Urgently need internet for a month – please suggest!

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2 weeks 2 hours ago #42779 by peterquinn
My home internet is gone so I need internet for (at least) one month. Please suggest good options, and also need answers to questions below. My usage is about 25-30 GB a month. Thank you much!

1. Hellomobile’s $25 unlimited high speed data plan – is it really unlimited?

2. Hellomobile’s $25 unlimited plan – does it include tethering/hot spot? (I have never had success with pdaNet, so I need it to include tethering natively).

3. Is Hellomobile on Sprint? Sprint is good because I won’t have to wait for a sim card to be shipped.

4. If Hellomobile isn’t Sprint, I am looking at Tello’s $39 for 25GB plan. Any cheaper alternatives that include tethering? (and ideally on Sprint so I can start immediately).

TIA

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2 weeks 1 hour ago #42781 by echance20
Look up www.prepaidcompare.net you will find any sprint MVNO plans that you are looking for

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1 week 6 days ago #42782 by sovashadow
any unlimited plan should work so long as you have tethering

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1 week 6 days ago #42783 by als
tmobile hotspot free with 30 days or 30 gb. Maybe you can pick up one of these at a store near you.. If tmobile is still offering a free hotspot this just might work for 30gb or 30 days whichever comes first. The ad is still up on the internet. Best of luck .
www.t-mobile.com/offers/free-trial

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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #42784 by Isamorph

als wrote: tmobile hotspot free with 30 days or 30 gb. Maybe you can pick up one of these at a store near you.. If tmobile is still offering a free hotspot this just might work for 30gb or 30 days whichever comes first. The ad is still up on the internet. Best of luck .
www.t-mobile.com/offers/free-trial


This is a great idea @als! I did my free trial on this Tmobile hotspot about 4 months ago and it worked great. I believe I received the hotspot within a few days after ordering and it worked great on a trip from Calif. to Colorado and back. At the end of thirty days, you just keep and use it as a very light paperweight or throw the hotspot away and T-mobile just asks how you liked it. A very simple process for 30 GBs of free data.

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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #42785 by KentE
3) Yes, Hello Mobile is on Sprint

This thread on Reddit
www.reddit.com/r/NoContract/comments/ce2gtb/is_the_25mo_unlimited_plan_with_hello_mobile_too/

includes a user report that says the Hello plan is
1) 15GB full speed, and then throttled to 256 kbps
2) And that hotspot tethering is not included.

The Ting offer with a dedicated Franklin hotspot ($25 for 30gb/mo, plus the hotspot purchase) would be another possibility, but I believe Ting is currently out of stock. (Only that particular hotspot, purchased from Ting, will work.)

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1 week 6 days ago #42787 by KentE
4) As you suggest, peterquinn, Tello seems to be the cheapest standard offer that includes native hotspot use.

Bonus: it appears to offer relatively inexpensive by-the-gig add-ons if you should need a little extra data at the end of the month. (A reminder that, in theory at least, Tello doesn't allow hotspot usage when on fallback 2G.)

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1 week 5 hours ago #42892 by Isamorph

peterquinn wrote: My home internet is gone so I need internet for (at least) one month. Please suggest good options, and also need answers to questions below. My usage is about 25-30 GB a month. Thank you much!

1. Hellomobile’s $25 unlimited high speed data plan – is it really unlimited?

2. Hellomobile’s $25 unlimited plan – does it include tethering/hot spot? (I have never had success with pdaNet, so I need it to include tethering natively).

3. Is Hellomobile on Sprint? Sprint is good because I won’t have to wait for a sim card to be shipped.

4. If Hellomobile isn’t Sprint, I am looking at Tello’s $39 for 25GB plan. Any cheaper alternatives that include tethering? (and ideally on Sprint so I can start immediately).

TIA


I don't know if you have already solved your problem, but if you purchased two of these pre-loaded sims for $60 total, you would get a combined 30 GB data per month for 3 months for $20 a month on T-mobile network.

www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-3-MONTH-SIMPLE-MOBILE-SIM-Card-40-PLAN-90-Days-Preloaded-15GB-month-LTE/312768026984?_trkparms

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4 days 2 hours ago #42964 by peterquinn
Thank you everyone, for your suggestions! I went with Tello for the month, although maybe I needn't have, because home internet was reconnected in a week.

I am trying to plan ahead, so am looking for low-cost options outside Sprint (Tello).
Does anyone know if TMo's Prepaid hotspot plans allow tethering on slow-speed data? For that matter, are there any providers that allow tethering on slow-speed data?

Also, has anyone here used AT&T Prepaid's data passes? Are they good value?
TIA.

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