Meet EarthLink Wireless Home Internet
Wireless Home Internet is Convenient, Reliable Service • Get Rural Internet Without Satellite
Plans start at $64.95/month
Flexible, reliable internet how it was meant to be.
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.
Just think of the possibilities!
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 — or your cell phone’s hotspot.
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.
Features of EarthLink Wireless Home Internet Plans
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.
Variety of Data Plans
Alternative to Wired Internet
Uses Fastest Available Speeds
Quick and Easy Installation
Track Data Usage on the App
What Plans Are Available?
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
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How Does Wireless Internet for Home Work?
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 more devices than your phone’s hotspot — without eating up your monthly mobile data.
And your device will be in your hands within just a few days of calling EarthLink.
Does Wireless Internet Use 5G or 4G LTE for Home Internet?
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.
Why Wireless Home Internet from EarthLink?
- Living in an area with limited internet service like satellite or DSL internet, but no fiber internet or cable?
- Planning to move to a new town?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, wireless internet is exactly what you’re looking for.
What’s the Difference Between Wireless Internet and Fiber Internet?
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||Fiber Internet|
|Great for areas that rely on DSL or satellite internet||Great for areas with fiber internet access|
|Wireless connection||Wired connection|
|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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What Speeds Can I Get with Wireless Home Internet?
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.
How Do I Choose the Right Wireless Home Internet Data Plan for Me?
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 (and the more data-intensive activities you do, like streaming or gaming), the more data you’ll need. For regular 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 right fit. You can also use the chart at the top of this page or call our Internet Experts to learn more.
How Do I Set Up EarthLink Wireless Home Internet?
- Place your order with EarthLink at 866-311-2093
- Your device will arrive about two business days later and will already have the SIM card installed
- Plug it into an outlet near a window and follow the prompts on our EarthLink Wireless Home Internet App, free to download in the Google Play or Apple App Store. Prefer to set everything up online? That’s easy too! Just use our online Wireless Home Internet portal.
- Enjoy your internet connection!
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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Wireless Home Internet FAQs
You will only need one device for your home. At this time, we are only offering one device per service address.
You can connect up to 12 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.
There are no contracts for the Wireless Home Internet services — it’s a monthly service and you can cancel at any time without incurring any fees.
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 within 31 days, there is a non-returned fee of $200 plus any applicable taxes.
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.
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 high-speed data you can use per month. This data automatically connects to the best signal and offers speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Once you have reached your data plan limit, your speeds will be slowed.
- Once 100% of high-speed data has been used in a monthly billing cycle, speeds will be slowed to a maximum of 5 Mbps.
- Once 150% of the original data plan has been used (ex: 150 GB for the 100 GB plan), speeds will be slowed again, from a maximum of 5 Mbps to 1.5 Mbps.
- Once 200% of the original data plan has been used (ex: 200 GB for the 100 GB plan), speeds will be slowed again, from a maximum of 1.5 Mbps to 768 Kbps.
At any time, you can either purchase additional data or upgrade your plan and be back to enjoying higher speeds. You can also keep track of your data usage on our app.
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 $14.95 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.