wordpress statistics

Being Connected On-the-Go + Giveaway (Closed)

Up until recently, the car rider line each day picking up the children from school was pretty much a waste of my time.  As I would sit there, in my car, bored out of my mind, I would think about all the things online that I could be doing.  From writing a post to responding to email, there was always something that needed my attention but since I didn’t have a way to connect to the internet, I was pretty much just out of luck.

NetZero Logo

But that is not the case anymore now that I have the NetZero 4G Hotspot. If you’ve never heard of a hotspot, it is a portable internet device that gives you access to the world wide web without the worry of public Wi-Fi. The one that I have is compact, can be used with up to 8 devices at one time and has a battery life of up to 6 hours.

netzero 4g hotspot

When I received the NetZero 4G HotSpot, it immediately went on the charger because I couldn’t wait to use it.  The directions said the device was partially charged, but that was not the case for me.  It comes with a USB wall charger and that can either be used in your wall outlet or computer.  If your battery is running low, it can be charged while it is in use.

netzero 4g hotspot

The LED screen displays the battery level, signal strength, network indicator, how many devices are using the hotspot, how long the device has been in use and how much data has been transferred.

Connecting to the hotspot once it was charged was really quick and easy and did not require downloading anything to make it work.  I simply looked at the available wireless networks, selected the NetZero signal and entered the password when prompted.  Within seconds, I was surfing the internet!

Depending on your usage, you can change the speed to either “LightSpeed” or “WarpSpeed”.  Once you click SAVE, it will take approximately 15 minutes for the change to take effect.  LightSpeed is designed for email and web browsing while WarpSpeed is designed for web browsing, video and speed.  If you have a NetZero Free or Basic plan, your plan is defaulted to LightSpeed.  All other plans are defaulted to WarpSpeed but customers with any data plan can toggle their speed at their own discretion.

Besides being able to be connected while I’m on-the-go, I love that all NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband plans have no activation fees, no contracts, no commitments and no overage charges.  Data plans start at just $9.95 per month and there is even a free service good for one year with the purchase of a NetZero 4G HotSpot or NetZero 4G Stick.

Monthly Data Plans and Prices

Free Basic Plus Pro Platinum
$0.00 $9.95 $19.95 $34.95 $49.95
200MB 500MB 1,000MB (1GB) 2,000MB (2GB) 4,000MB (4GB)

I currently have the Platinum service and have been using it for the past week or so.  I’ve been getting more done in the car rider line than ever before and I’m not sure if I could now live without having a hotspot.  It’s convenient, it’s portable, but most of all, it’s a solution to a problem.  Since my job is internet based, I need access at all times.  The NetZero 4G HotSpot provides the access I need.

netzero 4g hotspot

However, this weekend we went on a road trip to East Texas and I couldn’t get the hotspot to work at all.  It seems that if there is not a 4G signal to be found, the device doesn’t work at all.  I tried for the whole two and a half hour drive to get it to connect at certain points, but it just wouldn’t connect.  As soon as we made our way back to the house, it started working.  It seems like the coverage area is fairly limited, so I would make sure that you are in an area where service is available before purchasing.

Overall, I love having the NetZero 4G HotSpot!  I’m now productive while waiting in the car rider line, my kids can use their devices on short trips around the area surrounding our home and the two hour wait in line last night to drive through Bethlehem City at a local church wasn’t bad at all.  We were all able to access the internet on each of our devices to help pass the time.


One (1) winner will receive $300 in NetZero products and services (NetZero HotSpot plus three months of platinum service)!

How to Enter:

This is a three step entry process.  All three must be completed in order to win.

  • Simply visit NetZero and leave me a comment below letting me know something you learned during your visit!
  • Follow NetZero on Twitter.
  • Tweet: “Win a @NetZero_4G HotSpot with three months of Platinum Service – a $300 value from @simplybeingmom http://bit.ly/X38fH8 “

Extra Entries Available:

After you have completed the first entry, you are eligible for additional entries. Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Each counts as one extra entry unless noted otherwise.

