Netzero is a budget-friendly company that offers mobile broadband internet to people who can’t, or don’t want to, afford the high end costs that other providers charge. However, as it stands, the phrase “You get what you pay for” remains true; Netzero has been using an aged system from Clearwire that offers terrible connectivity.
Netzero’s looking to upgrade change its service though. It’s made a five year deal with Sprint for LTE and EV-DO, and also made a three year deal with Verizon EV-DO just in case things don’t work out with Sprint.
Neither of the services will take effect until the second quarter of 2014, but Netzero will finally be able to compete against its more expensive counterparts. Both agreements should give the company higher peak speeds than ever before while also widening its coverage area.
I’m not a fan of Netzero, but if you can’t afford the real thing something’s always better than nothing. Maybe this new deal will close the gap and Netzero users will finally get a service that’s worth paying for.
Have you ever used Netzero or thought about switching over to it? Does this new deal make it more appealing?
Source – Engadget