WiFi Karma for Meeting and Event Professionals

Karma. Some say it makes the world go round. If someone does something terrible in life, people say that Karma is gonna get em. Do something good that no one notices, Karma is gonna sort that out to your benefit someday… no need to rush things.

WiFi has Karma, too, but not the kind of Karma that you are thinking of. I am thinking of this kinda Karma.


The Karma of WiFi.

My friend. My buddy. Karma is there when I need it. But what is it you ask?

Karma is the world. Karma is work. Karma is play. Karma is incredible WiFi wrapped up in a little box that fits nicely in my backpack. My Karma is for when I am on the road and a client calls saying that we have just crushed this year’s attendance goals and my team needs to start looking for overflow hotels… NOW. Karma is or for when the conference center WiFi crashes and you have 50 people waiting in line. Karma is for when the coffee shop has crappy slow WiFi because 400 hipsters are all trying to connect while sipping Mocha-Soy-Double-Pump-No-Whip-Triple-Foam-Extra-Hot-Lattes.

Karma is my internet lifeline with no catch. It’s just a simple little device that gives me a 4G LTE WiFi connection when there is no other connection. It works like a charm, too—no problems whatsoever, and I take this thing with me all over the country.

But why this device? Why not get something similar from AT&T, Verizon, or WeRobEmMonthly? The reason is that Karma is pre-paid, and the data doesn’t expire. I pay upfront. Simple…. Let’s say I order 4 gigabytes of data… I am set until the 4 gigabytes runs out. To give you an example, I bought a few gigabytes in June, and I am still using it (I use it when I need it, so your results may vary you data hound).

A bonus is that Karma supports up to 8 connections at one time, so if you are sitting with a co-worker, client, or friend, everyone can get online and feel the bliss of knowing that you have your interwebs right there at your fingertips. Karmic bliss.

Price and Tech Specs

The price is a whopping $149 bucks and $14 a gb.

As for the technical side of things, the device is small. Like, lose it if you are not careful small. As small as a pack of gum, if the gum you chew is a couple of inches square.

Wireless Networking

  • 802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz wireless networking
  • Supports up to 8 simultaneous connections
  • Maximum speed 54Mbps

Network Connectivity

  • Karma Go runs on 4G LTE with support for Sprint Spark and fallback to CDMA (3G) on Sprint.
  • Download6-8Mbps with peaks up to 25Mbps
  • Upload2-3Mbps
  • Download 0.6-1.4Mbps with peaks up to 3.1Mbps
  • Upload 0.35-5Mbps
  • Tri-band device
  • Supports LTE CAT3


  • 2.3 ounces / 56 grams


  • 2.6 inches wide
  • 2.6 inches tall
  • 0.47 inches deep
  • Battery
  • 220 hours standby time
  • 5 hours Internet usage
  • 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery

Kinda Karmaish, don’t cha think.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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