Virgin Debuts Broadband for Laptops
Virgin Mobile USA today announced Broadband2Go data service for laptops. The pay-as-you-go service requires no contract, no monthly subscription, and no activation fee. Prepaid options start at $10 for 100 MB over 10 days. 30-day options clock in at $20, $40, or $60, for 250 MB, 600 MB, or 1 GB, respectively. Service requires the new Novatel MC760 for USB ports, the world's smallest CDMA EVDO Rev. A modem, which will sell for $149.99. The MC760 and service will be available exclusively through Best Buy Mobile in late June.
Not Mac/Linux compatible at this time...
I'd Use This If...
I don't normally need a wireless modem, as I find WiFi sufficient. However, there are times when I'm on vacation, renting a house or condo, where there's no broadband available.
I'd use this at those times and just purchase data when I need them.
The catch is ...