Mobile broadband gives you access to the internet using a portable modem, powered by a SIM card, instead of being wired.
Mobile broadband gets you online in the same way that your smartphone would access the internet. The modem has its own SIM card, letting it receive internet signal from satellites.
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A mobile broadband USB dongle is a great choice if you’re often out and about, or you don’t have broadband at home, but want to connect a laptop to the internet. And with our Mobile Wi-Fi, you can connect up to 10 different devices, including PC’s, your kids’ laptops, iPods and more.
Mobile broadband works in a similar way to mobile phone contracts. You can buy a device outright, and then pay as you go. Or you can buy a device on a contract up to 24 months and pay a fixed monthly amount.
Mobile broadband connections are similar to your Wi-Fi router at home. Your mobile Wi-Fi device will have a device name that you can find in the Wi-Fi settings on your other devices. Click on the name and then enter the password to get connected.
With a USB dongle, there’s often a simple sign in process that you’ll need to complete whenever you plug the device into your PC. You’ll find full details in the instructions.
If you’re on a contract, your data usually lasts for just that month, and then resets for the next month. But with some operators, you can buy a package of data and then use it over a longer period of time.
Mobile broadband packages are totally down to your specific needs. We compare deals from the biggest names in broadband, making sure you get the deal that’s right for you.
Mobile broadband connections are difficult to hack and offer much more security than public Wi-Fi.