For the latest info, check out the 2011 Cricket Broadband Review
With a pretty chic website/interface, Cricket is like the attractive person you meet that also has good manners.
They make a great first impression.
Cricket Wireless offers 3 mobile broadband plans starting at $40/month. Cricket is even cheaper than broadband carriers like Sprint, Verizon or AT&T
Depending on the plan, there are different data caps. As a general rule, the more expensive the plan is the higher the data cap you’ll have.
To their benefit, Cricket’s data caps are higher in some cases than regular postpaid providers.
Cricket’s mobile broadband is a mixture of EVDO Rev. A and EVDO Rev. 0 speeds. That means it’ll be faster in some areas and not as fast in some.Cricket operates on a CDMA network. It’s the same technology that Verizon, Sprint and Alltel use.
To be exact, the mobile broadband technology is EVDO Revision A / EVDO Revision 0 which offers average speeds of 600-1400 Kbps downloading and 500-800 Kbps uploading.
The absolute maximum download is 3.1 Mbps while the max upload is 1.8 Mbps. While this is pretty comparable to a DSL connection only portable, real world speeds have been known to differ from advertised speeds. Read on for the finer details of Cricket Broadband Speed.
Cricket’s 3G coverage is limited. While it may not work out for road warriors, if you don’t travel outside the coverage area, it could replace your regular contract mobile broadband.
Welcome to their Achilles heel. If you take a look at their map, you’ll see the circles of where it’s available.
If you’re off in the rural area, then tough luck. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to be in a rural area. Heck, you could be in Miami and not have service.
Read on to use a tool that’ll let you know if you can get Cricket 3G coverage.
At the time of this review, Cricket offered 3 broadband cards:
1. A600 (USB Broadband Card)
2. UM185C (USB Broadband Card)
3. EC1705 (USB Broadband Card)
These are three cards that I haven’t reviewed before. Click on through for some interesting tidbits on Cricket Broadband Cards.
Check out the Prepaid Mobile Broadband Comparison to see how Cricket matches up against the other prepaid mobile broadband carriers out there.
Need more info? Check out the rest of the mobile broadband reviews.