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The Karma portable 4G WiFi hotspot provides cellular Internet to any WiFi device. It can even share its connection with friends and strangers alike ó and be rewarded a bonus for doing so. Unique in its field, sharing Karma’s connection gets you extra data. Karma Mobility Inc. is more than a portable hotspot company, it’s also a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (what’s an MVNO? The Future Is Prepaid: How To Save Hundreds On Your Mobile Phone Bill In 3 Easy Steps The Future Is Prepaid: How To Save Hundreds On Your Mobile Phone Bill In 3 Easy Steps Cutting your mobile phone bill in half takes only three simple steps - first, find a carrier that offers discounted plans, such as an MVNO. Second, get an unlocked phone. Third, and optionally, you can... Read More ), which rents cellular/WiMAX broadcast spectrum from Clearwire and sells it to consumers at a substantial discount.

Karma offers three identical devices, with different data caps: The cheapest costs $99, with 1 GB of data; the mid-tier device costs $149 and comes with 7 GB of data; the most expensive comes with 20 GB and costs $279. It carries the smallest price tag out of all hotspot devices on the Clearwire network. It should be noted that Karma only operates in the US.

data plans compared

Portable WiFi hotspots generally charge a great deal for data. Although many Android devices can enable what’s referred to as “tethering”, they do so with resistance from carriers and cause a great deal of battery life and overheating issues. A separate device often gets extremely long periods of battery life. Karma, for example, gets 6-8 hours according to its manufacturer.

With its lack of expiration dates, bonus data scheme and low data costs, Karma possesses the potential to change the mobile hotspot landscape.

We’re giving away a brand new Karma unit! Read on to find out more about Karma, then join the giveaway to win!

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Making Use of Karma

Karma consists of two components: First, a WiFi router, and second, a 4G cellular-like modem. It uses the modem to receive a city-wide Internet connection and transmits this via WiFi to any device capable of connecting to it. On smartphones, we refer to this as “tethering” or as a “hotspot”.

karma 4g wifi hotspot

To fully test out Karma, I disposed of my beloved Nexus 4 smartphone and subsisted entirely on three tablets: A rooted Nook Simple Touch Hack Your Nook Simple Touch Into a Super E-Reader in Three Easy Steps Hack Your Nook Simple Touch Into a Super E-Reader in Three Easy Steps A hack can turn a rooted Nook into a full-fledged, game-playing tablet. Read More , an ASUS Transformer Infinity and a second generation Nexus 7. For communication, I use Skype and Google Voice ñ a potent combination providing me with a texting and phone service. Combined, the two apps allow me to work from any environment, provided my Internet holds out.

But how did Karma perform?

Initial Impressions

The Karma hotspot offers a stylish aesthetic design and good build quality. It’s also tiny.

Feel and Aesthetics

The build quality of Karma feels quite high. It’s constructed from a white, high-rigidity plastic ringed by a black bezel. It feels remarkably solid and heavy relative to its tiny size. Another interesting feature is its LED lights which display, in spartan fashion, WiFi connectivity, 4G connectivity and power status. Holding the power button for three seconds toggles it on or off.

karma 4g wifi hotspot

Karma’s size falls somewhere between small and tiny, measuring in at less than the size of a credit card. It also fits comfortably in your hand, your pocket or even wallet ó if you don’t use credit cards.

Overall, this feels like a more expensive device than $99. Unfortunately, I couldn’t verify this theory as the Karma doesn’t appear to be user-serviceable. After some abortive attempts, I gave up on prying it open to uncover its internal components.

karma hotspot

Living with Karma

I didn’t realize why Karma is so aptly named until I actually gave it an extended test run. By giving away free Internet access, I received free Internet access. That’s karma, man.

Aside from producing literal karma, the hotspot produces remarkably little heat for a device that transmits and receives both WiMAX and WiFi signals simultaneously. Karma also runs a long time without charging. In my experience, it operated over four hours, while supplying Internet to three other individuals.

karma wifi hotspot

Performance

I field-tested Karma with a group of friends. Four individuals simultaneously used the hotspot for over four hours, without managing to exhaust the battery. I also used it with my GPS-enabled tablet for guidance throughout a 20-mile drive. It never once lost signal.

Overall, Karma has great battery life and connectivity, while producing only small amounts of heat. In areas with good coverage, it performs reliably, with no issues to speak of.

