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Which mobile broadband?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by dance, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. dance


    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 80


    I want to get a pay as you go mobile broadband dongle for use when I am out and about. I have ADSL at home so wouldn't use unless on the train or in a hotel etc

    I would like to use with my netbook and also my ipad (grey import).

    I want a great signal and obviously a good deal if possible. Which dongles are best to go for?

  2. dance


    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 80

    PS: I will consider a contract if its a good deal. :)
  3. Luke


    Joined: 19 Jul 2005

    Posts: 7,055

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    It depends where you are mostly going to use it and what network coverage is best.
    I have t-Mobile 3g and cannot get any signal on Cross Country trains between Sheffield and Reading whereas I see people next to me using Vodafone and Orange quite happily.
  4. Aod


    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    i have a 3 PAYG simcard in my laptop for mobile broadband and it's very reasonable, and i get signal pretty much everywhere.

    bare in mind that i's highly unlikely that any simcard will work in your iTampon - they use Micro-Sims for one, and are almost certainly going to be totally locked down by apple.
  5. dance


    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 80

    Thanks guys.

    I think a 3 PAYG mobile dongle is the best bet.

  6. Seft


    Joined: 18 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,105

    Location: Radlett

    If you get a MiFi from 3, you should be able to use it with your iPad.
  7. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 24,929

    Location: ....

    Got T-Mobile and cant complain. Slow during the week, but literally hundreds of us here use the same one.

    Go with the best coverage for the area though.
  8. no idea what


    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 10,943

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I have a 3 mobile internet dongle. £15 a month for 5gb usage and 30 day contract.

    I used it on a trip to cornwall (380 miles) and the signal only dropped out once over the moores.

    It's my only internet connection at home and it serves well, stays connected for a month without disconnecting at all :) Speeds are fairly decent also, can get 280kb/s on downloads.
    Last edited: 21 Apr 2010