The Karma Go is a really small (2.6 inches wide, 2.6 inches tall, 0.47 inches deep) wireless device that allows you to connect up to eight other devices to share its high-speed LTE WiFi.
What makes the Karma unique is the company’s pricing plan. The Karma device is $149 ($89 during Cyber Week, with my $10 additional discount). Once you have the Karma, you only need data, and this is where Karma kills the competition.
Karma data costs $14 for 1GB, $59 for 5GB, and $99 for 10GB. Here’s the key. There is no contract, and the data never expires. In other words, if you order 10GB, you don’t have to re-order until you use up all 10GB. There is no time limit. You can take a long as you like to use the data. If you take a year to use it up, then you take a year. When you compare this to the typical “pay as you go” plan that resets every month, this is a game changer. The Karma is truly pay as you go.
Most hotspot plans are structured like a phone plan: you sign a two year contract (to get the device for “free”), you pay a flat monthly amount for a certain usage level, and pay overages for any usage beyond that. Unless you’re some sort of internet wizard, it’s unlikely you’ll ever use exactly your monthly allotment and never more or less. That means either you’ll pay for data you don’t use, or you’ll pay the inflated overage price. Karma eliminates all of this.
The Karma Go is available for pre-order right now (delivery in early 2015). The normal price is $149. However, you can get it for $99 during Cyber Week. Tell them I sent you, and they’ll give you another $10 off. But you have to pre-order before Cyber week is over to get it for the $89 John Chow price. I got mine. Go get yours.