EarthLink Wireless Home Internet, the latest in home wireless internet technology, brings the right connection to areas with limited options – without having to pay for expensive satellite equipment or worrying about the weather blowing away your connection. And it’s local, not orbiting the Earth.
If you’re in an area with limited internet accessibility or providers, wireless internet can keep you connected. It’s a home internet option that’s more reliable than satellite and faster than DSL.
Plus, with various data plans to choose from, there’s one that’s perfect for you. You’ll choose your data plan for EarthLink Wireless Home Internet, but you won’t have to worry about choosing your speed. Instead, you’ll automatically be connected to the fastest signal around you.
Do you live outside a big city or metropolitan area? Or in an “internet desert” that still has great cell tower coverage? You deserve the right connection, too.
So, what are the best internet options for rural areas or isolated places – or spots with limited internet accessibility?
We put wireless home internet at the top of the list.
Uses Fastest Available Speeds
Free Virus & Spam Protection
Variety of Data Plans
Quick and Easy Installation
Track Data Usage on the App
EarthLink has a variety of LTE home wireless internet data plans to choose from: 50 GB, 75 GB, 100 GB, or 150 GB per month. Don’t worry! If you have questions about which plan is right for you, one of our Internet Experts can help. Just give us a call at 866-311-2093, and we’ll help you find the data limit that best fits your needs when you place your order.
If your needs change, your plan can, too. Log onto the EarthLink Wireless Home Internet app and review or update your plan at any time. Plus, our app makes it easy to track your data usage throughout the month, so you’ll never be surprised.
Router Fee: $14.95 / mo.
Activation Fee: $79.95
Think you’ll need more each month? Try our 75 GB data plan!
Think you’ll need more each month? Try our 100 GB data plan!
Think you’ll need more each month? Try our 150 GB data plan!
Worried about overages? You can always buy data in months where you need more.
Wireless internet uses the same towers as your cell phone but offers so much more — even reduced lag time.
Once you bring the device home, it functions just like a typical router, but with even easier set-up. Just plug it in and activate your service, and, in minutes, you’ll have a secure, private internet connection for your home with WiFi that can typically support multiple devices.
And your device will be in your hands within just a few days of calling EarthLink.
If you answered yes to either of these questions, wireless internet is exactly what you’re looking for.
Wireless home internet is unique because it uses the strongest signal from the cell phone towers nearby. If you live in a more rural area where 4G LTE is a widely available, you’ll be covered with a high-speed 4G home internet connection. 4G LTE is great for rural areas because cell towers are often available where a wired connection (like fiber internet) is not. And it’s faster than DSL internet, too.
For now, 5G home internet isn’t available in many places. But as it expands, you’ll be the first to know when you can use 5G internet service.
Remember, instead of choosing your speed, you’ll choose your data plan for EarthLink Wireless Home Internet — but you’ll automatically be connected to the fastest signal around you. Getting great internet access has never been so easy.
Both types of high-speed internet will get you online, but they serve different purposes. Wireless home internet is a new type of internet connection that functions very similarly to a mobile phone data plan. When you sign up for it, you choose a monthly data plan, rather than selecting a speed. It focuses on getting internet access to areas where wired fiber internet (or other high-speed internet options) just isn’t available. Let’s break it down even more.
Wireless Home Internet
Great for areas that rely on DSL or satellite internet
Great for areas with fiber internet access
Easy to self-install
Includes professional installation
A variety of LTE data plans
No data caps
If you’re in an area where fiber internet is available, that will always be the best option. But if you’re currently stuck with spotty cable, DSL, or satellite internet, wireless internet is likely a much better choice. It’s more affordable and more reliable than satellite and faster than both satellite and DSL.
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With EarthLink as your wireless home internet provider, you’ll never have to worry about choosing the right speed. Instead, your device automatically connects to the fastest signal from your surrounding cell towers — no research required, no speed plan selection necessary. We like to keep it simple.
If you’ve signed up for cell phone service, you know how choosing a data plan works. Think about how you typically use the internet — do you like to stream movies occasionally? Do you mostly get online to check your email or order groceries?
The more time you spend online, the more data you’ll need. While Wireless Home Internet is not a great fit for streaming on big screens or gaming, for regular internet users we recommend our 150 GB plan. For those who are only occasionally connected to surf the web, 50 or 75 GB might be the plan for you. You can also use the chart at the top of this page or call our Internet Experts to learn more.
It really is that simple — no tools or tricky installation required. Plus, you can monitor your data usage and make any plan upgrades right from the app.
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How many devices can I purchase? How many will I need?
You will only need one Wireless Home Internet router for your home. At this time, we are only leasing to customers one router per service address. A monthly router rental fee will appear as a separate line item on your invoice for this equipment lease.
How many wireless devices can I connect to my WiFi router?
You can connect several wireless devices to your Wireless Home Internet router — it all depends how you use it. But as more devices are added to your network, you may experience slower speeds due to use or even traffic to the cell tower. More devices also means more data, so you’ll want to keep track of your usage on the app.
Does this service have a contract?
There are no annual service contracts for the Wireless Home Internet services — it’s a monthly service and you can cancel at any time without incurring any additional fees. By purchasing and using our Wireless Home Internet service, you agree to our Terms and Conditions, including our Internet Service Agreement, which is located here: earthlink.net/tcs.
If you choose to end your service, we’ll send you instructions on how to return your router. If you don’t return the device router within 31 days, you will be charged a non-returned fee of $200 plus any applicable taxes.
What kind of speeds can I expect?
Speeds will vary by person, device, and location and are based on your surrounding cell towers. Generally, you can expect download speeds between 30 Mbps and 100 Mbps and upload speeds between 4 Mbps and 15 Mbps.
What do data limits mean?
When you sign up for EarthLink Wireless Home Internet, you’ll choose a data plan. Currently, we offer 50 GB, 75 GB, 100 GB, and 150 GB plans. The data plan indicates how much data you can use per month. Once you’ve reached your plan’s data limit, you’ll lose internet access for the rest of the billing cycle. You can always purchase additional data or upgrade your plan to reconnect. You can also keep track of your data usage on our app or find out more about data limits here.
What if I need more data later? What if I run out of data before the end of the month? How much is additional data? How much would it cost to upgrade?
No worries! We’ve got all your data needs covered. Just log onto the EarthLink Wireless Home Internet Mobile App (available for free on the Apple App or Google Play store) or our Customer Portal to add data or upgrade your plan. You can also contact our EarthLink Internet Experts to assist you. An additional 5 GB of data costs $6.95 and there is no limit to how much additional data you can purchase each month. Any leftover data will not be rolled over to the next billing cycle.