3 Mobile Broadband has the widest 3G network coverage in the UK, covering more than 97% of the country. So you stand a good chance of being able to connect to the internet wherever you are, if you choose a 3 mobile broadband deal. However, speed and strength of signal will vary depending on where you are, and checking mobile broadband coverage for your locality is just as important as finding the best deal.
Various factors can affect your mobile broadband coverage and speed – from network congestion to your proximity to mobile phone masts. 3 mobile broadband deals include a 14 day money back guarantee, so you can get a refund if your connection proves to be poor. Check how good the 3 network coverage is in your area using their coverage checker.
Like all the major network providers, 3 offer a range of different mobile broadband deals, including pay as you go (‘PAYG’), monthly contract, and a wide range of free laptop deals. Existing 3 Mobile customers can also save 25% on their 18 month mobile broadband contracts. One of the advantages of 3 mobile broadband is that they offer some of the most competitive pricing in the industry and have a very broad range of deals on offer. Download allowances range from 1GB to 15GB per month on contract plans, and PAYG dongles can be bundled with up to 12GB data allowance. Remember though, however attractive the deal, it will mean nothing if your connection is infuriatingly slow or unreliable – so check coverage first.
For occasional users, 3 offer PAYG mobile broadband from £20.99, which buys you a USB dongle bundled with 1GB data allowance. For more regular mobile broadband users, various contracts are available starting at £7.87 for a 18 month contract, free dongle and 1GB monthly data allowance. For heavy usage, 3 offer a package priced at £20.99 per month with a 15GB data allowance. If you have a Tablet computer, 3 also offer SIM only deals, starting at £15.99 for a 5GB data allowance. Like most of the mobile broadband providers, you can also choose from a range of laptop and netbook deals, from Samsung and Compaq, starting at £18.08 per month on a 1GB deal. For up to the minute deals on 3 mobile broadband, use the link below.
3 Mobile are part of the Hong-Kong based Hutchinson Whampoa Group, and launched their mobile network in the UK in 2003. 3 were the first to offer free laptop deals with mobile broadband packages in 2008, and were also the first to launch mobile Wi-Fi, also known as Mi-Fi. They entered into a deal with the T-Mobile network in 2008 to combine their 3G network resources and improve coverage and quality across the network.