COVID-19: Other Resources

Posted Date - 3/17/20

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Affordable Internet Options for Students Affected by COVID-19

Straight Talk: 

They have a Mobile Hotspot Device that is affordable. The Hot Spot Device works much like their Straight Talk phones. You have the initial purchase of the device and then you can buy the monthly plans and stop at any time you want. 

Device’s price ranges from $20- $70

Device’s Plans:  

$25- 30 days- 2GB

$40- 60 days- 4GB

$50- 60 days- 5GB



Promotional deal, Altice Advantage. “For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, [they] are offering [their] Altice Advantage Internet services for free for 60 days- only pay the already discounted installation fee. You can cancel the service at any time. Otherwise, you will keep it for $14.99/mo after your two free months expire. 

Contact:  866-200-9522 or 888-633-0030

Free 60 days. 

$14.99 after

30 Mbps download speed, Free smart router and modem, unlimited data, discounted standard installation, risk free (cancel anytime).


Suddenlink Altice Mobile: 

Suddenlink also has a mobile hotspot offer that seems to be a good deal. I think this is one of the better and affordable options. You have the option of bringing your own phone to this plan. If you do not have a Suddenlink phone then they will send you a sim card, within two days, and you can have unlimited data for your mobile hotspot. You would need to visit their website to look further into this. 

$30 a month if you have a Suddenlink phone

$40 a month if you bring your own phone. (They will mail you a Sim card). 

4G Mobile Hotspot

Unlimited Data

Straight Talk: 

If you have a Straight Talk phone then you can text COVID to 611611 to increase your high-speed data plan. There is no additional charge. 

High Speed data plan Increased to 35GB

Benefit is good until May 29, 2020

No charge 


Yelcot has provided an Education Free WIFI access map on their website.


UACCB’s campus WIFI access map


Batesville’s WIFI access map.



Unlimited AT&T Home Internet – All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data.  Additionally, we’ll continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. We’ve expanded eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Additionally, we’re offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service.

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