Like last year’s review, Cricket Broadband still provides three prepaid mobile broadband plans (i.e. no contract, no security deposit and no early termination fee). While being identical to last year’s plans, they’ve each jumped $5 in price.
The official reason?
Cricket 3G Coverage now covers 2.5 times more than it originally did and this increase in price is to cover the cost of presumably roaming agreements with current postpaid mobile broadband providers.
Besides the aforementioned increased coverage, each plan includes 3G speeds up to 1.4 Mbps (EVDO Rev. 0) and usage ranging from 2.5 GB to 7.5 GB. If you go over your prescribed limit, Cricket will throttle your 3G speed (i.e. slow down) instead of shutting off your connection entirely as some prepaid providers opt to do.
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Also part of this 2011 review: