An update on Helium Mobile
It's January 2023, and Helium Mobile is almost here. For those just joining the Rokland or Helium communities, Helium Mobile is a cellular service provider that will offer nationwide service for as little as $5 per month. It is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service that taps both the T-Mobile and Helium 5G networks. (See our video here from the Helium Mobile announcement).
(Separate read: What is the Helium 5G network and how can you be a hotspot operator & earn $MOBILE token?)
Helium Mobile is set to launch in beta early this year and the launch party is coming up soon in Miami on January 25th. Those on the waitlist will gain exclusive access to service updates and beta opportunities. If you haven't joined the waitlist yet, click to join now.
We have some cool projects in the works that build on top of the Helium Mobile network, so be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates.
Helium Mobile is different than traditional MVNOs because it uses a combination of both the T-Mobile and Helium networks. Additionally, subscribers can earn Helium MOBILE tokens for 5G hotspots. The owner of a 5G hotspot does not need to do anything further to earn MOBILE once the device is registered. Helium Mobile also uses the Solana blockchain for its infrastructure, which allows for faster transactions and reduced energy consumption.
If you are a Helium Mobile customer, in addition to low priced data, you will get premiere network access whenever in range of a Helium 5G hotspot. When not in range, you will be on T-Mobile's ultrafast nationwide 5G network.
"Helium Mobile is revolutionary," commented Rokland founder and CEOJason Opdyke. "It's a brand new concept that builds a low-cost 5G network and provides extra capacity inside high traffic areas, and uses the existing T-Mobile network to ensure coverage everywhere."
Many of our readers came to us through the Helium LoRa project. Helium Mobile is different from Helium LoRa in several ways. Helium Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that taps both the T-Mobile and Helium networks, while Helium LoRa is a long-range wireless protocol used to transmit small amounts of data directly between devices over very long distances. Additionally, Helium Mobile subscribers earn Helium MOBILE tokens for 5G hotspots, while Helium LoRa users earn HNT tokens for LoRaWAN gateways and sensors.