Net Buddy stopped taking new customers sometime in mid-2019. In 2019 they also briefly had an annual Sprint based option, which was quickly rescinded.
In late February 2020, after the prepaid AT&T tablet plan was discontinued, we started receiving reports of Net Buddy auto payment profiles being canceled, and service starting to be discontinued for existing customers. They also launched a 'sell off' of accounts for a $200 one time purchase to take over the lines (with their accounts being canceled, we don't recommend this.)
We advise caution should NetBuddy resurface with future options.
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 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.
For Our Comparative Pricing Grid:
Guide to Cellular Data Plan Pricing
We do not plan to test Net Buddy, but have some special notes in the member section below.
Policies & Perks:
- Carrier Networks Used: AT&T (prepaid)
- Carrier Relation: Reseller
- Plan Types Available: Data Only
- Device Types Permitted: Hotspots, routers, tablets
- Device Purchase Required: No, but can purchase a device
- Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes - all
- Throttling: None
- Network Management: None
- International Roaming: None
- Domestic Roaming: None
- Plan Period: Monthly
- Data Roll Over: No
- Overage Charges: None
- Streaming: Video streaming at full resolution is allowed, but no free streaming services are included.
- Unlimited: Yes
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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Out of Stock: Net Buddy shows "out of stock" for their plans except during specific days and times each week. Check the Net Buddy website to see when service can be ordered.
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