Your Own Hot Spot, and Cheap

David Pogue in the NYT

Virgin Mobile’s MiFi is nearly like the ones offered by Sprint and Verizon but with three exceptions: an unlimited data plan, no contract and a $40-a-month

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/technology/personaltech/02pogue.html?ref=technology

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Cheaper alternative for smartphone

From the article:

You could get online using only a smartphone, but you’ll pay at least $80 a month

Response: Cricket has an unlimited data plan for Android for $55 and unlimited for Blackberry for $60

For the $55 unlimited Android plan you get the following things unlimited:
unlimited features:
talk
long distance
text
voicemail
caller ID
picture messaging
video messaging
call waiting
3-way calling
mobile web
call forwarding
data backup
international text
Android Market
html web browsing
mobile email
Google Mobile Service
bonus:
no signed contract
talk and text in all 50 states
free overnight shipping

Plans at Cricket website: http://www.mycricket.com/cell-phone-plans

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