Mobile broadband dongles offer an excellent method of connecting to the Internet and bring truly wireless networks to reality. 3 has made the prospect even more appealing by reducing the price of their Pay As You Go dongle from the original £99.99 to £49.99 – an impressive price reduction no matter how you cut it.
Pay As You Go customers buy add-ons that range from £10 to £25 and provide the user with a one month download allowance. £10 buys 1GB, £15 buys 3GB, and £25 buys 7GB. Considering the technology is still relatively new, the prices don’t look that unattractive to those that have a real need to be able to connect to the Internet while on the move.
Alternatively, Pay Monthly deals are available, which include the dongle free of charge. The standard Pay Monthly tariff costs £15 per month and offers a 3GB allowance. The monthly costs are actually identical to the Pay As You Go costs but you do get the dongle for free.
And I’m sure you’ll all be pleased to hear that even though the USB Modems aren’t the ugliest thing introduced, you can also buy skins to customise them – skins are currently offered at two for the price of one.