iPhone 5 Mobile Broadband Dongle Deals
The iPhone 5 is now upon us, and to compliment this monster of a phone we need a solid mobile broadband deal to go with it. After shelling out over five hundred quid for the handset however, the last thing you want to be doing is splashing large amounts of cash on further supplements such as mobile internet. Making sure you find a cheap broadband deal is then a matter of utmost importance. Here are the cheapest mobile broadband deals for your iPhone 5.
Three Mobile Broadband 15GB
Three offer a mobile broadband USB stick which reaches a download speed of up to 21Mbps and a download capacity of 15GB. This is at a monthly cost of just £15.99 a month and therefore it’s no wonder why many would find this option very appealing.
The only downside to the deal Three are offering is the fact that the contract runs for a hefty 24-months. With a device that supports 4G connectivity, such as the iPhone 5, the last thing you’ll want to do is commit to a 24-month contract running at a fraction of what 4G internet would run on. This is as it is expected that within the next year Britain will develop the infrastructure to be able to support 4G internet connectivity.
Three Mobile Broadband 5GB
To compare broadband deals, a better option may be to opt for the 5GB version of Three’s mobile broadband which only runs for 18-months. However, this package of course only has 5GB’s worth of download capacity and still runs for rather too long. On top of all of that it is priced the same as the 15GB version at £15.99 a month.
Nevertheless, that extra six months on the 15GB contract may be the period in which 4G connectivity becomes up and running efficiently within the United Kingdom. Therefore, this is a wise option for those with a hint of foresight.
Vodafone Mobile Broadband
For many, mobile broadband USB sticks are even more of a short-term option than 18-month contracts would suggest. In fact, for such people 12-month contracts may be rather too long. Dubbed UK’s cheapest contract option, Vodafone have a cheap broadband deal on a one month contract worth just £3.00!
So what’s the catch you might ask? Well, Vodafone’s mobile broadband USB stick only hits speeds of up to 7.2Mbps and has a download capacity of just 0.25GB. Plus the USB modem stick is £19, and so overall you’ll end up spending £22, rather than £3. Still, you’ll have the option to renew your contract for another month at only £3, and the flexibility Vodafone’s deal offers allows you to patiently wait for 4G without spending huge sums of money on temporary connection options.
Michael Davids is a British freelance writer and tech blogger