Heat

Like most portable WiFi hotspots, the Karma gets warm after several minutes of activity. This is partly because it uses both a WiFi component and a WiMAX radio ñ together, and in such a small space, these pump out quite a bit of heat. However, the Karma device never really feels more than warm while in my pocket. Compared to my Nexus 4, before modding it to reduce its heat profile Got a Hot Nexus 4? Here's a Hack That Will Cool It Down! Got a Hot Nexus 4? Here's a Hack That Will Cool It Down! Want to fix the LG Nexus 4's terrible overheating problems? I'm going to show you how, but it may require two things: One, voiding your warranty and, two, some experience in disassembling electronics. But for... Read More , its thermal properties were quite bearable. My unmodded Nexus 4 scalded my leg!

Living with Karma’s Data

Karma offers a lot of positive incentives for using its service. It includes a novel means of reducing your costs through social networking, dirt-cheap pricing and good coverage (although your mileage may vary).

Social Networking

The social networking component of Karma can actually give you free data. For every person who connects to your hotspot, you get 100 MB of additional data. Additionally, the person who connects to your hotspot, be it friend or stranger, also receives 100 MB. You keep separate data pools, although you can allow your friends to use your account by sharing your credentials with them. Alternatively, you can log in through Facebook.

karma 4g wifi

Price per Gigabyte

Purchasing additional data is dirt-cheap. At $14 per gigabyte, the Karma Wi-Fi hotspot compares favorably to similar devices in data pricing. For example, T-Mobile recently included tethering as a part of its basic plans, but its prices remain a fair amount higher. Particularly so, if you consider that tethering comes out of your plan. Prices from MVNO networks, like Virgin Mobile are a bit more competitive.

karma 4g wifi hotspot

For example, Virgin Mobile’s $119 Overdrive Pro hotspot charges $55/month for 6 GB a month. Like Karma, it operates on the Clearwire 4G WiMAX network and costs slightly less, at around $9 per gigabyte. Unfortunately, it includes monthly expiration and the device itself is more expensive. Unless you’re using the full 6 GB per month, there’s little reason to use Virgin Mobile’s hotspot service.

At this point, I should mention FreedomPop, the so-called “free” mobile Internet company. However, its reputation currently suggests it comes with several steep, invisible costs.

Coverage of the Network

According to Karma, their 4G network covers 95% of my city. In my tests, this proved true ñ nowhere did I experience a data outage, except when near tall buildings or inside multistory apartment structures. On the other hand, Clearwire’s coverage compares poorly to the major carriers. I simply had the good fortune of living in a city with wide coverage.

The Bad

On the downside, spotty connectivity, a lack of user-serviceability and privacy issues slightly dampened what would otherwise make for a perfect WiFi hotspot experience.

Spotty Coverage (Your Mileage May Vary)

On the downside, because Karma currently uses the Clearwire WiMAX network for 4G connectivity, your mileage may vary in connection stability and speed. My experiences in my neighborhood on the network yielded 2 MB/s download speeds and around 0.25 MB/s upload speeds. Clearwire advertises speeds of 3-6 MB/s, which I was able to hit, but only in urban areas. To check your own coverage, here’s Clearwire’s official 4G coverage map.

speed test

Here’s the good news: Karma has recently announced that they’ll be expanding to Sprint’s 4G LTE network in 2014, covering 230 new cities across the US. Naturally, existing users will be offered the option to upgrade as the current device runs on WiMAX technology.

You can’t Block Unwanted Users

The biggest downside, the only issue that really bothered me, is that you won’t be able to block unwanted users. So if someone wants to jump on your device and stream Netflix, it may slow your connection. Even so, you won’t receive any billing from their use of your device ó and you might get 100 MB of data.

Not User Serviceable

As mentioned earlier, you can’t pop open Karma without incurring some risk. From a cursory inspection and aborted pry attempt, the device doesn’t appear to be user-serviceable.

karma 4g hotspot

Should you buy Karma?

The Karma 4G hotspot offers its users Internet access to any WiFi device, on the go. It includes stylish design, solid performance and great battery life for industry-low prices. On the other hand, its coverage is spotty, there are some privacy issues and it’s not user serviceable.

For anyone looking to purchase a mobile hotspot, you cannot go wrong with Karma, unless your area lacks Clearwire’s WiMAX. While there remains some hesitation on my part regarding its open access, the fact that I received 400 megabytes of additional data that never expires for doing absolutely nothing is phenomenal. However, Karma isn’t perfect for everyone. For those who consume data in great volume, I would recommend Verizon’s 12 GB monthly plan.

