During our regular news scan we discovered Harbor Mobile, an AT&T business reseller, who offers affordable AT&T prepaid plans to businesses and sole-proprietors. They announced a sale today on their Facebook Page, knocking a few bucks off their already low prices. They have not shared for how limited of time the pricing is valid for.
- $22 (regularly $25) per month: unlimited talk, text and 1 GB of unthrottled LTE data
- $27 (regularly $30) per month: unlimited talk, text and 2.5 GB of unthrottled LTE data
- $35 (regularly $40) per month: unlimited talk, text and 4.5 GB of unthrottled LTE data
Harbor also has two plans that are not on sale:
- $27month 5 GB tablet mobile broadband
- $50/month: unlimited talk, text and 10 GB of unthrottled LTE data
Compared a AT&T GoPhone prepaid plan direct with the carrier for $50/month with just 5GB (rollover) of data, or a Cricket AT&T plan with 10GB of tetherable data at $65/month - these seem like great deals.
On all of the plans, Harbor Mobile allows hotspot usage of the data limit to share with laptops and other devices. The provider sells no equipment, it's entirely a 'bring your own device' setup. You can even activate your own existing SIM card, or purchase one for $10 at time of activation.
While the service is no contract, Harbor Mobile has clearly stated they won't raise rates for as long as you keep the same plan. We haven't communicated with anyone using these plans or working with Harbor Mobile, so please do your own due diligence in researching further.
To qualify for the plans, you do need to prove that you are a business. According to Harbor Mobile's website, here are the documentation they accept:
- If you have an incorporated business or LLC, you only need to submit your EIN provided you EIN matches your business name or DBA.
- If you are self employed, a sole proprietor or a contractor with an EIN you need to submit your EIN along with a copy of letter you received confirming that your EIN was issued.
- If you are self employed, a sole proprietor or a contractor without an EIN you need to submit a copy of a document confirming the name of your business such as a business license, permit, DBA form, business registration, sale or use tax form or a screenshot of an online business listing or website.
For RVers looking to have AT&T in their mobile internet arsenal as a back-up carrier, this may be an option worth looking into.
Comparison: Cellular Carrier Data Pricing & Plan Guide (member guide)