to offer on a no contract basis.  So although the options were limited in terms of evaluating the best MiFi plans, I was confident that our options would continue to increase, and they did!  In fact, there are new plans, as well as completely new providers entering the market all the time.


The table below gives you the details of the current MiFi hotspot offerings across the U.S.  If you haven't already done so, feel free check out the MiFi Background page to learn more about how this exciting mobile hotspot technology works, and its numerous benefits.  You can then come back to compare the best MiFi plans to meet you personal needs.


I constantly monitor the news, so rest assured that when other prepaid MiFi plans become available, I will update this table within a matter of days (usually hours!), so you can always compare the best MiFi plans available in the market.  If you want to keep in touch so you know when this page has been updated, you can subscribe to the RSS feed, or you can signup for the Free Prepaid Wireless Tracker, which includes what's new on this site, as well as wireless news; it's sent out monthly.


Provider Plans Modem Activation Fee Network
Technology
Notes
AT&T
AT&T MiFi Broadband
$15 - 1 day (100MB)
$30 - 7 days (300MB)
$50 - 30 days (1GB)
Novatel Wireless Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372 ($299.99) None AT&T Nationwide Network
GSM 3G HSDPA/UMTs
Expandable memory
Battery life = 4 hrs.

AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372
Cricket
Cricket Broadband MiFi
$45 - 30 days (2.5GB)
$55 - 30 days (5GB)
$65 - 30 days (7.5GB)
Huawei Cricket Crosswave MiFi Hotspot ($149.99) None Sprint Nationwide Network
CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA
Retail sales have been discontinued; still available online and in select dealers
DataJack
DataJack Prepaid Broadband
$4.99/month (100MB+$0.029/MB)
$9.99/month (250MB)
$29.99/month (2GB)
$49.99/month (5GB)
Mobile Hotspot ($79.99) None Sprint Nationwide Network
CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA
3G/4G dual-mode device
Karma
Karma Pay As You Go Broadband
4G
$14/1GB
No Expiry

+ 100MB per person that shares your connection
$79 None Clearwire WiMAX Each person that connects (up to 8 at a time) gets 100MB free data

Sharing cannot be disabled
Millenicom
Millenicom 4G Hotspot
4G
$69.99/month (20GB) Novatel Hotspot
($99.99)
$49.99 + $15 shipping Verizon LTE Backwards compatible with 3G when 4G is unavailable

Early Bird Special - 10GB 4G + 10GB 3G for $69.99

Read my interview with Dennis Castle, Millenicom CEO & Owner!
 NetZero
NetZero No Contract 4G Broadband
4G
$0 - 200MB (30 days)
$9.95 - 500MB (30 days)
$19.95 - 1GB (30 days)
$34.95 - 2GB (30 days)
$49.95 - 4GB (30 days)
$49.98 None Clear 4G WiMAX NOT backwards compatible with 3G, so be sure to check coverage in your area
Ready Mobile
Ready Mobile Prepaid Broadband
$25 - 30 days (300MB)
$45 - 30 days (1GB)
$75 - 30 days (2GB)
Novatel 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot ($79) None Sprint Nationwide Network
CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA
Currently available in Meijer stores only

Read my latest interview with Fred Haumesser, Ready Mobile Co-Founder & EVP
T-Mobile
T-Mobile Prepaid Broadband
3G/4G
$20 - 500MB (30 days)
$30 - 2.5GB (30 days)
$40 - 4.5GB (30 days)
$50 - 6.5GB (30 days)
$60 - 8.5GB (30 days)
$70 - 10.5GB (30 days)
Multiple Devices Available
($79.99-$99.99)
None T-Mobile Nationwide 3G UMTS, 4G HSPA+ Note that the $35 & $50 plan have a 60 day expiry when purchaed in Walmart!
TruConnect
TruConnect Mobile Prepaid Broadband
$4.99/month ACCESS FEE
+ 3.9 cents/MB

Novatel 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot ($59) None Sprint Nationwide Network
CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA
True Pay-As-You-Go Broadband

Read my TruConnect Prepaid MiFi Review!

Read my interview with Kevin Hamilton, TruConnect President & CEO!
Walmart Internet On The Go
Walmart Internet On The Go
No Expiry:
$10 - 500MB
$25 - 1.5GB
$45 - 3GB

30-Day Expiry:
$25 - 2GB
$45 - 4GB
Novatel 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot ($79.88) None Sprint Nationwide Network
CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA
Powered by TruConnect

TruConnect & Walmart modems are not interchageable
Verizon Wireless
Verizon MiFi
3G/4G
$15 - 7 days (250MB)
$60 - 30 days (3GB)
$90 - 30 days (10GB)
Jetpack 4G LTE MiFi 4510L
($130)
None CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA, 4G LTE
Virgin
Virgin Mobile MiFi
3G/4G
$5 - 1 day (250MB)
$25 - 30 days (1.5GB)
$55 - 30 days (6GB)
Overdrive Pro Mobile Hotspot ($60) None Sprint Nationwide Network
4G WiMAX, CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA

Read my Virgin Broadband Review!

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