Questions about our Internet Service
How does the internet service work?
Like ladybugs, cellular signal is just about everywhere. Our modem connects to the cellular signal and that connects you to the internet. This is not satelite, cable, a fixed wireless or dsl. This will not affect your current cell phone plan nor do you have to have a cell phone with us to use it. (But you can now get cell phone service with us too!)
What kind of speeds can I expect?
The average speeds are 20-30mbps down, 8-13mpbs up and an average ping of 35-55ms. Some people will experience much higher than that, some less. Since it's all based on proximity and strength of the signal you can receive in your home, we cannot guarantee speeds.
What is the data limit?
The carrier has set a soft data limit of 350 gigs per month. This is a tremendous amount of data, however, please note: this is mobile data and is for standard internet use. It is not designed to replace a TV/Entertainment service. Streaming should be done in SD, and you are responsible for setting your devices to the proper settings. If you stream more than a 3-4 hours a day or on multiple devices, you will go over 350 gigs.
It works great for playing games, however downloading games may be an issue if they are over 30 gigs. This is not designed to be a content delivery network.
If you are going to school online, please note. Video is Video- no matter the reason you're watching it. Too many students may cause you to go over the limit.
What happens if I use too much?
If you go over 350 gigs, your service may be slowed down or temporarily suspended. If you get suspended by the carrier, it's no big deal, but there are no refunds. You can wait for reset or you can buy a new sim card and pay for another 30 days service and we'll reinstate you, subject to availability. This will change your service dates.
Also we're happy to work with you to check your settings and correct them, but we'll only do this once. Ultimately you are responsible for managing your usage and teaching your children to use responsibly. Excessive use is usually caused by too much streaming (even in SD), streaming in HD or downloading/updating big games files. This is easy to avoid and easy to keep track of.
If you need more data, you can have as many lines as you need to accommodate your usage, subject to availability.
So what is considered abuse?
Uses it for illegal purposes, torrent sharing/downloading, use over 30 gigs in a 24 hour period, hosting servers, unattended process, uses it to heckle/abuse/harass other people, illegal software hacks, and more. Pretty much if you have to ask if you can do it, then chances are you should not!
Is it secure?
It is just as secure as dsl, cable, satelite or any other ISP. The modem has standard WPA2 encryption to keep your connection safe. We highly recommend you use a 10 digit or longer password comprised of letters, digits and symbols to keep your connection safe.
How long does it take to get the service?
We keep the LTE modem in stock and orders go to fulfillment with in 24 hours of payment clearing and items usually ship within 1-2 business days from then. We ship UPS 2 day and so you should be online within 5-7 business days from the day you order. Usually our customers are online within a few minutes of opening the box.
Special order items takes 7-10 business days to arrive. They are pushed to fulfillment within 24 hours of the payment clearing and will be shipped direct from the distribution center either USPS, UPS or Fed Ex.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid 19 crisis, it can take up to 10 business days to set up new service. We appreciate your patience and understanding as fulfillment & delivery times are affected by Covid restrictions, new trade agreements and an overwhelming demand for service.
Accessories can also be delayed and free shipping is UPS/FedEx/USPS ground, so please allow time. If you'd like expedited shipping, we can upgrade it to 2-3 day for 25.00.
How hard is it to install?
Easy peasy. Really. We put the sim card in the modem and provision it before we ship it to you. You just have to call us to activate the service and then take it out of the box, attach the antennas and plug it in. Average setup time is under an hour! We're with you step by step and always here to help or answer questions!
Why do I have to buy the modem upfront?
Well, two reasons really. The upside of prepaid is no contracts, no commitment, no credit checks, the down side is you have to own your own equipment. Our services run off LTE, so a modem from your old internet company most likely won't work because it uses a different technology to connect.
I have a 4g LTE device, can I use it?
Unfortunately, we no longer offer BYOD services because too many blacklisted, banned or broken devices. If you have a MOfi, we'll consider it. We'll have to check it out and register it with the carrier.
Will this work in an RV?
Absolutely! We have lots of full time RVers who love their Ladybug. As long as there's LTE signal, you'll have service, no matter where you go in the USA!
How do I manage my account and pay my bill?
It's easy! Ladybug Wireless is proud to be a digital company and almost 100% green! We don't print and mail bills, nor do we accept bills in the mail. When you sign up for our service, you'll be set up on auto draft, but don't panic! You'll get reminders 5 days before we draft your account and you'll have 24/7 access to manage your account via the website.
Your service starts the day your device is delivered, so please don't dilly dally in going through the setup process. We bill on 30 day increments and we'll run your card about 3 days before the service runs out so we have time to fix payment issues without having a lapse in service.
What if this doesn't work for me?
Well, it won't be for lack of trying, but that's why we have the 7 day trial period. If we can't get it working for you, we have a full refund policy. CLICK HERE TO SEE REFUND POLICY.
Questions about our Cellular Service
Can I keep my number?
Yes, you can transfer your current phone number to Ladybug Wireless, but it must be done during activation. You’ll need some information from your old carrier first, though, so make sure you have the following information handy.
Your current account number.
The account password, pass code or PIN code number.
The billing address associated with the account.
Please note: Once a plan is activated we can’t transfer your number to your Ladybug Wireless account. It must be done at activation.
Also, your phone number may take up to 48 hours to complete and landlines can take up to 5-6 business days. If you have any questions regarding your transfer, email email@example.com. Once the number has been successfully transferred, we will we send you a confirmation email.
Ladybug Wireless does not charge a fee for transferring your number, but the old carrier may impose a fee.
Can I keep my phone?
These days you can use just about any phone on any network, but you might be missing out on features and speed, so it's best to check your device compatibility.
To get the most out of your Ladybug Pink service you need an unlocked GSM phone that uses the following frequencies:
Band 2 (1900 MHz),
Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz),
Band 5 (850 MHz),
Band 12 (700 MHz),
Band 66 (Extension of band 4 on 1700/2100 MHz), Band 71 (600 MHz)
To get 5g service, you must have a 5g capable phone.
Samples of GSM carriers are T Mobile, Simple Mobile, Ultra Mobile, Metro PCS, AT&T and Cricket.
If you're no sure, send us the IMEI and we'll check it for you or visit willmyphonework.net. Enter your phone’s brand and model, U.S. for country and, under “Carrier,” choose T-mobile, or Metro PCS or Ultra Mobile. This won't tell you if the device is unlocked or guarantee that the phone will work with our service, but it's a good indicator.
How much data can I use?
Data on our cellular plans is unlimited, however your data allotment will determine your speeds. For example, our Unlimited plan is truly unlimited high speed data on the device only. If you have the 2 gig plan, then once you hit 2 gigs, it will slow to 600kbs or less until the next billing cycle. For those using over 50 gigs, you may notice a slow down during congestion as the carrier has the right to prioritize patrons who have not used up their allotment over those that have. They do this so everyone has a chance to use the data they pay for.
Can I use my phone as a hotspot?
If your plan allows it, then yes. Once you use the tethering or hot spot data allotment, you will notice a slow down to 600kbs or less until the next cycle.
How do I manage my account and pay my bill?
It's easy! Ladybug Wireless is proud to be a digital company and almost 100% green! We don't print and mail bills, nor do we accept bills in the mail.
When you sign up for our service, you'll be set up on auto draft, but don't panic! You'll get reminders 5 days before we draft your account and you'll have 24/7 access to manage your account via the website.