As you might imagine, I get pretty twitchy if I don’t have good Internet access!
When we go on road trips, I’m always frustrated because I could be doing so much if I weren’t stuck in the car.
Or, we’re in a hotel and the Internet connection is expensive, slooooooooowwwww, or both!
(I’ve been known to rewire my mom’s internet when I visit – true story)
So I was SUPER excited to try out the new NetZero 4G HotSpot, and now I can stop complaining (about those problems).
Here’s the basic idea — you pick up the hotspot and then choose a plan depending on how much data you plan to use.
I’ll tell you a bit more about it — and show you how you can win — next.
When you open the NetZero 4G HotSpot box, everything you need is there, with easy getting started guides, connection software (on CD), a power cable and the hotspot.
The hotspot’s already partially charged — so you can just turn it on and try it out!
I’ve seen smaller personal hotspots, but the battery on this lasts a long time — which makes up for the bigger size.
(and by “bigger” I mean it’s only a few inches square and maybe half an inch tall.)
Once you’ve turned it on, it lights up a detailed status display that tells you everything that’s going on.
If you’ve used a cell phone you can figure this out (LOL).
It shows you when it’s connected to a 4G network — and how strong the signal is (in bars).
It displays the network name — and the password to the network so you don’t have to write it down.
(This is a big plus — the last one I had put the password on a sticker … that promptly wore off.)
It even tells you when someone’s connected to the network (the little “person” icon fills in)
And of course it shows you how long you’ve been online and how much data you’ve used.
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In short, it’s a great solution when you need mobile Internet access …
NetZero’s giving away
A NetZero 4G HotSpot and a 1-year subscription!
(an $800 value!)
Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget to enter to win!
(be patient; it can take a moment to load)
Be sure to visit NetZero on Facebook and Twitter!
I was compensated for this post — check out my disclosures. Mom It Forward, of which I am a part, and NetZero partnered to support the campaign, and NetZero provided compensation; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
A tersol says
Free for 1 year 200gb/mnth
Love the idea of taking your own internet with you when you travel and not having to depend on hotels or wifi hotspots of others that are not secure.
Melissa Noel says
This would be so awesome!
Cynthia Hineline says
Netzero is available in our area and is totally affordable! Woohoo!
That would be so cool!
Marguerite Lewis ( FM) says
Dynamic internet solution for home and on the go. Yeah!
They have a wide coverage area- including mine in Atl
Cecilia Beasley says
I love the idea of not having to find a wi-fi location and it is available in my area.
Laura B says
4G for $49.95 … Not too shabby!
Jody Ludvigson says
I only thought you could get mobile internet through your cel. co. Net Zero is SWEET!
I have really need this in my life!
Great give away!
Gretchen Neal says
Ahhhhhmazing!! What an awesome giveaway!!!
What an awesome give away!
I didn’t know they offeered this great service!
mary fanara coleman says
I read that You no longer have to search for a public Wi-Fi location to enjoy Internet on the go. Your Internet connection is private and your personal information is protected from hackers and data thieves.
kelly thompson says
i learned that they have service that allows you to get internet from plugging in a usb into your computer via satelliete
I looked up the areas that this is available in and learned about where I could use this. Thanks
I learned lots, but paid particular attention to where its available…hopefully they expand quickly~this is such a great idea!
Heather Stalfort says
I learned that they even have a free monthly plan!
Kelly Douglas says
this is nothing short of a miracle! I hope I’m the lucky winner!!
Lucy Curtis says
This is so cool! It’s very affordable
mylifesjoysSusan valvo says
I found out that this is something I shouldn’t live without! Plus it’s more affordable than I thought!
I learned all the areas they are available in!
This would be awesome!!’
Becky N. says
I learned that netzero 4G is not available in my area. Boo. So what do they do if it isn’t available where you are?
Cassie Russell says
I learned about this hot spot! I never knew they offered this I can’t get high speed where I live so I’m hoping to win this!!!!
Jenny R. Christensen says
Amazing product! Fun giveaway!!!
