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NetZero stages a comeback with its new 4G Mobile Broadband Hotspot device

October 15, 2012 • By

One of the most frustrating things about traveling is the inevitable search for wi-fi hotspots.  Of course, if you are lucky enough to be staying in accommodations where wi-fi is available you are lucky indeed.  Unless…… you have to pay a tidy per diem for the pleasure.  Think about it.  Between paying to logon at the airport, hotel or wherever you have to access the internet, you can end up paying a pretty penny at the end of the day.

Oftentimes, to avoid the highway robbery of hotels that still charge for this service, I will leave the comfort of my room to hunt down a cafe to secure free wi-fi service.  As a travel blogger, it would be nice to set up shop in your hotel to post articles and interact on social media without being bothered to track down service.

In this day of multiple electronics that require wi-fi, such as laptops, kindles, cellphones, tablets and ipads, it just makes sense to have one device to service them all.  Enter the age of mobile broadband!  I was asked to test drive a new mi-fi unit being offered by NetZero.  After I rubbed my eyes thinking that I was being punked, I was quite surprised because I wasn’t aware that they were still in business.  In the early days of public utilized internet, NetZero offered dial up service alongside such companies as AOL, Compuserve, Juno and Earthlink.  As it turns out, they still offer dial up along with DSL service.  But, I won’t judge.  Obviously some people still use dial up, otherwise, it wouldn’t exist.READ MORE