Virgin Mobile has partnered with Wal-Mart to offer a middle plan in the current Broadband2Go slate of prepaid mobile broadband service to slot between the $10 300MB plan and the overwhelmingly popular $40 unlimited access plan. As alluded to in the headline, the 1GB offering is only available by visiting a Wal-Mart location and unavailable elsewhere. The offering is compatible with the MiFi and the Ovation MC760 USB modem.
The new 1 GB plan will be offered for $20 per month. This is 33% less than the price of Sprint’s own ZTE Peel 1 GB data plan for iPod touch, which is $30/month and provides the same, MiFi-style coverage inside an iPod touch sleeve. The ZTE Peel is Sprint’s only no-contract data offering currently, and operates in a similar prepaid fashion to broadband2go on Virgin Mobile, which uses the same EV-DO Rev A network.