Our verdict of the Karma Mobile Hotspot:
MakeUseOf recommends: For both average and infrequent users, Karma’s $14 per-month, no-expiry data crushes the competition.
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The Winner

Congratulations, Lori Bahn! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before December 8 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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  1. Lori Bahn
    December 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Thank you so much.

  2. Jennifer B
    November 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    You get extra MB when people use your link.

  3. Mary VanTil
    November 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    It looks real reliable! love to try it!

  4. Anna Marie M.
    November 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    It's cheaper and reliable.

  5. RK
    November 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    makes sense

  6. Ken
    November 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I am an infrequent user and wouldn't need it except for travel.

  7. Chona G
    November 21, 2013 at 5:14 am

    It's more effective & cheaper

  8. Jane J
    November 20, 2013 at 4:49 am

    price

  9. Ionut Leonard T
    November 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    It’s cheaper

  10. Parampreet Chanana
    November 19, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Its really Stylish and New Thing for me :)

  11. Ning Z
    November 19, 2013 at 4:16 am

    No expiration date for data

  12. jea smith
    November 19, 2013 at 2:04 am

    i love the functionality and small footprint

  13. Michael
    November 18, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    It's cheaper !

  14. A Marie S
    November 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Sounds like it's pretty reliable

  15. Wendie L
    November 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I'd like to try this, it should be a great help in places I can't get a signal.

  16. Rebecca O
    November 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    The price is affordable

  17. Shannon S
    November 18, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I've never used this type of technology but I could learn thanks for opportunity

  18. Linda K
    November 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    The price and functionality are awesome

  19. N.S.
    November 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I can get 400 megabytes of additional data that never expires. Love that!

  20. Rachel Nenia H
    November 17, 2013 at 1:37 am

    love the potentially low price & portability. & sharing is caring ! ;)

  21. tim
    November 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    The price is phenomenal

  22. Harris M
    November 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Its very small

  23. John P
    November 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I would choose Karma over other WiFi hotspots because it offerssolid performance and great battery life .

  24. Kenneth M
    November 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    It's a cheap price

  25. Cheridene B
    November 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    its awesome and cute

  26. Roman Savchuk
    November 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

    It is cool and portable.

  27. Mahesh K
    November 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

    because of its price

  28. Alexander
    November 14, 2013 at 6:15 am

    It is a decent price and fast

  29. Jacob
    November 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I want Internets.

  30. Eugene Y
    November 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    it's nice and cute

  31. John Agwazim
    November 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

    It is cool and portable.

  32. Muhammad Hadi N
    November 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Because the technology that it has.

  33. Lexelle
    November 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I would choose it because of the great connectivity and battery life!

  34. Kevin
    November 12, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    because of a greate technology to be use..

  35. Steve
    November 12, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Free wifi for everyone!

  36. D
    November 12, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    It is a nice piece of technology.

  37. Nicolas D
    November 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Doesn't look as ugly as others :-P

  38. Colin Sims
    November 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    It makes life easier.

  39. Robert
    November 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    It sounds like a great product!

  40. Dihutswane Mosienyane
    November 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    It's cheap

  41. Yuval P
    November 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Neat!

  42. Isaac C
    November 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    value

  43. Cristian L
    November 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    cheap

  44. Renita
    November 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    of the possible lower rates

  45. Andrew
    November 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I'd choose Karma because of their low prices and the possibility of getting some free data.

  46. Vinay P
    November 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Because I like Karma :)

  47. Sara A
    November 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    The price is right.

  48. George
    November 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    The Clear website says it is now part of Sprint. Any idea on how that affects pricing?

    "CLEAR is now part of Sprint and is no longer selling new devices through CLEAR.com. If you already own a device, you can still activate your device or get support.

    Sprint offers competitively-priced data plans for mobile broadband cards and other devices."

    • Kannon Y
      November 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Unfortunately, that doesn't influence pricing. The networks aren't integrated yet.

  49. George
    November 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Small, simple and affordable.

  50. Carole S
    November 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Better price!

  51. Jaypee C
    November 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    it's simple but attractive.. .. .. and consumes only small space as we know it ;)

  52. Tarn
    November 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    It's an awesome concept.

  53. Joann
    November 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I would like it and would work awesome

  54. Gord
    November 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

    The battery is quite useful.

  55. Paul B
    November 12, 2013 at 6:10 am

    i like it

  56. Hermann
    November 12, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Cheap. Although coverage is very limited even in major cities like Orlando and Miami/FL

  57. d m
    November 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    cheap per gb

  58. Jesse Gonzalez
    November 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I love the concept of being able to share the wifi and in return receive more data usage because of it. Communal wifi done well!

