Last Updated: June 16th, 2014

How many times have you been out 'n about and needed a Wi-Fi signal for some reason? That has happened to me more times than I care to count, and whipping out the phone to start up a tether isn't always ideal (not to mention that it burns through carrier-provided data pretty quickly). Enter Karma, a new service that wants to provide everyone with internet, everywhere they go.

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Karma's philosophy is simple: the internet was made for everyone, and everyone should be able to access it from everywhere. The team behind it decide to take that idea and turn it into a portable hotspot that rewards its uses with more data for sharing the connection. You buy Karma, load it with bandwidth and share that connection with the people around you. You have internet wherever you go, and for every user you share that connection with – Karma allows for up to eight simultaneous connections – the company will give you and the connecting user 100MB of data. If you need to re-up yourself, it's fourteen bucks a gigabyte. It's also worth noting that there are no contracts and the data never expires – it's yours, and it'll be there as long as you need it.

Build me a boat plz

Normally, the unit itself will set you back $100 and 1GB of data goes for $14, so you're $114 deep just to get started. Today, however, we have six units with 1GB of data on each to give away. If, however, you want to go ahead and buy one, we also have a 15% off coupon for AP readers – just use this link to make your purchase.

Since Karma is a US-only service, this one is only available to US residents.

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You've got a week to get your name in the bucket – this one ends on Friday , June 14th at 11:59PM PT. Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
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  • wbelac

    More data is always good.

  • Kehnin Dyer

    huh... looks convenient. i wonder if just tethering my phone to this, using sip over wifi, and getting rid of t mobile would be cheaper.

  • Miss Anne Thrope

    Love to try this

  • http://timsebek.tumblr.com Tim

    I'm about to go on a trip to Gatlinburg, would be quite nice to use it in a cabin there.

  • Les

    Can't tether with my phone,,so wherever I can't get WiFi, now I can....if I win!

  • clovervidia

    Probably use it in DC.

  • jrstark

    Clear works great at home, so I'd love a Karma for the road

  • michaelg68

    I have a FreedomPop now, but this sounds better

  • Linx

    This sounds like a smart idea.

  • DustL82

    Would be great at the beach!

  • Kevin Vesga

    Would be interesting to try this.

  • thehoz

    Karma at the beach!

  • Patrick Holloway

    Karma for all of the crappy Wi-Fi offered in my crappy hotel stays.

  • bukithd

    Compatible with straight talk wireless plan?

  • Natasha Scoggin

    I could really put this to use!

  • Richard Deno

    On the road.

  • wes litzau

    What a nifty gadget .

  • Bryson


  • Nikki

    Thank you.

  • https://twitter.com/Dryden13 Alan T.


  • Conner Owen

    Yes pls

  • Nathaniel Marrufo

    at the top of Mount Everest.

  • Cole

    I would be using the Karma on my road trip to Florida.

  • rmeden

    Sigh... looks like it uses Sprint's WiMax network with LTE "coming soon". Same as my FreedomPOP (poor coverage). No thanks, I'll wait for the LTE version! Good Luck everyone!

  • http://DailyDoseOfBass.com/ idol

    Would use this for school when I am not in an area with a Wifi connection.

  • avataranjie


  • Ross

    Relaxing by the beach, no doubt

  • Lee Stedge

    I would love to use it while traveling to Cali

  • Suman Gandham

    Wow I've never heard of this - would love to try it out!

  • Keith Valdez

    Me win?

  • JSTARS03

    I would love to use it on the beach in Florida

  • JG

    Could be cool to power it up at the beach to get some tunes going...

    Out of curiosity, who supplies the data for Karma?

  • Jonathan Koren

    I will use it in between a rock and a hard place

  • Serotheo

    Vegas probably.

  • Maxwell McQuirter

    I would love to try this out

  • Alex Sarti

    which cell provider is Karma using?

  • Diego

    I will sure need one for my road trip to Cali :-)

  • Chandler Newby

    Sounds awesome! Hope I win!

  • Veronica Collins

    Oh boy! This is serendipitous for sure. I am doing research on the best mobile Hotspots I could download onto my galaxy tab 2 10.1 and here it is. :)○

  • Eliezer Ortiz

    Free won't hurt

  • http://www.twitter.com/the_sundaypaper Sebastiaan van den Berg

    I'll be using it from the hospital to share my new baby pictures with the world!

  • uzo opurum

    I need to win this

  • An Vo

    Holy crap, I've been looking for something like this for a long time! Every other mobile hotspot thing out there has an expiration date on Data. Which is dumb~

    Anyways to answer the question for this raffle:
    I would use it for work travels. So this summer, it'd be LA, New Orleans, Chicago

  • Kenny1991

    Gimme, gimmie, gimmie! This would be prefect at my grandmother's house in rural USA where dial up is top of the line in terms of internet speed/availability.

  • EMcTx

    I'm not sure where I'm going on vacation yet, but I'd love a hotspot to use.

  • Nadia

    pick me

  • Evan Knofsky

    I travel a lot for work, so I would be using it in many different cities all over!

  • JIm Brown

    Love to have one!

  • lukeborn

    Conducting business on the go.

  • blahmoomoo

    Heh, don't think I'll be going on vacation this year, but having a hotspot for my laptop may be useful in some circumstances.

  • switchblade_bravado

    Who doesn't love a giveaway.

  • Tommy S

    I would be using this on the road. The kids can keep busy with their tablets and stay out of my hair!

