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PAYG Mobile Broadband

3G Pay As You Go Mobile Broadband gives you the benefits of Mobile Broadband, without having to commit to a lengthy contract. Of course this means no free USB modem is included in the package, but the modems below are great value in any case. We have listed three PAYG options below from 3 Mobile, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

Skype Support

3 Mobile allow Skype on their PAYG Mobile Broadband, T-Mobile do not. Vodafone allow Skype on their TopUp and Go package.

3 VPN Support

3 Mobile allow VPN on their PAYG Mobile Broadband, T-Mobile do not. Vodafone allow VPN on their TopUp and Go package.

Out of Bundle Charges

There are no out of bundle charges with T-Mobile. You must be careful with Three Mobile - when you buy a Top-up, you must convert your Top-up to a Mobile Broadband Add-on immediately after Topping up, or you will be charged 1 per MB (see the Top-up guide below for further details). Vodafone charge you 15 per GB if you go over your allowance.

Best PAYG Mobile Broadband

    Contract Top-up 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 Buy It
   
   
3 PAYG Mobile Broadband
3 Mobile
Pay As You Go (no data bundle)
with Black ZTE MF627 Stick
PAYG See below 29.99 1 per MB** None 3.6 Mbps PAYG 3 ZTE MF627 USB Stick 3G Coverage Map

Buy 3 Mobile PAYG Mobile Broadband


3 PAYG Mobile Broadband
3 Mobile
 

3 Mobile Top-up Charges

 

Three have a range of Top-ups from 10 to 25, depending on how much you want to surf. The costs and download allowance are shown below:

 
10 top-up for 1GB download
15 top-up for 3GB download
25 top-up for 7GB download
 

The Three PAYG top-up data allowance is valid for 30 days after activation, or until the download allowance is used. Please see the Top-up guide below for instructions on topping up.

 

3 Mobile Broadband Starter Kits

 

3 Mobile have released a number of PAYG Start Kits, where the SIM comes pre-loaded with data ready to go. This saves you having to Top-up before you can use your modem. There are cost savings too - for just 20 more than a data free modem you are actually getting 3GB of data included, which is worth 30.

 
                3 Broadband E160 White USB Stick    
                   
3 Mobile Broadband Starter Kit 3GB PAYG See below 68.50 1 per MB** 3 GB*** 3.6 Mbps 3G Coverage Map Buy 3 Mobile PAYG Mobile Broadband
3 Mobile Broadband Starter Kit 12GB PAYG See below 97.86 1 per MB** 12 GB*** 3.6 Mbps 3G Coverage Map

Buy 3 Mobile PAYG Mobile Broadband

3 Mobile Broadband Starter Kit 24GB PAYG See below 244.67 1 per MB** 24 GB*** 3.6 Mbps 3G Coverage Map

Buy 3 Mobile PAYG Mobile Broadband

                     
                     
   
 

T-Mobile Pay per Day

   
 

T-Mobile operate their Pay As You Go Mobile Broadband in a different way to 3 Mobile and Vodafone. With T-Mobile you pay for for number of days access, rather than a specific amount of data usage. On the 30 days access you get 3GB included data - this means you have approx 100MB per day on the 2 day pass and approx 768MB on the 7 day pass. If you go over these figures, T-Mobile may restrict your network access, but they won't charge you any out of bundle data costs (see Fair Usage Policy links below).

   
T-Mobile Pay per Day PAYG     per day           T-Mobile USB Stick 110    
Web n Walk Pay per Day - 2 days PAYG 2 48.92 Fair Usage Policy None 4.5 Mbps X 3G Coverage Map Buy T-Mobile Pay per Day Mobile Broadband
Web n Walk Pay per Day - 7 days PAYG 10 48.92 Fair Usage Policy None 4.5 Mbps X 3G Coverage Map Buy T-Mobile Pay per Day Mobile Broadband  
Web n Walk Pay per Day - 30 days PAYG 20 48.92 Fair Usage Policy None 4.5 Mbps X 3G Coverage Map Buy T-Mobile Pay per Day Mobile Broadband  
T-Mobile
   
Vodafone PAYG Mobile Broadband
TopUp and Go PAYG 15 / GB 39.99 15 per GB 3GB 7.2 Mbps Vodafone K3520 USB Stick (E169) 3G Coverage Map Buy Mobile Broadband
Vodafone


3 Mobile Broadband Top-ups

A commonly asked question is how you Top-up your 3 Mobile Broadband, well here is the answer!

3 Mobile Broadband Top-up using Top-up Voucher
1) Buy a 3 Mobile Top-up from over 100,000 locations - Petrol stations, Supermarkets, Convenience stores etc - wherever you see the 3 Mobile Broadband Top-up sign.
2) You must login at www.three.co.uk/My3 and activate your top-up.
3) You need to convert your Top-up to an Add-on within the My3 area.

WARNING - You must convert your Top-up to a Mobile Broadband Add-on straight after Topping up, or you will be charged 1 per MB.

3 Mobile Broadband Top-up using Online System

1) Register your bank card (debit card) on the www.three.co.uk/My3
2) Top-up with 10 (the maximum you can purchase when you first register). After seven days you can top-up with larger amounts if you like, once your security has been checked and verified.
3) Next, convert the 10 Top-up you just purchased to a Mobile Broadband Add-on to get 1GB of data.

WARNING -You must convert your Top-up to a Mobile Broadband Add-on straight after Topping up, or you will be charged 1 per MB.

 

* Maximum Mobile Broadband download speed achievable in some areas of the UK. The actual speed will depend on your location and network activity.
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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.
*** The data allowance on Starter kits is valid as follows: 3GB - 3 months, 12GB - 12 months, 24GB - 24 months. Much better flexibility than top-ups with 30 days validity!


 

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