  59. Kevin Hoang
    November 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Data plans aren't cheap. Mobile hotspots aren't cheap and on top of that the monthly fee isn't cheap. Karma is a one time payment of $99. That's already the same price range as other hotspots. If that wasn't enough, other hotspots have expiration dates and Karma does not. Most hotspots don't encourage you to share to random strangers, why? Because they take away from your monthly total. Karma allows you to mutually benefit from giving WiFi to strangers, what other hotspot can say that?

  60. Sharon Domenech
    November 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Who cares about user-serviceability? Why would you need to pry it open anyway? As for security issues, such as if the owner of the hotspot might be on the hook if someone who connected to it was doing something illegal using the connection, because the Radius server at Karma handles authentication, the IP address is assigned there rather than using Network Address Translation (NAT) in the device itself. In other words, unlike your home Wi-Fi, Karma assigns the IP address to your device, not the local hotspot that I own. Also, you will get 100 mb of free data as long as someone logs in, even the person streaming Netflix.

    • Kannon Y
      November 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      That's a great question.

      Basically, battery replacement. Not just replacing bad batteries, but swapping between batteries would have been an added bonus. I also wanted to verify whether or not Karma used an SoC, what kind of SoC and the capacity of the battery. But that isn't something the average user would want to do.

      The 100MB assumes that the user in question hasn't already registered with Karma, am I correct?

  61. Megan
    November 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I would use a Karma hotspot because I love what they are trying to do - give people an affordable hotspot in a way that hasn't been done before!

  62. Kirby Tennent
    November 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I'd choose it for the cheap GB price so I can avoid the higher fees on my carrier.

  63. Diego
    November 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Karma doesnt charge after you go pass the limit. This is important.

  64. Sampath B
    November 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I would choose this because it has a cool design and also having a good battery life. So i like this one.

  65. Chris Hii
    November 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I'd choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because it generates more data for free

  66. K. J. Ku
    November 11, 2013 at 5:41 am

    no expiry. I get to keep the data I paid for.

  67. Dmitriy K
    November 11, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I would choose because it support 4g and long battery time for useful in every where

  68. Marijan
    November 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    ... 4G and long battery life .

  69. David Heath
    November 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I get to keep the data I paid for.

  70. Borowski
    November 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I need a router cum modem right now. Preparing for 3 &4 G connection this month. SIM is coming soon.

  71. Mohammad W
    November 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I would choose because it support 4g and long battery time for useful in every where

  72. Sam K
    November 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    will come handy at times of travel + having No Expiry Date makes it lifelong good to use.

  73. Tim Bain
    November 10, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Long battery is important to me

  74. Muhammad S
    November 10, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Its got a cool neat Design! XD

  75. Anita K Wilson
    November 10, 2013 at 3:43 am

    The cost is much more reasonable!

  76. Ariel
    November 10, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I get to keep the data I paid for.

  77. Lauren W
    November 10, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I'd choose the Karma mobile hotspot over others because of the great prices for data usage!

  78. jeff
    November 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I don't know much about hotspots so I'd choose the Karma just based on your review

  79. karen dwight
    November 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I don't know much about these wi fi hot spots, other than my daughter keeps asking for me to give her one. Your review makes it sound like a safe bet when it comes to purchasing one or winning one which would be awesome.

  80. Kathy B
    November 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I choose Karma because I can win one :)

  81. Bogdan Popa
    November 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I'd choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because is super fast and others do not have 4g or not all of them offer choices.

  82. Sandy C
    November 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I'd choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because you gave it such a god review! If you say, "You can't go wrong with this", that's all I need to hear. I trust you guys!

    • Kannon Y
      November 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Hey Sandy, thanks for the comment!

      I should clarify that point - you can't go wrong, IF you live in an area that's covered by Clearwire's WiMAX. That's a pretty big IF.

      When Clearwire and Sprint fully integrate, it will receive coverage from both Sprint and Clearwire's WiMAX and apparently Sprint's LTE. So the future is pretty bright for Karma.

  83. jeff rothrock
    November 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    lasts a long time

  84. Ivan
    November 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    It sounds good. :)

  85. Jogs
    November 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    The battery is good.

  86. Tate S
    November 9, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I'd choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because of the greater battery life it has compared to the other brands

  87. Phillip Austin
    November 9, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Battery life - All Day For Me

  88. Jim Wood
    November 9, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I'd use it in my car! Android tablet media center

  89. Ishan I
    November 9, 2013 at 7:00 am

    The Main Reason to Choose this hotspot is it is handy and small. I can use it in my college as they have weak router. I hope I win this...

