This article will explain what 3 Laptop Broadband and Mobile Internet are and then give you 3 tips you shouldn’t live without if you are looking at joining everyone else getting online and mobile.
Mobile broadband allows millions of business people, students and regular internet users to access their bank accounts, friends, and info and personal data wherever there is a mobile phone signal. It’s quick, easy and adds freedom to your life.
The technology is very simple; you just plug in a little plastic stick called a Dongle in to your laptop. Once costly, these devices are cheap and/or free – see below for more info.
Laptop Broadband is the same thing, but the term has become popular because now the networks are giving away free laptops as part of their deals. I had just got a mobile broadband deal without a free laptop so when I saw 3 offering a free laptop with their mobile broadband so I checked the small print thoroughly. You don’t ever give the laptop back, its yours to keep, and there are no annoying cash back vouchers or anything to claim back, you get the laptop right at the start.
Please be aware of the 3 points below!
1. Each Mobile Internet package comes with a certain amount of data you can use each month. Go over this and get stung hard, especially if using it outside the EU. 3 charge 6 per MB so that’s 6000 for a GB of data – about a day or two’s casual surfing. And 3 are the second cheapest!
2. I went with 3 as they were the cheapest and best value. However, don’t do what i did and get the 15GB for 15 deal.
For 2.50 per month more you can get a brand spanking proper laptop worth 300 or 400. Considering you could replace your land line and existing broadband for this price and get a new laptop as well, it might be worth looking at.
3. In the Broadband Expert 2008 Mobile Broadband Awards, 3 pretty much cleared up:
Best Overall – 3 Mobile Broadband. Best Value – 3 Mobile Broadband. Best Pay As You Go offer – 3 Mobile Broadband. Best Laptop Deal – 3 Laptop Broadband.
So, if you’re going to get mobile broadband get it from 3 as theyve won the most awards. Also make sure you get a free laptop with it. As 3 won the award for best laptop offer as well, that works out pretty well.
So to sum up, if you’re thinking of getting mobile broadband then make sure you get a free laptop deal, and get it through 3 because they’ve won awards for the being the cheapest and best overall provider whilst also offering the best laptop deal.
3 laptop broadband benefits:
Get Broadband on the move – often faster than landlines
Broadband speeds on the move
Compatible with PC’s and Mac’s
Compatible with any PC, laptop or Mac
Easy to install
No phone line required
Award Winning Best Value
If you see a deal and you like it, get it while you can as ‘3’ laptop broadband stock comes and goes pretty quickly. Also I personally believe due to the UK debt and economic situation a significant devaluation of the pound is inevitable if not imminent, so I’m buying my imported electronics and laptops now while I can get the most value for my money.