Support the Mobile Internet Resource Center
We're pleased to offer a ton of free guides & videos -
but we couldn't do it without support from our community.
We do not resell products, gear or plans.
We do not accept 3rd party advertising.
We are not sponsored.
Our goal is to be an unbiased informational and educational resource. We strive to maintain high journalistic standards and remain as unbiased as possible in our reporting, guidance and reviews.
We are proud to give to our nomadic community
It is through support of our premium members - our community - that we're able to provide free content to our larger nomadic community via our guides, videos, news articles, outreach, and groups. We also use a portion of our proceeds to support worthy causes that protect our lands & waterways, and encourage diversity & inclusion.
It's all about community for us and giving. We feel it's a win-win situation for everyone.
But membership is not the only way you can us help make this all happen!
There are several ways to support our work - and some don't even cost you a cent.
Become a Member
Most of our funding comes from memberships.
While we offer a bunch of helpful content for free, our members get even more - in-depth guides, classroom, vendor discounts, alerts, newsletter, Q&A forums, webinars and product reviews.
Leave a Testimonial
Already a member and pleased with what we offer? If you're willing, we'd love to have you leave a testimonial that we can publish on our front page.
Use our Links When Purchasing
While we are not dependent on affiliate sales (and not every purchase link is an affiliate) - using our links if our content helped you make a purchasing decision is a great way to say thanks.
It let's vendors know we're sending them traffic (and thus they keep us 'in the know'), and if an affiliate link - the little kaching is a nice bonus.
Sharing is Caring!
Our main marketing is word of mouth.
If you've found our content helpful, then likely others will too. Please do share links to our content and help your fellow nomads learn about their mobile internet options.
Share in groups & forums, share in your social media, share around the campfire. We super appreciate you helping us grow.
Become a Supporter
We understand a membership isn't for everyone.
So we also offer a $25/year supporter level - with this option you'll get e-mails when we post a news story so you can stay in the know.
Leave a Thank You Tip
Our team works hard to keep this site updated and answering questions. Want to say thanks with some bucks?
We deeply appreciate your financial support, and tips are shared with the entire team.
Words of appreciation go a long way to keep our staff inspired - knowing we're helping you stay connected!
Please never hesitate to share your gratitude in comments or even writing us directly.
We don't like sites cluttered with advertising, and prefer to not to subject our readers to it either. You'll notice as you browse around, we have no 3rd party ads.
The only ads you'll see on our site are for our own products & services (which is how we get our funding to keep this site constantly updated).
And we of course will not accept any advertising or sponsorship dollars from any manufacturer, vendor or carrier.
For our reviews, we attempt to acquire a representative sample of the best gear for maintaining reliable mobile internet access so that we can provide hands on evaluations. Sometimes a manufacturer provides us an evaluation unit (this helps us keep our membership fees as low as possible), and sometimes we purchase the gear ourselves.
Our reviews are not swayed either way and we are clear with every manufacturer that we provide 100% honest reviews showcasing the pros and cons of their product. We will not accept any funding from a manufacturer for reviewing their products either. Some manufacturers are more receptive than others in hearing our honest feedback that can help them improve their products.
When we are done testing gear we received for evaluation, we first offer it back to the manufacturer. If they don't want it back, we offer it up to our premium members for a fair market value donation to a charity or cause of their choice. We do not consider evaluation gear to be part of our personal mobile internet setup (ie. we're not getting 'stuff for free in exchange for review'), and we do not resell it.
We prepare our most in-depth reviews for our members with complete editorial autonomy - we are accountable to our members first and foremost. They are who fund our many dozens of hours doing in-depth field testing and creating resources.
We strive to not be influenced by affiliate relationships. Our motivation is to be member funded and accountable to them.
However, affiliate sales do add to the funding that keeps this site running and are an industry standard.
Current Affiliate Programs We Participate In:
- Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. We feel because they carry a wide array of products and they are not specifically a mobile internet vendor, this does not sway our bias about a product or not.
- weBoost - weBoost is a manufacturer of mobile cellular boosters, and is obviously directly related to our content. We thought long and hard about accepting their invitations to become affiliates - and resisted for some time. However, before they even approached us, their products consistently earned our 'Top Pick' designation for analog cellular boosters - so we feel authentically feel our content is not biased by potential affiliate earnings.