Mobile broadband use is on the rise
, and there's no denying that it will continue to grow in popularity as networks blossom and society encourages people to be continually available regardless of their location. The primary issue with getting mobile Internet from one of the major U.S. carriers is the 2-year agreement that's connected to most of the USB WWAN sticks. Few people are eager to commit themselves to paying $60+ per month for mobile data, let alone commit to doing so for 24 whole months.
Thankfully, there's now an alternative. It's not the very first non-contract mobile data solution we have seen, but it's certainly one of the better options (and a little competition never hurt the consumer). Reportedly, the $200 stick can be purchased outright or "leased" with just a $100 security deposit, and so long as you return it, you'll get you $100 back (if it's in good, working condition). While you have it, you pay $50 per month for 5GB of data, but for just $10 more per month you can have access to unlimited mobile data.
This "Broadband Bullet" plugs into any USB port and operates on HSPA and HSPA+ networks at up to 7.2Mbps or 12Mbps. If you live way out in a rural area, chances are your signal won't be any good, for it's a great option for travelers who find themselves in various cities in need of mobile broadband.