If you are travelling to the United States or if you live in the United states you realize that Mobile data comes at huge cost. Many get charged international roaming data costs or if you live in the United Sates you get charged overages. In some cases you even have to pay your carrier to turn on the hotspot functionality on your phone just to be able to share your current data plan with other devices. Many have asked me over the years what is the best dataplan to get. Well there is a new player in town.
Until now Virgin Mobile was the first choice I would let people know to use. The monthly fee for data is for 30 days. After 30 days you will have to buy a new package. Any unused data would not roll over and you could consider it as a loss.
You can buy the following packages at Virgin Mobile:
- $5/day for 200 MB/day for 3G (when connected to 4G it is unlimited)
- $35/month for 2 GB/month for 3G (when connected to 4G it is unlimited)
- $55/month for 5 GB/month for 3G (when connected to 4G it is unlimited)
Buying a hotspot for Virgin Mobile with or without 4G will cost you around $100 and you can buy these at major retailers like Walmart
Best Mobile Hotspot Data Package for on the go in the United States
But now we have a new kid on the block. Internet on the Go has broadband service available only at Walmart. First point to let you know, it is only 3G (on the Sprint network) which is good enough for almost everything.
Secondly, they have plans that have no monthly charges and no expiration of the data you buy. Now that is huge!!! If you want to go bigger you can double your data for the month for the same price but that will expire in 30 days.
Now let’s take a look how this will play out for you:
First let’s look at the plans where there are no monthly charges and no expiration of the data.
- $10 for 500 MB
- $25 for 1.5 GB
- $45 for 4 GB
Now if you are in the need of a lot of data for the next 30 days, you double your data with the prices listed above and it even will beat Virgin Mobile pricing by far.
- $10 for 1 GB/30 days
- $25 for 3 GB/ 30 Days
- $45 for 8 GB/ 30 days (now that is a deal)
Really this is the best deal out there. Very easy manageable with recharge cards or purchase extra data online.