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Up to 5 Hotspots for Mobile Beacon 4G LTE Internet Service for Nonprofits

Up to 5 Hotspots for Mobile Beacon 4G LTE Internet Service for Nonprofits
  • Donor or Provider: Mobile Beacon
  • Platform: Multiple platforms
  • Format: Hardware
  • With subscription: Admin Fee $30.00
  • Product ID: G-49859
  • Availability: Available

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Description

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A 4G mobile hotspot from Mobile Beacon connects up to 10 computers or Wi-Fi-enabled consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets to Mobile Beacon's 4G LTE mobile broadband Internet service. The hotspot can be used at any location within the Mobile Beacon coverage area.

This donation allows you to receive up to five 4G LTE mobile hotspots from Mobile Beacon at no charge. With each hotspot you receive, you will purchase a Mobile Beacon 4G LTE service plan at the current nonprofit pricing of $120 for 12 months of unlimited service ($10 per month, paid annually in advance). You'll need to request all of your hotspots and purchase 4G LTE service plans for them on Mobile Beacon's website before July 31, 2018. See the Details and Service Costs tab for more information.

To receive more than six hotspots, request this related product. To receive a single device, request this related product.

Benefits for Organizations

Mobile Beacon's Internet service could be helpful if your organization

  • Lacks traditional Internet access, has slow access or bandwidth constraints, or needs a backup Internet source
  • Has Internet service but needs to provide users with Internet access in the field or while traveling
  • Wants to have a hotspot lending program to help close the digital divide in your community

ZTE Warp Connect Mobile Hotspot

ZTE Warp Connect is a portable, wireless hotspot for connecting up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled computers or electronic devices to Mobile Beacon's Internet service. See its specification sheet for more details.

Mobile Beacon's inventory of mobile hotspots can fluctuate with demand. You might receive a different make and model that has features equivalent to or better than those of the Warp Connect.

You choose one to five hotspots when you sign up on the Mobile Beacon website after your donation request has been approved.

Mobile Beacon Internet Service

The 4G LTE wireless broadband service offered by Mobile Beacon uses the same network as the 4G services offered by many telecommunications companies. Its download speeds average 6 to 8 megabits per second, with peak speeds of 25 megabits per second.

Support

Mobile Beacon provides both phone and email support.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.

Obtaining This Product

You will need to take further action to obtain this product after TechSoup approves your donation request. TechSoup will send instructions to your organization email address.

Details and Service Costs

Coverage AreaYou must confirm that the location where you will use the Mobile Beacon service falls within the Mobile Beacon 4G LTE coverage area before you request this offer.
Receiving Hotspots

When your request is approved, TechSoup will send an email with instructions on how to go directly to Mobile Beacon's website to request your donated 4G LTE mobile hotspots and purchase 4G LTE service plans for them. You can request from one to five directly from the Mobile Beacon site at no further cost. With each hotspot that you request, you'll need to purchase a one-year 4G LTE service plan.

You'll need to request all of your hotspots and purchase 4G LTE service plans for them on Mobile Beacon's website before July 31, 2018. However, you don't need to request all your hotspots at the same time as long as you request all of them before that date.
One-Year Prepaid Service Agreement Required

You must agree to pay Mobile Beacon in advance for one year of unlimited 4G LTE mobile broadband Internet service for each mobile hotspot received. The current nonprofit pricing for this service is $120 for 12 months ($10 per month, paid annually in advance). TechSoup is not a party to this agreement.

Refunds for the service must be requested directly from Mobile Beacon within 60 days of the date the device was shipped. Only unused months of service will be refunded. See Mobile Beacon's terms of service. The donated devices must be returned at this time as well, in the original box, with all pamphlets, chargers, SIM cards, and batteries. Email service@mobilebeacon.org for details.
Continuing Service After One Year

You will renew your Internet service directly through Mobile Beacon.

If you find that you need more mobile hotspots after the first year, you can return to TechSoup and request more Mobile Beacon products.
Additional Devices Available at Standard CostsIf you require more mobile hotspots than are available through TechSoup, you can purchase additional devices directly from Mobile Beacon when you apply for Mobile Beacon's services or place an order through its website.
Requesting Additional InformationFor more information on Mobile Beacon, send questions to info@mobilebeacon.org with the subject line "TechSoup Partner Program Questions."

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Quantity: Organizations may request one single-device product and one multiple-device product per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • Budget: Organizations with annual operating budgets of any size are eligible for donated products in this program.
  • Nonprofits and libraries only: Products in this program are available only to qualifying nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and to public libraries. Public libraries must either have valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database.
  • Organization types: The following organization types are not eligible to request donated products in this program.
    • Fraternities or sororities
    • Certain business or professional organizations
    • Mutual organizations
    • Employee or membership benefit organizations
    • Sports or athletic organizations
    • Homeowners associations
    • Advocacy groups
    • Some other organizations
  • Territories: Organizations in U.S. territories may not request donated products in this program.
  • Terms of service: Organizations that request Mobile Beacon products must agree to Mobile Beacon's terms of service.
  • One year of Internet service per hotspot: For each mobile hotspot requested, organizations must agree to pay Mobile Beacon for one year of unlimited 4G LTE mobile broadband Internet service at the current nonprofit pricing of $120 ($10 per month for 12 months, paid annually in advance). TechSoup is not a party to this agreement.
  • Coverage area: Mobile Beacon 4G LTE devices can only be used within the Mobile Beacon 4G LTE coverage area.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive products in this program.
  • Case study: Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Mobile Beacon for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Product distribution:
    • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
    • Recipient organizations may not transfer or resell Mobile Beacon products.