3 is the biggest UK 3G network and covers 97% of the country. They currently offer 2 dongles: premium and standard. The premium dongle is available for as little as £8.89 per month while the standard dongle is available for £7.87. The new, standard dongle is 40% faster than the old version.
The premium dongle is actually a rebranded Huawei E367 and it has a nice, simple design which you can twist to find the best signal. It also accommodates strange USB port locations on many different laptops. It acts as an effective cover for the USB connector too. The standard dongle is a rebranded Huawei E353 modem. It is HSPA+ compatible and has a memory slot for Micro SD cards up to 32 GB. The premium dongle won the ‘Editors Choice Award’ from What Mobile Magazine.
Their Pay-As-You-Go options also come in 2 flavors, standard and premium. The standard offerings come with a standard modem while the premium offerings come with a premium modem. Amongst the standards plans there is a 1GB, 3GB and 12GB option. The 1GB plan costs £20.99 per month and comes preloaded with 1GB. This has an expiry date of 30 days. The next Pay-As-You-Go option comes with 3GB, costs £30.99 per month and is valid for up to 3 months. Lastly, the 12GB option costs £81.99 per month but is valid for a full year.
Premium Pay-As-You-Go options start at £34.99 per month. This comes with 1GB and is valid for 30 days. The 3GB version costs £24.99 per month and is valid for 3 months. The 12GB Premium plan is £99.99 per month and is valid for a full year. There are 3 contract plans to choose from: a 1GB, 5GB and 15GB. The 1GB plan is an 18-month contract, costs £8.89, and is the most affordable. It is also an 18-month contract and costs £17.01 per month.
About Mobile Broadband:
The best thing about mobile broadband is that you can take it anywhere you want to go. So if you want to work on the beach one day and in a coffee shop the next, that freedom is yours. You also don’t have to pay an installation fee or a monthly landline rental. All you need is a stick modem, a decent mobile phone and away you go. It is so simple, easy and affordable.
What is HSPA+?:
HSPA+ stands for high-speed packet access plus. It is a somewhat new technology which lets you get super-high internet speeds so you can watch videos, upload photos and social network much faster than you ever have before. This will take the internet to a completely new level of engagement, communication and entertainment.
3 Mobile is a multinational company and launched in the UK on the 3 March 2003. 3 is also the 4th largest network and won the ‘Best Overall Provider’ at the Broadband Expert Mobile Broadband Awards. 3 was also voted as the best network in a survey for 2 years in a row.