Mobile Broadband SIM Only Cards
The UK has seen a huge increase in the popularity of both SIM only and mobile broadband contracts over the last six months and this had led to many mobile service providers looking at offering a mixture of these two services called SIM only mobile broadband. Although 3 UK is currently the only network operator to offer SIM only mobile broadband there is significant interest being shown by other providers in offering this kind of service.
What does SIM only mobile broadband offer users?
Mobile providers will be concentrating on the SIM only aspect of SIM only mobile broadband services. Providers will be offering customers who have already taken out a mobile broadband contract and are about to hit the end of their contract a cheaper and simpler method of changing their service provider with SIM only mobile broadband. Users who already use mobile broadband will already have a mobile broadband modem of some kind, which will have a SIM card for a particular mobile provider inside them and SIM only mobile broadband services will save users having to get another mobile broadband modem every time they decide to change their mobile broadband provider.
The length of SIM only mobile broadband contracts, which often only require a 30 day contract to be taken out, is another area that SIM only mobile broadband has in common with SIM only contracts. The high levels of flexibility that SIM only mobile broadband offers users is likely to be one of the most important reasons that most users will have for choosing SIM only mobile broadband services, which is one of the big reasons for SIM only offers currently being so popular. The lack of long contracts that often tie users down to one particular mobile provider means that if users are not happy with their SIM only mobile broadband provider they will be able to quickly and easily move over to another provider without any of the usual problems.
The only provider in the UK that is currently offering SIM only mobile broadband services is 3 UK and users will need to need a 3 UK mobile broadband modem to be able to take advantage of the SIM only mobile broadband service
What kind of user will SIM only mobile broadband benefit most?
Mobile broadband users that have taken out a mobile broadband service already and have contracts that are about to expire will be the main users who will be able to take out the new SIM only mobile broadband services. The SIM only mobile broadband service is ideally suited to those users who already have their own mobile broadband modem as it means that there is no need to get a new one. Users who are looking to test the services offered by other mobile broadband providers in terms of both levels of coverage and quality of service will also find the 30 day contract attached to the vast majority of SIM only mobile broadband services when they become available the perfect solution.