As with all third-party resellers on these no-contract plans, consider the carrier and service could be changed or terminated with little notice.
Net Buddy offers unlimited, AT&T based data for $65/month on a dedicated data-only device. It does not include any voice or texting service.
Net Buddy also offers unlimited Sprint data on an annual plan for $420, which works out to $35/month. It requires the purchase of a Coolpad Surf for $60.
Netbuddy is only "open" for orders for a few hours each week - at all other times, plans will show "out of stock" on the website and can't be ordered. As of August 2019, Netbuddy is only open for orders from 6-9pm Eastern on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
For Our Comparative Pricing Grid:
Guide to Cellular Data Plan Pricing
We do not plan to test Net Buddy, but have some special notes below for members shared by the owners.
Policies & Perks:
- Carrier Networks Used: AT&T (prepaid), Sprint
- Carrier Relation: Reseller
- Plan Types Available: Data Only
- Device Types Permitted: Hotspots, routers, tablets
- Device Purchase Required: No, but can purchase a device (AT&T), Yes (Sprint)
- Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes - all
- Throttling: None
- Network Management: None
- International Roaming: None
- Domestic Roaming: None
- Plan Period: Monthly (AT&T), Annual (Sprint)
- Data Roll Over: No
- Overage Charges: None
- Streaming: Video streaming at full resolution is allowed, but no free streaming services are included.
- Unlimited: Yes
MIA members - be sure to check our Member Discounts page for a special discount code off this service.
Potential Alternatives to Consider:
For other featured cellular data plans ideal for RVers and Crusiers - here's some other options to consider:
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MIA Members: Check your Discounts before ordering
Out of Stock: Net Buddy has been showing out of stock for AT&T plans since around February 2019. We have written them several times and they have let us know they are focusing on existing customers and hope to have stock back 'sometime'.
In the meantime, reseller OTRMobile offers a very similar plan at the same price - and they do have stock. They also offer our members a discount.
Netbuddy started offering annual Sprint-based plans in July 2019.
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