People on the go often need to rely on mobile broadband. However, it usually carries a high price – and a long-term contract. Those days are soon to be over, though. DataJack will be announcing their new plan next month at CES, one which already has Geeky travelers drooling.
The new plan calls for unlimited mobile broadband, for only $39.99 per month… with no contract! Most other carriers charge insanely high amounts of money, as well as putting a limit on how much you can even use the service (5 GB in most cases). However, DataJack is truly unlimited… there are no caps. There’s also no credit check, no sign-up fee, and no early cancellation fee. Their USB modem only costs $99 to purchase at the beginning. That is the only additional cost you’ll ever incur. As if all of that weren’t enough to entice you, you’ll receive a free month of service after twelve months with them!
The DataJack service is claiming that they will have upload speeds around5.76 Mbps, and downloads up to 7.2 Mbps. The only other carrier I found that even comes close to comparing to this is Virgin Mobile. However, their $60 per month service only allows you a measly 1 GB of data – per month. That doesn’t even begin to compete.
If DataJack delivers on coverage and speeds, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of people clamoring to sign up. Every Geek needs a good Internet connection when traveling, and this appears to be the best possible way to accomplish that. Some people think they are pricing themselves way too low. I personally think they’re geniuses in this decision. By having a cost that most people can afford, coupled with unlimited service we all crave, they are going to have an unthinkably large number of customers in a very short time.
Do you use mobile broadband when you travel? Will you be looking closely at the new DataJack plan in a few weeks?