Mobile broadband or mobile Internet is becoming increasingly popular. Changes in the way we work and learn means that mobile broadband is a requirement these days. For example it is fantastic for students who require access whilst at college or university. It is great for people on the move. It is even good if you require Internet access while you are on holiday if you need to be in contact wile you are away.
Examples of companies offering mobile broadband services include Virgin mobile, 3, Vodafone and Tesco .
So why choose mobile broadband?
Currently the most popular way of using mobile broadband is by a USB dongle, a laptop or net book and a contract with a mobile broadband supplier. 3 mobile broadband is one of the most popular choices for mobile broadband.
If you wanting to use your mobile broadband abroad you should check with your supplier before travelling as not all contracts allow this and some require activation. Using mobile broadband abroad can be costly so you sould check what it is going to cost you before travelling.
Mobile broadband allows you access the internet from anywhere which means that you can check your emails so that you can keep up to date with work or with your friends. You can access your favourite websites from anywhere. You could even use it to dial in to a remote server and access your works files if your company allows this.
Another good use for mobile broadband is for support. If you go abroad and run a small support company you may need at times to dial in to a customers server or network to fix a problem. Mobile broadband allows you do this without having to worry about providing cover.
How much should I expect to pay?
You can choose between different plans such as pay as you go or monthly contracts with varying amounts of data allowance per month. So depending on ow much you intend to use it will decide on what you choose but a typical month cost will be about £20.