3G Mobile Broadband

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Mobile Broadband is an exiting new technology that allows you to connect to the Internet without the usual ADSL router and telephone line setup. What's more, you are not limited to using your connection in the house - as the name suggests it allows you to connect while your mobile as it uses wireless technology, so you can access Internet and e-mail anywhere (as long as you have a signal). You could say it is like having your own person WiFi Hotspot following you!

Key Features

PAYG Mobile Broadband Options
Mobile Data Plans
3G Coverage Maps
Mobile Broadband Providers
Mobile broadband for the Home
  • Download at up to 7.2Mbps in some areas - Mobile Broadband compares to normal broadband*
  • No telephone landline or ADSL micro filters required for service activation
  • Mobile Broadband uses wireless technology so there are no cables to keep tidy
  • "Mobile" Internet connection - access the Internet from your laptop while you are out of your house*
  • For those who want to enjoy mobile connectivity without any long-term commitment, PAYG Mobile Broadband provides a good option

Before you buy, make sure you select the best tariff with enough data allowance for your needs. Three Mobile provide a useful web page that allows you to calculate how much data allowance you need - click this link to open the data calculator in a new window. Now you can select your preferred download speed and check support for Skype, if you want to make Skype calls using your Mobile Internet connection.

Important:
Check 3G coverage before you buy, or you could find that you don't have coverage in your area.

Mobile Broadband Providers

There are five 3G providers competing for your business, so there has never been a better time to buy Mobile Broadband. There are packages starting at just 10 per month, which is excellent value and there is no landline required! Click on a logo to view detailed product information, photos and tech specs and see what each tariff costs per MB.

                                                             3 Broadband            Vodafone Mobile Broadband            T Mobile Broadband            Orange Mobile Broadband              
                                                               3 Mobile             Vodafone              T-Mobile               Orange

3G Wireless Router

If you want to share a 3G USB modem or stick by wireless, you will need to buy a 3G router. A standard wireless router will not be compatible with a 3G modem, because it does not have a USB port for your 3G modem. A company called Billion have released a good range of 3G wireless routers compatible with many of the 3G modems on the market. We recommend the Billion BiPAC 7402GXL for home users, which is compatible with most of the 3G modems and 3G Sticks out there.

If you want to use 3G Broadband for other applications including Mobile CCTV, visit Nucleus Networks and by a router like the Teltonika RUT104 or RUT500
 

 
Compare Mobile Broadband                                                               

Choose your Mobile Broadband package from the comparison, then click Buy Mobile Broadband and you will be re-directed to the providers website, where you can make your purchase using their secure online system. Thank you for choosing our independent Mobile Broadband comparison site, we hope you found it useful.

Mobile Broadband Options

    Contract Monthly Tariff Modem Out of 3G Data 3G Download Skype Check USB Modem Check 3G  
3G Provider Product Name Length Cost Cost Bundle Charges Allowance  Speed* Allowed Options Coverage Map

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Vodafone USB Modem Stick options

 

Modem Spec: 7.2Mbps download, 2Mbps upload (HSPA), MicroSD card slot

                  Vodafone K3520 USB Stick (E169)    
  Pay as You Go PAYG 15 / 2GB 25 N/A 2GB inc 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Buy Vodafone Mobile Broadband
  Pay per Day plan 30 Days 3.00 per day 19 2 per 250MB none 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Buy Vodafone Mobile Broadband
Vodafone Mobile Broadband 500MB 30 day plan 30 Days 7.50 Free 7.50 per 500MB 500MB 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Buy Vodafone Mobile Broadband
2GB 30 day plan 30 Days 15.00 9 15 per GB 2GB 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Buy Vodafone Mobile Broadband
2GB Mobile Broadband 18 Months 15.00 Free 15 per GB 2GB / 1GB* 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Buy Vodafone Mobile Broadband
2GB Mobile Broadband 18 months 20.00 Free 15 per GB 2GB / 2GB* 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Buy Vodafone Mobile Broadband
Vodafone                    
 

*Data included for Peak and Off-Peak respectively.

