There are several options available for mobile broadband at the moment that does not require an annual contract. With Verizon already in the game and AT&T unleashing their own prepaid mobile internet in the near future, it only makes sense that T-Mobile would eventually join the party.
Looking at the rate plans, T-Mobile seems to be following the trends of other big name companies that don’t give the same freedom as their contracted offerings. With a contract, T-Mobile users can add their HSPA+ capable mobile broadband card for only $39.99 a month ($49.99 for other customers). The plan has a data cap of 5 MB, but does not have overages as T-Mobile utilizes speed throttling.
The highest amount of data available on these prepaid plans is 1 GB, and that will run you $50 for 30 days of service. There is another 30 day plan that has 300 MB of data usage for $30. The lowest plan is a $10 plan that will get you 100 MB of data allowance for a week. Given that these are prepaid plans, there are no overages. If you hit your cap, the internet will simply stop working until you top-up your account.