Virgin Mobile relaxes limits on prepaid broadband offering

More Virgin news this afternoon, but this time it is from another of the Virgin brands – Virgin Mobile. Last year, we reviewed the Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go adapter, and as a quick reminder – this prepaid no-contract 3G service allows you to get online anywhere you are within the Sprint coverage area. Unlike most other products, the Broadband2Go service does not use contracts, and you are free to use the service whenever you want, by using a Virgin “TopUp card”.

Back when we reviewed the service, the most expensive plan cost $59.99, and came with a paltry 1GB of data transfers within 30 days. Virgin just loosened that limit, and now offers 5GB for the same price. This puts the Broadband2Go service on the same price point as “postpaid” or contract 3G services, making it a very interesting deal.

The adapter also dropped $50 – and now costs just $99.99. The adapter is available at your local Best Buy or directly from Virgin Mobile (with free shipping and no activation fees).

The US has long been lacking in the prepaid data marketplace, so it is refreshing to see a company finally introduce a decent prepaid data product. As we mentioned in the review, the speeds are great, coverage is fantastic, and the adapter itself performs very well.