unlimited. Yes, that’s meant for you, Verizon, you of the “we say unlimited, but we really mean 5 GB.” Now that that’s settled and others in the industry are considering data caps, a perfect opportunity is presented to Cricket: Truly unlimited data. And that’s what they’re doing with their mobile broadband laptop cards.
“We expect our customers will be heavy, heavy data users, and we’ve never thought limits were a good idea,” said Cricket senior manager for corporate communications Greg Lund.This is on the EVDO Rev 0 network, so it’s not quite as fast as Verizon’s mobile broadband. However, what it lacks in speed it makes up for with peace of mind. No longer will you have to keep some foggy mental record of your Internet usage, as to avoid some 5 GB cap. I still can’t decide what the best part is: The unlimitedness, or the price? It’s just $35 a month. Unfortunately, it’s only available in a few regions: Nashville, Spokane, Central Valley of California, Santa Fe/Albuquerque New Mexico, and Portland Oregon, with Tulsa Oklahoma coming soon. It’s a damn shame that Leap didn’t win any spectrum in the 700 MHz auction. That could have helped this mobile broadband initiative a bit. [Gearlog]]]>