NetZero turned the dial-up world upside down in 1998 when it offered free, ad-supported Internet service. Over a million users signed up within the first six months. Now the company is ready to disrupt the wireless broadband market with several free and low-cost 4G plans.
NetZero has partnered with Clearwire to offer the 4G which will be available starting Monday. The service will go live in a handful of major cities that are listed on NetZero’s website. Prospective customers can pick up a contract-free $49.99 NetZero 4G Stick or a $99.99 NetZero 4G Hotspot and pair with a wireless broadband plan.
The base wireless plan is free and gives you 200 MB of 4G data which would accommodate a traveler who needs to check his or her email or browse the web every once in while. Low-cost plans start at $10 for 500 MB of data and jump up to a $20 plan with 1 GB, a $35 plan with 2 GB and a $50 plan with 4GB. You can find out more about the service on NetZero’s website.