NetZero Wireless has launched its “NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband,” a mobile broadband service using a PC dongle or stand-alone Wi-Fi personal hotspot.
Very-light users, who can live within a 200 Mbyte monthly usage limit, can get service free for one year, with the purchase of a device. NetZero offers a variety of plans starting at $9.95/ month for 500 Mbytes of usage, up to $50 for 4Gbytes of usage a month.
Users do not have to sign a contract and there is no activation charge.
The NetZero 4G HotSpot simultaneously supports up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The NetZero 4G Stick supports a single laptop or netbook via a USB port. The NetZero 4G HotSpot costs $99.95 and the NetZero 4G Stick costs $49.95.
The service is available in over 80 cities nationwide, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Miami, though coverage in some metro areas is spotty. Check the website to verify actual coverage in any metro area.