I learned this would be a great option for internet on the go! Thanks for a great giveaway.
I found that it’s in limited cities right now. I think its very cool though!
It works in over 80 cities (4G)
Cassidy Mickelsen says
You can get the first month free when you sign up now.
Oh, wow! That sounds awesome! I’d probably give that to my husband so he can work on important projects when he’s on the road.
Suzanne S. says
I learned it’s easy to use. Great giveaway!!
Natasha J says
I learned that after looking and comparing mobile broadband this is the cheapest I found in my area
This is what I need to be able to give TWC the boot..
I learned that internet is available on the go!
I learned that there are 2 different devices depending on whether you have a laptop or a tablet ETC.
Lynn F says
What an awesomely cool giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!
They’re having a great sale right now!
I like the learning edge option as well. Who knew such a thing existed! Now we can go to my inlaws and be connected! Thanks for the chance to learn and to maybe win this!
Feeling lucky – pick me!
Melisa Beisner says
I learned that even in the middle of kansas, in a deer stand, I can keep up with your great Diy ideas!
This could be fun!
Jason Millward says
What a wonderful gadget!!! I learned that I now don’t have to be without Internet access!!!!!
I learned how this works. I would love to win!
I’d love this!
I learned that having your own hotspot is possible!
I didn’t really know anything at all about this very cool product, but I looked at the site and liked that a contract was not required, and it wasn’t ridiculously expensive.
I never would have thought of a stand-alone (non-cell brand, at least a major one) offering a service like this, which is great to know about as my hubs and I will be working on the road more in the near-ish future. Much more reasonably priced than I would have expected!
Jamie K says
Learned that my kids would LOVE this. They have iPod touches but don’t have internet access with them. Thanks for the chance to win!
jessie thomas says
You can pick the data plan that meets your needs, starting at just $9.95 per month. You can even try the service for up to one year for FREE!
Gina Benoist says
What a great idea!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Yay! No contract required!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
This is an incredible giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
Julie Dellemonache says
They are having an awesome sale going on right now!
Whoa! I learned that this is CHEAP!! My family could really use this when we go visit our relatives out in the BOONIES!!
Haley Grossman says
I learned that they have 2 diff. devices. The stick, which is great for laptops and notebooks.
And also the hotspot, which can be used for basically any devie, (computers, tablets, etc.).
Amy Tong says
What a wonderful giveaway. Good to learn that Net Zero have so many different prize plans to choose from. Hey, there’s one free plan as well. 🙂 so cool!
Andrea B. says
Wow! What an awesome travel solution!
I thought something like this would be expensive, but $25? dang…
Mitch White says
Wow I didn’t realize that netzero did this. would enjoy especially with the kids out and about
Katie B says
what a great gift. Would love to get my hands on that. Thanks for the chance to win.
Lori Y says
Wow! The coverage is great! Luv to have this!
Sherilan Young says
I don’t think we have coverage in our area but might work when we travel.
I didn’t know they were so inexpensive!
What a great giveaway! Thanks!
Kim Bean says
They have 50% off devices and first month free for the holidays! Wahoo! 🙂
Kimberly Heath says
I had no idea that NetZero did this, thank you for sharing! I learned a lot about it!
Kim @ seven thirty three says
I SO need this when we go camping… some of the remote campsites don’t have wireless… and it is nice to be able to use our iPads when the kids are sleeping. 🙂
This is an awesome giveaway. Hope I win.
I didn’t know there was such a device. I have seen the USB ones, but not the hotspot ones. And these one are half off. Great deal!
Range of 150ft and 8 devices simultaneously!! Just right for NOOK surfing on the deck. THANK YOU!
Lisa D. says
Awesome!!! Perfect for my daughter’s ipod touch on long car trips!!!
We travel quite a bit to visit family and I’m always saying how much I could get done in the car! This would be great!
Would love to win this!
Lisa Merkley says
Any wireless access is great! This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!
Stephanie P says
Coverage nearly everywhere for me! How awesome! I had no idea this even exsisted. 😉
Denise Monday says
You can get service for free 200 mb per month or less!
