Few people realize that most prepaid wireless service providers limit your data speeds. Today this applies to 4G more than anything else. Cricket Wireless (running AT&T's network), MetroPCS (running T-Mobile's network), and countless others engage in this practice. This typically means limiting your 4G speeds to around 8 Megabits per second, which is fast enough for most tasks, but it's nothing compared to what speeds postpaid customers receive from AT&T or T-Mobile (or others). On AT&T's network, you can consistently get over 20 Mbit/s with ease, but you're going to max on Cricket at 8 Mbit/s no matter what. It's something that won't affect or bother most people that want the savings, but power users shouldn't trick themselves into believing that they're getting the same service on prepaid compared to postpaid. Even the straight prepaid options from T-Mobile and AT&T (and others) limit the data speeds more often than not. Just something to keep in mind.