Since last year, Virgin Mobile broadband has gone from reselling Sprint mobile broadband to being owned outright by the company.
Now there’s no question as to whether Virgin’s 3G service will be a direct reflection of Sprint. The main difference rather, lies in their prepaid mobile broadband plans, one stipulation in 3G coverage and broadband devices.
Virgin mobile’s unlimited mobile broadband plan 3G speeds get seriously throttled at 2.5 GB. The question is, will you use that much?
Virgin Mobile broadband speeds reflect their parent company Sprint with average downloads of 600-1400 Kbps and average uploads of 350-500 Kbps.
Virgin Mobile Broadband 3G coverage mirrors Sprint’s in the same way it does 3G speed. However, there is an important distinction.
Virgin Mobile keeps it simple with one broadband card and one mobile hotspot available. Both are solid devices.
Check out the Prepaid Mobile Broadband Comparison to see how they match up against the other prepaid mobile broadband carriers out there.