Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mobile Broadband on Your Laptop


Accessing the Internet on the move is easier than ever before, with options including smartphones, tablets and laptops. For people who want more from their mobile browsing than looking at Facebook and making use of the latest apps, getting mobile broadband on a laptop is often the medium of choice – perfect for doing work on the move or watching streamed TV programmes.
When Wi-Fi isn’t available, a dongle is the required piece of kit to get online

What is a dongle?

A dongle most commonly refers to the smallest of mobile broadband modems, housed in a USB stick plugged into the appropriate port on a laptop. Small enough to fit in your pocket, or as an addition to your key ring, dongles are easy to transport providing a simple way to get online practically anywhere.

Choosing the best deal !!

Accessing the Internet through a dongle can be paid for in a number of ways, with contract and pay as you go options, much like mobile phones. To work out what’s going to be best for you, first you need to think about how you use the internet. If it’s just browsing the odd web page and updating your status on Facebook, then pay as you go is probably all you need. To set your-self up with a pay as you go dongle, simply go to your local phone shop, or buy online; dong les typically cost around £20.
If you want to download lots of data, such as films and music, then you should consider going down the contract route as this could be very pricey under pay as you go. Contracts typically last from 12 to 24 months, so if you don’t want to be tied in for too long, make sure you know what you’re signing up to. Go for a contract with large or unlimited data allowances – if there is a limit, make sure you don’t exceed this, as it’s likely to be expensive. Contract dongles are often provided free, with laptops thrown in as part of the deal in some instances. Mobile broadband comparison sites are a good place to start when choosing a dongle contract.

Check your access !!

Like a mobile phone signal, mobile broadband connectivity varies for each provider depending on where you are in the country, so make sure you check the area you’re going to use mobile broadband most is covered.
Cheap and easy to access, dongles have revolutionized the way we go online, with pretty much everywhere in the world, able to pick up the mobile broadband of at least one provider. Just make sure you do your research first to get the best dongle deal to suit your individual needs.
This is a guest post by Jessica Lowe who writes on behalf of Broadband Genie, the independent comparison website for broadband, smartphones and mobile broadband deals.


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