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.
Take your home plan abroad
Vodafone Global Roaming*
Roam Free: With Vodafone Roam-free, there’s no extra charge to use your UK allowance of data, minutes and texts in our 50 Roam-free destinations [PDF: 668KB]. You can use UK data packs, international add-ons and other applicable international extras. However, you can’t call or text premium-rate numbers, use any inclusive entertainment service (Sky Sports Mobile TV or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass – however you can use Spotify Premium whilst roaming) or any other extras with Roam-free, unless we tell you otherwise.
With Vodafone Global Roaming, there’s no extra charge to use your UK allowances of data, minutes and texts in our Roam-free destinations. If you exceed your UK allowances, you’ll be charged our standard out-of-bundle rates for using data, making calls or sending texts. The same charges apply whether you’re in the UK or our Roam-free destinations.
Roam Further: Experience all the same benefits except across a further 60 Roam-further destinations [PDF: 810KB] for a fixed daily charge.
The Roam-further daily charge will be applied automatically to your bill when you use your phone or device within our Roam-further destinations. If you exceed your UK allowances, you’ll be charged our standard out-of-plan rates for using data, making calls or sending texts. The same charges apply whether you’re in the UK or our Roam-further destinations.
There’s no data cap in place automatically when you use devices in our Roam-further zone. As you’ll be using your UK data allowance, you’ll be notified by text when you’re getting close to your allowance, just as you would in the UK. You’ll be charged our standard UK out-of-bundle charges for any usage that exceeds this allowance. Click here to find out where you can roam like home in European destinations. For further Vodafone T&C's click here.*