Mobile Broadband - Keep In Touch With Your Life & Loved Ones!
broadband truly changed the way we think about connectivity, and has
been a hot topic for quite awhile now! There's no doubt that
wireless broadband changes the
people access information, and stay in touch with
family, friends, and
business. I recall working at a wireless carrier on pricing
positioning of their new highspeed broadband data network. It
great and exciting, however, the problem was that there were no real
useful consumer applications to get people excited about it, and the
enterprise products were still lacking. Note that this was in
really early days of first generation wireless broadband (1xRTT).
We were thinking more
along the lines of "if you build it, they will come" mentality.
And that was fine for the time. But
are really exciting!
only are there
services that we
want to stay connected with all day like email, stock quotes, weather,
travel info, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the news, etc., but we
expect to have
full, rich experience that we have on our desktop. There's
no longer any tolerance in terms of people being ok with a basic mobile
experience; we want everything we can get while at home or on WiFi, and
we want it
to the evolution of wireless broadband technology, and sleek hardware
like smartphones, affordable laptops & ultrabooks, and tablets,
can have our cake and
eat it too! Even more interesting is the availability of
prepaid wireless broadband. We can now access all of the
love without signing contracts or paying for services we don't use.
Unlike prepaid wireless voice
services, where people initially felt (and to some extent still
believe) that it is for the credit challenged, the landscape is
different for wireless broadband. Most of us have already
with voice contracts, or have multiple phones in our household (whether
prepaid or postpaid). Now that we also want wireless
we really don't want to commit to yet another expensive device and
service plan. Rather than a necessity (like cell phone
wireless broadband is largely considered a nice to have.
it's certainly a strong want, I feel that we're a lot more picky and
As a result, prepaid wireless Internet was
really quite hot from its introduction into the market.
are still hesitant with knowing how much data we need, and how much
money we really need to spend to meet our needs. Without
a contract, we can figure this out, and now that there are so many
options, it really is a hot market that continues to grow.
best of all, devices and pricing continue to get better and better.
I discuss mobile
broadband topics in detail, including prepaid wireless broadband plans
technology type, including those listed in the table below. As you're
reading through those topics, I expect that one
question will come to mind: "What's the speed difference
these technologies?" So I have a dedicated page just for Prepaid
technology as well. You
can also ready about the Definition
to help ground your expectations of mobile
broadband in general.