Announcement about ZTE Warp Connect Hotspots and Contributor Memberships

We have temporarily disabled 'Contributor' and 'Sustainer' memberships because of a lack of stock in ZTE Warp Connect hotspots. We are still offering memberships but now we only have one choice of hotspot instead of two.

Mobile Citizen has recently reported to us that they have seen a rise in the number of device returns for the ZTE Warp Connect hotspot. As reported, the most common problem has been the battery becoming swollen, which results in an inoperable device. Mobile Citizen has also informed us that in a limited number of instances, there have been reports that some hotspots have caught on fire.

Although Mobile Citizen does not know the specific cause they have notified their provider, Sprint, about this issue, and intend to work with Sprint to address this issue. Mobile Citizen has also informed the Consumer Product Safety Commission of these reports. We have not been notified of a recall as of the date of this statement, May 8th, 2018.


Help us bridge the "Digital Divide" by supporting our campaign as part of DuckDuckGo's $500,000 Privacy Challenge

We are super excited and very honored to have been chosen to be one of the contestants in DuckDuckGo's $500,000 Privacy Challenge fundraiser. Your help is essential to meeting this goal. The team that raises the most money gets $50,000 .. second place $40,000, all the way down to sixteenth place gets $3,000 .. and there are weekly bonus challenges for orgs to win another $247,000. And there are other challenges each week - for instance any donation made between now and April 10 at 1:59:59pm ET will be matched - dollar for dollar - up to $3,000 ! And if we can raise $5000 by the end of the week we would get entered to win an additional $5000.

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The Calyx Institute now has access to Sprint's 4G / LTE data network and you can get a full year of wireless data for FREE with membership * !!

For legal reasons, we can't call it unlimited data service, but..... We are supposed to refer to it as 30 GB+.. however when you pass the 30GB mark during the month, the Internet service does not slow down (throttle), or cut you off, and there are NO overage charges.

The plan only works in the USA in Sprint's 4G/LTE service area (see instructions to check the map below). It does not include off-network roaming, and it is subject to any standard network management that Sprint may apply to commercial broadband data-only account users.

Do the math yourself. Find out what a 30GB/month mobile data service plan normally costs (and that plan will shut off after 30GB!) and you will see what an amazing value this is.
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