  90. Va D
    November 9, 2013 at 5:59 am

    It has a cool name.

  91. Prabhath K
    November 9, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I like the great battery life.

  92. doe smith
    November 9, 2013 at 4:22 am

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because size and battery life.

  93. Marguerite OConnell
    November 9, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I'd choose Karma because I'm an infrequent user, it has great batery life and the price is right.

  94. Victor Obizuyk
    November 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I like the great battery life.

  95. ?????? ?
    November 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I like the great battery life.

  96. Joe
    November 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I like the great battery life.

  97. Misel
    November 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I hope it will work!

  98. Mark O
    November 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because it's so small and pocketable!

  99. Gregory B
    November 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I choose Karma over mobile Wi-Fi hotspot because of battery life.

  100. Bogdan
    November 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I choose Karma over mobile Wi-Fi hotspot because that device is awesome!

  101. michael#numbers
    November 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    The low cost of data.

  102. Laura
    November 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I choose Karma over mobile Wi-Fi hotspot because of great battery life.

  103. Evgeniy
    November 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because amazing device.

  104. danny6114
    November 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Being on a veteran's disability pension I really need to save money and this would be an enormous help.

  105. Frederick D
    November 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I'd choose Karma over other WiFi hotspots because 1GB will last a long time if I use it sparingly on my iPad mini.

  106. Cynthia S
    November 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I'd choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because Virgin Mobile is too expensive.

  107. Antonio R
    November 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Love 4G.

  108. Norbert G
    November 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    it look sick!

  109. Dirk M
    November 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    because your writing made me appetite ;)

  110. Roger C
    November 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Pay what you get without expiration of purchased data.

  111. paula s
    November 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Battery life :)

  112. Em B
    November 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    the battery lasts longer

  113. Victor K
    November 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    4G cool

  114. West@
    November 8, 2013 at 11:43 am

    long battery life!

  115. Mykhaylo T
    November 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

    i like it!

  116. Alexander Belkov
    November 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

    great battery life

  117. Scott H
    November 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

    full charge it last full 6-8 hours that good

  118. flambergian
    November 8, 2013 at 10:44 am

    because the one we have isn't working properly now and I'll feel terrible if I have to let my brother replace it again.

  119. sallyann johnston
    November 8, 2013 at 10:12 am

    The Battery life is fantastic x

  120. Dmitriy S
    November 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

    4G!

  121. moorandor
    November 8, 2013 at 9:46 am

    it's awesome :D

  122. Julian
    November 8, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I'm curious as to how Clearwire WiMAX is like nowaways. We have a painful history.

  123. Mithun
    November 8, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Its simply awesome...

  124. Mark Arthur
    November 8, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Because you earn free data when you use and share it

  125. hirday
    November 8, 2013 at 7:16 am

    i wud like to win this becoz i dont have a wifi .. n this karma ones found to be a perfect wid an awesome battery life :)

  126. Ismail Q
    November 8, 2013 at 7:15 am

    THE Battery!

  127. Milos D
    November 8, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Offers a nice performance... 4g, battery... quite good

  128. Adly A
    November 8, 2013 at 6:17 am

    4G hotspot.

  129. Vala
    November 8, 2013 at 6:12 am

    It's a free giveaway.

  130. panayiota chrysostomou
    November 8, 2013 at 6:02 am

    it looks nice and operating for 4 hours without charging is very good

  131. Antony
    November 8, 2013 at 5:30 am

    It is powered by a battery, and it offers a 4g modem..

  132. Pete Townill
    November 8, 2013 at 5:26 am

    I'd choose the Karma because I like the idea behind the company. You pay for data, and you get to use that data. If you introduce your hotspot to someone, you are rewarded for building their brand. It's very straightforward and user oriented.

  133. Mike B
    November 8, 2013 at 4:53 am

    battery life is a must.

  134. Kelly W
    November 8, 2013 at 4:04 am

    It is much better quality.

  135. John D
    November 8, 2013 at 4:03 am

    cause its mobile

  136. Akshay Lakhmani
    November 8, 2013 at 4:02 am

    B'coz it's not work on direct AC Power, its contain good battery life :)

  137. Roman K
    November 8, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Done stepps

  138. Alfred Chan
    November 8, 2013 at 2:06 am

    It run on battery, I can use it on the go and not depend on power plug. :)

  139. cindy
    November 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

    no contract and affordable

  140. Judy T
    November 8, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Because the battery life is really good and the price is great!