This is an amazing little tool! Car trips would be 1000000 times better than when I was a kid
Andrea Carlisle says
Faster straming that my att 3G coverage…. YAY for non stop/skipping pandora!
michelle dement says
This is so convenient! Love it!
Ashley B says
I had no idea these even existed!
Tawna Gillette says
Getting ready for a long drive in a couple of weeks this would be amazing to have on hand.
Patti Edwards says
Very reasonably priced!
I had no idea this product existed. I live under a rock. And now need this, of course!
Stephanie Lucas says
This would be an incredible gift for the holidays!
Whitney Baze says
I learned that NetZero has no coverage in my current state…good thing we’re moving!
rosana z says
i didnt even know this was available through them! thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂
Sheena Snyder says
Love Mobile Hotspots!
GREAT GIFT TO WIN!!!
I learned that netzero has service in my area!
Morgan Smith says
we would love to have wifi for car trips. they don’t offer service to our house but we could for sure use the mobile services!
Debbie Goss says
This would be great for our lake house (where I have no internet so can’t read your blogs!!). I like the variety of plans you can subscribe to.
Maureen Dixon says
Awesome Giveaway ! I would love to win this
Oh this would be great for our cabin. No phone or internet, but we do get cell service!
Had no idea this was even available … gotta love technology 🙂
rebecca lopez says
Wow I had no idea Netzero offered this service. Sounds awesome, and there prices don’t look that bad. Fun!
They still have dial up 🙂
They charge about 1/2 of what I pay for the same amount of data with my big name mobile phone carrier!
Rhonda Greene says
It looks like this would be a perfect solution for my parents, who live in an area where ty don’t have many options beyond dial-up!
Oh, and I found out that NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband is available in my area!
I love that this can fit right in my pocket.
Kristen Johnson says
This would be awesome to have!
Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig says
I learned that for either the Stick or the Hot Spot, there is no contract or commitment, and that you can change plans at any time. I love the flexibility of that!
Carrie Vanrenterghem says
Sounds great to have. I used to have a net zero account.
Wow, this is an amazing giveaway…I didn’t know NetZero was available in my area.
What an awesome giveaway! This would be cool to have!
awesome deals this month. 50 percent off devices and first month free. hope i win 🙂
Jen – you rewiring your mom’s internet is a scream!
I’d love to have this – I cannot tell you how much it would help! Everytime we visit our son the hotel wifi is either expensive or not working!
Merry Merry to you and yours!
It’s just plain awesome and available in my area!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!!
Christi R says
I would love this! Didn’t even know something like this existed! 😉
Nikki Bean says
I learned that I am in the coverage area! This is amazing, considering we can get such limited Internet at our home.
This sounds like a fun gadget to try. Thanks for the giveaway.
I learned that it is affordable and available in my area!
Heather Kapp says
Wow. I learned that it is actually pretty affordable. I’d love to win this!!!
Atina Merhalski says
This is awesome!!! You are too sweet! Xoxo
I learned they have 4G sticks for my laptop! Woo hoo!!
Teresa Holt says
Awesome! I love this!
Tammi Mitchell says
Totally cool-never heard of this-I really like the Laptop one-its tiny. This would be great for our camp-NO internet connection at all up in the woods.
This would be awesome to have on small trips or large trips.
What a fun giveaway! Thank you and NetZero!
Debbie Christianson says
This is the best giveaway EVER!!! Thanks so much for the offer!
Kimberly Crook says
Laurel (@abubblylife) says
This would be awesome!
Laurel (@abubblylife) says
And I learned it will work on my iPad- woot!
Oooo, I would love this!!
NOW THAT IS A GREAT IDEA!
Del Marie Riley says
I learned that it does not offer coverage in my neck of the woods in CO. However, it is available for quite a few on my need to get gifts for list. Yes I know I know. I’ve only got 2 weeks left.
I learned that they have service here in Hawaii!
I learned that it is available to use in Ogden where i live now and Grand rapids where i’m moving next summer… awesome!!!!!!
but not most of the midwest.. bummer 🙁
Lisa Roussel says
This would be amazing!
