TruConnect and Walmart Debut “Internet on the Go” Low-Cost, Mobile Broadband Wireless Service with MiFi® 2200

  TruConnect and Walmart Debut “Internet on the Go” Low-Cost, Mobile Broadband
  Wireless Service with MiFi® 2200

 New Internet on the Go Service Has No Monthly Fees And Megabytes that Don’t
 Expire; Connect up to Five Tablets or Laptops to the Mobile Internet at Once

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- June 20, 2012

TruConnect Mobile LLC today announced it has partnered with Walmart Stores,
Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to deliver Internet on the Go, a new prepaid mobile broadband
service that offers a great value for casual users.

Internet on the Go, which is exclusively sold at Walmart, is powered by the
award-winning MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and a service plan from
TruConnect with no monthly fee and where the data balance never expires (if
used once a year). This is different from other low-cost prepaid monthly
services where unused megabytes are wasted at the end of the month –
potentially driving up the cost.

“In today’s world of high connectivity, we want to make connecting to the
Internet more accessible and affordable for our customers,” said Seong Ohm,
senior vice president and general merchandise manager for entertainment,
Walmart U.S. “By providing an assortment of mobile broadband products at a low
price our customers can now choose to connect to the Internet when they want,
where they want.”

Mobile broadband data services to date have been primarily used by road
warriors – those who are willing to spend $30-$60 every month to be online
while on the go. But in fact, industry analysts report that 90 percent of all
tablets in the U.S. in 2011 used Wi-Fi, not cellular, for Internet
connectivity. That’s not because casual users don’t want to be online while on
the go, but because they don’t want another expensive, contract-based monthly
data plan.

“We think mobile users deserve fairness and honesty when it comes to the
mobile Internet, and with Internet on the Go, users get exactly what they pay
for and can use their purchased megabytes whenever they want to with no other
hidden conditions or fees,” said Kevin Hamilton, president and CEO of
TruConnect. “We’re proud to have the opportunity to partner with Walmart, a
company that puts great value on its customers and we look forward to sharing
this exciting new service with mobile customers across the U.S.”

To get Internet on the Go, customers purchase a MiFi® 2200 Intelligent Mobile
Hotspot by Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), purchase the Internet on the
Go service, register online and turn on the device.

Customers can buy Internet on the Go service with refill, credit or debit
cards in increments of $10 for 100 MB, $25 for 500 MB or $45 for 1 GB and use
this bandwidth as quickly or as gradually as they want. Online automatic
refills are also available for $20 for 450 MB.

To best understand which increment will work for you, it’s important to
understand what can be done with a megabyte of data. For example, with the 100
MB plan, a subscriber could get as many as 700 web pages, send 1,500-2,000
emails, post 1200 social media updates, listen to 100 minutes of music or view
50 minutes of a YouTube-quality video.

The service supports Wi-Fi-equipped devices using Windows, Mac OSX, Apple iOS
and Google Android operating systems. In addition, there are no contracts, no
activation fees, no monthly bills, no bundled data plans and no overage
charges. Users simply purchase the MiFi 2200 and the Internet on the Go
service and achieve a secure Wi-Fi network that can be used to connect up to
five laptops or tablets to the Internet.

Internet on the Go services are provided on the nationwide Sprint Network,
which covers 97 percent of the U.S. For information, please visit

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200
million times per week at more than 10,130 retail units under 69 different
banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444
billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart
continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and
employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by
visiting, and on Facebook at and on Twitter at
Online merchandise sales are available at and

About Internet on the Go

Internet on the Go is a service of TruConnect Mobile LLC, a Los Angeles-based
nationwide mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that delivers low-cost
mobile Internet service. The Internet on the Go service is aimed at business
professionals and the casual Internet user featuring no contracts, no
tethering charges and no overage fees. Megabytes purchased never expire (if
used once a year). Internet on the Go runs on the Sprint nationwide network,
which covers 97 percent of the U.S. More information is available at


For TruConnect Mobile LLC
David Rodewald / Amber Hack, +1-805-494-9508
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