By Karma Mobility, Inc
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
This is the official Karma WiFi app. It’s official, because, we made it. It’ll give you all the features you need to get the most out of your Karma Go. Put it on your home screen.
If you don’t have your own Karma Go yet, head to our site and grab one. Our tiny box of WiFi works anywhere, with super-fast speeds, and without contracts or hidden fees.
With the Karma app you can:
- Manage or switch between data plans
- Check your signal and battery life
- Control your Karma Go remotely
- View who you’re sharing your WiFi with
- See your data usage in real time
This app is packed with powerful features, so remember: “With great power, comes great responsibility.” - Uncle Ben
Keep in mind:
- This app doesn’t give you WiFi. You’ll need to own a Karma Go for that.
- Karma currently works within the U.S. only.
More from us at yourkarma.com
What's New in Version 2.5.2
Bug fixes and such.
High Expectations NOT Met
Have been thru both incarnations - and could have set up my own service for the money I've spent (and lest I forget: letting them use my money to develop device that left us with another useless piece of electronics - not even a buyback/recycle program). Perhaps cheaper offices than Venice Beach (my home back in the rent-controlled late 70s) might be in order.
The original sharing concept seems dead at this point; and even Verizon allows me to rollover unused minutes.
And even when "new" device came out - and mine did not work and, having worked in IT had isolated problem to the cord (having lost many hours of communicating with idiots - too good to actually talk to me), I was told (surprise lol) - cord was problem. Did they send a replacement cord - no. When I harangued them - was told they would send cord (I was in the midst of selling a home while going back and forth between TX & IL to help my folks: not much extra time on my hands but sure needed that KarmaGo to work!) - have yet to see any cord; I know it's not a high priced item - but that's part of my problem! I had figured out problem yet was forced to go thru the reset thru hole with paper clip etc.; I'd done all that - duh. And now - when they have a whole lot of my money from unused online time - yet again having problems with connecting.
My advice: use and purchase with caution. And don't expect much in the way of support. Peace.
I was having similar problems with the app described by others, basically was not showing anything. Today I deleted the app, reloaded it, then reset my password and it works again.
I've been happy with the app. Been using it for over a year. I don't have a strong need for a hot spot so I do not have a monthly plan. I paid for 10GB months ago. I use it occasionally. It's there when I need it without a monthly premium to pay. Speed is ok. Streaming videos can cause it to buffer occasionally. I mostly just web surf and check email while away from home. I don't have an unlimited cell phone data plan so Karma is a great complement when I'm away from home and I want to use my tablet or laptop to web surf.
I was a little disappointed when Karma did away with their monthly unlimited data option, but it is understandable that their system may not be setup to accommodate the high usage that unlimited service invites. If there's a way to adapt your systems to make this an option again it would probably be very popular.
Now honoring their guarantee
My original one-star review is below, unedited. Since I wrote it, they have announced that previously purchased forever-data will NOT expire. If you don't want to pay the $3/month grandfather fee, then you have to log onto the website to refresh the data connection. Then that is good for 30-days. Their position is that otherwise they incur a fee for maintaining accounts that could be dormant for years or forever. All in all, I believe this a reasonable compromise.
===== Original review =====
Most but not all of the app works. That said, I purchased a few of these devices along with data on the promise that the data I bought was good forever. Even though forever has not yet arrived, they now demand a monthly fee to access the "forever" data I paid for in good faith.