Flip Miller says
I learned that NetZero is available where I live.It would be great for trips too because their coverage is pretty extensive.
Christy Heins says
My kids would love this! We are a family if WiFi addicts!!!! 🙂
Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist says
I learned that they offer services for PC and Mac!
Jenn B. in AK says
How perfect for camping or long car rides!
Andie @ Found and Fancied says
I learned that NetZero is available in all the areas that I frequent.
Cami Fulmer says
I learned it is not available in my area 🙁
Chantel W. says
I learned that NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband is available in my area.
What a great gift idea!
50% devices and first month free!
I learned that this will be perfect for my wifi only iPad!!!
Karen Clendenin says
This would be great on camping trips…
Kathie Borders says
I just bought 3 kindles, one for each of my kids for Christmas. This would be a terrific prize!
I learned that I have coverage close to my house. This is a great thing to have!
I learned coverage isn’t at my house but it is only a few miles away so this would be great for being out and about and when traveling which we do a lot.
Oh, I’d love to win this! It would be useful on long car trips.
I am in their service area! Cool. Love my current internet, but special prices are ending soon for my plan so I may have to reduce usage. Winning this would be better!
JENNIFER CLEAVER says
I learned that I could take my internet anywhere (well as long as the service is available). Awesome!
Nancy L. says
I learned you can get a plan according to your needs.
Very cool. I learned that for $35 a month, I might be able to get rid of our internet!
Nancy L. says
Exactly what I was looking for! I can’t get service at my house for some reason! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
I didn’t know they had so many areas of 4G coverage!
I had never seen this before, It is awesome!
Colby Morton says
I learned that they have service towers in Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh! I live in GSO, my sister lives in Charlotte and I am an alum at NC State in Raleigh! This would be very helpful!!
Sara B. says
Learned that they’re having a holiday special right now.
Morgan Green says
I had no idea most of these products existed–love them!
Linda Smith says
I checked out the plan prices and they seem reasonable.
I learned that devices are currently 50% off
I learned it’s available in my area and much more affordable than I would have expected!
Wow, what a great device
This would be so awesome. Where we live there is no real internet access execpt by Satellite and My kids soooo need it for school. I have to use the internet at my moms.
1 gb for only 19.95 sounds pretty good.
I love this idea. I so need it.
I learned that they have service in my area (yay!) and they even offer a usb device for laptops and netbooks.
Kristin Burge says
Wow! Awesome giveaway!
Thanks for the wonderful opp!
Amanda Jones says
I could so use this!!!
Trisha F says
I love that NetZero has no contracts! This is so amazing especially for my husband while he’s in school.
I would love this. And it has 4G coverage where my parents live. Would be great if we visit them.
I never knew this product existed! This would be great as our kids are hitting the pre-teen/teen years and we could connect up to 8 devices!
We are planning a two month RV trip this summer. This would be PERFECT!!!
Connie Tacazon says
I would love full access everywhere I go.
Crystal White says
This would be a great gift for my husband! And eight devices on one hot spot is great for family travel…all those kindles and laptops!
Nicole Moore says
I need this for my kids so much!
tia bennett says
I could really use this! Thanks
I learned that this device maybe perfect for me. We travel with an RV and the signal is often weak.
Gayle Erwin says
Wow would I love that. I don’t have internet at home so it would be great to have it and so easily.
Well that’s a nifty gadget!
Jane Thomas says
This looks like a fab gadget to have and especially if you travel. Thanks for the opportunity.
Keri Kira says
Would love to have one. Thanks for the chance to win!
Schona Kessler says
Wow they have great prices on their site!
Karen Perdew says
Yea! I learned that NetZero does have coverage where I live. Hope I win! This would be great to have.
What a great little tool! I would love this!
Kim Watson says
Such a fabulous giveaway! NetZero has some good deals.
THis is so neat!!
I used to have NetZero dial up back in the day.
Dianna F says
Love that you have a private internet connection.
[email protected] says
I learned that Net Zero 4G Mobile Broadband is available for my area!
