Pay as you go mobile broadband dongles
PAYG dongles are increasing in popularity to the extent that they are now the preferred option over contract deals. For occasional users we strongly advise mobile broadband pay as you go deals as given the amount of data use typical to occasional users this should work out cheaper than even the budget contract options. An additional benefit of pay as you go mobile broadband is that you will not be committed to a long contract if coverage and speeds are poor in your area and you wish to cancel the service.
T-Mobile Pay as you go Mobile Broadband
T-Mobile PAYGo broadband is available in their web’n'walk plus which is well suited to web browsing and sending emails whereas the Mobile web’n'walk max package is designed for the heavier broadband user. T-Mobile PAYGo broadband works by simply plugging the USB modem into your laptop or desktop allowing access to the internet from anywhere
Vodafone Pay as you go Mobile Broadband
At 7.2Mb Vodafone offers the highest download speeds and good UK and international internet coverage. With their light weight easy to use pay as you do dongle the internet can be accessed from anywhere in very little time. Vodafone PAYGo mobile broadband is proving popular with both business and non business broadband users.
Three Pay as you go Mobile Broadband
Whilst the 3 Mobile Broadband Lite package is the cheapest mobile broadband package on the market the business user who is looking for frequent broadband access and downloading lots of attachments may wish to consider the Plus or Max package with their heavier download limits. Packages can be purchased through the Carphone Warehouse or you can buy a PAYG dongle directly from 3.
Orange Pay as you go Mobile Broadband
Orange PAYG mobile broadband dongles are a reasonable low end option for the light broadband user who wants wireless access on the move. Like other providers access to broadband is quick and easy though a ‘USB modem. Orange mobile broadband is advertised as unlimited, they are subject to a ‘fair usage’ download policy of 3Gb per month (we’ve shown this in our comparison tables).
What to consider before you buy
- Check coverage, using our coverage checker
- Read reviews from other customers to help you decide on a provider
- Check out our mobile broadband awards; we’ve done the research and crunched the numbers so you can understand the pros and cons of the different mobile networks and pick the best deal for your needs whether it’s PAYG or a contract deal.
- Use the Broadband Expert comparison tables to make sure you are getting yourself a good deal!