Unlimited Mobile Broadband Plans

Compare mobile broadband plans using the chart below. You'll discover that very few providers actually offer a truly unlimited plan, even though many have advertised such plans as "unlimited". When mobile internet was limited to cell phones, it was essentially unlimited since the phone was limited in capabilities. With today's more demanding devices, most providers have imposed usage caps while they work to install faster 4G networks.

To experience the freedom of go-anywhere wireless internet, take advantage of mobile broadband by choosing a plan that works best for you. Consider a mobile hotspot to make the experience even better. These small wireless routers work with any wifi-enabled device and can connect multiple devices to your mobile broadband connection at the same time.

Provider Plan Monthly Price Unlimited? Speeds Coverage  
Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go $35 Plan $35.00 4G: Yes.
3G: Includes 2GB/mo.
4G limited to 2Mbps after 10GB/mo.
4G: 3-6Mbps
3G: 600Kbps-1.4Mbps
Nationwide (4G in select cities).
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Clear 4G Internet Plan $49.99 Yes.
Subject to network management.
6.0 Mbps Down
1.0 Mbps Up
Select Cities.
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clear.com
 
Clear 4G Internet Plan Basic $34.99 Yes.
Subject to network management.
1.5 Mbps Down
500 Kbps Up
Select Cities.
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Plan Details.
 
Sprint 12GB Connection Plan $79.99 No.
Includes: 12GB/mo
Overage fee: $0.05/MB
4G: 10+Mbps
4G LTE: 25Mbps
3G: 3.1Mbps
Nationwide (4G in select cities).
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Verizon 10GB Shared Data $70.00+ No.
Includes: 10GB/month
Overage fee: $15/GB
4G: 5-12Mbps
3G: 600Kbps-1.4Mbps
Nationwide.
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Plan details.
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AT&T DataConnect 5GB for 4G LTE $50.00 No.
Includes: 5GB/month
Overage fee: $10/GB
4G LTE: N/A
3G: 700kbps-1.7Mbps
Nationwide (LTE in select cities)
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T-Mobile Classic – Overage-Free Ultra $79.99 No.
Includes: 10GB/month
(After 10GB, data speeds may be reduced.)
4G: 10Mbps
3G: Up to 1Mbps
Nationwide.
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t-mobile.com
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U.S. Cellular 10GB Data Plan $90.00 No.
Includes: 10GB/month
Overage fee: $10/GB
3G: 1.2Mbps
4G LTE: 12Mbps
Nationwide.
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uscellular.com
 
Cricket $65 Plan $65.00 No.
Includes: 8GB/month
(After 8GB in a rolling 30-day period, Cricket's Fair Use Policy will reduce your speed.)
3G: Up to 1.4Mbps Nationwide.
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mycricket.com
 
DataJack DataJack High Speed Internet Access $49.99 No.
Includes 5GB/month
Overage fee: $0.03/MB
3G: 600Kbps-1.7Mbps Nationwide.
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datajack.com
 
Millenicom BYOD Plan $69.99 Yes.
(*For personal use only. Usage over 50 gigabytes in one month will alert investigative team.)
3G: 600Kbps-1.4Mbps Nationwide.
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millenicom.com
 

Still not satisfied with the plans available? Don't worry, providers are working fast to upgrade their networks to next-generation technologies like Wimax, LTE, and HSDPA. The good news is that these technologies will not only bring much faster speeds, they'll also eliminate many of the data usage caps we see today. Clear is the first company to launch 4G (Wimax) network on a large scale. Sprint has partnered with Clear to provide 4G service with Sprint broadband plans.

UPDATE 12/27/2012 - Plans updated. New Virgin Mobile Plan added. It is the closest to truly unlimited available at this time. It uses Sprint's 3G network and Clear's 4G Wimax network.

UPDATE 11/17/2011 - Sprint has discontinued their unlimited 4G plan (Wimax through Clear) and replaced it with monthly allowances (up to 12 GB). Clear is the only remaining truly unlimited 4G provider. Coincidentally, Clear has removed their 4G/3G plan that used the Spring network for 3G. Clear now only offers 4G only plans.

UPDATE 3/30/2011 -Verizon has released a new 4G/3G Mobile Hotspot to take advantage of their new LTE network popping up in 2011. Their 4G LTE Plans are not unlimited at this time.

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