  141. Susan Reid
    November 8, 2013 at 1:17 am

    connection perfection

  142. Tonya L
    November 8, 2013 at 1:15 am

    I like to share.

  143. Rob Arnott
    November 8, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Great battery life and small in size making it convenient to carry.

  144. michelle
    November 8, 2013 at 12:56 am

    the contest prize. I'd like to win.

  145. Charlotte Greer
    November 8, 2013 at 12:33 am

    it's potentially free

  146. John C
    November 8, 2013 at 12:28 am

    That battery life, no doubt.

  147. laila mercado
    November 8, 2013 at 12:22 am

    because i want to win

  148. Misses Dukes
    November 8, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Would choose because of the battery life and price

  149. Darren Chen
    November 8, 2013 at 12:01 am

    It looks nice and operating for 4 hours without charging is pretty sweet.

  150. Mike D
    November 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    No expiration on data!

  151. Scott H
    November 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    love how small it is

  152. Glenn H
    November 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    because i might win

  153. Joanna
    November 7, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I choose Karma over mobile Wi-Fi hotspot because The Karma 4G hotspot offers its users Internet access to any WiFi device, on the go. And runs a long time without charging.

  154. Sachin Chandran
    November 7, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Its cheap and very lightweight

  155. Aleli M. Tirados
    November 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    ..it's portable. Perfect for my tablet. I'd like one.

  156. Keith W
    November 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    ... it's the only one I know much about :-)

  157. Liju Scaria
    November 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Cheap and fulfill my needs and comes in a sleek package

  158. Efren
    November 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Because i might get it for free hehe

  159. Joe G
    November 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    It's size makes it super portable and the price is attractive.

  160. Jack Craig
    November 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    ...because of this contest!

  161. Shade
    November 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Just to confirm, you're actually measuring the speed in megabytes per second as opposed to the ISP standard of megabits? That makes a pretty sizable difference.

    • Kannon Y
      November 7, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      I must have blown the nomenclature. Is MB/s different from Mb/s? The transfer rate is what was recorded by the benchmarking app.

  162. Serg
    November 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because of its stylish design, solid performance and great battery life.

  163. NMBobblehead
    November 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    While I would love Karma, it is currently not supported in the Land of Enchantment and Walter White

  164. Victor O
    November 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Because of free data!

  165. Priyansh M
    November 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because of the reasonable and subsidized price and the data plans are perfect.

  166. Daniel G
    November 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because its price is reasonable and the monthly costs are also attractive.

    • Ian
      November 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      I'd choose clear as it is the exact same service (through a Sprint MVNO on the 4g network), and it is only $50 for unlimited (over 20gbs per month) data.

    • Kannon Y
      November 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Clear (ClearWire) according to their website was bought out by Sprint and no longer sells devices.

    • Ian
      November 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      You can pick up a used clear device and activate it through Clear.com

  167. Travis Faulkner
    November 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    The cheap data rates

  168. Anindito Suangga M
    November 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because of its stylish design, solid performance and great battery life.

  169. Naama Shalom
    November 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because it's small and comfortable.

  170. Steve Costello
    November 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I like the low data price, as I would not use very often.

    • Eliot M. Gelwan
      November 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Miniscule size, manageable data rate for infrequent user.

  171. Amy S
    November 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    We don't have internet at home. I'm wondering if this would work. The price seems right.

  172. Hector
    November 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because the price is right and the data plans are perfect for me.

  173. Lori B
    November 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I would love to get a great signal on my devices. This would be perfect

  174. Miguel
    November 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Karma Points!

  175. chuckzwood
    November 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I’d choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because of the fantastic data price!!!!

  176. Robert
    November 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I travel a lot, and I could have so much benefits from a device like Karma. There is a mobile service provider with better signal rates. So I could have a choice to use my defult service provider through my phone gsm antenna or connect to another through wifi with Karma... This fact lifts my karma... :)

  177. Patman
    November 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I'd use it due to the small size - both of the device, and the bill!

  178. Mihir C
    November 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I'd choose Karma over other mobile WiFi hotspots because of its amazing battery life!

  179. Scott H
    November 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I would love to win that I get poor signal on all my device like my phone and my laptop and that would help a lot I would use it for my house for my nokia and blackberry and my HP laptop plus I use it for my friend to use so they do no have to no my wifi pass word

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