With the advent of mobile broadband devices it’s easier than ever to take the Internet with you on the go. T-Mobile offers an excellent wide ranging, fast, and affordable mobile Internet service for their customers in the UK. 3G coverage is available in most metropolitan areas within the UK, and T-Mobile’s 3G network is constantly expanding to provide better and wider reaching service.
Access is provided through USB based mobile Internet devices. The cost of the devices range from free to £29.99 depending on the device selected. The mobile broadband modem works by plugging into an available USB port located on the consumers laptop or desktop. Compatible with both PC and Mac computers, T-Mobile’s mobile broadband modems allow for true cordless freedom.
T-Mobile offers a variety of plans for their mobile broadband service to fit the needs of a variety of consumers. Consumers who only have occasional need for mobile broadband can pick one of the pay per day plans. This allows users to only pay for the days they use the device. Pay per day prices are: £2 per day, £7 per week, or £15 per month. This is an excellent option for consumers who primarily use home or office Internet access, but find need to access the Internet from the road occasionally.
Users who plan on taking advantage of mobile broadband service more often can take advantage of T-Mobile’s pay monthly or pay up front plans. With the monthly plans customers receive their USB mobile device free of charge and commit to an 18 or 24 month plan. Costs range from £15 - £30 per month depending on the plan and the amount of data transfer the customer anticipates using. Upfront payment options start at £44.99 for 3 months of access to £149.99 for a full year of access.
A fair-use policy limits customers to web surfing and may restrict service for customers who abuse the mobile Internet connection to download large files or stream videos. Unlike some other mobile Internet service providers T-Mobile does not charge for overages in data, but they do reserve the right to restrict usage after the fair-use limit is met. Limits range form 2GB to 5GB per month, depending on plan.