TideLog Posts Tagged “mobile broadband”

I’ve got my 3 Mobile broadband dongle topped up. The last time I used it was about 7 months ago, and since then, a lot of other companies have got their teeth into the mobile network broadband phenomenon. T-Mobile, Orange, 02, and Vodaphone to name a few. And 02 is considering making me switch to them. They have more price plans, flexible, too, whereas 3 still have £10 for 1GB, £15 for 3GB (Where’s the sense in that? £5 more for an extra gigabyte?!?

02 offer a £2 3 days 500MB package, a £7.50 two week package, and £15 3GB package. Now I was one of the ones who jumped in to mobile broadband when it first came out, and only 3 offered it. But 3 are still cheeky beggars. They get you to pay to top up, then tell you, “If you don’t use it within 30 days, we’re snatching it back!”, so they get your money, plus any data allowance you have left. And they’re STILL using this policy, 7 months on. I can’t speak for the others, I’ve not researched, but it is daylight robbery. Mobile phones used to be the same way, I wonder if MB is going to follow suit?

Only time will tell, but I wish I’d waited. The luxury is nice to have, especially if, like me, you go to on site IT jobs in customer’s houses, and they have either dial up, or none at all.

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