Ok, now this is just way too cool … pardon my French, but they say Karma is a bitch? Well not this Karma. It’s the good kind, and happens to be the name of one of the sweetest little tech gadgets that have come along in a
Karma is a tiny little WiFi device that fits in the palm of your hand. It’s $79 for the device, and comes with 100 meg of WiFi. Additional WiFi can be purchased 1GB at a time for $14 (a normal person uses about 1/2 gig per month). No contracts and your WiFi doesn’t expire. 100 megs doesn’t sound like much, but get this …
Your Karma WiFi device is branded to you (Terry’s Karma, Lara’s Karma, etc.) and it works on a “share a little, get a little” basis very similar to Dropbox. You share your Karma (with up to 7 people at a time) and both you AND those you are sharing with get 100 megs added to your accounts. It works on any device that will use WiFi, and the more you share, the more you earn.
Say you’re at the airport and you’re using Karma. Mary Jane is in the area and trying to find a signal and sees “Terry’s Karma” in her choices for public WiFi. She connects to “Terry’s Karma.” Terry’s login page pops up and Jane creates her own K arma account (no charge), and 100 megs of WiFi are added to both Terry’s and Jane’s accounts. Now Terry has 100 more megs of Karma, and Jane has 100 megs to use. (If 5 more people connect to Terry’s Karma at the same time, Terry gets a total of 600 megs added to her account.) Since Karma WiFi doesn’t expire, every time Jane connects to someone else’s Karma account, she acquires more Karma without ever having to purchase the device. And for Terry … when someone else connects to her Karma, it starts all over again. Is that cool or what?
Right now, Karma is available in 80 cities, and that most likely covers most big airports. If it’s not available in your city, you can request it … but even if it’s not available, most people have their own WiFi at home. And, since Karma is so inexpensive and the existing WiFi doesn’t expire, it’s great to buy and keep on hand for when you travel.
I know I’m not doing it justice by my explanation, so head on over t o yourkarma.com and check it out yourself.
If you don’t want to purchase the little device, I would still suggest looking for Karma connections to use in airports and cities whenever you travel, and join in on the connection. You’ll not only be receiving good Karma, but giving it to someone else by doing so.