Karma, the creators of pay-as-you-go LTE mobile hotspot, which began shipping earlier this summer, announced today a new type of data plan is meant to appeal to those who are more regularly use your device. Instead of topping the data as you need it, the new “Neverstop” plan, as it is called, instead, offer users unlimited data for $ 50 a month. The plan is still available without a contract, however.
The company said that it has decided to release this additional option, he saw members increase their use of these over the years. But it is not meant to serve as a replacement for his older, pay-as-you-go plan, now known as “refueling”. Users can choose which one is right for them.
In addition, you can toggle between the two plans at any time. To do this, you can simply unsubscribe Neverstop Karma in a mobile application, and you’ll be automatically switched to refuel at the end of your last pay period.
The new plan makes sense for those who are more regular travel or who work outside the home and are used to paying monthly for the mobile hotspot, or who do not want the hassle of having to constantly replenish your device.
Both plans use the LTE network operator Sprint, as before. Furthermore, Neverstop allow up to three devices to access unlimited data is 5 Mbps. That is, your download and upload speed will max 5 Mbps. Thus, the data is unlimited, but with a small catch. Nevertheless, the company explains that this is enough to make most tasks online, including streaming video and music, but downloading large files will be slower than Neverstop refueling.
Meanwhile, a clever “sharing” function of Karma is not going away. This is a feature that rewards you with a large amount of data for the exchange connection. You’ll still get 100 MB of free data every time you share a connection to the refueling, said Karma, but now you will receive a $ 1 credit when you share a connection Neverstop. This loan can be put to your account on Neverstop, or can be used to buy more data if you drop down to refuel. Or you can use it to purchase another device Karma.
Neverstop launches over the next few days in applications Karma by IOS and Android, as updated versions of the applications affected by the app stores.
Karma by background, he has been around for several years and is supported by $ 7.66 million of external financing, according to CrunchBase. (This latter added $ 1.25 million in venture funding, and $ 2.86 million in funding the debt, based on SEC filings, which jumped in October this year.)
older devices companies worked on the data network company Clearwire (aka 4G WiMAX network of Sprint), but Karma later announced a new, LTE-powered Wi-Fi access point that operates a network of Sprint’s nationwide 4G LTE, with a spare on 3G CDMA. This new device, which began a few months ago to deploy, ideal for travelers. For $ 149 the device fits easily in a purse, pocket or bag 2.9 “x 2.9” x 0.47 “. It offers up to 220 hours of standby time, or five hours during use.