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Low use data sim with long expiration #5410774 04/22/20 11:11 PM
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I don’t know much about prepaid and contract free data, but I think that’s what I want (?). Looking for a data plan that’s good for just a GB or two, for a wireless hotspot, with long expiration time. Might not use 1GB for a year or more. Don’t really want to spend $10/mo or something like that to get it though - at that point other options like phone tethering become smarter.

Does anyone have a good lead on cheap, long lasting data for low use mobile use?

Re: Low use data sim with long expiration [Re: JHZR2] #5410795 04/22/20 11:32 PM
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I'm on Straight talk prepaid service for now they use ATT towers, But now i'm hearing they're switching over to T-Mobil/Sprint towers ??

Another good service I had before was Verizon. Never had a dropped call using my iphone 6s !!

I'm on the $55 unlimited plan with 10gb free hot spot included and I use a unlocked international dual sim phone so they cant keep track on my hotspot usage lol

The hot spot REALLY saves my butt if i'm on the road with my laptop in my truck. WIFI at home goes out and I can link up with my smart TV and PS4


This is from their site:

$55 a month or $50 on autopay

30 Days
No Contract
Unlimited Nationwide Talk and Text
Unlimited Data
10GB Hotspot data (not authorized with AT&T compatible SIMs) NOTE: I have a ATT sim and works just fine ??. Text HOTSPOT to 611611 to check compatibility
Video typically streams at DVD quality
At 60 GB, we reserve the right to review your account for usage in violation of Straight Talk’s terms and conditions


Dave

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Re: Low use data sim with long expiration [Re: JHZR2] #5410873 04/23/20 05:22 AM
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howardforums will get you the answer. Cutting through the sleazy fine print of the carriers is no easy task, they have saved me so many times.

From what I know, there is no carrier that offers such low data with long expiration date but for a bigger data bucket there may be an option.

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The MVNO landscape changes quickly, and there are a lot of nuances involved, so it's best to peruse the BITOGs devoted to them like HowardForums or the NoContract subReddit.

Sites like Prepaidcompare.net can also be helpful.

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Originally Posted by MoneyJohn
howardforums will get you the answer. Cutting through the sleazy fine print of the carriers is no easy task, they have saved me so many times.

From what I know, there is no carrier that offers such low data with long expiration date but for a bigger data bucket there may be an option.


It’s too bad Freedompop is DOA

As long as you constantly fought with them every month it was a free 500mb

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You could try the Tracfone $50 BYOP option but I don't know if it'll work with a wireless hotspot. You could request a refund if it doesn't.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tracfone-P...-1200-Min-1200-Txt-3GB-Data/283448464240

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Originally Posted by Dave9
You could try the Tracfone $50 BYOP option but I don't know if it'll work with a wireless hotspot. You could request a refund if it doesn't.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tracfone-P...-1200-Min-1200-Txt-3GB-Data/283448464240


That’s the kind of thing I’m looking for if it works with a hotspot.

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