  • Quincy

    Would definitely take this to the beach and parks this summer.

  • Ederson Mendez

    Would be handy for my next trip!

  • Jack Rudawski

    ill use it everywhere

  • Tomaszal

    Would be cool to use in next vacation in Spain =D

  • Chris Hilbert

    Probably would use it in Chicago.

  • monsterenergy22

    Im driving across the US so Ill be using it everywhere!

  • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

    I plan on using this in Orlando, since in house WiFi costs an arm and a leg at hotels.

  • Ben Enos

    It would be nice to have one of these the next time I go camping or even to take to the beach for my tablet. I hope I win one :)

  • D Canfield

    It's always nice to have a second option when your main carrier is T-Mobile, so I'll use this on the road all summer long.

  • tfrankson

    Hope I get picked

  • Brian Cowan

    Use it on road trips in general. My kids keep asking me to turn on my phone's hotspot, so this would be a nice way keep my phone from running out of data.

  • ReklessSVT


  • Chris T

    Sweet I only have 200MB on my cell service so this would be great!

  • Steve

    What goes around comes around! Hopefully!

  • SpartanGT

    Use it on a road trip

  • Christopher Pena

    I'd use it on my trip to dominican republic

  • george_h

    A Karma will be great for my road trip across the US national parks next month

  • scruffycentaur

    This seems like an amazing concept. I only wonder how it will play out in the coming years...

  • coolpoolguy

    near the ocean or the pool. its summer baby; lose you swimginity

  • UovoUpeky

    This is great !! Someone like me only have Wi-Fi tablet...

  • Andrew Ross

    This would come in handy on the road when we're trying to enjoy our vacation.

  • casillas94

    I would love to use it when I go to South Padre Island for vacation

  • M-ads Schultz

    May be lucky post win

  • Felipe Barousse

    Cool gadget to use wben you need Internet the most, like when need to check a route on maps... or whag about sharing some network with others while on the road...

  • https://twitter.com/BionicSix Mario

    Road trip.

  • JJJ

    Karma I take back the things I said :-)

  • http://hardcorepooka.com/ Pooka

    If I won I'd definitely use it on my trip to Maryland...

  • NunjaBusiness

    So ... Karma is NOT a bitch? Good to know. ;-)
    I would probably use this during power outages in Hurricane season.

  • Andre Bradshaw

    Nice to have, but I have to wonder who the provider is.
    I am not a hemerologist, but I am pretty sure Friday is the 13th.

  • Tim Norris

    I would use this while crashing at my brother's house.

  • DJRiful

    That is not even cheaper than my Carrier's flex dataplan.

  • Franklin G.P.

    Nice. I doubt I'll win, but I may just buy one. This is definitely going into the "Want" list.

  • Nikolas Alexander

    Use it for vacation travelling

  • scubabumster


  • rap

    Trips to take kids to camp, etc.

  • http://mvndaai.com/ Jason Mavandi

    I would use it on vacation to disneyland!

  • Lonely Squad


  • Emmanuel Duarte

    At the beach to upload pics w the wifey!

  • WifiFORALL

    I'll share the love at my local pool.

  • Eric Geders

    I'll use it at Disney World!

  • http://www.kissntale.com/ Khiem Nguyen-Trong

    Karma would be great this year when i travel to Santa Barbara, Houston!!! Can't live without my internet!

  • Mike

    I'd use it at my mother-in-law's, since their wifi is pretty poor.

  • Eoin

    South of France!

  • razholio

    hotspots win.

  • robertlwalters


  • moelsen8

    Beach Vacation!

  • Danny Lam

    Interesting little device.

  • http://martyhalpern.blogspot.com martyhalpern

    Unfortunately, neither the wife nor I get time off for good behavior this summer, but you send me the hotspot and I'll use it when traveling to conventions.

  • Blue Sun

    Use this bad boy poolside in Kona.

  • Kilgore Trout

    This would be great on my upcoming fishing trip.

  • DavidB

    Sure could use a hotspot to get my Kindle Fire online.

  • Joseph

    Probably on the road, where I can't get wifi.

  • MJBigDeal

    Road trip to disneyland

  • clonecone

    Pick me!

  • OnMy2ndGP

    still a good deal

  • sgumer

    i would use it in hawaii because i am planning on going there next month

  • Matthew Jones

    I'll use it in the car while my wife drives.

  • Tom Brusehaver

    I need
    WiFi now!

  • Andrew

    I'd probably mostly use it around town.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Sure us sweet to have one of those babies.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    With summer vacations coming up, where will you use Karma? It will be useful to have it in my travel to New York.

  • Tony

    i would use it err-where

  • James Gibbons

    Back to vegas I hope!

  • vivekkrish

    Hope to use it for my next camping trip!

  • agiexx

    everywhere to spread a good karma and to recieve a good karma back.....

  • Albert H

    At the beach!

  • Jaffer Al-Ghazwi


  • Sky Evans

    I will use karma at the beach

  • xnifex

    I'd use karma if I find a place that tmobile doesn't work

  • Michael Bond

    With summer vacations coming up, where will you use Karma?

    Planning to go to Chicago or Disneyworld, both would be great places to have a wifi hotspot!

  • Max C

    The better questions is... where wouldn't I use one?

  • Carl

    On college visits!

  • antwonw

    On the beaches of southern California.

  • AndroidNinja4

    This would be amazing, I could think of so many times that I needed this.

  • Daniel Atienza™