  • Subscribe to Simply Being Mommy by reader or email.
  • Add Simply Being Mommy (Crystal Reagan) on Google+.
  • Join the Simply Being Mommy Community.
  • “Like” Simply Being Mommy and NetZero on Facebook.
  • Follow Simply Being Mommy on Twitter AND Tweet about the giveaway. Leave the URL to the Tweet in your comment. You can tweet once a day, but remember to leave the URL to each tweet. You must have at least 50 followers for this extra entry. You can tweet ” Win a @NetZero_4G HotSpot with three months of Platinum Service – a $300 value from @simplybeingmom #NetZero4G http://bit.ly/X38fH8 “
This giveaway will end on December 17th at 11:59 PM Central time. Winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Giveaway is open to US entries. The winner must contact me in 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck to everyone!
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely that of the blog owners. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. I received media samples/compensation in order to facilitate this post.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1
    Adrienne gordon says:

    they have 4g service

  2. 2

    i learned their plans are affordable; i follow on twitter (@betsy5454) and tweet: https://twitter.com/betsy5454/status/278472784278069248

  3. 3

    i follow you on google+

  4. 4

    i “Like” Simply Being Mommy and NetZero on Facebook

  5. 5

    i follow you on twitter (@betsy5454)

  6. 6
    susan smoaks says:

    i learned that NetZero offers DSL Service for less than $10 a month, i pay $30 for mine now.

    twitter follower @fdp4life

    tweeted https://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/278512445406994433

  7. 7
    susan smoaks says:

    i am an email subscriber

  8. 8
    susan smoaks says:

    i joined the community as tony l smoaks

  9. 9
    susan smoaks says:

    i like you on facebook – tony l smoaks

  10. 10
    susan smoaks says:

    i like them on facebook – tony l smoaks

  11. 11
    susan smoaks says:

    i follow you on twitter and daily tweet https://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/278513739026808832

  12. 12

    I learned devices are 50% off and they have service in my city. I follow them on twitter (@lunaj1456) and here is my tweet:

  13. 13

    fb fan of you and netzero (anne Jolly)

  14. 14
    Candee Spalding says:

    They offer the lowest price for 4G plans!! And will enjoy the freedom to connect your laptop, iPad or tablet to the Internet with one of our flexible data plans to meet your needs. No contracts, no commitments!!

  15. 15

    I learned that WiFi hotspots are currently 50% off and that NetZero has 4G service all throughout New York City. I follow on Twitter via (@jgonzalezNYC) and on Facebook via http://www.facebook.com/jesse.alexander.gonzalez.

    Thanks for running this!

  16. 16

    Following on Google+ as well & joined the community.


  17. 17

    I found out they serve my area and have the usb stick and hotspot options.
    I follow NetZero on Twitter. @jdnorthwest
    I tweeted…

  18. 18
    michelle fuller says:

    I learned that NetZero DSL Broadband starts at 9.95 per month. I follow NetZero on Twitter, @mic hellefuller7.

  19. 19

    Done. Add Simply Being Mommy (Crystal Reagan) on Google+.

  20. 20

    I “Like” Simply Being Mommy and NetZero on Facebook.

  21. 21
  22. 22
    Sharon Kaminski says:

    50% off during the holidays and “like” on facbook

  23. 23

    they have a 50% off special holiday offer going on now
    ffollowing @rsmc1

  24. 24

    email subscriber
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

  25. 25

    G+- ria martin

  26. 26

    i’m in your community- ria c

  27. 27

    i like you & net zero on fb- ria clarke

  28. 28

    following you on twitter @rsmc1

  29. 29
    Michelle H. says:

    1) I learned that the Stick costs only $24.98 and is good for laptop and netbooks.

