gotW3 Internet Review

gotW3 is a mobile hotspot company that covers 95% of the country and offers surprisingly fast internet speeds over 4G LTE cell phone towers.

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A Little About gotW3

gotW3 is a mobile hotspot company that covers 95% of the country and offers surprisingly fast internet speeds over 4G LTE cell phone towers.

What makes them different than your typical hotspot that you can purchase from your cellular provider like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T Mobile is that gotW3 offers truly unlimited data. Cell phone companies will typically have data restrictions on their mobile hotspot plans.

For instance, cell phone companies may claim unlimited data but after so much data usage for the month, your speeds are throttled down to a crawl (dial-up speeds). Or even worse, you may even incur overages which make for an unpleasant surprise when opening your next bill.

gotW3 is great for RVers who don’t tend to stay at one location for long periods at a time. It’s made to conveniently travel with. All it needs is to be able to be plugged in for power and BAM, you got WiFi wherever you’re at!

It’s also a great solution for heavy video streaming or online gamers in very rural areas where satellite internet providers tend to be the only other option. Satellite internet has limitations with both streaming, due to data restrictions, and gaming, due to latency.


gotW3 Internet Plans

There are 2 determining factors that will help you choose which internet plan gotW3 offers that will best suit you.

The 1st factor is how much you are willing to pay for their “box”

gotW3 is a prepaid/no contract/no credit check service that requires you to buy their equipment upfront with a credit or debit card. Due to this fact, you will not have to return the “box” back if you were to ever cancel, it’s yours to keep. You cannot use your own equipment because it will not be compatible with their system. What you pay for the “box” will determine how much your monthly bill will be for the lifetime of your service with them.

The 2nd factor isn’t so much a choice like the 1st factor is and is determined solely on which cellular towers you will be working off of.

gotW3 has partnerships with various cellular companies to use their towers and depending on your location will determine which plan you fall into. They split the plans up by either “Urban America” or “Rural America”. A helpful website like www.konecteaze.com can easily assist you on determining on which plan you fall into. One of their friendly agents can pinpoint your exact location from the nearest tower and distinguish whether you’re considered “Urban America” or “Rural America”.

Let’s take a look at the plans…

Plan Monthly Price Equipment Fee Speed Data Limit Upfront Cost

Urban America

(Full price of equipment)
$79.99

$227.45

(free shipping)
Up to 45 Mbps (depending on location) Unlimited $307.44

Urban America

(Discounted price of equipment)
$99.99

$65

(includes $15 shipping)
Up to 45 Mbps (depending on location) Unlimited $164.99

Rural America

(Full price of equipment)
$99.99

$227.45

(free shipping)
Up to 45 Mbps (depending on location) Unlimited $327.44

Rural America

(Discounted price of equipment)
$119.99

$65

(includes $15 shipping)
Up to 45 Mbps (depending on location) Unlimited $184.99

So as you can see, the difference between the “Urban” and “Rural” plans is about a $20 difference. You can probably guess the further out in “the sticks” you are, the better chance you will be seeing the higher “Rural America” rates.

And you should also notice that paying full price for the equipment makes it $20 cheaper on the monthly service fee. No matter which way you choose for the equipment, the “box” is still yours to keep but you will be forever set at that monthly rate for the entirety of your stay with them. The best way to look at it is if you’re looking for a long term solution for your WiFi needs at your home, you may want to opt for the full price for the “box” to save money in the long run and if you’re looking for a “quick fix” at a location for WiFi, you may want to go for the lower upfront cost of the “box” and pay more monthly.

Other important notes is that if you were ever to disconnect service and reconnect at a later time, there will be a $25 reconnect fee.

Another keynote is that they offer a “14 day money back guarantee”. So if you’re not satisfied with the service, you can ship the “box” back to the company in its original packaging within the first 14 days to receive a refund minus a restocking fee of $50, which in a sense is almost like paying for 2 weeks of service.


What’s the Ordering Process for gotW3?

You can order gotW3 or have questions answered from www.konecteaze.com. One of their agents can find out whether your location fits into their “Urban America” or “Rural America” plans. Once you decide on a plan, the agent will assist on collecting basic information and where you would like the “box” shipped to. The “box” can be shipped anywhere and comes with easy to follow instructions on how to activate it on your own.

The agent will then collect the upfront fee which consists of the 1st month’s bill, plus the price of the “box” and shipping fee with a credit or debit card. That card will then be on file for autobill pay unless you stop the payment with gotW3’s customer service or switch out the card online.

You will then receive a confirmation email and a follow up email once the “box” is shipped that will include tracking information so you can follow your package on when it will approximately arrive to your desired address. Shipping is quoted at 5-7 business days, but most customers receive it within 3.


The Verdict

gotW3 is great for anyone who doesn’t have any “good” options at their location. They can offer fast speeds and unlimited data without any commitment, unlike satellite internet that is usually accompanied with a 2 year contract and data restrictions.

As far as cable TV, most Rise customers have to point to companies like DirecTV or Dish Network for cable, or they follow the popular trend of cordcutting and rely on Rise’s internet to stream video.

Their biggest turnoffs are the high monthly prices and upfront costs for equipment. It’s hard fronting that much money just for some internet. A bit of a cushion is that they do give you a 14 day satisfaction guarantee period which does make it a bit more comforting that if it’s not up to expectations that you can recoup the majority of your money back. Satellite companies do not give this “trial period”; once it’s installed, you’re in a 2 year contract.

Overall, anyone traveling the US in their RV or any gamers or heavy streamers in rural areas should definitely give gotW3 a hard look.

They might be the answer you’ve been looking for.