PCs for People is offering high speed 4G LTE internet service through Mobile Beacon for as low as $10 per month. Plans are prepaid with no credit check or hidden fees. PCs for People now ships all modems, so your devices should arrive in 3-5 business days.


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*Limit 1. Nonprofts may call 651-354-2552 or email sales@pcsforpeople.com if more devices are needed.

Important: To participate in this program and receive Mobile Beacon’s pricing for 4G LTE service, PCs for People must verify you meet the stated eligibility requirements. As a new client, at checkout you will need to upload proof to complete this sale. When renewing, if you buy a plan that stretches past 1 year since you have provided PCs for People proof of eligibility, you will need to again provide required documentation (prior to renewing) to establish you are still eligible to receive Mobile Beacon’s service through this program. For phone orders, this proof of eligibility can be emailed to internet@pcsforpeople.com. Online orders will require an image upload of your proof. View Eligibility Info

Please follow these instructions to verify coverage before you place your order.


  1. Select the device you are ordering (Franklin Wireless 850) as shown in Section A to the left.
  2. Enter the main address where you will use the service (street address, city, state, and zip code) as shown in Section B to the left.
  3. View data coverage by selecting the “Data” tab as shown in Section C to the left.
  4. View “4G LTE” or “Enhanced LTE” coverage as shown in Section D to the left.
  5. If you have coverage with your selected device, please complete your order. If you do not, please email internet@pcsforpeople.org and we will investigate whether we have a different device we can offer you.


PCs for People Internet Offer Overview

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Now shipping 4G LTE Devices

PCs for People can now ship low cost internet to eligible subscribers anywhere in the US! This is unlimited 4G LTE service through Mobile Beacon. New Customer signup is now available.

Does the 4G LTE Service Plan provide unlimited data?

Yes. Through Mobile Beacon, PCs for People’s users will be able to use an unlimited 4G LTE data-only plan with no data caps or throttling. The data plan is subject to a network management policy.*

*“Quality of Service” Practices (QoS): Unlimited customers who use more than 23 GB of data during a billing cycle may be deprioritized during times and places where the network is constrained.

See Network Management for details. Limited time offer. Coverage not available everywhere. See the Coverage Map for details and search for 4G LTE data coverage. Subject to availability. Eligibility restrictions and other restrictions may apply. All service plans are subject to Mobile Beacon’s Terms and Conditions located at http://www.mobilebeacon.org/legal.


All shipping is included in your purchase and items will be shipped via standard ground service. Expected delivery is 4-7 business days and is restricted to the United States and Puerto Rico.

Need a Laptop or Desktop

Laptops start at $100 and Desktops start at $75. The same proof of eligibility you provide for internet can be used to get a laptop or desktop. Add a computer to your cart now or come back anytime!

Initial Pricing

To get started you will need a 4G LTE modem ($74.95) and a prepaid Internet subscription. Subscriptions start at $10 per month and can be purchased in 3 month, 6 month and 12 month increments.

  • 3 Months for $40
  • 6 Months for $75
  • 12 Months for $120
Can I bring my own modem?

No. Unfortunately, Mobile Beacon’s activation process does not currently allow users to supply their own device. We have asked that our users be allowed to purchase their own devices several times and we will provide updates if the current policy changes.

How are you able to offer $10 per month unlimited mobile internet access?

We have a unique partnership with Mobile Beacon that allows us to extend their pricing for Unlimited 4G LTE to schools, nonprofits and certain low income individuals who meet our eligibility requirements. Anyone who purchases the service must provide proof of eliblitly and we will routinely validate users’ ongoing eligibility to continue to receive Mobile Beacon’s service.

Modem Return Policy

Items must be returned within 7 days from the date the device is received.

Subscription Refund Policy

Internet subscriptions may be refunded for any unused months remaining on your current subscription term.

Modem Warranty - 60-Day Mobile Beacon and One Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

Mobile Beacon currently provides a 60-day hardware warranty through the network provider and a one year limited warranty is provided by the device manufacturer. The warranty starts from the date a device is activated on behalf PCs for People, not when the device is received by the end user. PCs for People provides device support, but does not provide warranty replacement for internet devices.

Renewing Subscriptions

Before your initial internet subscription expires, you will need to purchase a new subscription to keep your internet service active. Internet subscriptions start $10 per month and can be purchased in 3 month, 6 month and 12 month increments.

  • 3 Months for $40
  • 6 Months for $75
  • 12 Months for $120

Renewals can be made at internetrenewal.com or by calling 651-354-2552. As a courtesy reminder, PCs for People will call and email you before your subscription end date. For expired accounts, PCs for People notifies Mobile Beacon as soon as payment is received. Mobile Beacon is responsible for turning on inactive devices and this process may take several days.

Where do I view my account and prepaid time?

Existing clients can view subscriptions from this site.

The Service Terms

Download a PDF of our service terms. Terms of Service

Active 4G LTE Device List

Franklin Wireless R850

  • Franklin Wireless R850
  • Advanced 4G LTE-capable meets affordable
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge
  • Linux, Mac and Windows friendly
  • Connect up to 10 WiFi devices on-the-go
  • Learn more about the device

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Netgear Fuse

  • Netgear Fuse
  • 4G LTE-capable device for blazing-fast speeds
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge
  • 1.77” Color LCD screen that monitors network info, connectivity, battery life, and more
  • Connect up to 10 WiFi devices on-the-go

Novatel MiFi 500

  • Novatel MiFi 500
  • 4G LTE-capable device for blazing-fast speeds
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge
  • OLED display and navigation keys that monitor network info, connectivity, battery life, and more
  • Connect up to 10 WiFi devices on-the-go
  • Learn more about the device

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About us

Since 1998, PCs for People has been a driving force behind digital inclusion efforts in the Upper Midwest. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our mission is to offer affordable technology to provide a bridge across the digital divide that offers employment and educational opportunities to low-income individuals and non-profits.


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Saint Paul, MN 55104

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