Wireless Internet Reviews

Best Rated Mobile Broadband Service Providers

Choosing a mobile broadband service can be a difficult decision. Each provider is completely different, from their coverage map and signal strength to hardware and plan rates. If you want to make the most informed and best decision, make sure to read our detailed reviews of each provider’s services.

Below you can see the major mobile broadband providers, our editor rating from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor) stars, and the country of origin. Each review provides you with the information you need in order to shop for the best possible wireless internet provider.
 

 
4.5 stars

3 Mobile Broadband
3 UK offers the largest 3G network in the United Kingdom with coverage across most of the country and the highest subscriber rate. 3 has a great number of plans to cover your mobile broadband needs with great pricing and the best network in the country.

 
4.5 stars

AT&T DataConnect
AT&T has some of the best coverage in mobile broadband in the U.S., especially for those who frequently travel internationally. With competitively priced plans and very low priced hardware, AT&T is a clear leader in mobile broadband.

 
4.5 stars

Sprint-Nextel
Sprint tops the list of mobile broadband providers with the largest posted network, fastest posted speeds, no activation fee and a wide array of USB keys, PC cards and ExpressCards. Priced competitively, it was an obvious top choice.

 
4.0 stars

Verizon Wireless
Verizon has simple plans at a good price with higher than average speeds. Add that to the large range of modem choices and international roaming abilities and you find it a bit easier to overlook their contract length and activation fee.

 
3.5 stars

Alltel Mobilelink
Alltel offers mobile broadband service and bundled wireless broadband and WIFI services in both the United States and Canada. While coverage is limited and a two year contract is required, they offer simple plans with low priced hardware.

 
3.5 stars

Cricket Wireless
Cricket offers fantastic value pricing with zero long term commitment, however, the limitation of their wireless broadband to only three metro areas at this time forced us to lower their review for a lack of available coverage.

 
3.5 stars

Vodafone Mobile Broadband
With extensive networks across many parts of the globe find out why Vodafone mobile broadband is the top choice for traveling abroad. Discover the benefits of using the Vodafone service.

 
3.0 stars

Orange Internet Everywhere
Orange Internet Everywhere mobile broadband plans are alavailable to UK residents. With a large coverage across the country how do Orange stack up in the wireless internet field. Find out what you can expect from Orange’s mobile broadband services.

 
2.5 stars

Clearwire
Clearwire, owned primarily by Sprint, offers some fantastic download speeds and competitively pricing, if you’re in the small area that can actually receive service. You won’t find much choice in USB keys or PC Cards with this provider either.

 
2.5 stars

US Cellular easyedge
US Cellular’s easyedge plans are easy to understand and offer a shorter contract than most, but the slow speeds offered by the service and lack of choice in regards to a modem leave a lot to be desired.

 
2.0 stars

O2 Mobile Broadband
O2 is the largest mobile and broadband internet provider in the U.K. Find out about the options they offer for mobile broadband and if their 3G network is available in your area.