Just wanted to share with the class how my test case has been going. Background is I've been wanting to try some type of hotspot to be able to provide wifi to HOA controllers, rather than have to piggyback on an individual homeowner or as an alternative to cell based options. I started with this one as my cheapest test case. $49 from Wally World, and Straight Talk 1 GB plan for $15. I put it in and connected a Hydrawise to it on our company test plot (owner's house) 3 weeks ago today, and it has worked flawlessly since. Knock on wood, not a single hint of a dropped signal, the controller was online and available every time I logged in, which has been multiple times daily while I test. Have not needed to reset the hotspot at all, 3 weeks in, it just flat works. 2 days ago I took the hotspot out and brought it to an HOA site where we had to temp a controller in (another Hydrawise) while waiting for a warranty replacement of an ET Water panel. Still going strong there. I know 3 weeks is pretty short in the grand scheme of things, but I'm getting really close to feeling confident enough to start quoting controllers based on using the hotspot. Things I really like about it thus far- - Sets up just like setting up your own wifi... I choose the network name/password so it can be consistent from site to site as we potentially roll them out. Same security settings as a home router, password protected, and can choose not to broadcast the network to double down on blocking any potential leeching. - The Hydrawise through 3 weeks has used 55.xx MB of the $15 1 GB, about 1/20th of the data available. Would seem that there's room to run multiple controllers from 1 plan/hotspot if they're within range, or through extenders. I haven't checked out the range at all yet, it's been sitting next to the controller on both sites. - No contract data plan, so for those of us in the north we can let it expire after blowouts, and just pick up as needed at startup time. Even after adding the $60 Hydrawise enthusiast plan and it's extra benefits, it would still net out cheaper than most cell based plans. I'm pretty optimistic about the Hydrawise w/hotspot option to really fill the gap on small to mid size HOA/commercial sites... Sites with multiple smaller controllers, or where $2000-3000+ controllers just aren't going to happen. Sites that would be really nice to have central control, but it just hasn't been in the cards up to this point. We'll see where it goes.