Cricket brings wireless Internet to Phoenix

Prepaid Podcast, we talked with Brad Houser of Cricket about their recently-launched broadband service. While most prepaid companies do not offer such data options, Cricket has a different idea. See, you don’t see such offerings from, say, Virgin Mobile, because they realize that their customers are on a budget, and likely don’t want to add mobile broadband, especially if they’re already paying for the Internet at home. Cricket, though, sees their mobile broadband as a one-stop entrance to the Internet. They see customers using it from home just as much as they do on the road. Now you can add Phoenix to their broadband coverage, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. As we’ve mentioned before, the service comes a la carte for $40 per month, and $35 per month when bundled with a Cricket voice plan. While the company touts that this service is unlimited, at least on its landing page, it certainly is not. There is a 5 GB cap, like most other mobile broadband services. Keep that in mind if you plan to use this at home. Also, if you’re a Mac user, you’re out of luck. According to their own website, Cricket mobile broadband is only available on the Windows platform.]]>

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  1. Glenn Hoover on October 12, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    I just got Cricket wireless broadband in Phoenix today. It’s an unbelievable POS. I have an AOL dialup account that we use in emergencies at work that’s faster. Pages literally take minutes to load, they time out, and they load without pictures. It’s amazing they have the nerve to sell something this lousy.
    Glenn