Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your day is chock full of cupcakes and chocolate and candy heart things. I am spending Valentine's Day in an airport, so the kids and I had to exchange cards and gifts yesterday, and my husband and I did our V-Day dinner on tuesday (hey, we beat the crowds and didn't have to suffer through prix-fixe).
I've been traveling a lot lately, which means I'm working from all kinds of planes, trains and automobiles. So a personal Wi-Fi hot spot has now become a luxury-turned-necessity. Having a personal hot spot, however, doesn't mean I have to hog it all to myself. I wouldn't win friends that way, now would I?
Thankfully Karma, a new take on personal wi-fi, let's me be the giver that I am. I can share my wi-fi connection and earn data for being so nice.
How it works: Purchase the cookie-sized device for $79, and start with 100MB of data— pay $14 for 1GB as you need it. No monthly fees or contracts. Civilized.
Then the fun starts: Use it anywhere to get online, and if another person (or 5) hop on to your connection, they each get 100MB of data for free and YOU get a whopping 500MB just for sharing.
I am using it for the first time today, and while it's a new service and I was skeptical as to whether or not it would catch on, I was happy to get this email in my Inbox right before I boarded my plane.
I don't know who Mandy is, but she just gifted me a bunch of data. Now that's good Karma.
For now, Karma works in 80 cities— check if they've got you covered here.