Mobile providers in the US for backup access

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at
Wed Apr 20 18:40:22 UTC 2016

Look into Ting if all you want is a backup OOB path:

$6/month per active SIM card. Plus billing for actual data usage. Use it in
your choice of HSPA+/LTE modem equipment. They're an MVNO using, if I
remember right, a combination of T-Mobile and Sprint.

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Dovid Bender <dovid at> wrote:

> A while ago some people mentioned that some US carriers have basic internet
> plans for backup access to their equipment. A few questions:
> 1) Do they give you a public IP per connection or do you tunnel back to a
> central location and then connect via the tunnel?
> 2) Which carriers offer this and what kind of devices do you use to
> connect? Is it simply a GSM card on a "MyFi" like device? We have lots of
> Pi's out there that we want backup access to.
> 3) Can you send off list contacts and pricing that you have gotten in the
> past?
> TIA.
> Dovid

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