I didn’t know that you could still get dial-up… 🙂
It isn’t available where I live, but it is where mys sister lives. So I’ll give it to her.
Honestly the thing that shocked me the most is the price. So inexpensive compared to others! Thank you for the chance to win!
learned that it’s not in my area yet 🙁
Well I did learn that you can get it on Maui and Oahu in Hawaii and it is 50% off the products with one month free of service!!!
I also want to see how well it would do on the Islands, due to there is only one tower on both Islands!!!
Judy Clark says
This sounds very interesting!
Mary Lou McCann says
I learned that it is waaaaay cheaper than what we have right now!
I’ve learned that they are selling their devices for 50% off and the 1st month is free.
I learned that I can connect up to eight devices…that’s my phone, my ipad, my laptop, boyfriend’s laptop, boyfriend’s phone,… AND three more!
This would be perfect for my husband’s work reports! I learned that monthly plans are pretty reasonable and it’s available in my area. Yay!
Kim G says
Need this badly!
Learned that it is probably not quite available yet in my city, but maybe it will be here soon!
I would give this to a friend who is travelling!!!
Jessi @ Practically Functional says
Way cool, I could definitely use this! I travel often back to the Bay Area for business, and I learned from their site that Net Zero has good coverage there and here in Chicago. Perfect!
Maria R says
I learned that I am not in the coverage area where I live, but it is in an area where I frequently travel!
It’s not as expensive as I thought it would be!
Oh I could totally use that!
What a neat giveaway!! Would love to have it.
Bonnie B. says
Oh this would be absolutely amazing!!!!!! Here’s hoping.
Liza Glick says
NetZero has a variety of low cost 4G data plans and devices to fit your needs, all with no contracts!
Denise W. says
That is SO cool! Technology continually just amazes me!
Kelly Ford Zepp says
i learend there is a sale on the devices with now.
Kim (TheMoney-Pit) says
This would be so fun to have!
Debi Kibbee says
not as expensive as I thought it would be
Debi Kibbee says
This would be so awesome to have.
I learned that they offer dsl inexpensively!
I had no idea this existed!
I so want one!
Becky Brum says
I didn’t realize just how easy it is use these…I’ve always wanted one, but been terribly intimated.
Im covered but I will be traveling for a whole year cross the USA and would LOVE to win this!!!
Kelli Tellez says
I learned that there is coverage in my area:)
What an awesome little box! Thanx for another great giveaway.
Leslie C says
I learned that the service is available in my area. 🙂
Theresa J says
I learned that you can get 50% off devices
I could so use this!
That would be so awesome!
I never am able to get online when we go to my hubbys folks house so this would pe perfect. Hope I win.
Tonia Jeffery says
I found out it isn’t available in my location
Regina M. Hamilton says
My area doesn’t have coverage, but I’m close to a covered area.
shanna gilbert says
I hope I win!
i learned the plans are affordable
Jamie H. says
I didn’t know NetZero even had this service! I remember them from free access days early in the internet. Doing this mobile service is absolutely genius!
I’m so excited about this opportunity to win! How compact and clever!! Thank you for at least letting me know about it! 🙂
Jacqueline Sotero says
I loved this giveaway!!!
I love that you can take it with you when you travel.
I just think this type of technology is amazing! And I was so impressed by their holiday special too–half off all devices and first month free–pretty cool!
Great idea- I had never even heard of it!
Stephanie Lanphear says
I learned that they have DSL for only 9.95/mo..
I learned that 4G is not available in my area yet! Will the wireless still work…I’ll have to investigate further.
Brittney Crabtree says
They have coverage in my area and where both Grandparents live…perfect.
would love to win this….thanks for the chance
Becky U says
I checked out the coverage area for where I live. I think this would be great for traveling!
I learned that it probably wouldn’t work on cross-country car trips 🙁 But it would still be great for being out and about!
More affordable than I thought it would be!
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
Awesome giveaway, Jen! I learned that my area is available for this service. Yeah!!!
This is very cool, would love to try it!
What a cool idea!