I’ve been working at home as a freelance writer for more than seven years, and most of my writing has been done in my home office. The recent purchase of a mobile hotspot from Karma, however, is expanding my office to anywhere else.
I became a fan of Karma since hearing about it a few years ago as a way to share Wi-Fi while at an airport. I’ve never found good Internet connections at airports, and Karma sounded like a great way to get online quickly, and to also share the connection with others. In return, I’d get free data for sharing my Karma connection.
It wasn’t until about a year ago that Karma was available in my area, so I bought one in October 2014. Production delays meant it didn’t arrive at my door until this summer, when I eagerly tried it out. But in my haste to try out the mobile hotspot, I somehow lost it in my house, and bought another one that I’ve now had for about two months. (To keep it from getting lost, I’ve added a TrackR to it so that I can at least find it more easily at home. I expect a thief would rip the tracker off it.)
So far, it has worked great. I’ve discovered a few drawbacks, the main one being that the data that Karma says users can share with others doesn’t add up to much and is a one-time share. I’ll get into that more later, but first I wanted to highlight the benefits. Continue reading