Like last year, ReadyBroadband 3G speed & coverage reflects their underlying service provider, Sprint.
As such, you can expect:
average download speeds of 600-1400 Kbps, peaking at 3.1 Mbps, and 350-500 Kbps average upload speeds, peaking at 1.8 Mbps. Similar to DSL, and about ten times faster than using a dial-up modem.
Unlike Virgin Mobile broadband, there is no speed throttling if you go over the prescribed data of your plan. Rather, you’ll have no service once you reach your limit.
Checking ReadyBroadband 3G Coverage
Under Ready Mobile (sic) arrangement with Sprint ®, Ready Mobile PCS and Ready Broadband customers have access to service anywhere on the Nationwide Sprint Network ®, reaching more than 280 million people.
Since ReadyBroadband uses Sprint’s network, there are 2 ways to check coverage:
Now that you know whether you’ve got 3G coverage or not, it’s about time to take a peek at the devices available to you.
Next, ReadyBroadband Cards
Also part of this 2011 review: