When it comes to jumping onto the smart phone and mobile broadband bandwagon, consumers certainly have a lot to consider. Unlike standard voice plans, data packages can include everything from extra charges to usage caps. Plus, considering that each plan varies greatly by carrier, it can be difficult to do your research.
However, with falling prices and an ever-growing user base, there’s hardly a better time to make the jump to mobile data. Better still, if you consider smaller carriers like Virgin Mobile or Cricket, you can often find a bargain. Here’s a breakdown by costs and features of the plans several major carriers offer for mobile broadband and smart phone connectivity.