Vodafone has a new TopUp and Go Mobile broadband offering. It gives internet access when you need it but does not tie you to a monthly contract. There’s no fuss, no monthly bill, just flexible mobile broadband when you need it.
Vodafone state that the download speeds are faster than 3G with speeds of up to 3.6Mbps and their coverage reaches 80% of the UK. They have a mobile coverage check facility where you can just enter your postcode or place name and it’ll check coverage for you.
According to Vodafone they are ‘doubling our network capability this year utilizing 14.4Mbps, 21.6Mbps and higher technologies. This means even more of our customers will enjoy greater reliability and better average connection speeds on their existing devices.’
As at February 2011, the TopUp and Go USB modem stick costs £25 and it comes with a £15 TopUP. This gives you 2GB of data and lasts for up to 30 days. (If you’re an occasional or regular user and do want a monthly plan, you can currently get 3 months 1/2 price line rental on 18 month plans and get a free dongle – see the Vodafone website for more details).
As comparison,the equivalent from
3 – Pay as You Go + 3 costs £30.99 – pay as you go mobile broadband preloaded with 3GB and valid for 3 months or if you only need 1GB of data it costs £20.99
02 – Pay and Go Mobile Broadband costs £35.73 – including 2GB of data valid for 1 month and unlimited Wi-Fi
The Vodafone USB Modem for TopUp and Go comes in white, pink and blue. You can see for yourself and buy online on the Vodafone website.
Finally it is important to remember that as we covered in our Vodafone mobile broadband review earlier this year they do offer a number of plans based on longer term commitments and monthly payments. If you do not need the flexibility of a topup and go solution then you may benefit from pay monthly mobile broadband.
Vodafone TopUp and Go Mobile Broadband Reviews
It’s always good to see reviews of a product or service, here are a couple about this PAYG mobile broadband
‘i would really recomend dis product to anyone because it was so simple to install and i was on the internet within 5 minutes it is so worth the mmoney to buy it i would recoment this to anyone that didnt want any long term contract and would be great for any age i ave the blue one and the colour is fab!!’
‘well worth the money and perfect for kids to keep up with theyre online social lives. easy to understand and simple to setup.’