3 Mobile Broadband  

3 Mobile ZTE MF112

Modem Spec: 7.2 Mbps download, 2Mbps upload (HSPA), MicroSD card slot up to 4GB

Broadband Lite 1 GB 12 months 10.00 19.99 10p per MB 1GB 7.2 Mbps 3 E1750 3G Modem
 
3G Coverage Maps

Buy Three Mobile Broadband

Broadband Plus 5 GB 1 month 15.99 4.99 10p per MB 5GB 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Three Mobile Broadband

3 Mobile                    
3 Broadband                    
                   
                   
Broadband Lite 1 GB 18 months 7.87 Free 10p per MB 1GB 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Three Mobile Broadband

Broadband Max 15 GB 18 months 20.99 Free 10p per MB 15GB 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Three Mobile Broadband

3 Mobile                  

 

Three Broadband                    
                   
                   
Broadband Lite 1 GB 24 months 7.87 Free 10p per MB 1GB 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Three Mobile Broadband

Broadband Max 5 GB 24 months 15.00 Free 10p per MB 5GB 7.2 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Three Mobile Broadband

3 Mobile Broadband Max 15 GB 24 months 15.99 Free 10p per MB 5GB 7.2 Mbps      
                     
  T-Mobile USB Modem Stick options Modem Spec: 7.2Mbps download, 2.0Mbps upload (HSUPA), MicroSD card slot
T-Mobile Mobile Broadband                  T-Mobile USB Stick 530


 
 
Mobile Broadband Plus 12 months 20.00 Free Account Restricted 3GB 4.5 Mbps X 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Web and Walk

Mobile Broadband Max 12 months 35.00 Free Account Restricted 5GB 4.5 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Web and Walk

Mobile Broadband Plus 18 months 15.00 Free Account Restricted 3GB 4.5 Mbps X 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Web and Walk

Mobile Broadband Max 18 months 35.00 Free Account Restricted 5GB 4.5 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Web and Walk

Mobile Broadband Plus 24 months 15.00 Free Account Restricted 3GB 4.5 Mbps X 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Web and Walk

 T-Mobile Mobile Broadband Max 24 months 30.00 Free Account Restricted 5GB 4.5 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps

Buy Web and Walk

       

                   
                     
T-Mobile Mobile Broadband Mobile Broadband Plus
FREE Acer TravelMate 5320 Laptop included!
24 months 30 14.99
delivery
charge
Account Restricted Unlimited 4.5 Mbps 3G Coverage Maps Buy Web and Walk
T-Mobile
                       
  O2 USB Modem Stick options Modem Spec: 7.2Mbps download****, 2.0Mbps upload (HSUPA), No MicroSD card slot
                     
O2 Mobile Broadband O2 Mobile Broadband 12 months 10.21 10.20 20p per MB 1GB 7.2 Mbps TBD O2 USB Modem 3G Coverage Map Buy direct from 02
O2 Mobile Broadband 12 months 10.21 10.20 20p per MB 1GB 7.2 Mbps TBD 3G Coverage Map Buy direct from 02
                     
                       
 

Orange USB Modem options

 

Modem Spec: 7.2Mbps download****, 384Kbps upload (HSDPA), No MicroSD card slot

                       
Orange Mobile Broadband Internet Everywhere 18 months 14.68 Free 1.46p per MB
(15 / GB)
3GB 3.6 Mbps TBD Orange USB Modem (Option Icon 225) 3G Coverage Map Buy direct from 0range
Orange Mobile Broadband Internet Everywhere 24 months 24.47 Free 1.46p per MB
(15 / GB)
10GB 3.6 Mbps TBD 3G Coverage Map Buy direct from 0range
Orange Mobile Broadband Internet Everywhere 18 months 14.68 Free 1.46p per MB
(15 / GB)
3GB 3.6 Mbps TBD Orange USB Modem (Option Icon 225) 3G Coverage Map Buy direct from 0range
Orange Mobile Broadband Internet Everywhere 24 months 24.47 Free 1.46p per MB
(15 / GB)
10GB 3.6 Mbps TBD 3G Coverage Map Buy direct from 0range
                       
 

Virgin USB Modem options

 

Spec: TBD

Virgin Mobile Broadband Virgin Mobile Broadband
3G per month
18 month 15.00 Free 1.46p per MB
(15 / GB)
3GB 4.5 Mbps TBD T-Mobile USB Stick 3G Coverage Map Buy direct from 0range

* Maximum Mobile Broadband download speed achievable in some areas of the UK. The actual speed will depend on your location and local network activity.
** Three PAYG Mobile Broadband top-up data allowance valid for 30 days after activation, or until 1GB allowance is used.
***
If you don't convert your top-up you will be charged at 1 per MB. For further information, please visit the 3 Mobile Website.
**** This is the maximum speed supported by the modem. When your network upgrades in the future you may benefit from the faster modem.

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