Virgin Mobile revamps mobile broadband plans

Virgin Mobile USA upped the ante on its prepaid mobile broadband offerings by lumping more data into its existing Broadband2Go plans as it looks to replace customers' wired Internet connections.

Virgin Mobile's most expensive plan, gets a significant boost, with $60 per month getting users 5GB of data instead of 1GB of data. For $40, users can get 1GB of data instead of 600MB. The $20 plan now includes 300MB of data, up from 250MB. The $10 for 100MB plan remains the same.

Users can purchase a Novatel USB modem for $100 from a variety of outlets, including Best Buy Mobile, RadioShack, Sam's Club kiosks via RadioShack, and Virgin Mobile introduced its mobile broadband offerings last summer.

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