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NetZero makes a comeback as a mobile 4G network provider

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Mar 2012, 23:24

Former free dial-up ISP provider NetZero now has a new bag, re-selling WiMAX 4G service; the company hopes to grab you for its free service and convert you to a paying customer before your free year is over and done with...

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posted on 20 Mar 2012, 03:08

1. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

interesting concept, though i would almost deal with slightly slower 3g speeds to have a larger footprint

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 03:12

2. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

The major carriers are offering plans ranging from $6.67 per GB (Sprint $80 get you 12 GB) to $8 per GB (Verizon & Tmobile has $80 gets you 10 GB), Netzero's pricing is high at about $12.50 per GB ($50 gets you 4 GB). Keep in mind WiMax technology is inferior to LTE, etc.

My advice to NetZero:
(i) have roll-over data for active accounts, we paid for the data so let us have it
(ii) allow the customer to use the entire "free" 2.4 GB without the annoying restriction of 200 MB per month. Since the hotspot has been paid for, the customer has "equity" commited to NetZero.
(iii) have one monthly plan of $9.95 for 500 MB (with 10 Mps download speed) and each additional 500 MB at $5, and you will get customers.

I would sign up immediately since I have no problem spending $10 a month and then paying for the extra data knowning any unused data is mine to spend next month.

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