Cricket offers new Cricket EC1705 modem from Huawei


It seems that we cannot live without an Internet connection these days, and just about any new gadget that is released will have some sort of connectivity option to the Internet, be it 3G, 4G, WiMAX or Wi-Fi. Cricket Communications, a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., has recently announced that consumers who are interested will be able to pick up the spanking new Cricket EC1705 modem that hails from Huawei. It tips the scales at under an ounce, where this new compact device will be able to deliver connection ease for just about any laptop or desktop computer user who is currently a subscriber to Cricket’s all 3G network.

From this week onwards, Cricket will deliver the EC1705 device for $64.99. That amount is not all about hardware thought, as it will be paired with a variety of unlimited, all-inclusive broadband service plan options. When launched, the device will be available in Cricket branded retail stores and dealers in select cities including Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, South Texas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh and, as well as being slated to arrive in all Cricket retail outlets in due time. This sleek-looking modem will play nice with the following Windows versions – Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7, not to mention Mac OS X10.4.11 to 10.6.3 (both 32 and 64 bit) as well. Interestingly enough, the EC1705 is no ordinary modem as it will be accompanied by 32MB of hard drive space and 128MB of memory.

Depending on your daily surfing needs as well as budget, you can choose from a plan that hails anywhere from $40 to $60 per month, where all of them will be able to offer download speeds of up to 1.4 Mbps. Not only that, customers will be receiving the newly announced “true rate” plans, which will let you enjoy a flat-rate monthly service charge with taxes included, sans applicable local sales tax of course. Just make sure your usage level does not exceed 7.5GB monthly, but the average person will rarely exceed that anyways.

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