2016 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review & Looking Forward Into 2017

2016 has been a good year for staying connected. It has never been easier to get online in more places than ever – but the number of options and the tradeoffs between them remains as overwhelming as always. Things may be getting faster, data more bountiful, and connectivity better overall – but the world of RV Mobile […]

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Is Karma Kaput? Does New 50GB Plan Hide Trouble Behind The Scenes?

The unique Sprint-powered MVNO Karma has had an awful year. Karma made headlines late last year when it announced an unlimited data plan called ‘Neverstop’ for $50/month. Though speeds were capped at a modest 5Mbps, this plan generated a huge amount of interest from those desperate for a truly unlimited cellular data plan. It only took […]

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Karma Launches ‘Premium’ Add-On Service

Karma, the Sprint reseller with their own proprietary mobile hotspot and some unique data plans, just sent out notification to their customers that they have a new add-on service they are calling ‘Premium’. The service can be added to either of their Pulse or Refuel data plans. The Premium service adds the following features: Ability to […]

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Karma Neverstop well…. Stops.

Back in November, Sprint MVNO Karma announced their new unlimited plan for $50/month, but capped to speeds of 5 mbps (suitable for streaming.) In January, they rescinded the plan, and capped it at 15 GB a month instead of unlimited – but still at slower speeds. And this morning, a month later, they announced they’re ditching […]

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Karma Neverstop Decides to Keep Speed, But Cap Usage

A couple weeks ago, Karma shocked their customers with an e=mail asking them to provide feedback on what was important to them. After seeing mega high usage on their Neverstop unlimited data plan for $50/month, they had to find a way to reduce usage. Since then they have been experimenting with different speed caps than […]

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Karma Neverstop – Now Claims It’s Not Intended for Extreme Use

Back in November, Sprint network reseller Karma announced their new unlimited Neverstop plan. With the plan, up to 3 devices can connect to a $149 Karma Go dedicated hotspot device, and customers can then enjoy unlimited data usage for $50/month. The limitation of Neverstop is that speeds are capped at a maximum of 5 mbps. Many […]

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2015 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review

2015 has been a fabulous year for keeping connected on the road – with technology options, speeds, and coverage all getting better than ever. This is our end-of-year quick update on the state of the RV mobile internet world – chronicling some of the major changes that happened in 2015, and giving a glimpse at what we’re most looking forward […]

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Farewell WiMAX: Sprint’s Original 4G Network (Mostly) Shuts Down Today

If you are one of the few remaining customers on Sprint’s WiMAX network – it is time to say goodbye. Today (November 6th) is the official end-of-days for Sprint’s legacy 4G WiMAX network. From today forward, WiMAX phones and hotspots are essentially worthless unless they also support LTE, or falling back to Sprint’s 3G EVDO service. […]

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Karma Launches Unlimited Hotspot Plan on Sprint’s Network

January 7, 2016 Update: Karma has contacted Neverstop customers saying they never intended this plan to be used for ‘extreme usage’ and will be making some adjustments. Now the plan is just 2-3 mbps (used to be 5), and they state the plan is intended only for occasional video streaming. They now specifically disallow work […]

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Sprint Mobile Hotspots: Karma Now Shipping, and Boost Mobile Offers 10GB Plan

For RVers who are interested in having a Sprint option on board, some new options are now shipping this week. Karma Pre-Ordered Hotspots Now Shipping Karma, a unique mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) who offers a mobile hotspot where you can purchase data that NEVER expires, announced their new LTE Sprint based plan last fall and […]

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Bad Karma Slips Again

Several RVers have expressed interested in Karma – the unique mobile internet company that offers a Sprint-powered WiFi hotspot with no recurring monthly fees, and data that can be purchased when needed ($14.99/GB – $9.99/GB) and which then never expires. For part-time travelers who only occasionally need data (and who are willing to put up with Sprint’s […]

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Is LTE Karma Good for RVers?

MVNO Karma has always stood out to us as an innovative business model. The company resells Sprint bandwidth, and then consumers share their hotspot with others – they can earn a little bit of free data (100MB when your friends sign up). Previously, the offering was only available on Sprint’s soon to be orphaned WiMax […]

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Got Karma? — Buy data that does not expire!

Karma is perhaps the most unique MVNO out there. Their only product is $99 personal hotspot, and you can then buy data (which never expires) for $14/1GB, or $99/10GB – with no contracts, monthly fees, or fine print. The Karma hotspot is designed to be shared – and if it is turned on, it is […]

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