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I already own a Mifi 4082.  I currently use the new LTE Mifi as my home internet connection (no DSL or cable here), and want to take it with me on vacation.  I'd like to leave my old Mifi at home so the person who is house sitting will have a connection.

Anyone know of an MVNO (or, Sprint?) that will let me pay for an inexpensive plan for a week?  (or 1 month?)  I thought Sprint used to do that, but I couldn't find it anywhere on their website.

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I already own a Mifi 4082.  I currently use the new LTE Mifi as my home internet connection (no DSL or cable here), and want to take it with me on vacation.  I'd like to leave my old Mifi at home so the person who is house sitting will have a connection.

Anyone know of an MVNO (or, Sprint?) that will let me pay for an inexpensive plan for a week?  (or 1 month?)  I thought Sprint used to do that, but I couldn't find it anywhere on their website.

The first thing that comes to mind is FreedomPop.

 

They used to use Sprint WiMax for 4G, I believe they now offer LTE services, but I'm not sure through which carriers.

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The first thing that comes to mind is FreedomPop.

 

They used to use Sprint WiMax for 4G, I believe they now offer LTE services, but I'm not sure through which carriers.

 

Freedompop till now is still Sprint Only. And it is LTE

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The first thing that comes to mind is FreedomPop.

 

They used to use Sprint WiMax for 4G, I believe they now offer LTE services, but I'm not sure through which carriers.

I looked at their website and I entered my ESN and said they didn't offer that one ... Even though it was listed as a supported device.

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Freedompop till now is still Sprint Only. And it is LTE

Don't have LTE here so it would only be 3G.

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I looked at their website and I entered my ESN and said they didn't offer that one ... Even though it was listed as a supported device.

Well that sucks. Might try calling or some other support. Not sure who else is out there.

 

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Sprint brought back the 30-day trial period.  I wonder if they will do that with a used device?

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A family member was able to add hotspot to their smartphone for a month. Is that an option?

 

Usually if you call they have access to a lot of options that aren't available online.

 

 

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Just use your phone as a hot spot. Make sure you turn the service off by calling customer service. Last I checked they will pro rate you for the month.

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Just use your phone as a hot spot. Make sure you turn the service off by calling customer service. Last I checked they will pro rate you for the month.

 

At the outrageous price of 1GB for $10!

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At the outrageous price of 1GB for $10!

It might be your cheapest option. I have an old 3g MIFI that I tried to activate and Sprint would not give me a plan cheaper than $50 a month. If you go with freedom pop you have to buy the device unsubsidized.

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It might be your cheapest option. I have an old 3g MIFI that I tried to activate and Sprint would not give me a plan cheaper than $50 a month. If you go with freedom pop you have to buy the device unsubsidized.

The current lte hot spot plans are $35/50/80. Usb stick lte hotspots and 3g hot spots have 50/80 plans.

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The current lte hot spot plans are $35/50/80. Usb stick lte hotspots and 3g hot spots have 50/80 plans.

If you can get them to apply new plans to old hot spots then you are better than me. Besides, he would have to sign up for a new plan. Not sure if they will let you go month to month.

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I could have sworn that they used to have a month to month option. Maybe I am just imagining things!

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I was without internet for about a week, as I moved and was in the process of getting cable installed.  I activated the Hot Spot feature on my phone to tie me over.  I go the cheapest plan ($20?). I called and deactivated it several days later, once my cable internet was installed at my new home.  I think I used about 1.7GB of LTE data over that week via my phones Hot Spot.  Service was great and price was unbeatable.  And, the price was pro rated. I didn't run any e-penis tests but, it was just as good as the 25/5 my cable ISP ended up installing. And to think, this was in a market not yet launched by Sprint.  I couldn't have been more happy.

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I already own a Mifi 4082.  I currently use the new LTE Mifi as my home internet connection (no DSL or cable here), and want to take it with me on vacation.  I'd like to leave my old Mifi at home so the person who is house sitting will have a connection.

Anyone know of an MVNO (or, Sprint?) that will let me pay for an inexpensive plan for a week?  (or 1 month?)  I thought Sprint used to do that, but I couldn't find it anywhere on their website.

Ben brings up a good point. You can add the hotspot plan ($20 for 2GB) to your phone pretty easily. If you only leave it on there for a week, it is prorated down to that week charge ($5).

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Is there an echo in here?  :lol:

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Is there an echo in here?  :lol:

It's all in your head.

 

 

;)

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It's all in your head.

 

 

;)

Thats what people keep saying. Problem is, only one person has said it.

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Check tmobile coverage in area you're going to be visiting. Get test drive phone from tmobile. Use hotspot (I beleive 3gb is offered)! Free hotspot for a week. Genius!

 

 

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If you want and depending if you could live off of 3g for a week, try a virgin mobile Hotspot.

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If you want and depending if you could live off of 3g for a week, try a virgin mobile Hotspot.

Virgin sells a Triband Hotspot.

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If you want and depending if you could live off of 3g for a week, try a virgin mobile Hotspot.

I live with 3G as my home internet everyday!
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Virgin sells a Triband Hotspot.

Oh I couldn't remember. But Nice to know, it is the Mifi 500 Im guessing?

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I live with 3G as my home internet everyday!

Maybe look into Virgin Mobile,  they have a per day plan iirc.

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