    2) I follow NetZero on Twitter @auntiethesis

    3) Tweet: https://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/278806669377564672

  30. 30
    Michelle H. says:

    Google+ Follower: Michelle Hudak

  31. 31
    Michelle H. says:

    Community member; shel

  32. 32
    Michelle H. says:

    I follow you and NetZero on Facebook: Michelle Hudak

  33. 33
    Michelle H. says:

    I’m a Simply Being Mommy email subscriber

  34. 34
    Sarah Hirsch says:

    i learned it’s 50% off devices and 1st month free with data plan
    i follow on twitter @stigay
    tweet https://twitter.com/stigay/status/278879220397133824

  35. 35
    Sarah Hirsch says:

    i follow you on g+

  36. 36
    susan smoaks says:
  37. 37

    The DSL Service is $9.95 a month.

  38. 38
  39. 39
    Michelle H. says:
  40. 40
    susan smoaks says:
  41. 41

    I am following on twitter @avrilsgranny

  42. 42
    Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband provides secure, mobile, super-fast 4G Internet access for your laptop, iPad, netbook or tablet in over 80 cities across the U.S.

  43. 43

    I’ve heard of NetZero online but didn’t realize they offered Broadband devices. The price plans are very reasonable and something I will share with my brother who doesn’t have internet now. So glad I found your post and thanks for the giveaway.

  44. 44
    susan smoaks says:

    daily tweet tweet https://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/279638138190721026

    happy friday!!!!

  45. 45
    Michelle H. says:
  46. 46
    Michelle H. says:
  47. 47
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i learned they are now offering 50% off their services
    following them on twitter @aes529

  48. 48
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    email subscriber

  49. 49
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    following on google+ as amanda sakovitz

  50. 50
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    community member: mandy83

  51. 51
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like you both on facebook as Amanda Sakovitz

  52. 52
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    following you on twitter and tweet

  53. 53

    I learned that you can connect with your laptop, iPad, netbook or tablet in over 80 cities across the U.S. 🙂

  54. 54

    Following on G+ – Anastasia Fall

  55. 55

    Joined the Blog Frog community – Anastasia Falling

  56. 56

    Like you and Netzero on Facebook – Anastasia Fallng

  57. 57

    Following you on Twitter & Tweeted – https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/280106911607701507

  58. 58
    Thomas Murphy says:

    i learned theres no contracts
    i follow them on twitter @thomasmurphy40

  59. 59
    Thomas Murphy says:

    email subscriber

  60. 60
    Thomas Murphy says:

    im a community member

  61. 61
    Thomas Murphy says:

    like both on fb

  62. 62
    Thomas Murphy says:
  63. 63
    Thomas Murphy says:

    following you on google+ as Thomas Murphy

  64. 64

    I have learned that they are quite affordable for the service they provide.

  65. 65
    Michelle H. says:
  66. 66
    Amanda Sakovitz says:
  67. 67
    Thomas Murphy says:
  68. 68
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    as ,low as $9.95 a month
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  69. 69
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I learned they have 4g in columbus, OH.

  70. 70
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:
  71. 71
    Tracie Trump says:

    Learned they have coverage in Tampa, FL Follow netzero via twitter @tmtsweeps and tweeted about gw on 12/16/12

  72. 72
    Tracie Trump says:

    Like both on fb as Michelle Trump, my email is tracietrump@yahoo.com

  73. 73
    Michelle S says:

    1. I learned NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband gives you fast Internet on the go with great prices and data plans that fit your needs.

    2. I follow them on twitter @Mnsanchez03

    3. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Mnsanchez03/status/280518553063522305

  74. 74
    Michelle S says:

    RSS via Google reader

  75. 75
    Michelle S says:

    Added you on Google + @Michelle S

  76. 76
    Michelle S says:

    I like both pages on FB (Michelle S)

  77. 77
    Michelle S says:

    I am already in your community, Michelle S

  78. 78
    Michelle S says:

    I follow YOU on twitter and tweeted : https://twitter.com/Mnsanchez03/status/280519628441124866

  79. 79
    Cassandra McCann says:

    i like the pricing

  80. 80
  81. 81

    Mandatory Answer: I learned they got the hotspot for half price on their website!! awesome!!

  82. 82

    Followed Netzero @WalWithCHappy

  83. 83
  84. 84

    •Subscribe to Simply Being Mommy by reader or email <— done " myhappychappy@gmail.com " & confirmed!!

