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TruConnect Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that sells 3G mobile data service for laptops and tablets such as the Apple iPad and the Kindle Fire via the Sprint wireless network.<ref>Vision2Mobile retrieved 18 October 2011</ref> The company was the first prepaid broadband provider in the U.S. to offer a pay-as-you-go mobile broadband service plan.<ref>Prepaid-wireless-guide.com retrieved 05 December 2011</ref> Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the company is partially owned by Telscape Communications, Inc., a 12-year-old Los Angeles competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC).

The TruConnect Mobile service is aimed at casual data users that occasionally fall outside Wi-Fi hotspot areas <ref>GigaOM retrieved 18 October 2011</ref><ref>CNET retrieved 05 December 2011</ref> and is built on a pay-per-megabyte model, in which customers pay for only the data they use, plus a monthly access fee.<ref>TIME Techland retrieved 18 October 2011</ref> Users prepay the account and can monitor their usage on the TruConnect Mobile website.<ref>Network World retrieved 05 December 2011</ref> The company uses the “top up” payment model and users will receive an email when the account reaches its minimum balance and an additional charge is about to be incurred.<ref>Wireless Week retrieved 05 December 2011</ref>

The service is offered in combination with a Novatel Wireless USB card or Novatel Wireless MiFi mobile hotspot that can connect up to five Wi-Fi equipped laptops or tablets at the same time.<ref>Ventura County Star retrieved 05 December 2011</ref> As of July 2012, TruConnect only provides 3G access, but will eventually provide access to 4G.<ref>Slash Gear retrieved 05 December 2011</ref>

As of June 2012 TruConnect has partnered with Walmart to launch Internet on the Go. This service does not have a monthly access fee. However, in 2014, the company announced to users that credit would be forfeit if an account went a full year without use. Current packaging discloses this to prospective new users. In late 2014, Walmart stores began stocking a new MiFi hotspot for use with the service that can connect up to eight laptops or tablets at the same time.


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TruConnect Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that sells 3G mobile data service for laptops and tablets such as the Apple iPad and the Kindle Fire via the Sprint wireless network.<ref>Vision2Mobile retrieved 18 October 2011</ref> The company was the first prepaid broadband provider in the U.S. to offer a pay-as-you-go mobile broadband service plan.<ref>Prepaid-wireless-guide.com retrieved 05 December 2011</ref> Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the company is partially owned by Telscape Communications, Inc., a 12-year-old Los Angeles competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC).

The TruConnect Mobile service is aimed at casual data users that occasionally fall outside Wi-Fi hotspot areas <ref>GigaOM retrieved 18 October 2011</ref><ref>CNET retrieved 05 December 2011</ref> and is built on a pay-per-megabyte model, in which customers pay for only the data they use, plus a monthly access fee.<ref>TIME Techland retrieved 18 October 2011</ref> Users prepay the account and can monitor their usage on the TruConnect Mobile website.<ref>Network World retrieved 05 December 2011</ref> The company uses the “top up” payment model and users will receive an email when the account reaches its minimum balance and an additional charge is about to be incurred.<ref>Wireless Week retrieved 05 December 2011</ref>

The service is offered in combination with a Novatel Wireless USB card or Novatel Wireless MiFi mobile hotspot that can connect up to five Wi-Fi equipped laptops or tablets at the same time.<ref>Ventura County Star retrieved 05 December 2011</ref> As of July 2012, TruConnect only provides 3G access, but will eventually provide access to 4G.<ref>Slash Gear retrieved 05 December 2011</ref>

As of June 2012 TruConnect has partnered with Walmart to launch Internet on the Go. This service does not have a monthly access fee. However, in 2014, the company announced to users that credit would be forfeit if an account went a full year without use. Current packaging discloses this to prospective new users. In late 2014, Walmart stores began stocking a new MiFi hotspot for use with the service that can connect up to eight laptops or tablets at the same time.


TruConnect Mobile sections
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