The last few months have been pretty exciting for anyone interested in mobile broadband in the UK. Until now, T-mobile has lead the way with their ‘Web N Walk’ unlimited data tariffs, but as of the beginning of this month both Three and Vodafone have launched competitive data products.
I believe now is the first time that mobile broadband can actually rival fixed line broad band in terms of price, speed and bandwidth allowance.
NB: For this study, I’m only interested in data packages that can be used with a computer or laptop (not phone only).
Mobile broadband packages
|T-mobile||Web’n’Walk Plus with Phone contract||1.8 mbps||3 GB / month||Normal contact + £12.50 per month|
|T-mobile||Web’n’Walk Plus USB Modem / Data card||1.8 mbps||3 GB / month||£29 per month|
|Vodafone||Phone contract standard||7.2 mbps?||15 MB / day||£1 per day|
|Vodafone||Phone contract + data pack||7.2 mbps?||120 MB / month||£ 7.50 per month|
|Three||USB Modem – Broadband Lite||*2.8 mbps||1GB / month||£10 per month|
|Three||USB Modem – Broadband Lite||*2.8 mbps||3GB / month||£15 per month|
|Three||USB Modem – Broadband Max||*2.8 mbps||7GB / month||£25 per month|
* Three’s 2.8 mbps area is being rolled out gradually from September 2007 onwards, with national network coverage expected in 2008.