  85. 85

    •Add Simply Being Mommy (Crystal Reagan) on Google+. <– done George Chaplin

  86. 86

    •Join the Simply Being Mommy Community. <– done via facebook 🙂

  87. 87

    •“Like” Simply Being Mommy and NetZero on Facebook. <— done 🙂

  88. 88

    •Follow Simply Being Mommy on Twitter AND Tweet about the giveaway. <– done crossing fingers thanks & GOD BLESS & MERRY CHRISTMAS!! * HUGS *

  89. 89
    Derek Timm says:

    I learned they have a deal going on right now where its 50% off devices and first month free!

  90. 90
    Derek Timm says:

    I follow NetZero on twitter @dt9312.

  91. 91
    Derek Timm says:
  92. 92
    Derek Timm says:

    Following on Google +
    Derek Timm

  93. 93
    joseph gersch jr says:

    i learned they have different plans and pricing I follolow twitter @jtwark and tweet https://twitter.com/jtwark/status/280617253706285056

  94. 94
    joseph gersch jr says:

    Add Simply Being Mommy (Crystal Reagan) on Google joseph gersch

  95. 95
    joseph gersch jr says:

    follow simply being mommy twitter @jtwark and tweet https://twitter.com/jtwark/status/280617726987362304

  96. 96
    TIA BEVERLY says:


  97. 97
    susan smoaks says:
  98. 98
  99. 99
    Thomas Murphy says:
  100. 100

    I learned NetZero is finally available in my area- last time we switched they still weren’t.
    Follow on Twitter dddiva

  101. 101


  102. 102


  103. 103


  104. 104

    Community member

  105. 105

    Like you both on FB

  106. 106
    Margaret Maggie Porter says:

    I learned NetZero is available in my area and I wont have to search for wifi when im out and about.

  107. 107
    Margaret Maggie Porter says:

    Follow Netzero on twitter @maggiep48

  108. 108
    Margaret Maggie Porter says:
  109. 109

    They offer a hotspot for cheap!

  110. 110

    I follow netzero on twitter

  111. 111
  112. 112

    •Subscribe to Simply Being Mommy by reader or email.

  113. 113

    •Add Simply Being Mommy (Crystal Reagan) on Google+.

  114. 114

    •Join the Simply Being Mommy Community.

  115. 115

    •“Like” Simply Being Mommy and NetZero on Facebook.
    alexandra roach

  116. 116

    •Follow Simply Being Mommy on Twitter

  117. 117
  118. 118
    Veronica Garrett says:

    I DON”T TWITTER. Thank you.

  119. 119
    saminder gumer says:

    i learned that they have a deal with 50% off devices and first month

  120. 120
    saminder gumer says:

    i follow netzero on twitter. @sgumer

  121. 121
    saminder gumer says:
  122. 122
    saminder gumer says:

    i subscribe to you by email.

  123. 123
    saminder gumer says:

    i follow u on google + . sammy gumer

  124. 124
    saminder gumer says:

    i like you and netzero on fb. sammy gumer

  125. 125
    saminder gumer says:
  126. 126
    saminder gumer says:

    i follow u on twitter. @sgumer

  127. 127
    saminder gumer says:

    i am a part of your community.

  128. 128

    I learned they have coverage in Denver.
    Thanks for the contest.

  129. 129

    Twitter follow NetZero: slehan

  130. 130
  131. 131

    subscribe RSS google

  132. 132
  133. 133

    Pinterest follow you: slehan

  134. 134

    Google +: Sarah L

  135. 135

    community member

  136. 136

    I followed them and tweeted: https://twitter.com/donnak4/status/280914551648702464
    They have a deal 50% off devices

  137. 137

    I added Simply Being Mommy (Crystal Reagan) on Google+.

  138. 138

    I Follow Simply Being Mommy on Pinterest.(donnak4)

  139. 139
    susan smoaks says:
  140. 140
    susan smoaks says:

Speak Your Mind