Our use of cellular broadband is mostly by tethered air card. Wi-fi fulfills almost all of our mobile wireless needs but there are several times in the year where we need to resort to a cellular air card. Looking for the cheapest broadband access without a contract yielded few options. Over the years I stuck with my T-Mobile Rocket USB Stick and was relatively happy with buying 1Gb of data for $30 for a month. As usual, I keep looking for a cheaper way to get my wireless features. I looked at SIMple Mobile who offers 750 Mb at $25 and Virgin Mobile's 500 Mb at $20 for monthly access. Yes, there are other prepaid choices, but I refuse to buy less than a month's worth of access and most prepaid carriers charge much more.
This weekend T-Mobile will start offering new prepaid broadband plan prices that make their service a bit more appealing. While they have increased their bottom plan from $10 to $15, and now for 300 Mb of data instead of 100 Mb, it's the middle tiers that make us happy. They now offer 1.5 Gb of data for $25 and 3.5 Gb of data for $35. The $50/5 Gb plan stays the same. These prices are good for other broadband device users and normally, T-Mobile delivers at or near 4G speeds. Oh yes, we can also get Discounted T-Mobile Refills!
In the big picture, T-Mobile could have rocked the wireless world with even better prices...even AT&T offers a $5/50 Mb plan. But for those of us who live in the Prepaid world, even a small price reduction makes us smile, and indeed willing to use our 'sticks a little more, and maybe our other broadband phones as well. It's a crumb, but I'll take it.