Why? VZW has LTE in Tuscon, with no speed caps. Pricing is identical to CricKet's 3Mbps plan for 5GB, and you can get LTE in other places than just Tucson with VZW. Yes, there's a contract, but you can avoid that by buying a MiFi off of eBay.
San Antonio, TX
Most of the folks wont even bother going to ebay to look for a device. They rather go to the mall, pay a low price for the device but get suckered into a 2 year contract.
Uh because they pay the same price on or off contract
Price per month? Yes. However the point is moot of CricKet is selling their LTE aircard for the same price as you could get a Verizon device off-contract for.