Best MiFi Plans!

Are you excited about mobile hotspots and researching what are the best MiFi plans without a contract (i.e.prepaid)?  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.

Updated: 2/2/16
Provider Plans Modem Activation Fee Network
Technology
Notes
AT&T
AT&T MiFi Broadband
$5 - 1 day (250MB)
$25 - 90 days (1GB)
$50 - 30 days (5GB)

Auto Renew Plans:
$15 - 30 days (250MB)
$30 - 30 days (3GB)
Various None AT&T 4G LTE Network

Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile Hotspot Plans
$25 - 30 days (1.5GB)
$50 - 30 days (10GB)
Netgear Fuse None Sprint 4G LTE/Enhanced LTE Can connect up to 10 devices.
10 hour battery life.
Cricket
Cricket Broadband MiFi
Discontinued After AT&T Aquisition
$45 - 30 days (2.5GB)
$55 - 30 days (5GB)
$65 - 30 days (7.5GB)
Huawei Cricket Crosswave MiFi Hotspot ($149.99) None Sprint Network
CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA
AT&T purchased Cricket, and does not have a standalone hotspot offering.
DataJack
DataJack Prepaid Broadband
$5/month (100MB+$0.029/MB)
$10/month (250MB)
$30/month (2GB)
$50/month (5GB)
Mobile Hotspot ($79.99) None Sprint Network
CDMA 3G EV-DO RevA
$10 deposit required at signment from which to deduct monthly payment.

3G/4G dual-mode device; connect up to 8 devices.
Karma
Karma Pay As You Go Broadband
4G
$14/1GB
No Expiry
+ 100MB per person that shares your connection

$50/month (15GB); $1 back for each unused GB
$79 None Clearwire WiMAX Each person that connects (up to 8 at a time) gets 100MB free data.

Sharing cannot be disabled.

Data speeds on $50 plan limited to 5Mbps.
Millenicom
Millenicom 4G Hotspot
4G
$69.99/month (20GB) Novatel Hotspot
($99.99)
$49.99 + $15 shipping Verizon LTE Sold its customers to Verison in 2014; no longer a relevant brand for prepaid Internet.

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)
$10 - 500MB (30 days)
$20 - 1GB (30 days)
$35 - 2GB (30 days)
$50 - 4GB (30 days)
$80 - 6GB (30 days)
Mobile Hotspot & USB; prices vary. None Sprint 4G LTE $2.95 monthly access fee except for the free plan.
Ready Mobile
Ready Mobile Prepaid Broadband
$10 - 30 days (500MB)
$25 - 30 days (1.5GB)
$45 - 30 days (3GB)
Mobile Hotspot & USB; prices vary. None Sprint 3G/4G Network
$0.10/MB overage cost.

Read my latest interview with Fred Haumesser, Ready Mobile Co-Founder & EVP
Straight Talk
Straight Talk WiFi Mobile Hotspot
$15 - 30 days (1GB)
$25 - 30 days (2GB)
$40 - 60 days (4GB)
$50 - 60 days (5GB)
$75 - 60 days (7GB)
Mobile Hotspot ($79) None Verizon 3G/4G Network Available only at Walmart.
T-Mobile
T-Mobile Prepaid Broadband
3G/4G
$5 - 500MB (1 day)
$10 - 1GB (7 days)
$30 - 3GB (30 days)

Auto Renew Plans:
$20 - 2GB (30 days)

$35 - 6GB (30 days)
$50 - 10GB (30 days)
$65 - 14GB (30 days)
$80 - 18GB (30 days)
$95 - 22GB (30 days)
Multiple Devices; prices vary None T-Mobile  4G Note that the $35 & $50 plan have a 60 day expiry when purchaed in Walmart!
TruConnect
TruConnect Mobile Prepaid Broadband
$20 - 1GB (30 days)
$30 - 2GB (30 days)
$40 - 4GB (30 days)
$50 - Unlimited (30 days)
Multiple Devices; prices vary None Sprint 4G Network True Pay-As-You-Go Broadband Option Has Been Discontinued

Unlimited plan capped at 6GB 4G; 2G thereafter.

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 - 300MB
$25 - 1.5GB
$45 - 2GB

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 (500MB)
$20 - 30 days (1GB)
$35 - 60 days (2GB)
$60 - 60 days (5GB)
$100 - 60 days (10GB)
Hotspots & Tablets
($50-$650)
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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