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What is Nomad Internet?
Nomad Internet is an internet service designed for traveling nomads and folks living in rural areas. The company offers high-speed unlimited 4G LTE internet with no data limit or throttling. The company offers a variety of internet plans, allowing customers to choose the router and internet provider that best fits their needs.
Who should get Nomad Internet?
Nomad is specifically designed for two types of users: those living in rural areas and those who travel regularly. Often people living in rural areas have a difficult time accessing high-speed internet. Nomad seeks to solve this problem by providing rural internet service that doesn’t sacrifice speed.
The service is also well-suited to those who travel regularly or live a nomadic lifestyle, such as those living an RV lifestyle. Nomad’s plans aren’t connected to a particular location, meaning you can bring your router everywhere and expect to get the same great connection. And thanks to the lack of data caps, even those who regularly stream or work remotely can expect reliable service.
How does Nomad Internet work?
Nomad Internet is unique because it doesn’t actually offer its own internet service. Instead, they offer no-contract plans from major cellular providers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, which is now part of the T-Mobile network. The difference is the company offers these unlimited plans with no data caps or throttling, which you can’t get by shopping directly through major cellular providers.
When you sign up, you’ll choose from four different plans, as well as the type of router you want. They offer both Wi-Fi routers and travel Wi-Fi routers or hotspots. Each device offers the same service. But differences include:
- Wi-Fi routers can have up to 250 devices connected, while travel Wi-Fi can have up to 15.
- Travel Wi-Fi routers are battery-powered, meaning you can take them with you literally anywhere.
- Wi-Fi routers have Ethernet ports, while the travel routers do not.
What are Nomad Internet’s coverage areas?
Because Nomad Internet offers plans from four cellular providers, the service area varies depending on the plan you choose. On Nomad’s website, each plan description includes a link to visit the provider’s website to see the coverage area.
For example, when you visit the coverage area for the company’s Verizon plan, you’ll see that service areas include almost all of the U.S., much of Canada and Mexico, most of Western Europe, a significant part of India and Vietnam, and scattered areas across the rest of the world. The T-Mobile plan, on the other hand, offers service across most of the U.S. and Mexico, as well as part of Canada, but doesn’t include overseas coverage.
What are plans and prices like for Nomad Internet?
Nomad Internet offers internet plans from four major cellular providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The plans it has available at any time depend on availability. The company has a limited number of plans for each provider, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. As of May 2021, the company currently only has plans available for Verizon and T-Mobile.
|Carrier||Wi-Fi router||Travel Wi-Fi router|
|Verizon||$149/mo.||Not currently available|
|AT&T||Not currently available||Not currently available|
|Sprint (part of the T-Mobile network)||Not currently available||Not currently available|
In addition to the monthly fee, you’ll also pay a one-time membership fee to cover administration and support for the plan. The company doesn’t require contracts, so you won’t be subject to a cancellation fee if you decide to cancel your plan.
You can also save money on your Nomad plan by participating in their referral program. You get a free month of internet service of each customer you refer, up to five months free.
How reliable is Nomad Internet?
Nomad Internet has generally positive reviews, but there are some consistent complaints among customers.
The good news is active Nomad customers seem generally happy with the service. The company does, in fact, provide high-speed internet that can be used across the country. The service comes highly recommended by RV travelers.
One of the major complaints stems from the fact that because Nomad offers internet plans from other companies, they can’t guarantee availability. There are often just a few plans available to choose from, and depending on where you live, one of the few may not offer service in your area. Additionally, because they are a third-party provider, it’s possible that the cellular provider of the plan will shut down the plan. The good news is that if this does happen, Nomad will get you set up with a new plan quickly.
Another common complaint is the customer service. Customer service is available by both chat and email, but customers often experience automated or delayed responses.
The bottom line
Nomad Internet promises high-speed internet to traveling nomads and those living in rural areas. There are few competitors that offer truly unlimited high-speed internet plans with no data caps or throttling, which makes Nomad an attractive option. Despite a few common customer complaints, the service is definitely worth trying if you live a nomadic lifestyle.
Nomad Internet FAQs
Yes, Nomad Internet is a legitimate business. The company offers high-speed internet from four major cellular providers with no data caps or throttling.
Nomad Internet’s prices depend on the plan and type of router you choose, but plans generally range from $129 to $149/mo.
Nomad Internet really is unlimited. Unlike the plans you would purchase directly from the cellular providers, there are no data caps or throttling when you hit a certain amount of data usage.
Nomad Internet can be an excellent option for gaming, as long as you live in an area where your chosen internet plan has coverage. Be sure to check the coverage map for your plan before signing up.
Written by:Erin Gobler
Erin Gobler is a personal finance writer based in Madison, WI. She writes about topics including budgeting, student loans, credit, mortgages, investing, broadband and insurance. Including Allconnect.com, her wor… Read more
Edited by:Robin Layton
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