Virgin Mobile increases value for prepaid broadband data buckets — $60 for 5GB

Virgin Mobile’s Broadband2Go prepaid 3G data service made a splash last summer by offering no-contract plans that came close to competing with two-year offerings from the likes of Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. The major drawback was that the top plan, at $60, only allowed for 1GB of data usage, whereas you’d get 5GB on a contract plan.

Well Virgin Mobile’s just given everyone a big reason to go month-to-month by upping the data allotment of its $60 plan to a full 5GB. It’s increased the data buckets on two of its other, lower-priced plans as well.

The base $10 plan still gets you 100MB of data that must be used within 10 days, but the $20 plan now gets you 300MB instead of 250MB and the $40 plan now gets you 1GB instead of 600MB. As previously reported, Broadband2Go uses Sprint’s EVDO Rev. A network.

Mobile Broadband Service [Virgin Mobile]