What to look for in a mobile broadband plan
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What to look for in a mobile broadband plan

The world is changing, technology is constantly being updated, and we as a society are becoming less able to live without it.

The internet has revolutionized the way individuals communicate with one another, to the point that communication without the internet is almost impossible.

Mobile broadband


Of course, a telephone can still be lifted from its base to make a cheap phone call, and a letter can be written with the receiver getting the sender’s message in several days time, but the world is becoming more and more globalized, and in turn, our methods of communicating with one another are too.

A letter simply does not cut it anymore to contact someone on the opposite side of the world, and a phone call is often an expensive means of contacting a friend or loved one overseas.

The solution is the internet, of course! But when you are on the move and need to contact someone overseas, in another state, or pretty much anyone who isn’t within a stones throw, you need a mobile connection that can guarantee your message is deliver quickly and without interference.

How to chose the best mobile broadband plan

Mobile broadband plans allow mobile devices to access high speed internet connections from locations right the way across the country.

Plans are available for laptops, tablets and mobile phones, and can be accessed by the user via a SIM card inserted into the phone or tablet with a plan loaded on, or via a USB or portable wifi modem that can connect and disconnect quickly and easily.

Many laptops on the market currently also come with the capabilities to support mobile broadband already built in to the system.

The plan-holder does not only have the choice of SIM or wireless modem to connect their device to the internet, they also are free to choose whether they would prefer a prepaid service, or one on a pay as you go system.

Prepaid plans are often more advisable and budget-friendly for students, elderly internet users, and those users who don’t go online very often, as the internet will stop working as soon as the set amount has been used.

The second option for mobile broadband users is to sign up to a pay as you go plan, which, like prepaid plans, allow for a certain amount of downloads for a fixed price.

You should watch out for plans where the internet connection is not cut off after the maximum downloads are reached, and additional costs – in some cases with some providers quite hefty costs – are incurred for excess usage.

Mobile broadband fixed contracts are perfect for use by those who are heavy content downloaders, or find themselves easily using the small amount of internet available on prepaid plans, though can rack up large bills if they are not monitored.

Visit iinet for mobile broadband plans, and more information on the options available to users.

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  1. right

    November 20, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Hi Moses,

    It is a good post,Really useful for us thank you.

  2. Alize Camp

    December 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    The first thing I expected on mobile plan that 3G speed is good with good rate and high space to me.

  3. bivek kumar

    December 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    awesome post thanks for sharing this post

  4. Muminur

    December 16, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Hi Olukunle Moses,
    I use unlimited mobile broadband plan hence I don’t need to worry about any limitation.

  5. Pete

    February 9, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I’m not sure if it’s the same worldwide but some UK vendors practice traffic shaping on mobile plans. Essentially this mean your connection will be throttled at busy times. In other words – exactly when you need it. Always read the small print.

  6. Saikat

    March 6, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Good read! I think I should find some kind fixed contract for me as I have a reasonable amount of download /upload for my business. I have to check with my provider if they offer such fixed contracts. Do Indian broadband providers have this option?

  7. Otel

    April 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

    The service providers take the money from users what they serve for. Its the users that need to be aware of the available plan that meets their requirement. And for sure, this article has provided a good information about this issue.

    • Olawale Daniel

      April 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Yeah! You’re absolutely right Otel. Users are required to spend time to research and read reviews about the best plan available by the service provider before signing up because doing that will help them save money and increase productivity.


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